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The normal way to do cross stitch embroidery is to transfer the pattern on the fabric, then count the number of stitches on the pattern and work it on the fabric. This is why it is called the counted cross stitch. This simply sounds complicated . Cross stitch is not at all complicated. You can do the work free hand and it will still be a beauty.
Material Type: Aida Generic White
Sewing Count: 14/inch or 55/100mm
Design Size: 19 x 23 stitches
Sewn Design Size: 1.4 x 1.6 inches or 34 x 42 mm
Suggested Material Size: 7.3 x 7.5 inches or 184 x 192 mm
Stitch Style: Cross-stitch Using 2 strands

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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.