Do you remember cross stitch? You know, where you use embroidery thread on fabric, make a bunch of tiny little x stitches, and it ends up being an awesome pattern that you can display as art? Well, if Pinterest is any indication, cross stitch is BACK: cross stitch patterns are popping up everywhere!
Of course, we love the return of this trend since it’s a super fun way to display our love of all things nerdy! So, we took some of our favorite characters like Marty McFly and Mario, and turned them into cross stitch patterns. What could be better than that? If they were free for you to download and use? They are!
What you'll need to get started:
- Cross stitch fabric (which can usually be found at your local craft supply store or online).
- An embroidery hoop (small or large depending on your preference).
- Various colors of DMC embroidery thread.
Once you have all of your supplies, just click on your favorite pattern(s) and download the PDFs. Print them out on an 8.5x11 piece of paper and get stitching!
Back to the Future Cross Stitch Pattern
You just need 1.21 gigawatts.
Mario Bros. Cross Stitch Pattern
Hoo hoo! Just what I needed!
Doctor Who Cross Stitch Pattern
Hold tight and pretend it's a plan.
Star Wars Cross Stitch Pattern
Stitch or stitch not. There is no try.
Legend of Zelda Cross Stitch Pattern
You know this is sage advice.
Minecraft Cross Stitch Pattern
This cross stitch pattern is dynamite!
We hope that you had fun making a geeky cross stitch pattern or two! What are some of your favorite movies and tv shows? Do you have a favorite quote? What would make a really good pop culture cross stitch pattern? Feel free to pop your two cents into the comments below. Who knows—if there's enough interest, we could take a stab at creating even more fun, free cross stitch patterns!
Patterns designed by Kate Lemke with additional input from Elise Schwartz and Aleksandra Sobic.