Cross-stitch is a wonderful medium for needlework art, but what if you want to use something other than a pre-made pattern or kit? Perhaps you have a picture of a pet or a unique drawing to adapt. There are programs available to do this; moreover, for those on a budget, there is a completely free program available called KG-Chart that is capable of converting images into patterns that use the DMC color chart.
Things You'll Need
- Image file to convert
Download and install KG-Chart at www.iktsoft.net/kgchart-en/.
Open up KG-Chart and familiarize yourself with the functions and pallet before going further.
Select Import from under the "File" menu to start the importing process.
Choose an image from your files.
Set the size of the chart (KG-Chart tends to reduce their size), the company pallet (DMC is the default) and the number of colors for the chart. The higher the number of colors, the more exact the reproduction.
Click "Ok" and the image will be converted automatically. Examine the pattern to make sure that you like it. You can edit the image as you please from just recoloring a single square to completely switching an entire pallet assignment.