# You asked: What is stitch count in cross stitch?

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## Which count is best for cross stitch?

The most common counts in Aida Cloth are 11, 14, 18 and 28. The higher the number, the smaller the stitches will be, because there are more stitches in each inch. Beginners may want to start with 11-count or 14-count Aida Cloth, as it is easy to see where to place the stitches.

## What is a stitch count?

Stitch count can be defined as the number of stitches used to embroider a particular logo or design. The larger the logo or design is, the greater the number of stitches that will be needed.

## How do you convert cross stitch to count?

Look at your chart and count the number of stitches in each direction. Divide this number by the number of stitches to 2.5cm (1in) on the fabric of your choice and this will determine the completed design size. For example, 140 stitches divided by 14-count aida equals a design size of 10in (25.5cm).

## How do I know what count my Aida is?

To calculate the count of Aida, look at one inch of the fabric. Count how many ‘squares’ are within that inch and that is the ‘count’.

## What does 32 count linen mean?

Like Aida, linen comes in various counts. The count determines how big, or small, your finished stitches will be. … Similarly, stitching over two on 32-count linen will give you 16 stitches per inch, or the equivalent of 16-count Aida.

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## What is a high stitch count?

Well – considering that most embroidery designs are between 1,000 and 10,000 stitches – a machine can hit a million stitches pretty quickly. In fact, according to one embroidery machine owner, a machine is “just getting broken in” at 1 million stitches.

## What is the difference between 14 and 18 count Aida?

The different types of Aida cloth are labeled according to their thread count. Therefore, 14 Aida cloth is a 14-count fabric which gives 14 stitches per inch, and 18 Aida cloth gives 18 stitches per inch, since it is an 18-count fabric.