The Very Best Pop Culture Cross Stitch

We’ve shown the best geeky cross stitch before on our site, but with the lines blurring on popular culture and geek, we feel its time to post some killer cross stitches!


Pokemon go was massive last year, and continues to be a stable app on many of our phones thanks to gen 2, but nothing compares to how awesome the original epic cross stitch is. This version by Eponases shows just how much effort is required with 8 months of stitching.
epic pokemon cross stitch

Video Games

There are frankly loads of video game cross stitches out there now, a large volume of which are mine… but the reason cross stitch got such a cult following back in 2010 was partly due to awesome work being shared on the likes of technabob. This amazing example by psi169 is one of my all time favorites.
Mario Power Ups Cross Stitch

Harry Potter

Harry Potter will ALWAYS (see what I did there?) be a part of our hearts, but there is so much going on in the books and movies, how can you stitch all of them? Well this brilliant Potter inspired sampler by Etsy shop FeltLikeStitching is made particularly poignant by adding a little golden flair.
Sampler Harry Potter Cross Stitch large


1 in 3 people have a tattoo. Hard to get away from now-a-days, but its rare to see a truly brilliant one. However, this rose cross stitch tattoo, whilst not my personal favorite, still goes to show there’s talent out there.

Star Wars

When you think of a Star Wars cross stitch there is only one that comes to mind. The “Coruscant Tapestry” has become so popular it was even posted in major English newspapers.
Star-Wars-tapestry-cross stitch
If you wanted to check out some other Star Wars cross stitch I have a book out too.
Star Wars Cross Stitch Cover by rhys turton lord libidan

Star Trek

Whilst I did have a hand in the below pattern, thanks to my Star Trek Cross Stitch Book, the fact that the below sampler is so fantastic is the designer has merged multiple patterns into one, making a super stitch.
star trek sampler cross stitch

Sherlock Holmes

This awesome little sherlock cross stitch is only made all the cooler by it being so small. aliciawatkins occasionally sells them on her Etsy, so keep your eye out for a chance to get one.
sherlock cross stitch little brains

Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones hit the world my storm, and its clear we’ll get spin offs, but whilst the story is all about being the king or queen, everyone knows its all about owning the map. And now you can thanks to RandomlyGenerated’s Etsy store, featuring this brilliant map you can develop as the stories continue on.
game of thrones map cross stitch

This we missed one off, or want to submit your own? Hit us up with an email or link!

ZF-1 Blueprint Embroidery

Title: ZF-1 Blueprint
Date Completed: November 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Blue
Colours: 1
Film: The Fifth Element

I’ve had some great feedback from my sober blueprint, and so just HAD to do another one. This time I chose my all time favourite film, The Fifth Element, and what better weapon than the ZF-1?

Fifth Element Key

Title: Open Hole Tie Clips
Date Completed: July 2014
Design: Lord Libidan
Movie: Fifth Element
Not only have I adored the Fifth Element as a film (100% the best film EVER), but I’ve always wanted to show it by making a prop from the film. What better than the fifth element key?
3D printed and spray painted. Its made to be as accurate as possible to the film.

You can buy one here!

3D Transforming Soundwave Cross Stitch

Title: 3D Transforming Soundwave
Date Completed: March 2012
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 6
Show: Transformers

After doing my optimus prime transformer and jetfire transformer, people started to notice me. I had a few requests for other patterns, in the majority was this one, sound wave.
The previous tapes I made fit into his cassette deck, and there are a few more coming. I also wanted to have a little more fun with this one, and try to make it as best I could on the first try, so it also has two batteries in his back which convert to a cannon on his shoulder and a gun on his arm.
I am also planning on making a starscream, and might try my hand at megaton, although he is going to be EXTREMELY hard to do…

You can buy this pattern, and my other transformers on my Etsy shop, so go have a look!

Pokemon Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch

Title: Pokemon Home Sweet Home
Date Completed: January 2012
Design: FingerPricks
Count: 16
Canvas: White
Colours: 4
Video Game: Pokemon

I just fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it. Its simplicity, and how it looks back at the traditional sampler (Which before this I hadn’t yet done) yet plays on the pallet town pokemon reference. I knew I had to stitch it, and I also knew it wouldn’t take long. I was slightly delayed however when I started stitching my christmas pokemon half way through it.
You should all check out FingerPrick’s website and etsy. Although most of her stuff isn’t video game related, its still got a load of good contemporary cross stitch.
You can download the home sweet home pokemon pattern for free from a previous post too! Aren’t I nice?

Christmas Pokemon Bauble Cross Stitches

Title: Christmas Pokemon
Date Completed: December 2011
Design: Lord Libidan & Ristvak
Count: 14
Canvas: Plastic
Colours: 32
Video Game: Pokemon

It’s Christmas! I have fond memories of Christmas TV when I was a kid, and what really stands out was the Pokemon Christmas specials. I wanted to do something Christmasy and asked ristvak to do a few patterns for me, so I could make some cross stitch Pokemon baubles.

3D Pokemon Choice Cross Stitch

Title: 3D Pokemon Choice
Date Completed: December 2011
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 16
Video Game: Pokemon
Canvas: White
Colours: 20
Video Game: Pokemon

After seeing a piece on Mr X Stitch I fell in love with the idea of doing a stereoscopic stitch. You have to wear red blue glasses to see the 3D, but hostly I think the image without is just a nice looking.
The pattern is also available (not in 3D) on my etsy shop: Link

Portal Wheatley Core Cross Stitch

Title: Portal Wheatley Core
Date Completed: October 2011
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 14
Canvas: Black
Colours: 6
Video Game: Portal

When I saw this pattern I had a urge to stitch it. It only took a week, and I positioned it for a frame I’ve had floating around a while.
Pattern is not my own.

To find more contemporary and video game cross stitch, see my gallery, and if you want to have a go yourself you can find patterns and kits on my etsy store!