Would someone who is more experienced please verify that what I’m writing is correct? I think I’m right but . . who knows any more. So, please don’t order fabric til someone else says I’m correct.
If you go to the pattern page at Little House Needleworks, it gives you the stitch counts for each individual square, for the piece as shown on the pattern with all nine patterns and for the piece with all nine patterns with the free border.
The piece with all nine squares and the free order is what I want to do.
That’s 209 x 209 stitches. It looks like there’s a bit larger than 1″ between the border and the frame so I’m calculating leaving 2″, though I’ll probably leave 1.5″. Then you need 3″ on each side for finishing.
The pattern, or at least most of it, is stitched over 2 threads (or squares) – I’ve seen it written both ways and I’m not sure which is correct.
They suggest 28 or 32 count. Their sample was done on 30 count, which isn’t easy to find these days. If using Aida, I’m assuming 14 would be the same as 28 but again . . that’s not something I’m sure about.
There are calculators in many places on the internet. This is the one I use most. You can
If I use the 32 count, the calculator says I need the fabric to be 23″ x 23″ for a close to 13″ x 13″ stitched area.
If I use the 30 count, the calculator says I need the fabric to be about 24″ x 24″ and the stitched area would be close to 14″ x 14″.
According to the calculator, using 15 count Aida and stitching over 1 thread would give you about a 15″ x 15″ stitched area and you’d need about 25″ x 25″ for your fabric. Again – please don’t trust me on this but someone else, please let us know your thoughts.
My fabric should ship Wednesday or Thursday and it’s been taking a couple of weeks for me to get packages from 123stitch in Utah.
If this doesn’t help or if I totally didn’t answer your questions, please post again and those of you who are cross stitchers, even if you aren’t participating in the stitch along, I would greatly appreciate your help here. Thanks!