Unicorn Forest – A Game Sprite Mash-Up!

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Miss Clawful, one of my most favourite stitchers ever, recently returned to the forums with a ton of new stitches! (Not even joking…she posted over 30 new projects!)
I picked out one of my favourites to share here, mostly because it’s a really good example of Miss Clawful’s special talent – composite images. She takes sprites and elements from different games, and pieces them together to make one beautiful image. Here is her Unicorn Forest!
Unicorn Forest by Miss Clawful
This stitch brings together many parts from a range of NES/Famicom games: Willow, Keiba Simulation, Ninja Gaiden III, Gargoyle’s Quest II, Magician, Astyanax, Balloon Fight and The Little Mermaid.

If you’re interested in Miss Clawful’s creation process, she made a YouTube video about how she made this piece: https://youtu.be/aWrsD3D1PzM

Via: Sprite Stitch Forum

Celebrating The Legend of Zelda’s 30th Anniversary!

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

On the 21st February 1986, The Legend of Zelda was released. Today Sprite Stitch celebrates with some of our favourite Zelda cross stitches!

Helmeroc King Stained Glass by Servotron

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Zelda logo by blackberrybear

Dungeon by Thedkcloud

Hyrule Sweet Hyrule by merrywether

Hyrule Crest
Hyrule Crest by carand88

And of course, the original Light World map by Servotron!


Legend of Zelda Title Screen Blanket

Monday, February 15th, 2016

rufusdampfer from our forums crocheted this excellent Legend of Zelda title screen blanket!

Zelda Crochet Blanket by rufusdampfer

Zelda Blanket Close up

rufus said, “I’ve worked on this crochet project steadily for around 2 hours a day for the past 4 months. Netflix sometimes demands some distraction so you don’t feel like you’re completely wasting your time! It has been really fun to see it forming row by row like it’s been loading for months! I did this using 1 sc per 1 pixel making it 240 rows of 256. If anyone wants to know more details about how to do this I would be happy to help. I found it quite rewarding.”

I think it’s very cool, and would love one of my own!

Via: Sprite Stitch Forums

Mario and Modern Art Mashups

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Stitchmond is definitely one of my favourite stitchers. He’s been producing some awesome work recently, and these three mashup pieces are his latest offerings.

Mario Art by Stitchmond

Here we have “Son of Miyamoto” inspired by Magritte, “Marilyn Montoad” inspired by Warhol and “Composition with Red, P Block and Coin” inspired by Mondrian. The patterns for these pieces are on sale in Stitchmond’s Etsy shop – they are in a pack of PDFs that also contain works inspired by Lichtenstein, Da Vinci and Vancouver street artist iHeart.

Via: Sprite Stitch Forums

Cool Stitching Shows What’s Really Inside Mario!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Apparently, it’s more Mario!

Mario Silhouette Stitch by down_the_hatch

Reddit user down_the_hatch stitched up this awesome silhouette for a Mario-obsessed nephew.

UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that the person selling the pattern for this stitching did not have permission from the original designer. On behalf of Sprite Stitch, I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to Jake Bacuetes of Pixel Bit Hero and ask that people do not support the Etsy store previously mentioned in this post.

Via: Reddit (r/crossstitch)

Mario Castle Bunk Bed

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Firstly, I’d like to wish everyone a very happy New Year from the team at Sprite Stitch! We know it’s been quiet here lately, but things will be picking up from now on!

To kick things off, let’s take a look at this sweet Mario-themed bunk bed!

The castle bed in all its glory.

The castle bed in all its glory.

Anyone home?

Anyone home?

It looks super cosy inside.

It looks super cosy inside.

Up top seems just as fun!

Up top seems just as fun!

A peek at the inner wall.

A peek at the inner wall.

This pine bunk bed was made by “tdee” for a Mario-nut son. As you can see, everything sticks to the theme! There are Mario stickers, bedcovers, toys and even some cute themed curtains for the windows and door!

If this is something you’d be interested in making, the plans and more can be found here at the Ana White website!

Via: GamingMommies and Ana White


Shy Guy & Luigi Quilted Bag (plus tutorial!)

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Suedre made a very cool quilted bag featuring a ShyGuy on one side and Luigi on the other.



I’m not a quilter, but I can really appreciate all the work that goes into these pixel quilt pieces. (I own a fabulous Black Mage quilt by Quiltoni so I’ve seen close-up what these things are made of.)
I know some of you are quilters, or maybe you know a quilter, and would like to know how something like Suedre’s bag is made. Well, there’s good news – she wrote a tutorial detailing exactly how it’s done!

Please also check out her website, The Bored Zombie, for more crafty greatness!