This page catalogues the cross-stitch patterns I'm working on and supplies I have on hand, so I can reference it when I'm out shopping, but it may be useful to anyone looking to pick up a new relaxing hobby.

Low-resolution pixel art, such as Pokémon sprites make for great cross-stitch patterns. I use the iPad app Pixaki to create pixelated designs before copying them to Stitchly, an invaluable specialized cross-stitch app for iOS. You can also buy cross-stitch patterns online from designers like Diana Watters or download freebies from DMC.

  1. Using 14-count Aida fabric — helpfully close to 10√2-count — an n-inch circular hoop will fit a square design with approximately 10n stitches per side. ↩︎

DMC thread