I’ve never used a cross stitch pattern generator before, but they look like a great way to make a cross stitch pattern that’s perfectly unique. In some of the crafting Facebook groups I’m in, it’s common for people to ask how they can make charts to stitch (whether knitting, crochet or cross stitch) someone’s face, a sports team logo, a pet or something else personal.
There are lots of reasons you might want to use a cross stitch pattern generator.
With a cross-stitch pattern generator, you can create a pattern that is completely unique to your tastes and preferences. Creating a cross-stitch pattern from scratch can be a time-consuming process. A pattern generator can save you time by automatically creating the pattern for you from a photograph.
A cross-stitch pattern generator can ensure that your pattern is accurate and properly aligned, which can be difficult to achieve when creating a pattern by hand. It can also adjust the pattern to fit different fabrics, stitch counts, and sizes, making it easier to adapt the pattern to different projects should you want to put your cat’s face on a few different projects (no judgement).
Needlepointers has a great list of cross stitch pattern generators you can use to turn a photo into a cross stitch pattern or draw your own chart from scratch.
I will say I have used online chart makers before, especially for knitting, and they definitely make the process easier because you don’t have to redraw the whole chart if you make a mistake. You can also easily change colors in your chart if you want to use different colors of thread or see how it would look stitched in a different colorway.
Have you ever used a cross stitch pattern generator to make a project? Or for a different craft? I’d love to hear about your experiences.