This adorable Little Mermaid Sampler stitches up wonderfully, even for the beginner cross stitcher :)
You will receive 3 files, that are ready for immediate download. The first file is comprised of enlarged chart in color, the 2nd in black and white. The 3rd file is filled with general cross stitch tips including what type and size count of cloth, and what kind of floss to use and how many strands :) A general knowledge of cross stitching is needed ;)
Size: 113 stitches X 186 stitches :)
How Big Will Your Project Be, and What Type of Cloth???
The most common type of cloth to stitch on is Aida Cloth. Beginners should use a lower count cloth, as it is easier to see your stitches.
A lower count cloth means that your stitches will be larger than a higher count cloth.. It will also determine how big your finished project will be.
Calculate how large your project will be by dividing the height and width of your project in stitches, by the count of fabric you wish to use. Remember to add a couple or more inches around your fabric where you won't be stitching..
In general the 'count' of fabric you use is how many stitches you will get per inch. For example 14 count Aida Cloth, means you will get 14 stitches per inch, 11 count means you will get 11 stitches per inch :)
Here is a handy calculator : http://www.yarntree.com/java/xstitchcal.htm