Ursa Software's WinStitch for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, to Windows 7 and 8

WinStitch 2015 current release: r 9.0
An easy to use, yet extremely powerful computer program, which allows you to create cross stitch, tapestry, beadwork, knitting, and other similar sorts of designs.

Pasted Graphic

It lets you import scanned photos or clip art, chooses suitable colors for you, and converts these into designs, then lets you print out the designs in a variety of easy-to-read patterns on your own printer, together with an estimate of the amount of thread used.
Turn your own photos into charts - use clip art or images copied from the web (copyright may exist in these images so be careful if you wish to sell the designs afterwards) 
From start to chart in minutes!
And of course, the more artistic can design their own creations using little more than the mouse.
What you see on screen is what you get on paper and cloth.
Draw full, half, quarter stitches, beads, knots, backstitch..
Squares, circles, flood fill, search & replace, multi-level undo.
Print the result, export as PNG files or PDF files , and so much more!
Add single line comments, copyright information, and miniature keys right onto the design.

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Dana Batho Blog: ‘From a painting to cross stitch’

And now, access to hundreds of downloadable free and commercial .PAT files (PC Stitch format 4 through 7) available on the web!
New: Open or create patterns from Cross Stitch 2 Go, our new iPad app.

Import and Export to other Chart Types

Winstitch can make use of the optional pattern converter plug-in from MyriaCross.
This inexpensive add-on (approx 17 UK pounds) allows you to open charts created by many of our contemporaries, such as PatternMaker pro, PCStitch, Cross Stitch Professional, Jane Greenhoff, ILSoft and more.
You can also save your work in PAT or XSD format, to share with, or sell to people who have other programs.
You can import and export to a number of machine embroidery types too!
Import any of these file types:

Export as any of these file types:
Cross Stitch Patterns: PAT;;XSD;CHART;MOTIF;PDF
Embroidery: 10o;DST;DXF;EXP;KSM;PCS;PCD


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Add notes..

See what the results will be BEFORE you stitch them!

Get creative!

New thick drawing brushes.. saves time!

New text options, including text as petit point..

New: Lasso Selection tool

New: Add a mini-key right into the chart