Have you always wanted to learn how to do counted cross-stitch? Cross-stitching refers to a type of embroidering that focuses on making images from tiny cross-shaped stitches. This in-depth article by Alicia Paulson explains how to cross-stitch without using the basic pre-printed fabrics common in beginners sets. It is very helpful because it examines the different types of fabrics, thread counts, and embroidery flosses needed for any cross stitching fabric. The cross-stitch tutorial shows people interested in needlework how to look at a chart and count the correct number of stitches to follow the pattern.