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: 74 x 68 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 5.3 x 4.9 inches or 134 x 123 mm
Suggested Material Size: 11.2 x 10.8 inches or 284 x 273 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands