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Pattern Maker for cross stitch

Our Pattern Maker™ for cross-stitch software product is a design tool for creating counted cross-stitch patterns.   This software is the tool of choice for many hobbyist and professional cross-stitch designers.  It is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 .

Whether you are wanting to create a cross-stitch design from a photograph or create a design for publication, Pattern Maker provides the features you need.

Product Life Notice.  No further major enhancements are planned for Pattern Maker at this time.  Only limited maintenance releases may be considered in the future with none guaranteed at this time.

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Version 4 is our latest major release of Pattern Maker.  We encourage users of previous versions of Pattern Maker to see what's new.  We're confident you'll love the new features.

Click here to download a floss update for the new 35 colors added by DMC in 2017.

A recent Windows 8 update has triggered a problem where the program will close when the File Open dialog is selected for choosing a file to open. We notice that the problem does not seem to happen if the Pattern Maker window is not maximized to fill the screen.
Please see this page for a preliminary update that fixes this problem.








Introducing PixelHobby!





Create beautiful mosaics from your photographs using the new PixelHobby craft.  The end result is a visual effect similar to cross stitch, but requiring much less time to make.  Free software is available for converting your photograph into a design.  Click here for more details .  Here are some beautiful sample designs... 



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