Fractal Monarch Cross Stitch Pattern
Fractal Monarch Cross Stitch Pattern
Fractal Monarch Cross Stitch Pattern
Fractal Monarch Cross Stitch Pattern

Cross-Stitch FAQ

Stitch Questions?

Here are some of the most common questions and answers regarding our cross-stitch patterns, use, stitching related services and more.

Can the patterns be customized?

Q: Can the pattern be customized?

Definitely! We understand that every stitcher has unique preferences and needs. We offer customizations such as cropping to fit specific dimensions, creating max color versions for a more detailed and vibrant outcome, and more. Simply let us know your requirements, and we'll do our best to accommodate your requests.

Additionally, if you've seen an image in our collection that hasn't been charted yet, we've got you covered. Visit our Request a Pattern page, where you can submit a form to request patterns from our other images. We're constantly updating our collection based on your feedback and requests, so don't hesitate to reach out!

Getting Started with a New Pattern

Q: How do I get started with a new pattern?

Instructions on how to begin, from reading the pattern to starting the first stitch, can be extremely helpful for less experienced stitchers.

A: Getting started with a new stitching pattern can be both exciting and a bit daunting, especially if you're not yet an experienced stitcher. Here are some step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process:

  1. Read the Pattern: Start by reading the entire pattern thoroughly. This will help you understand the overall project and identify any areas that might require special attention or additional materials.
  2. Gather Your Materials: Make sure you have all the necessary materials listed in the pattern before you begin. This includes fabric, threads, needles, and any other tools or accessories.
  3. Prepare the Fabric: Depending on the type of project, you may need to pre-wash your fabric or prepare it in other ways. Ensure it's clean, dry, and ironed flat.
  4. Transfer the Pattern: If the pattern needs to be transferred to the fabric, do this using your preferred method, such as tracing or using transfer paper.
  5. Start Stitching: Begin with the first stitch as indicated in the instructions. Take your time, and don't rush. Remember, stitching should be enjoyable!
  6. Check Your Work: Regularly compare your work to the pattern, ensuring that you're following the instructions correctly and making adjustments as necessary.

Remember, the key to successful stitching is patience and practice. Don't be afraid to make mistakes – they're all part of the learning process. Happy stitching!

Pattern File Delivery

Q: How are cross-stitch patterns delivered after purchase?

A: Our cross-stitch patterns are delivered as digital downloads. Upon completion of your purchase, no physical product will be shipped. Instead, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download your PDF pattern. Please note that there may be a minute or two delay as the system processes your order and fulfills the digital delivery. Our charts are intended for personal use only and are not licensed for commercial reproduction or resale. Ensure you check your email, including your spam or junk folder, for the download instructions.

Pattern Keeper Compatibility

Q: Are your patterns compatible with Pattern Keeper?

A: Yes, all our patterns are tested for compatibility with Pattern Keeper. We ensure that each design can be seamlessly integrated into the app for an enhanced stitching experience. Please note, any issues encountered with using our patterns on Pattern Keeper are generally due to mistyping of size information. We recommend double-checking the entered dimensions to avoid any discrepancies.

Q&A: Adapting Cross Stitch Patterns for Different Fabric Counts

Welcome to our latest post, where we dive into the intricacies of cross stitch patterns and how to adapt them for various fabric counts. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned stitcher, understanding how to work with different fabrics can enhance your stitching experience. Let's tackle some common questions.

1. What is a 25ct Evenweave, and why is it recommended for certain patterns?

25ct Evenweave refers to a type of fabric commonly used in cross stitching that has 25 threads per inch. It's recommended for detailed patterns because its fine texture allows for intricate designs and a smoother finish. The term 'Evenweave' implies that the fabric is uniformly woven, ensuring consistent stitch size.

2. Can I use a different fabric count than what’s recommended?

Absolutely! Cross stitch patterns can be adapted to different fabric counts. However, the size of the finished work and the texture of the stitches will vary. For example, stitching a pattern designed for 25ct Evenweave on 14ct Aida will result in a larger finished piece with more prominent stitches.

3. How do I adapt a pattern for a different fabric count?

To adapt a pattern, first determine the desired finished size of your piece. Then, calculate the number of stitches per inch you will have on the new fabric count. Divide the total number of stitches in the pattern by this number to find the new dimensions of your work. Remember to adjust your thread thickness and needle size accordingly.

4. Will the colors look different on a different fabric count?

Colors may appear slightly different on various fabric counts due to the size of the stitches and the background fabric. Lighter fabrics tend to make colors appear brighter, while darker fabrics may require more strands of thread to achieve the same color intensity.

5. What should I do if the adapted size doesn’t fit my frame or project goal?

If the adapted size doesn’t meet your requirements, consider modifying the fabric count or adjusting the scale of the pattern. Sometimes, creating a border or changing the layout can help the design fit your project dimensions better.

Remember, cross stitching is a flexible and creative endeavor. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fabrics and counts. The most important thing is to enjoy the process and make it your own!

Where I can share my progress or get help?

Q: Is there a community or support group where I can share my progress or get help?


Yes, we have a vibrant community on Facebook! Join our group, Unfocussed Stitchers' Haven, where you can share your progress, get helpful tips, and connect with fellow stitching enthusiasts. It's a great place to seek advice, find inspiration, and support other stitchers. For more details about the group and how to join, check out our blog post: Welcome to Unfocussed Stitchers' Haven.