Use this specially created app to create patterns out of photos for cross stitching.

Stitched generates cross-stitch patterns using images from the Photo Library. Stitched allows for fine tuning of patterns. Filter the source source image, change the stitch size and thickness, select particular color groups, and omit colors from a pattern. Additional colors can be added to the palette numerically (by tapping on the "+" button) or from sampling photos (by long pressing the "+" button then the displayed image) and be organized into collections.

Further refine your patterns by manually changing the color (by tapping on a stitch) and removing stitches (by long pressing on individual stitches).

Cross-stitch patterns can be saved locally, or exported as an image with a color legend or as text in a CSV format for other applications.

What's New

Version 1.3.1

This minor update fixes a bug with filtering the target (source) image.

Stitched is continuously updated to add new features based on your input and aims to be a five star app, so please send your feedback and suggestions through the app website:

Ratings and Reviews



This is the glitchiest app I have ever used. About every minute it just shuts down. Lost my work twice now. Extremely angry that I paid $2 for this app. I didn’t even use the photo feature. Was just trying to creat a new pattern and it keeps Messing up. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS APP!

Developer Response

Sarah, Thank you for your candid comments. I humbly accept your criticism and I’m very sorry to hear that you have had difficulties using the new pattern feature of this app. If you can provide details on what is causing the app to crash (feedback can be provided through then I will do my best to fix the problem. This app was originally designed just to convert pictures into patterns, so while this is not an excuse, the new pattern feature is consequently not as mature as it should be. Eugene

Great app.


This app is great but we need a function to turn the graphs black and white when we want. Also where are the black and white threads?

Developer Response

April 12, 2017 update: if you haven't noticed already, the most recent version of Stitched now includes black and white threads, based on your suggestion. Thanks for your feedback, and please considering reviewing the newest version to help this app improve!

Thank you for your feedback. Based on your input, the next version of Stitched will incorporate black and white threads by default. While waiting on this update, you can add black and white threads by clicking on the the color palette icon on the bottom toolbar, then long pressing the "+" button. An alert box will display. Enter the hexadecimal values 000000 for black, and ffffff for white.



I was hoping for a quality program and ended up with one that invented colors in my photograph that weren't even there. The editing portion is clumsy and difficult at best. I feel like I am better off starting from scratch. I cannot recommend this app at all.

Developer Response

I'm sorry that you were disappointed with this app, particularly with the coloring. This app will match colors in the palette (there is a set number of DMC thread colors by default) as closely as possible to the ones in your picture. You can add additional colors in the palette (by tapping on the + button) if you would like colors that match more closely. There are multiple ways to finely tune the coloring in the generated pattern with this app, and I am happy to provide additional detailed guidance to produce the results you desire. The next update will aim to simplify the editing of patterns, and I hope it will be easier for you to use.

My goal is make a high quality app responsive to user needs, so please consider providing additional feedback at:


Eugene Liu
5.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Eugene Liu


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