Mario across the NES ages (revised edition)

Ok, so there were a lot of problems with the first version…I’m still working out the kinks in making these cross stitch patterns complete. so, I apologize for that…but, I think everything is worked out in this final (maybe) version…enjoy!

Mario across the NES ages cross stitch thumbnail

(click the image to see the grid version of the pattern)

Mario NES ages directions (symbols and floss color list)

Mario NES ages colored symbol chart (colored symbol pattern chart)

Mario NES ages black/white symbol chart (for easy printing – b/w and on one page) – word doc

hope everything is alright now…let me know if you see any problems…

and if anyone completes this…please send me a picture!! id love to post it!!

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67 Responses to “Mario across the NES ages (revised edition)”

  1. Jessica Says:

    OMG! I just started doing cross-stitch again after about 10 years of a break from it, and I CANNOT wait to do this one! I absolutely LOVE Mario. I’m rushing to the store for supplies right now!
    You’ve inspired me to do one for Yoshi, my favorite Nintendo character :) And my husband would love Link, but he’d never admit he liked cross-stitch, but I am going to have to do these for myself.
    I’ll post on my blog when I complete it and let you know!

  2. Relly Says:

    I love this!

  3. johloh Says:

    jessica: awesome! let me know when you’ve posted them…and if you make a yoshi pattern and want to share it id love to post it too!

  4. jules Says:

    This is fantastic! I’ve been cross-stitching for 25 years and playing Mario Brothers for almost as long. :) I will definitely be stitching these guys!

  5. Junior Says:

    Jeez!
    i did some of these things
    like beading and crossstitching
    as soon as my cam comes back
    i can show you some stuff
    you’re linked too.

    bravo for getting the patience to do it
    you’re my person of the day :)

  6. Elaine Marley Says:

    Wow, this is awesome! I’m going to try this pattern and I’ll send you a pic if get to make it!

    I would love to have a pattern from Monkey Island, do you know the game? It would be great!

  7. Anppa Says:

    Make a T-shirt as well!

  8. Pam Says:

    This is Great! Thank YOu! You have done a good job on this. If and when I ever get to this, I would love to send you a photo!
    Thanks again!

  9. rEdZ Says:

    I finally bought all my supplies for this project. I’ll keep you posted and let you know how I fare.

    Expect copious amounts of swearing to begin shortly :-)

  10. johloh Says:

    great redz! keep me posted!

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  13. zabete Says:

    what is that last hindu kinda looking like mario??? is it in the game?
    your site is soooo cool!

  14. johloh Says:

    the last one is mario in the tanooki suit. the bearish looking one where if you hit down and b would turn you into a invulnerable statue.

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  22. Marlene Says:

    i started this pattern, and i have been outlining my figures (this is what my mother told me to do. I’ve noticed that many people are not outlining theirs. Is this something I should or shouldn’t be doing?

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  28. maria Says:

    this is the coolest thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  30. Melissa Says:

    Thanks for the Mario Across the NES Ages pattern! I just started working on it, and I’m halfway done with the middle Mario {black&white, next to the frog}. I’ll send you a picture when it’s done and framed!

  31. myriam Says:

    great!! blog!!! i love cross sititching!! and i love mario, i wish you do Mario KArt

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  34. ylimele Says:

    does anyone know how much it would cost to buy all the material to complete this project???

  35. johloh Says:

    assuming you have no supplies…approx.
    14 colors = $7
    needles = $4
    cloth = $5

    so easy less than $20.

  36. ylimele Says:

    thanks, another question is if i want to add the mario in the green shoe, what would be the width and height of the cloth i should buy?

  37. ylimele Says:

    one more question incase you haven’t answered the other one, how many thread of floss do you use to stitch each stitch for this project?

  38. johloh Says:

    two strands is the typical usage for cross stitch.

  39. Gamer Grrlz Says:

    Hey johloh, I don’t know if you knew this, but I did this pattern in Perler beads and added a Super Mario World sprite to the end! :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21634085@N06/3097360714/

  40. johloh Says:

    yeah GG, i saw that…awesome work!

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  43. Kristena Says:

    I can’t remember if I told you last year, but I embroidered this Mario cross stitch for my husband. I finally blogged about it today! haha… Please come visit my blog and see your awesome pattern put to work! :D

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  45. Kristina Dawn Says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I finished your Mario Across the Ages cross stitch project! If you send me your email, I can email it for you to post. I am also adding onto it to add characters from other Mario games, as per my husband’s request. :) I enjoyed doing this! Thanks for posting the pattern! Any more like that, just let me know! I enjoy doing this, as my husband enjoys the end result! :D Thanks again!

  46. johloh Says:

    kristina – awesome… you can find contact info here….

    http://www.spritestitch.com/?page_id=1337

  47. Vladislav3 Says:

    Блог отличный, буду рекомендовать друзьям!

  48. stacey Says:

    what is the size of adia id need in inchs please?????

  49. johloh Says:

    your aida can be whatever you want. 16 or 14 is the most common…14 is 14 stitches per inch, 16 is 16 per inch. so if you choose 14 itll be bigger.

  50. stacey Says:

    sorry what i mran is that youve put, 216 W x 64 H thats very very big if inchs and even in cm

  51. johloh Says:

    its not inches or cm. its stitches.

    you need to divide the stitches by the type of aida to get the overall size. one stitch isnt one inch.

    in aida 14, 14 stitches = 1inch.

  52. stacey Says:

    oh right ok i get it now duh sorry i was gonna say thats very big if its even cm lol

  53. stacey Says:

    next pay day which thank fully is tuesday im gonna go out any by the stuff to do this cant wait :D :D :D

  54. stacey Says:

    i started this project today only cost me approx £16 which is good i think :D £4.99 for the adia and the rest in dcm 85p per colour :D just wondering how long its gonna take me to complete the white i think will take the time

  55. Kelsey Says:

    I’m starting on this right now! So excited!

  56. linda Says:

    Love the pattern…my 9yo is a great fan, want to make this for xmas…could you send me the pattern in blackand white along with the direction legend? i couldn’t open the file…tia
    linda

  57. linda Says:

    Okay—switched computers and all is working well….going to store to get fabric…..well first i’ll check stash…then floss then store…

    starting on this today as well…thanks so much for all of your effort

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  62. AbbyLobo Says:

    Question…. On the symbol chart… What does dk, md, ul vy dk, and lt mean????

  63. AbbyLobo Says:

    Also… I am new to cross stitching… I purchased a 14 cloth and it seems from the finished ones on here that I bought the wrong cloth. Mine has much bigger holes in it than what I am seeing on here. Can I still make it work with what I have? HELP?!?!

  64. johloh Says:

    Those are names of colors. Dk is dark ly is light, vy dk us very dark. You’ll see it on the floss.

  65. johloh Says:

    I use aida 14. The smaller the number the bigger the project. The bigger the number the smaler the project. Any number will work.

    The number is holes per inch.

  66. Ace of technology Says:

    This pattern is epic! I love it. But I can’t cross-stitch…

  67. Aurora Diazgranados Says:

    I have finished a towel using your design.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150291660865235&l=ea1090b9ef

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