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printing picture on graph paper
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 12:10 AM
Posted by mary beth
I have a picture that I want to cross stitch. Do I need to put it on graph paper to do it and how do I do that?
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    Reply from Judy
    Thursday, March 7, 2013 11:31 PM
    You might want to look at this web site:

    as it might do what you want it to. I converted a picture of my sister and I into cross stitch but haven't stitched it yet.

    Hope that helps. Enjoy your day.

    Happy Stitching,
    Judy Go to top

    • Reply from Brittnie
      Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:44 PM
      I use pic2pat and I love it. I'm really impressed with how easy it is to use and how great the images turn out. I'm working on a photo of my brother, and i'm about 3/4 of the way done. Some of the colors don't always match up perfectly, but for a free website, I highly recommend it. Go to top
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    Reply from Rose
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:10 AM
    try I used it to stitch my parent's wedding picture Go to top
    • Reply from Arlene
      Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1:53 PM
      I have a picture that I want to convert to graph paper so that I can cross stitch it. Hos can I do this/ Go to top
  • Reply from Anita's Husband
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 6:22 PM
    If you want an automated way to do it, you can purchase commercial software like myriacross ( or PCStitch ( They both have an option to convert an image to a cross stitch pattern. It may take some tweaking to get the pattern you are looking for.

    The manual approach is considerably more work. The way that I have done it is to use one of the above programs to "underlay" a graphic and then manually build the pattern by choosing colors and filling in the squares.

    Then the free and even more manual approach is to use the Free Graph Paper on this site ( which allows you to upload an image and overlays the image with a grid. You would then need to use a pencil or some other method to figure out the colors.

    Hope this help - good luck! Go to top