If you want accurate stitching without counting every stitch you may want to draw gridlines on your cloth. Recently pregrid fabric has become available which is a blessing for the crossstitchers.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 40 x 32 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 2.9 x 2.3 inches or 73 x 58 mm
Suggested Material Size: 8.8 x 8.2 inches or 223 x 208 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands