Counted Cross Stitch
For counted cross stitch, whether it’s in a kit or not, the fabric is blank and you follow a paper (or digital) pattern. Counting stitches helps you sew the correct number of stitches for each color.
No-Count Cross Stitch
In stamped or no-count cross stitch the design is printed in colour on the fabric.
You look at the colours on the fabric, find the corresponding floss and stitch away. When you’ve finished the piece, washing the fabric removes the pre-printed/stamped design.
Stamped cross stitch kits are excellent for beginners or those who get tangled by busy patterns. You don’t have to concentrate as hard to find the right symbol, right colour AND correct position on the fabric.