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How are Cross Stitch Design Sizes Calculated?

All that determines the finished size of a cross stitch design is the number of stitches up and down and the thread count of the fabric. Calculate the size of a design as follows:

Look at your chart and count the number of stitches in each direction.

Divide this number by the number of stitches to 2.5cm (1in) on the fabric of your choice and this will determine the completed design size. For example, 140 stitches divided by 14-count aida equals a design size of 10in (25.5cm).

Now add a 3 inch margin for stretching, framing or finishing.

Please visit Stacy Christopherson's blog for some further information on calculating your fabric dimensions (click on this):

Here is a calculator as well and please double check that your calculations are correct.