Craft a Pokémon | Daniel Boone Regional Library

Craft a Pokémon

Today, as you begin your incredible journey, you must make a hard choice. Perhaps the most important decision you will ever make. Which will you start with? Charmander, Squirtle or Bulbasaur? 

Like all Pokémon trainers before you, you must weigh the strengths and weaknesses of each choice. Your first Pokémon will be the hardest as you learn just how to start and tie, poke and prod, care for and complete it. It will undoubtedly be messy, but it will always hold a special place in your heart. 

Choosing your first project is one of the most rewarding and exciting parts of the wonderful world of cross stitch!

Wait…cross stitch???

Pokemon Cross Stitch

Yes, Pokémon cross stitch! Using your intelligence, dexterity and creativity, you too can master the three starter Pokémon. These three patterns are perfect for the first time cross stitcher (or a seasoned Pokémon trainer).

To get started, you will need the following:

  • Embroidery needle
  • Three 4”x4” pieces of 14CT Aida Cloth 
  • A 3” embroidery hoop
  • Small scissors
  • Pokémon printed patterns 
  • Pencil
  • DMC Embroidery Floss Colors: blanc (white), 310, 321, 336, 435, 598, 704, 741, 800, 839,  996, 3345 and 3822.

If you have never cross stitched before, then I recommend watching this quick tutorial on how to create a cross stitch design. If you’re lucky enough to know someone who already knows how to cross stitch, this can be a great thing for them to help you with. I know my mom gave me a lot of great pointers when I first started, like how to always make sure you’re crossing your x’s in the same direction every time! 

To get your cross stitch set up, you’ll need to first put one of your fabric squares in the hoop. Try to get the fabric centered and taut. Next, you’ll want to pick which color you want to start with. Pick a color near the middle of the fabric, like the orange in the Charmander, and start stitching! If you’ve never read a cross stitch chart before, then this is another great video to get you started. I recommend coloring in your pattern with a pencil as you go to keep track of your progress.

After you have finished all three of your Pokémon, you’ll officially be on your way to mastering both Pokémon and cross stitch!