If you have always wanted to create your own cross stitch patterns or you may already illustrate yours by hand there is an easier way to do this by uploading an image at MyPhotoStitch.com
When you upload an image, MyPhotoStitch.com will generate a free cross-stitch pattern based on the colors it finds. You can use the simple form to make a quick pattern, or you can use the advanced form to make more specific adjustments like cloth size selection, image enhancement, and color maximums and minimums.
Once completed you can download your pattern in PDF format it's that simple.
MyPhotoStitch.com is a useful resource for generating quick patterns while stitching on the fly, and it definitely simplifies the pattern-making process for more complex images, like family photos. It’s very easy to use, so I think it’s a great option for crafters who want to stitch a specific pattern, but don’t have the time and/or skills to take on a large-scale design project.