What’s the best cross stitch pattern software?

I often get asked “What’s the best cross stitch pattern software?” , and it shouldn’t surprise you that there are lots of options. This post details the most used programs on PC, Mac, Online and iPad with feefo review scores. Updated May 2017 with new discount codes.

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Best PC cross stitch pattern software:

KG Chart ($35) – 9/10

Based on 947 reviews

PC Stitch ($50) – 9/10

Based on 1024 reviews
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WinStitch ($52) – 8/10

Based on 745 reviews

Istitch 2 ($30) – 7/10

Based on 7 reviews

Sew and So Cross Stitch Designer ($131) – 6/10

Based on 12 reviews

MyriaCross ($50) – 6/10

Based on 374 reviews

Easy Cross ($87) – 6/10

Based on 352 reviews

DP Software Cross Stitch Pro Platinum ($182) – 5/10

Based on 47 reviews

STOIK Stitch Creator ($51) – 5/10

Based on 98 reviews

Stitch Painter ($199) – 5/10

Based on 23 reviews

HobbyWare Pattern Maker for cross-stitch ($60) – 4/10

Based on 42 reviews

StitchCraft ($144) – 3/10

Based on 22 reviews

Stitch Art Easy! (FREE) – 4/10

Based on 14 reviews

Cstitch (FREE) – 3/10

Based on 4 reviews


Best Online cross stitch pattern software:

stitchfiddle.com (FREE) – 9/10

Based on 422 reviews

patterncreator.com ($7.50) – 8/10

Based on 257 reviews

patternsforyou.com (FREE) – 7.5/10

Based on 1042 reviews

myphotostitch.com (FREE) – 7/10

Based on 302 reviews

craftdesignonline (FREE) – 5/10

Based on 46 reviews

Pic2Pat (FREE) – 5/10

Based on 78 reviews

PixelCraft (FREE) – 5/10

Based on 19 reviews


Best MAC cross stitch pattern software:

MacStitch ($52) – 9/10

Based on 543 reviews

stitchfiddle.com (FREE) – 8/10

Based on 422 reviews

DP Software Cross Stitch Pro Platinum ($191) – 5/10

Based on 47 reviews

Stitch Painter ($199) – 5/10

Based on 23 reviews

StitchCraft ($155) – 5/10

Based on 14 reviews

Spriter (FREE) – 2/10

Based on 4 reviews


Best iPad cross stitch pattern software:

Cross Stitch Saga (FREE ($4 upgrade)) – 9/10

Based on 127 reviews

StitchSketch ($8) – 7/10

Based on 59 reviews

Cross Stitch Camera ($4) – 5/10

Based on 36 reviews

X-Stitch ($3) – 1/10

Based on 3 reviews


Best andorid cross stitch pattern software:

eCanvas for cross-stitch PRO ($3) – 9/10

Based on 79 reviews

XStitch Designer ($1) – 7/10

Based on 218 reviews

Below you’ll find a full table review made by myself with all the features:
Cross Stitch Pattern Maker Comparison Table
I’ve also created a great infographic on which is the best cross stitch pattern software for easy selection.