Aqua
User Embalee shared this cross stitch pattern of:
This is a chibi Aqua from the game Puchi Carat.
Thanks for sharing, Embalee!

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Download Pattern. The cross stitch chart is 61 stitches wide by 78 stitches high.
Pattern courtesy of Embalee
Animated Joust Cross Stitch

The other day my brother was suggesting that I make a cross stitch movie. I.e. generate patterns from a bunch of different static frames of a movie, and combine them to form a movie. It seemed like a pretty sweet idea, but lo and behold, it looks like someone has already done that. Kidmissile over in the Manbroidery flickr group stitched this awesome short video, using sprites from the game Joust. Check out kidmissile's photostream on flickr for his other crafts.

I think the idea is awesome. Classic video games would be great inspiration for this, since the sprites they use are fairly small and the animations are fairly short. If you feel like making one, remember you can use the free cross stitch pattern maker on our site to generate each of the individual frames. If you do make the a cross stitch animation, or even just a stitch of a photo or drawing you like, we'd love to show it off! Just email us.

Video Game Mask
I did a quick and simple job making this chart for user Pyro, over in the sprite stitch forums. I didn't like how the cross stitch chart of the original image came out (the front grill was washed out, for example), so I shrunk the image down using the GNU Image Manipulation Program (a free, open source image editor) and cleaned it up a bit. This result isn't perfect, but some images require a bit more finesse and fine tuning to turn into good patterns, and unfortunately I didn't have a lot of time. When I have more free time, I'll make a tutorial on how to convert large illustrations into cross stitch patterns. (The short version is that standard image resizing algorithms tend to blur lines in illustrations, so you need to clean the image up after resizing it.)

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Download Pattern. The cross stitch chart is 101 stitches wide by 120 stitches high.
Pattern courtesy of Cross Stitch Pattern