Cross stitch software is very useful for converting your photos and images into your own cross stitch patterns. There are almost too many to choose from. How do you decide which one? It is best to download their demos and see which one works best for your needs.
Symmetry Works is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that lets you make surface pattern designs.
Cochenille Design Studio
Cochenille Design Studio’s software products include Stitch Painter that can design patterns based on a grid and Garment Styler for designing your own handwoven clothing..read more
Aran Paint Plus
This knitting design software includes an extensive library of stitches including cables, yarn overs, decorative increases/decreases, bobbles, slipped stitches for textured knitting. A demo version is available so you can try it out.
Intwined Pattern Studio
For Windows or Mac, the built-in library includes over 200 patterns and stitches, or you can create your own.Although a demo is not available, there are videos that show how this software works.read more
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