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The best way to do cross stitch is to do the first half of each stitch in a row done first then go back and finish the next half. This way you get all the stitches slanting in the same direction. It is very important that the slant is in the same direction for the top thread and the bottom thread of the cross stitch for all the stitches.

But there are expert cross stitchers who do individual cross stitches ( titching the full cross stitch as you go) and do a very good job of it. So each to his/ her own.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 35 x 42 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 2.5 x 3 inches or 64 x 76 mm
Suggested Material Size: 8.4 x 8.9 inches or 214 x 226 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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You can find fabric for cross stitching in different sizes, colors and types.

Aida, linen and evenweave are the most common types of cross-stitch fabric. The standard Aida fabric is a good fabric for beginners because the holes are large and easy to see.
Note - it is the number of holes per inch that determines the size of your stitches.