It's Castiel from tv's Supernatural.
User solobacc shared this cross stitch pattern of:
Xena and Ares from Xena: Warrior Princess.
The pattern came out really really nice looking. Thanks for sharing, solobacc!
A long time ago, user Stephany submitted this great pattern of Erika Sawajiri, with the following description:
the lead actress of the hit drama movie series Ichi Rittoru No Namida(1 Liter of Tears).............this is a very good story of how she lived her life before she died with spinocerebbelar degeneration...this story was based on Aya Kito's diary..............please do approve this submission........
Sorry it took me so long to post this, Stephany. (it got lost in the master in-pile for a long time, and I just recently found it again.) The pattern is gorgeous, and it looks like a very effective use of dithering, like I discussed in my last post. Thanks for sharing the pattern!
User Amanda shared this cross stitch pattern of Miley Cyrus/ Hannah Montana. Thanks for sharing!
Amanda used the dithering option in the Advanced cross stitch pattern maker, which is what makes the speckled look. The dithering option is a great way to reducing the number of thread colors you need to use, since our eyes blend the speckles to figure out how the shadows and different color tones should look. For example, this pattern uses only 13 thread colors, but you can still recognize Miley fairly well.
However, if you have some details, such as the writing or design on the left side of the picture, then it can make those look blurry and less recognizable. It is an unfortunate tradeoff that I don't know how to resolve, other than to suggest splitting the picture into in two, making a separate cross stitch chart for each part, and then stitching them right next to each other on the cloth.
So in summary: If your photo has fine designs, dithering will probably make them unrecognizable. If your photo does not have fine designs, dithering will let you use fewer thread colors while keeping the pattern fairly recognizable.
Of course, using our free cross stitch pattern maker it's easy to try both ways and compare them, so that you can get a pattern that suits your project.
An anonymous user submitted this patter of Korean actor Ju Jun Biao, adding:
WOW!Very perfect! Really like to know what software you are using?but too bad i got a lot photo having many pixels.if i reduce to 150X120 stitch,the picture will out of shape.
Thanks very much for the nice compliment! I think the pattern turned out really nicely. The software for converting images into cross stitch patterns was developed specifically for this site, but a few things you should note: (1) The size of the original photo doesn't matter that much, as long as it has a file size less than 1 MB. The site will automatically shrink the image down to an appropriate size. And (2) you don't need to worry about stretching/distortion when resizing the image. The site will keep the length to width ratio the same while shrinking the image, so that the final pattern doesn't come out looking stretched.
Thanks for sharing the pattern, and happy stitching!