Earlier this year, I created cross stitch patterns from the sprites of Pokemon. I'm a sort of originalist when it comes to Pokemon; I really wanted to stitch sprites from the original Red/Blue games as they pioneered my love for gaming.
Pokemon were important to me because growing up, I became very involved in gaming. I remember playing Pokemon Blue and my sister playing Pokemon Red. She quickly abandoned her version, which left it free for me to use two Gameboy Colors to swap Pokemon and catch 'em all. I found solace in collecting all the Pokemon, learning all about them, and giving them tender love and care until they helped me wreck the Elite Eight.
I originally became interested in cross stitching because I love pixel art and how it is portrayed in the medium. After spending a lot of time designing my own patterns, I decided it was time for me to get back to these roots and play with Pokemon again. Soon after, I launched a challenge on Instagram during which followers stitched the first 10 sprites and the first person to do so won a free pattern from my shop. Understanding that this challenge would take a LONG time to finish, I've made the patterns available publicly via the link at the end of this article.
There is still incentive to finish! If you post a picture of 10 Pokemon sprites in the same frame and tag me in that post (@freudianstitch) and use #gottastitchemall2017, you'll have a chance to be featured on these updates. Every now and then, I'll update you all on my progress with the Pokemon sprites. Be sure to check back regularly as I upload sprites until they reach all 151.
While I typically offer my patterns in both color versions and black and white versions, because these patterns were offered for free and there's a large volume to produce, I currently only offer black and white versions. I'll make an announcement if they're ever published in color versions, but that would likely be quite a while to come. I apologize for any inconvenience that this brings.
Click here to download the patterns via Dropbox.
Please note: These patterns are completely free, but please do not distribute or resell them, and please give me credit if you decide to post them. By downloading these patterns, you agree to do so.
I've had requests/questions about how people can support me in exchange for providing these patterns for free. This is super flattering! The best way to support me is to check out my Etsy shop! Even if you don't purchase anything, just taking the time to check it out is extremely meaningful for me. Thank you all for your support!