Free cross stitch software sounded like a dream come true! Imagine being able to design your own cross stitch designs, all for free. And what if you could import a photo and turn that into cross stitch? It would break down a lot of the limitations of what is a very cool craft.
KG-Chart lets you do that. I’ve been using it for a while, and I am very happy with the results.
I found KG-Chart very easy to use, which is a huge bonus. Having said that, I’m a ‘native’ computer user (I was raised by a 486) – and if you’re not, you might find it unintuitive. The interface isn’t exactly polished – it looks a lot like Microsoft Paint – but that made it easier to use in a weird sort of way.
KG-Chart lets you set the size of Adia cloth you want to use, and has an option for linen as well. It seems to contain infinity different colour choices, which is a bonus too.
As well as just doodling, you can import a photo, set the number of colors you want the finished product to feature, and have it transformed into a cross stitch chart. Brilliant.
I haven’t used any other free cross stitch software, but that’s because I don’t feel like I need to: KG-Chart does everything I need it to. Highly recommended.