If you are a beginner stitcher prefer to use Aida cloth. Its weave forms clearly distinctive squares in the fabric, which eases the placing of stitches.
Another option is using waste canvas. It forms a grid for stitching which can be easily removed later.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 113 x 113 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 8.1 x 8.1 inches or 205 x 205 mm
Suggested Material Size: 14 x 14 inches or 355 x 355 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands