Magic Needle: Cross-Stitch 4+

Embroidery Pattern Maker

Artem Shal

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 1.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Create unique cross-stitch patterns from your favorite photos using the best mobile converter on the App Store.
Perfect for both novice and expert cross-stitchers.

Magic Needle is a great opportunity to make a memorable gift for your family, friends or yourself!


That’s it, nothing to add.


- Adjust scheme size and number of colors
- Choose from global fabric and floss brands
- Control advanced settings, like stitch type and number of strands to stitch with

- Select floss to focus on embroidering a particular color
- Quick access to color palette with floss IDs
- Mark stitched area and track your progress
- Use color picker to find floss in the palette
- Double-tap on color in the palette to find unmarked stitches
- Tap and hold on color to see how many stitches left to embroider
- Get summary with a list of flosses and number of skeins to buy

- Export pattern to PDF
- Dark and light mode to help you embroidering with comfort for your eyes
- Organize and track your floss in the catalog
- Create patterns with your custom floss list
- Stitches automatically deducted from the catalog when your mark them
- Choose manually crafted cross-stitch patterns in our shop

Magic Needle is designed for you to enjoy your favorite hobby.

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What’s New

Version 2.36

Performance improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

klpg915 ,

Size and Color Issues

I like this app but had two problems. 1. My picture was horizontal and although I watched the tutorial I had trouble figuring out how to make it fit. I did finally realize that there is a “box” that changes the shape. This needs to be addressed in the tutorial. 2. My picture contains a considerable amount of white. But when I converted it the color became cornflower blue very light. This is VERY different from white.
I wasted both time and money (since I used the trial and all 3 of my paid conversions) trying to resolve these two issues. And I still have to try to adjust the colors to my picture!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We are working on advanced crop tool and better color palette selection. Sorry for the inconvenience, we will take into account these issues in the next application update.
We really appreciate your review and will do our best to make your embroidery experience more enjoyable.

msstranger ,

Not a strong competitor, look for alternatives

I’m not really sure what the deal is with this app, but if I had to guess, I’d think the devs were trying to convert old positive reviews (which were given for functionality that no longer exists in the app) into new subscription revenue. The star rating at this time is highly deceptive.

I was excited about this app, as I’d read about its functionality from recommendations that were a couple of years old. As it turns out, the app has been dumbed down into an automated converter with very limited control (fabric size, pattern size, number of colors can be set; no option to edit individual stitches, adjust level of detail, change colors, etc.) and very little benefit from an expensive paid subscription. You can’t override any of the stitches determined by the pattern, modify PDF output settings, add your own stitches to a generated pattern, draw patterns manually, etc.

Don’t bother with this app unless the developed add the old functionality back in and make it a true competitor to the alternatives out there.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for such a detailed feedback! we really appreciate your time and help for us to understand which other features is required by our clients.
Your ideas are great and we will do our best to add majority of these features in the nearest future.
We do apologies if our app didn't meet your expectations and we'll do everything to change it as we do love cross stitching and love passionate stitchers like you.

jac-h511 ,

Love this app!

I absolutely adore this app. My one and only wish (why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5) is the ability to edit the pattern/colors after it’s been created. For example, an image on a white background used as a pattern automatically makes the background space allotted for white stitching, when it really should just be empty space. Another example, some outlining could have the colors adjusted once made into the pattern. Otherwise this app is amazing. I especially like the newest updates for marking stitches and how you view the pattern (day/night & color/greyscale).

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