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Pokemon Cross Stitch Tutorial by ladygekko Pokemon Cross Stitch Tutorial by ladygekko
I was asked a few times how I did these. So I thought I would show everyone.

This is just the way I do it. I'm sure there are better ways.

If you don't understand my cross-stitching instructions, I'm sure there are a million websites that explain it better than me. I'm just a geek who likes cute little things to put on purses and shit. Muahaha.
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TheVulgarGamer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist exactly do you make the grid? That's where I'm lost. I understand everything else perfectly, it's just the actual making of the grid. :/
Hartgirl906 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome.
dracostarhome Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
so... how would you recomend keeping the white background from absorbing any of the oils/dirton your hand. I crossed stitched maybe... twice prior... back in high school. And I remember that was a problem I had. X.<
Skysaphron Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow your good
Akysi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I should totally try this! Thanks for the tutorial! :D :+fav:
EveeLover Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
OokamiHybrid Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
This is awesome! I tend to do things the difficult way and never even thought of using a grid. So I end up struggling, trying to make sure all my stitches are where they're supposed to be. I'll be using this idea for my towel project, thanks much.
iheartcutestuffs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Very well made tutorial! Thanks!!! :D
glancesherlock Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, I forgot to ask. What program are you using to make the grid and combine it with the sprite? Will Paint.Net do the same thing?
glancesherlock Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for this! I've only been able to do PokeBalls because they were so simple, but now I can expand it! :D
project0130 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
i always wanted to learn how to cross stitch, and since i love pokemon so much this is my initiative :D
radtastical Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
this is awesome! thank you for the tutorial!
ChiJadey Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I do something similar for my cross-stitch work. I mainly do 8-bit characters, so I just blow them up in MS paint, chart out the pixels, and match the thread to the colors as closely as possible. If I am doing it on fabric, I use waste cloth, otherwise I use Aida.
leodragon42 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Congrats! Your tutorial has been featured here :)
Leonic0922 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This will be extremely useful - I plan on cross stitching all the Pokemon once I've finished with my current project
KittiofDOOM Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Student General Artist
*has a sudden urge to cross stich now*
maliciousinnocence Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
This is genius! <3
I never thought of cross-stitching pokemon this way XD

Thanks for sharing~!
stunningsunrize Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Very nice! Pardon me for asking, but what program did you use for the grids? And when you said '14x14' grids, do you mean 14x14 pixels? Or *if* you don't mind, is it OK for you to make a gridded Shuppet for me? I'm sorry for the buttload of questions.
DavisJes Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is good but you did not mention how you knew what color thread numbers you needed.
solbroth Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
sorry... need to fave :P
Amekoryuu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
this is so cool! =D thanks for posting how to do thus <3
lillixbebe192 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
i am absolutley obsessed with pokemon, and when i saw your tutorial i pretty much flipped out. but im a little lost, what program did you use to make the grid??
ChiJadey Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
You could use any program. I'm poor and just use MS paint to do this :)
BeautyWillSaveUs Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have a question that I can't find the answer to anywhere online. How do you get the graphic to go on top of the graph? Do you have to use a program like Photoshop?
NurseTab Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
"That's all there is to it! Of course there are knots, threads break and you'll get beat up for being a pussy"

And great tutorial.
jenniferofthejungle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Fantastic tutorial.

I am only just starting to cross stitch myself so any help is appreciated, and your tutorial is amazing. Thanks.
HappyFaceQueen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Student
Really nice tutorial :)
I know how to cross-stitch because I followed instructions in the kits for kids, but recently I've wanted to do something different and I found this. I think I'm starting something in a while =P
Your tutorial is inspiring!
shinypikachu00 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I have a question:what program did you use?
AliceThorn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Very informative on making many times of patterns for stitching. Thanks for sharing~!
SkyreGabbro Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
yay pokemon cross-stitch!!
Queen-of-Marigold Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Quite an inspiring little tutorial - and how could it never have occurred to me to use game sprites??? I completed my first cross-stich in a long time today, and here it is if you're interested since it was your tut that inspired me to do it :) [link]
It's also an awesome tut so thank you :D
OtmaBouth Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
My mom tried teaching me how to do this, but I never got it. This makes me understand because not only are you showing the steps in an easy to see/understand manor. You are also doing the parts I never understood. Which is, sadly, not the sewing but the threading And what you do with the thread when you're one with it.~
Every one on my mom's side could sew. Including my grandpa, and Uncle .. my dad's clueless though.
ark-bien Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Hobbyist
Great tutorial
cloudrat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just have to say this is a really neat little tutorial. I enjoyed it greatly.
PetrifiedMoon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
You dad and grandfather taught you? That's awesome. o_o;

Love the tutorial, too. X3
ladygekko Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005
Yes, it's a guy thing.... Shrug.
infidelity Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
I love you. Like alot. Like this much {--------------^__^----------------}

-dances off to attempt cross-stiching-
ladygekko Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
That's huge!! :) Have fun.
augustmelody Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
This was very interesting to read. I might try it sometime.
kyrieeleison Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
Thank you very much for this! It's a lovely and very cute tutorial. I haven't cross-stitched since I was very very young, but I think I'll pick up some cross-stitching fabric and start doing this at school to de-stress. :D
ladygekko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
When I was younger, I kept starting things and never finishing them. Now that I'm older, I know to stick to smaller stuff since my attention span is pretty short... :)
itishade Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
Yay, Fire Emblem pattern!

You're so enthusiastic and wit-ay that I want to try this myself.

I wonder if I can make something like this for a hat?

- Joshua
ladygekko Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005
Oh yeah, it would be pretty easy! You CAN cross stitch on normal fabric, but then you really need to be careful what your stiches look like, since there are no guidelines.
fairyp Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
Mehhhhh! Mehhhhh! That was my sheep impression. Did you like it?
triptychr Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Infotainment, Kim! I'm also pleasantly surprised that it was your dad and grandfather who taught you how to do this.
ladygekko Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
My grandpa used to be a logger. He'd bring it up into the forests with him to keep him entertained. My dad is in the army, and did it in the barracks, while on exercise.
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