I'd say so. Nearly all of our "prescriptives" about proportional thinking starts out with recipes
3 eggs makes 1 omelette. How many eggs will it take to make X omelettes, and vice versa.
That or an animal corresponding to number of legs in a group of said animal. Identifying patterns are also a big one for younger ages.
Most of this all builds into more complex ideas like similar (proportional) geometric shapes and exponential growths/series and sequences down the line. Best I can tie stitch counting back to is analytical thinking?