Cross-stitch & Needlework Pattern Generators

Find more than 20 of the best cross-stitch and needlework pattern maker applications all in one place.  Convert your own photos to a needlework pattern!

Have you ever wanted to create your own cross-stitch or needlepoint patterns?  Make your own cross-stitch or needlework patterns with these free and paid pattern maker applications and web sites. For example, with Craft Design Online's Pattern Grid you can create your own designs for crafts such as cross stitch, tapestry, beading, rug making, weaving and knitting.

Create your own cross-stitch patterns

Below are many links to cross-stitch and needlework pattern generators. These applications or web sites will help you create cross stitch or needlework patterns from photos, phrases, sayings, poems, or images.  With a site like FlossCross, you can create a pattern and then export it to stitch.

Don't miss our Alphabet or Text Generators to make patterns from text typed into the computer.  These are very handy for the personalization of crafts.

Can I make my favorite photo into a cross stitch pattern?

Whether you want to create your own needlework design or you want to create a pattern from a photo, you will find some online and downloadable generators here. Some are apps that work on an iPhone or iPad like Stitched and StitchSketch

Check out My Photo Stitch or Pic2Pat for a free cross-stitch pattern maker that converts an uploaded photo to a pattern.  You will have a cross-stitch pattern from your photo in just a few steps! Take a favorite photo of your pet and turn it into a pattern for cross stitch or needlework with these cross stitch pattern makers.

Design your own patterns for knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or needlepoint. 

With the Cross Stitch Maker app for an iPad or iPhone, sketch your own designs and generate a cross-stitch pattern.  Craft Design Online has an online tool to create designs for crafts such as cross-stitch, tapestry, beading, rug making, weaving and knitting.

Stitch Fiddle will allow you to create your own patterns for knitting, cross-stitch and crochet.  Sketch your own Tunisian crochet or filet crochet patterns with their tool.

Create a favorite phrase or saying to stitch with the online text generators.  The possibilities are endless!

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Cross-stitch & Needlework Pattern Generators

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Convert a Photo to Cross Stitch Pattern PDF Download

Convert a Photo to Cross Stitch Pattern PDF Download #ad

This is a convert photo service. Send your photo to them and receive a pattern. Affiliate Link to xCountingtheStarsx Etsy Shop

Convert your photo to Cross Stitch pattern Service

Convert your photo to Cross Stitch pattern Service #ad

This Etsy seller will take your photo and convert it to a cross stitch pattern. This purchase includes large easy to read charts, charted for 14 count fabric with full stitches and no backstitching. Affiliate Link to Jartcafe Etsy Seller

Craft Design Online

Pattern Grid helps you create designs for crafts such as cross stitch, tapestry, beading, rug making, weaving and knitting.

This is an online application which is easy to use to create your own cross stitch patterns.
Craft Design Online

Create Your Own Custom Cross Stitch Pattern Maker

Create Your Own Custom Cross Stitch Pattern Maker #ad

This is a purchase of an Excel spreadsheet that can be used to create your own cross stitch lettering patterns. Includes 15 Fonts (Letters and Numbers) and 2 Patterns. You must have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer to use this. Affiliate Link to CustomCrossStitchDIY Etsy Shop

Cross Stitch Embroidery

Cross Stitch Embroidery #ad

Create your own cross stitch patterns from any picture with Cross Stitch Embroidery. PATTERN DESIGN IN A FEW STEPS: - upload an image from your device - change the pixels dimension - adjust the number of colors you want to use - choose a canvas and a threads manufacturer - save a pattern in PDF... Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)

Cross Stitch Maker

Cross Stitch Maker #ad

Draw realistic embroidery for free eCards and more! This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)

Cross Stitch Pattern Generator

A free online multilingual cross stitch pattern generator by photo. I'll Do It Myself

Cross-stitch Text Generator by

Create your own patterns of words, sayings, poems, alphabets, etc. You can choose from several different sizes and styles of alphabets.

There are options for sizes, fonts, width, height and color.

Cross-stitch Text Generator by StitchPoint

Make your own design for cross-stitch or backstitch with this online cross-stitch text generator tool. Enter your text, and this tool will chart the design. StitchPoint

Cross-Stitch World

Cross-Stitch World #ad

Enjoy doing Cross-Stitch patterns on your Tablet or Mobile device without threading a needle or risking a pricked finger! Cross-Stitch World comes with over a thousand beautiful patterns to work on, just select the right color thread and click to place stitches - it's simple! Featuring incredibly... Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)


A free and open source program for creating cross stitch patterns from images

FlossCross - Free Online Cross Stitch Pattern Maker

Create your own cross titch charts easily with FlossCross. Import a photo or design from an empty canvas. FlossCross

Free Pattern Wizard

The Pattern Wizard will create Beading, Crochet, Cross Stitch, and Knitting patterns! Free Pattern Wizard

MacStitch for the Mac and WinStitch for PC

This cross stitch software is used to design your own cross stitch, tapestry, bargello, or knitting designs. You can use clip art , digital photos, or scanned photographs to convert into cross stitch patterns. We supply software for PC - Windows 95 all the way to Windows 7. URSA Software

My Photo Stitch - Photo Conversion

It's easy and free to convert any photo, sketch, drawing, or other image into a cross stitch pattern. Photo cross stitches make fun projects. My Photo Stitch

Pattern Creator

Covert a photo into a stitch pattern.


Stitch a photo - Cross stitch charts from your own pictures - Free! Pic2Pat

Picture Craftwork

At Picture Craftwork you can convert your own photos/pictures to a crossstitch chart. Picture Craftwork

Pixel Stitch

With this free online software tool, you can convert a picture into a cross-stitch embroidery pattern. Pixel Stitch

Stitch Fiddle

Get inspired, start designing your own knit, crochet and cross stitch patterns, and create your own unique creations. This is a free online chart designer. Stitch Fiddle

Stitched—Cross-stitch Patterns

Stitched—Cross-stitch Patterns #ad

Use this specially created app to create patterns out of photos for cross stitching. Stitched generates cross-stitch patterns using images from the Photo Library. Stitched allows for fine tuning of patterns. Filter the source source image, change the stitch size and thickness, select particular... Affiliate Link to iTune

StitchSketch (Full Version)

StitchSketch (Full Version) #ad

Design your own chart for your craft project! StitchSketch was developed by a creator of the popular software program "KG-Chart for Cross Stitch". This mobile version utilizes intuitive "touch" user interface of mobile devices. Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)

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