Geek Crafts: Geek Love Cross Stitch Pattern

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Hello, Geek Crafters!

Hi, I’m Haley Pierson-Cox! If you follow my blog, The Zen of Making, then you already know that I’m a pretty geeky gal. (The TARDIS dress really gives it away, doesn’t it?) But, if you’re just meeting me for the first time today, consider this your warning: I’m about to talk nerdy to you. So, strap on that proton pack, pick up the gold bikini from the cleaners, and make sure your sonic screwdriver is fully charged, because, thanks to FaveCrafts, I’ll be taking you on a new adventure into the fabulous and freaky world of geek crafts every week!

Since this is the first column in my series, I’m kicking things off by sharing a little geek love. So, if you’ve ever painted a Warhammer army, stalked Adam Savage at the Emmys (that actually happened), or studied Klingon in your spare time, download a free copy of my cross-stitch pattern and let your geek flag fly!

Materials:

  • Cross-stitch fabric, 5” x 5” square of 14-count
  • Embroidery floss, less than 1 skein each of navy blue, gray, light blue, red, green, yellow, and silver
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery scissors or thread nippers
  • Pattern


Step 1
Cross-stitch patterns are worked in horizontal rows. To begin, work the first leg of each stitch across the full length of the row using 2-ply embroidery floss. Count each stitch carefully to ensure correct spacing.


Step 2
Once you’ve stitched all of the legs in one direction, cross each stitch in the opposite direction, working backwards toward the beginning of the row.


Step 3
Once you’ve completed the first row, finish each subsequent row following the instructions in steps 1 and 2.


Step 4
After you’ve completed all rows in the pattern, give your glasses a touch of personality by adding silver temples to the pairs in navy and yellow french knot “pearls” to the pairs in green.

Tips for successful stitching:

  • To avoid bumps, embroidery floss is not knotted on the back of cross-stitch pieces. To secure each color in place, leave a long tail on the back and stitch over the end as you work.
  • If you’re working a row that has more than one color, complete all of the stitches in one color before moving on to the next.
  • Get creative: mix up colors and glasses designs to make piece that’s perfect for you!

Are you ready to get your geek on? Leave a comment below and tell me about the shows, characters, movies, books, etc. that you’d like to see featured in my weekly geek crafts posts!

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Comments

  1. Gretcheina Myers says

    I totally love this idea!!! I have a geek in my household and I think this would make a nice gift for them… thanks for sharing…

  2. says

    Love this project and love this column! I can see myself making this for my daughter. My daughter is always geeking out over anything Doctor Who and anything Star Trek. As for me, I’m getting VERY excited for the Avengers movie (Ironman….woohoooo!) coming out this summer!

  3. says

    LOVE this craft, Haley! Some of my nerdy likes that I would love to see in a project are XFiles, Battlestar Galactica, time travel, you know, in general.

  4. Dawn43 says

    Love this pattern… Not a TOTAL geek (never tried to learn Klingon), but I’ve done my share of learning sign language, shorthand, braille, and morse code in the past… Have you seen the Dr Who pattern where someone turned all the doctors into birds and put them on a large stick? I think I have the picture but not the pattern… Would love the pattern… Love your blog…

  5. says

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  6. Erin says

    This is so wonderful! I know this has been posted for over a year, but I was wondering if you could post which colors you used? I just love the blue on the words and the green for the glasses, but I can’t quite figure out what colors they are.

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