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: 78 x 222 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.6 x 15.9 inches or 142 x 403 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.5 x 21.8 inches or 292 x 553 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands