Ever wanted to create your own cross-stitch pattern? There are several tools online that will help you do so. Whether it’s converting a photo to a chart or just creating and designing your own, here is a list of useful websites.
The My Photo Stitch pattern creator allows you to upload any picture from your computer and convert it into a pattern. Once you’ve selected the picture, you can choose the size of the stitched area, the number of thread colors, your pattern style as well as the allowed colors (all colors, simple colors or grayscale).
Once you hit submit, the picture will be uploaded and you will be redirected to a link that lets you download your pattern, chart and DMC colors included. All you have to do next is to get started stitching!
If you want to create a pattern based on your own imagination, you can use Stitch Fiddle. Also suitable for knitting and crochet, Stitch Fiddle helps you create your own design by uploading an image, or by checking boxes and choosing colors directly on your chart. You can choose the type of floss as well as the size of the canvas. The interface allows you to choose each color and click in the square where you want it.
I have personally used Stitch Point several times, mainly to create text-based cross stitch patterns. Even though they only have 6 fonts available, it is free to use. Type in your text by choosing the letters and the pattern will automatically generate as you go. Within the keyboard, there’s also a small selection of Valentine Hearts that you can include within your text. Once you are done, print your pattern and you’re ready to go.
Hope these free tools get your creativity flowing. What have you always wanted to stitch that you haven’t seen a good pattern for?