Needlework Software and Shareware for Cross Stitch, Plastic Canvas, Tapestry, Beadwork, Knitting and More.

Here you will find over 30 links to Software and Shareware for needle crafts, such as cross stitching, plastic canvas, tapestry, beadwork, knitting and more. 

Included are applications for iPhone, iPads, PCs and Andriod which can be helpful and fun! 

We have a link to a site that has four different programs that help you design cross stitch graphs, design needlepoint, Hardanger, Bargello and plastic canvas graphs, and draw stitch diagrams.

You will find cross stitch calculators to determine the size of fabric needed before starting a project and apps to create your own cross stitch patterns from images that you upload to the site.  There is even software that provides users tools such as conversions from artwork, editing, outlining and lettering. You can get really creative with this software!

Some of the cross stitch software allows you to draw realistic embroidery using their fonts and images.  The final images look amazingly like real cross stitch pieces ready to hang on the wall!  These are perfect for sending as ecards, adding to tweets and facebook.  

A fun app below is used to do cross stitch on your mobile device or tablet.  Choose an image from over a thousand patterns to work on virtually!

Find links to Cd ROMs that offer patterns, animated and interactive stitching tips and color guides.  Great for beginners!

Check out the database where web users upload their own created patterns which you can download for FREE!

There are so many useful software and shareware links that you need to sit down and explore here, or you may even enjoy looking at our Needlework Apps Page!

Grab a cup of tea and get browsing!

Needlework Software and Shareware for Cross Stitch, Plastic Canvas, Tapestry, Beadwork, Knitting and More.

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Cross Stitch Calculator

Cross Stitch Calculator #ad

This application helps cross stitchers determine what size fabric they need before starting a project. You enter your stitch count, the fabric thread count, and an optional border. You are then told what size fabric you will need for your project. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)

Cross Stitch Fabric Calculator Pro

Cross Stitch Fabric Calculator Pro #ad

This is the ad-free version of the popular Cross Stitch Fabric Calculator. This application helps cross stitchers determine what size fabric they need before starting a project. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad 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)


Build your own cross stitch designs! Crosti is an open-source tool that lets you build your own cross stitch designs from custom images. Google


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

DMC Cross Stitch on CD ROM

DMC Cross Stitch on CD ROM #ad

* 100 designs
* Animated and Interactive stitching tips and hints
* DMC products and color guide Affiliate Link to Amazon Affiliate Link

Embird Cross Stitch Software Add On

This software allows users to digitize cross stitch patterns with up to 400 x 400 crosses. This is an add on to the basic Embird program and creates patterns for embroidery machines. Embird

KG-Chart Pro for Cross Stitch and Bead Weaving

KG-Chart Pro for Cross Stitch and Bead Weaving #ad

Download this software to create cross stitch and bead weaving designs. This program has the following features: * Draw pixels with a symbol to distinguish color * Color palette (DMC (w/Color Variation) / Danish Flower Thread / Cosmo.) * Drawing fractional stitch / backstitch * And more....

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

MacStitch Software Download

MacStitch is an easy-to-use, yet extremely powerful program, which allows you to create cross stitch, tapestry, beadwork, knitting, and other similar sorts of designs. MacUpdate

My Cross Stitch Patterns

Share your software created cross stitch patterns! A cross stitch database created by web users. My Cross Stitch Patterns

Pattern Maker for cross stitch

Create cross-stitching patterns and print them! Free Download! Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch

Pattern Making for Cross Stitch

Pattern Maker is a Windows® application for the design of counted cross-stitch patterns. It is available in two levels: Standard and Professional. Learn more about this software. HobbyWare

PC Stitch Pro Cross Stitch Software

PC Stitch Pro Cross Stitch Software #ad

This software create simple and complex cross-stitch patterns with easy-to-use functions. Includes over 2000 individual designs and over 90 stitched alphabets. For Windows XP and up. Affiliate Link to Amazon


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

Pixel Stitch

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

Plastic Canvas Design Studio

Create your own plastic canvas designs from scratch or import your favorite clip art with this software. Plastic Canvas Software

Plastic Canvas Design Studio Software

Create your own designs from scratch, import your own graphics or pull graphics from the internet. Plastic Canvas Design Studio transforms your graphic into a plastic canvas design- ready to stitch! Everything Plastic Canvas

Stitch Art Easy!

A software program that allows converting your photos and pictures into cross-stitch schemes. Using this free cross stitch pattern design software, one can create stitch patterns in just simple steps. Stitch Art Easy Informer


StitchCraft is a Windows software for charting: Cross Stitch, Hardanger, Rug Hooking, Tapestry, Long Stitch, Beading, Needlepoint, Canvas work, and Knitting. StitchCraft

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


StitchGraph is the new, easy way to create stitch layouts for Hardanger and other complex embroidery stitch types. Also great for plastic canvas designs. Software for Mac OSX and Windows. Ursa Software

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)

Thread Cache

Thread Cache #ad

Thread Cache is a companion app for the TruEmbroidery 3 Software. It helps you keep track of your machine embroidery thread stock with a mobile “shopping list”. Upload your thread stock to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and note your thread purchases with the app as you visit different stores.... Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)

Thread Tracker 117

Thread Tracker 117 #ad

Thread Tracker 117 is a simple application designed to help you keep track of your DMC Art 117 Threads (embroidery thread). Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)

Thread Tracker 4635

Thread Tracker 4635 #ad

Thread Tracker 4635 is a simple application designed to help you keep track of your Anchor Art 4635 Threads, it features all 494 colours in the Article 4635 range, including the new variegated range. Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)

Ursa Software

Craft Software for Everyone!

If you are looking for great Cross Stitch / Tapestry / Crochet / Diamond Stitching software at a great price, Ursa Software has what you are looking for. Ursa Software

X-Stitch App

X-Stitch App #ad

X-Stitch is an easy-to-use app designed by cross stitchers for cross stitchers. X-Stitch includes Journal, Inventory and Shopping List modules. The Journal lets you categorize and track all your projects, add photos, document the start and finish dates, and keep detailed project notes. Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)


XStitcher #ad

Are you one of those cross stitchers who can never keep track of all your FLOSS? This app allows you to keep track of which DMC FLOSS you own. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Affiliate Link to Apple (iTunes)

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