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: 35 x 36 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 2.5 x 2.6 inches or 64 x 65 mm
Suggested Material Size: 8.4 x 8.5 inches or 214 x 215 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands