Some of the tools I use to develop patterns:
  • kxstitch for designing patterns from images/scratch
  • pyxstitch to convert source code to patterns
  • gxs to design simple grid-based patterns
As a software engineer I am utilizing some of my knowledge to build tools (e.g. pyxstitch) but, of note, cross-stitch patterns are a prime candidate for reverse engineering. If you find a completed pattern/image (and the size is reasonable) you can create a pattern if it is not available for purchase, download, etc.
Last updated: 2021-10-18