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Cross stitch pattern editor


KXStitch is a program that lets you create cross stitch patterns and charts. Patterns can be created from scratch on a user defined size of grid, which can be enlarged or reduced in size as your pattern progresses. Alternatively you can import images from many graphics file formats which will allow you to reduce the number of colors and to restrict the conversion to full stitches or optionally use fractional stitches. You may also use images as backgrounds allowing you to trace over them. These imported images can then be modified using the supplied tools to produce your final design.

There are a number of tools to aid designing your pattern, including open and filled rectangles and ellipses, filled polygons, lines and backstitching. Additionally cut, copy and paste can be used to duplicate selected areas. Selected areas can also be rotated 90, 180 and 270 degrees anti clockwise, or mirrored horizontally or vertically.

Pattern libraries can be used to store small and not so small portions of patterns that can then be reused in other patterns. The patterns in these libraries are stored in a hierarchical list that makes it easy to sort and navigate them to find the ones you want. These pattern libraries can also be used as alphabets by assigning a character to each one. Using the Alphabet tool, each key press is searched for in the current library and if present, the associated pattern will be inserted in the pattern being edited.

When you are ready, you can design a page layout to print out your design. There are options to print out cover sheets, instructions and a floss key including amount of thread used and number of stitches. The cross stitch chart can cover as many sheets as are required, close ups can be done for detailed sections and smaller scale views done for areas of blocked colors.

Whilst KXStitch can open some PC Stitch pattern files, if you have downloaded patterns from PatternsOnline that use the .pvf extension, please take a look at pvfViewer which allows opening, viewing, and printing of these files.




Importing an image
Importing an image
An imported image
An imported image
Defining a print layout
Defining a print layout


  • 新しいパターンを作る
  • 既存のパターンの編集 - KXStitch はパソコンのステッチファイルの読み込みも可能です。
  • DMC、Anchor、Madeiraのように違うフリーソフトウェアのパレットも利用可能です。
  • カスタムパレットやカスタムカラーを設定できます。
  • 標準のステッチを利用可能です。
  • バックステッチも無料で利用可能です。
  • 様々な画像のフォーマットの入力が可能です。
  • パターンやフロス・キーの印刷が可能です。



OpenSuSE用(Tumbleweed版/Leap版)のRPMパッケージはOpenSuSE Build Serviceに載っています。


KF5 version 2.2.0のソースコードはこちらから利用可能です。

KDE4 version 1.3.0のソースコードはこちらから利用可能です。