Geometric Cross Stitch Pattern Spotlight

Humble Bee Geometric Cross Stitch Pattern by DiminionSisters (Source: Etsy)

When it comes to geometric cross stitch patterns, most fit into two categories; super simple or super complicated. However, rarely, you’ll find a really special geometric pattern.

Geometric Bee Cross Stitch Pattern By DominionSisters

Humble Bee Geometric Cross Stitch Pattern by DominionSisters (Source: Etsy)
Humble Bee Geometric Cross Stitch Pattern by DominionSisters (Source: Etsy)

Today we’re featuring DominionSisters. When looking at geometric patterns, you probably expect the abundance of animals converted into geometric blocks, or even repeating patterns, and what’s exactly why I chose DiminionSisters. They don’t do that. Instead they’ve looked at where geometric patterns exist in the real world.
This humble bumble bee pattern is like many patterns on their store; simple, but classy.

This pattern was found on Etsy.

3D Cross Stitch Pattern Spotlight

Earth and Moon sphere cross stitches by robinsdesign (source: Etsy)

If you couldn’t tell, I love 3D cross stitch. I first dropped into the whole 3D thing with my transforming robot cross stitch, but it was afterwards that I found the person we’re featuring this week.

3D Cross Stitch Patterns By Robin’s Designs

Earth and Moon sphere cross stitches by robinsdesign (source: Etsy)
Earth and Moon sphere cross stitches by robinsdesign (source: Etsy)

Yeh, you heard that right; instead of focusing on just one pattern this week, we’re focusing on Robin’s Design as a whole. You may have seen their work on the site before, as part of the best 3D cross stitch or maybe saw her listed as my inspiration for my Harry Potter Golden Snitch cross stitch.
Unlike anyone else I’ve been able to find in the cross stitch pattern community, Robin’s Design produces amazing, and complex 3D objects, like globes, animals, people, characters, dice and more, yet somehow always makes the patterns super esy to follow. If you haven’t already, you NEED to check out her Etsy, as frankly, its amazing. There are over 100 3D patterns!
 
This pattern was found on Etsy.

Coca Cola Cross Stitch Pattern Spotlight

Coca Cola Can Cross Stitch Pattern by DJStitches (Source: Etsy)

When searching on Etsy we found a list of the most searched terms related to cross stitch patterns. Along side some obvious ones, we found something we were a little surprised by; coca cola.

Coca Cola Can Cross Stitch Pattern by DJStitches

Coca Cola Can Cross Stitch Pattern by DJStitches (Source: Etsy)
Coca Cola Can Cross Stitch Pattern by DJStitches (Source: Etsy)

Whilst there is a wealth of coke related cross stitch pattern goodness on Etsy, most are old adverts or christmas related. However most people search for Coke patterns in spring and summer. My memories of that time normally relate to cracking open a can. So of course, I had to pick a Coca Cola can.
DJStitches, who made this pattern, is a bit of a cross stitch can specialist, with all of the images made pixel by pixel. Whilst this isn’t particularly important normally, when choosing the reds for the can, its super important. By hand picking colors you can ensure that the image you see above, is the image you’re going to get stitched, making it a truly wonderful example of that classic Coke.
More of a diet coke fan? He has one of those too.
 
This pattern was found on Etsy.

Summer Cross Stitch Pattern Spotlight

Summer Window Cross Stitch Pattern by MariBoriEmbroidery (Source: Etsy)

Finding a cross stitch pattern that shows off any season can be hard, but summer is a particularlly hard one. With summers looking different everywhere, and frankly there are only so many sun images you can take.

Summer Window Cross Stitch Pattern by MariBoriEmbroidery

Summer Window Cross Stitch Pattern by MariBoriEmbroidery (Source: Etsy)
Summer Window Cross Stitch Pattern by MariBoriEmbroidery (Source: Etsy)

And that’s why this week, we’re showing off this summer window by MariBoriEmbroidery. Unlike any of the other summer patterns I looked out, it doesn’t involve a sun, its a generic background, and doesn’t have any fancy words. But what it does have, is feeling. The subtle net curtains made up using sashiko, with heavier parts thanks to double patterns, it makes it look like the curtains are flowing in the soft summer wind.
 
This pattern was found on Etsy.

Tea Cross Stitch Pattern Spotlight

Octopus Tea Cross Stitch Pattern by LoLaLottaShop (Source: Etsy)

This week’s pattern spotlight has been seen on the site before. In fact, we used it as an example of a great cross stitch pattern on our how to make sure you buy a quality cross stitch pattern post.

Octopus Tea Cross Stitch Pattern by LoLaLottaShop

Octopus Tea Cross Stitch Pattern by LoLaLottaShop (Source: Etsy)
Octopus Tea Cross Stitch Pattern by LoLaLottaShop (Source: Etsy)

An octopus with a space pattern jumping out of a tea cup may not be the first thing you think of when you think about a cross stitch pattern relating to tea, but we’d argue that this pattern is exactly like a cup of tea. When looking at tea patterns we found a whole slew of cups, kettles, tea bags and other tea related items, but that’s exactly what they were; just items. This pattern, sold by LoLaLottaShop but designed by Vik Dollin shows what its like sipping a cup of tea. The complex flavour battling together is like the wild space design, whilst its warm, calming, hugs from many hands feeling is like an octopus giving you a hug. This pattern is a fantastic example of what drinking tea really is.
It helps that its totally unique too; how many other octopus/space/tea hybrid cross stitch patterns are there?
Finally, it should be noted that we included this pattern on a list of how to find great cross stitch patterns online. It was such a good pattern, that we featured it. If that’s not a show of admiration, I don’t know what is.
 
This pattern was found on Etsy.

Dinosaur Cross Stitch Pattern Spotlight

TRex Cross Stitch Pattern by SongThread (Source: Etsy)

For this weeks cross stitch pattern spotlight we have a double feature. I really struggled on picking which one of these patterns to go with, so went with both!

Dinosaur Cross Stitch Patterns By SongThread

TRex Cross Stitch Pattern by SongThread (Source: Etsy)
TRex Cross Stitch Pattern by SongThread (Source: Etsy)

Triceratops Cross Stitch Pattern by SongThread (Source: Etsy)
Triceratops Cross Stitch Pattern by SongThread (Source: Etsy)

This weeks theme, is dinosaurs. Whilst you can find a whole load of Jurassic Park inspired cross stitch patterns online, its rare to see a skeleton. Mostly, this is down to how dang hard they are to turn into patterns. However SongThread has not only managed to make super accurate dino skeletons, but put a whole load of fun into them with the addition of a crazy cat. Whilst I’m a self confessed dog fan, these are just too good to pass up.
 
This pattern was found on Etsy.

Pokemon Cross Stitch Pattern Spotlight

Beta Pokemon Cross Stitch Pattern by MetamonPatterns (Source: Etsy)

For our pattern spotlight this week I wanted to focus on something people often look for; Pokemon patterns. However with the Pokemon company being rare to give out licenses (or at all in cross stitch), finding a piece that is copyright free is very hard. But not impossible…

Beta Pokemon Cross Stitch Pattern by MetamonPatterns

Beta Pokemon Cross Stitch Pattern by MetamonPatterns (Source: Etsy)
Beta Pokemon Cross Stitch Pattern by MetamonPatterns (Source: Etsy)

This week I’ve decided to feature a pattern by MetamonPatterns. First off, this is not copyrighted. The reason actually comes down to the sprites themselves; before the Pokemon Gold and Silver games came out, a demo was made avaliable at spaceworld 1997, and it included these three pokemon. They were cut from the original game however, so were never copyrighted.
That isn’t what makes this pattern great though (although I love a pattern with a cool story behind it), its the telling of the story. Using a classic Gameboy border with both Japanese and English names makes this piece more than just an average Pokemon pattern. The little nods to the beta Pokemon from spaceworld at the top and bottom add to telling that great story.
 
This pattern was found on Etsy.

Rocket Cross Stitch Pattern Spotlight

Space Rocket Cross Stitch Pattern by PRINTandDECOR (Source: Etsy)

With commercial space flight now a reality, with Virgin Galactic apparently taking everyday citizen’s into space this year, there is a lot going on in space. Obviously that means there’s loads going on with space cross stitch patterns, so to narrow things down a little, today, we’re talking about cross stitch patterns that focus on rockets and space shuttles.

Space Rocket Cross Stitch Pattern by PRINTandDECOR

Space Rocket Cross Stitch Pattern by PRINTandDECOR (Source: Etsy)
Space Rocket Cross Stitch Pattern by PRINTandDECOR (Source: Etsy)

As the spotlight was narrowed down in choice, we got a late contender in the form of PRINTandDECOR’s space shuttle pattern. Initially this looked fairly simple, but as you look further, you can see just how complicated and interesting this pattern is. With the solat system diagram in the back, with actual planets super imposed on top, the super stylised Mars the shuttle is taking off from and the sashiko cloud like smoke coming out of the engines shows that this designer really knows what their doing.
Most cross stitch patterns are as simple as you can see, but by making objects progressively smaller, and making the solar system diagram almost hidden in the deep background, this pattern is truly a special kind of clever.
 
This pattern was found on Etsy.

Marvel Cross Stitch Pattern Spotlight

Marvel Thanos Gauntlet Cross Stitch Pattern by xstitch4love (Source: Etsy)

With an overwhelming amount of cross stitch patterns on an ever increasing list of websites, we’ve decided to help the cross stitch community out by searching the web to find you an awesome pattern from one category a week. These cross stitch patterns will be picked based on their style, creativity and most importantly; their quality. In fact, we’ll only post patterns that we’ve seen stitched examples, seen the pattern, and we know they’re free of copyright.
The best news? These posts are in addition to the once a week post we usually post.
 
This week we’ve decided to start with Marvel. Afterall, the new Marvel movie comes out tomorrow; its an end of an era and the start of a new, so its about time we looked back at those superheroes who made cinematic history.

Marvel Thanos Gauntlet Cross Stitch Pattern by xstitch4love

Marvel Thanos Gauntlet Cross Stitch Pattern by xstitch4love (Source: Etsy)
Marvel Thanos Gauntlet Cross Stitch Pattern by xstitch4love (Source: Etsy)

When it comes to Marvel, there are so many patterns out there; thanks to the sheer volume of films, that its hard to make a choice. However when we saw xstitch4love’s gauntlet design we knew we had to feature it. The gauntlet is simply put; THE symbol of the Marvel movie universe so far.
Featuring every main character from the previous films in black and white with the bright stones standing proud really makes you realise just how poignant the recent movie will be, how far we’ve come, and what will become of the Marvel universe in the future!
 
This pattern was found on Etsy.