Want to make sure you buy the correct number of skeins for your pattern? Use this handy calculator - especially useful if you’re stitching on a different fabric size to the one your pattern might show skein counts for (and we have a fabric size calculator that can help with that too)
Just enter the number of strands your stitching with (e.g. “2 over) and the number of stitches of a particular thread and the number of skeins needed will be displayed for the different fabric counts
The table lists both the specific estimate which can help if you already have some of a color and can decide if you need more, as well as the rounded up number to buy if you don’t have any.
This calculator is based on this approach and formula for estimating floss.
Let us know what you think and look-out for more cross-stitch tools, calculators and utilities coming soon!