Cross stitch is typically done using a round-end tapestry needle. The size you use depends on your fabric. If you are stitching a kit, use the needle that came with it. If not, see this article on choosing a needle for cross stitch.
Thread your needle just as you would a needle for hand sewing. Don’t make a knot in the tail end. You will stitch over the tail as you work to secure it without needing a knot. As a general rule, you want to avoid using knots when cross stitching because they can leave lumps in the final piece.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 70/inch or 278/100mm
Design Size: 63 x 44 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 0.9 x 0.6 inches or 23 x 16 mm
Suggested Material Size: 6.8 x 6.5 inches or 173 x 166 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 1 strand
Consistent tension is crucial for creating proper stitches. They should be flat against the fabric, not too tight, not too loose. Experiment on scrap fabric until you learn how tightly you need to pull the floss to create a perfect stitch.
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