A free and open source program for creating cross stitch
patterns from images
Screenshot of cstitch, showing the original
image on the left and an edited squared version on the right - the
original image uses 68,439 colors, the one on the right uses 23.
Load images in various formats, including jpg, png, and gif.
- Choose from several options for selecting colors to be
used in the pattern
Choose how large you want your final pattern to be (by choosing the
size of squares to be imposed on your image
Edit your pattern (see the screenshot above) with tools including
draw, change color, and fill region
Save your project and restore for later editing
Save the final pattern as a pdf.
Questions or comments? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Found a bug? Please report it using the bug tracker.
Have a feature you'd like to see that's not currently implemented?
Let me know using
Visit the sourceforge project page for cstitch.
The source is also available at github.
Beta version 0.9.6 released:
Better support for images with transparency
Three additions contributed by Simon Norberg:
Updated colors and number of flosses on the DMC floss list to match
Added support for choosing colors by DMC or Anchor floss name/number
when editing your pattern
Enabled 1-1 squaring; in other words, each pixel of your original
image becomes a square in your final pattern
Beta version 0.9.5 released:
Updates for internationalization
Italian translation provided by Michele Marino - thanks Michele! The
Italian translation will load automatically based on your computer's
Beta version 0.9.4 released:
recent images and projects menus
ctrl-mouse wheel zooming, shift-mouse wheel horizontal scrolling
Beta version 0.9.3 released:
now support Anchor floss in addition to DMC floss
Beta version 0.9.2 released:
no longer using pattern symbols with thickened border (they were hard to distinguish)
specify pdf symbol size on pdf save
autoload pdf viewer on pdf save
Beta version 0.9.1 released: bug fixes; linux binary now available
(see README_linux under downloads for distribution availability).
Beta version 0.9.0 released.