Stitchly: Cross stitch 4+

Cross-stitch pattern maker


Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 426 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Stitchly is a simple yet powerful app for making cross stitch patterns. It guides you through the whole process, from start to finish.

• Perfect for beginners and professionals
• Convert your photos or draw your own designs
• Use DMC and Anchor thread, plus lots more
• Use 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, backstitches and French knots
• Export your work as a printable PDF
• Track your progress in the app
• No subscriptions (pay once, unlock forever)

There are millions of setting combinations when converting images into patterns. It can be difficult and overwhelming. That’s why we built the wizard tool. Effortlessly choose the best settings for your image and see the results instantly.

When drawing your own designs, you can show an image in the background. This can be super helpful as a reference to trace over. You can also show the original image after converting a photo, which makes tidying up your patterns even easier.

Once your pattern is finished and you’re ready to get stitching, simply press play. You can then view your pattern in sections, mark individual stitches as completed and track your progress.

"I can’t overstate my love for Stitchly. Every time I don’t see it on a top 10 softwares for cross stitch I’m shook. I‘ve been making and selling patterns for 5 years and have tried 3 other programs but Stitchly’s aesthetics, simplicity, and constant feature updates make it my number one favorite of all time." - By Nic806 on the App Store

"This app is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I had been eyeing a few desktop apps but this app provides all the features I need in a cheaper, convenient, portable app- even better! I love how easy it is to make patterns and export them, even including the number of skeins needed in the export is so helpful." - By reydiant on the App Store

"The best app for anyone that likes cross stitch. I’ve saved so much money on buying patterns and it’s also so much fun to be able to design my own. Love it. I never spend money on apps but this one was definitely worth it." - By TJ_172940 on the App Store

Our mission is to make it easier and more fun to create your own cross stitch designs. Why? Because being creative makes you happier and healthier.



Is the full version a one-time purchase?
Yes. There are no subscriptions.

Can I unlock my other devices using the same purchase?
Yes. You can unlock the full version on your iPhone, iPad and Mac (M1 chip or later) with just one purchase.

Can I share the purchase with my family?
Yes. Family Sharing is enabled.

Can I sell my patterns?
Yes. You can also add your store details to your PDF exports.

Do I have to buy the materials separately?
Yes. The app is only for creating patterns.

Where is my data stored?
Your data is stored on your device. All processing is done locally on your device. Your data is never transmitted to third parties.


Try Stitchly now for free. The full version is a one-time purchase.

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What’s New

Version 2.60.1

- Fix crash

We apologise for any inconvenience caused :)

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

Erectiontown ,

Very Impressed So Far

I’ve been using this app for a few weeks now, and I’ve been very impressed with it so far. It’s easy to use and the few patterns I’ve generated so far seem to be working out really well just through the app’s own photo conversion. I’m not a print things out kind of guy, so I really like the completed stitch tracking you can do directly in the app. One wish I do have is grid numbering along the top/bottom/sides for easier stitch counting/tracking, but the way it’s set up now still works great.

I also applaud the absolutely stellar customer support by the developer. My big pattern I was working started crashing my app whenever I tried to open, so I couldn’t export or do anything with it to continue the pattern. I sent feedback via the app to the dev (Harry) and he responded within hours, then sent an update through Apple so I could submit the pattern to him directly through the app, and then he pushed another update out shortly thereafter fixing my issue, all while being tremendously polite and helpful. Judging by the responses to reviews here it looks like the dev is listening and constantly working to improve the app!

Very pleased with purchasing the full version!

PatchesDraws ,

Simple, powerful, great support

I’ve made several patterns with Stitchly thus far. I’m still relatively new to cross stitching, so I can’t compare it to lots of other xstitch programs, but it has served its purpose well. I’ve been using art/design/quilting software for decades and Stitchly is one of the most user-friendly apps I’ve used. It doesn’t overcomplicate things. It’s so relaxing to chill on the couch and create patterns even if I end up not stitching them. Recently, the dev released a version that changed the way the paint brush tool works. It was a great change for iPhone users, but not iPad users. I wrote to them about the “bug” only to learn it was a feature. They listened to my feedback and immediately rolled back the update until they revisit its implementation. Seriously awesome dev. The kind I want to give my money to. A few suggestions (nice to have but not necessary): a tool to draw basic shapes + bezier curves and more fonts or the ability to import fonts.

Rlucz ,

Easy to use, lots of features, I can’t live without it

I’ve tried a bunch of cross stitch pattern apps and programs, including some fairly expensive desktop programs and I always come back to Stitchly. I love the interface, it’s easy to get started and very intuitive.

The patterns it outputs look very professional and are easy to read with several options for formatting. It currently has a size limit of 300x300 stitches which is fine for most projects I work on. I usually either work directly in the app designing freehand, convert an image in the app using its conversation tools, or if it’s something complicated I do the design in photoshop and import the .png into Stitchly to make the file into a pattern and make thread color choices. All of those options work great.

I’m so impressed with this app and frequently recommend it to people looking to start designing their own patterns. I’d give it more stars if I could.

App Privacy

The developer, Subtlabs, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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