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Night Vale Cross Stitch, Finally!  2

Stitched Fancy Dog Park

Hello Stitchers! I have some special charts for you today. I have been working on these Welcome to Night Vale cross stitch charts on and off for six months, and I have been dieing to share them. It was not till the other day that I realized it had been four months since I made a blog post! It has been a long and crazy four months: I re-injured my shoulder (don’t wrestle drunk bike messengers kids), my roommate is still pretty sick but is at the Mayo Clinic right now getting the “Dr. House” work up , and I got to scratch “Have dog with mohawk” scratched off my bucket list.
(Sir Murphy Loves it)

Thankfully things are starting to calm a bit and I can get back to charting nerdy things on a more frequent basis.

I have quite a few Night Vale charts for you today, and tried to make patterns for all level of stitcher. To save space I had to shrink some of the images, so hopefully you get a good idea of how they might look. I also added some technique info and “just marks” versions of most patterns for those of you who like to adjust colors, or just don’t like having the colors filled in. Most patterns are also multi-paged, to make them easier to ready without having to enlarge them from a single PDF page.

As always please contact me with any questions, comments, offerings of chocolate, broken links, pattern issues, pictures of puppies, or pics of your creations (my favorite).

Enjoy!

-Molina

*click on my FAQ page if you need help reading or downloading patterns.

NIGHTVALEKN DMC PALLET

On many of the patterns I have the script “empty”, or as “background”. I have a very good reason for this, so I made up this sample of several ways to tackle lettering. You can use these techniques to personalize my patterns or to help you tackle letters surrounded by stitching on any patterns you create.

Back stitch samples

My favorite way for dealing with script on a solid stitched background is #1 and #7, back stitching around the “empty” background fabric.

I find #1 to be cleaner and easier to read than just stitching in the number flat, like #5, #10, and #(1)3.

#1 and #7 give greater depth, texture, and clarity than no back stitch on an empty background like in #(1)1 or the muddyness of cross and back stitching in the same color like #3, #8, and #1(3).

I also find that having back stitching in a color contrasting neighboring stitches like #1,#4,#6,#7,#9, or#(1)2, make the symbols much easier to read than having similar colors like #2,#8, or #11.

If you are using a large fabric or grid to work on, like monks cloth, the back stitching might not have as great a visual impact on any kind of script or numerals you might use, so these samples might not hold as much weight for you. As always, make some samples first to see if your thread count or back stitching technique need adjusting.

Fancy Welcome Fancy Welcome

Fancy Welcome
Fancy Welcome -Marks

Fancy Welcome Large
Fancy Welcome Large -Marks

Fancy Glow Cloud Fancy All Hail

Fancy All Hail
Fancy All Hail -Marks

Fancy All Hail Large
Fancy All Hail Large -Marks

Stitched Fancy Dog Park Fancy Dog Park

Fancy Dog Park
Fancy Dog Park -Marks

Wheat FreeWheat Free
Wheat Free

Death SamplerDeath Sampler

Death Sampler Complex
Death Sampler Complex -Marks

Death Sampler
Death Sampler -Marks

Death Sampler Simple
Death Sampler Simple -Marks

Large Welcome DescribeQuotes Large

Welcome Large
Welcome Large -Marks

Describe Yourself Large
Describe Yourself Large -Marks

Two Large ConfusedConfused Quote Large

Confused Cloud Large
Confused Cloud Large -Marks

Confused Words and Eyes Large
Confused Words and Eyes Large -Marks

WordsGuns Large GunsGun Quote Large

Guns Words and Eyes
Guns Words and Eyes -Marks

Guns Large
Guns Large -Marks

Words Dog Large DogDog Park Quote Large

Dog Park Words and Eyes
Dog Park Words and Eyes -Mark

Dog Park Large
Dog Park Large -Marks

Wtnv 3 collageQuote Collage

White Letters On Black
White Letters On Black -Marks

White Letters on Purple
White Letters on Purple -Marks

Just Words
Just Words -Marks

SM Welcome Dog PrkQuotes Small

Welcome Small
Welcome Small -Marks

Dog Park Small
Dog Park Small -Marks

SM Guns ConfusedQuotes Small

Guns Small
Guns Small -Marks

Confused Small
Confused Small -Marks

WTNV BackgroundsBackgrounds

Figures With Eyes
Figures With Eyes – Marks

Figures With Cloud Small
Figures With Cloud Small – Marks

Figures With Fence and Cloud
Figures With Fence and Cloud – Marks

Figures With Fence and Eyes
Figures With Fence and Eyes – Marks

 

 

 

Valentine’s Hearts and Our Favorite Night Vale Couple  0

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Hello Stitchers!
That time of year is upon us where candy, diamonds, and cheesy romance movies are thrown in our faces. It is Valentine season, so I decided to whip up some knit/crochet charts that go with the season, and some that express the true love between one of my favorite couples, Cecil & Carlos (Celios if you are in the know).

If you don’t listen to the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, I strongly suggest you at least listen to the first one. It is not your average podcast, it’s more of a radio play. Cecil is a local radio host from the desert town of Night Vale, and Carlos is the brilliant and dreamy Scientist who comes into town. Carlos finds that Night Vale is the most scientifically interesting town in the world. Things in Night Vale just do not follow the rules: Beware of librarians, do not enter the dog park, and above all else Hail the Mighty Glow Cloud!

So today I have a couple Valentines charts, one happy, and one on the mend. I also have quite a few Cecil & Carlos charts. There is something for every level of color work stitcher, from beginner to “I want as many strands as possible”. Each set is basically the same chart with different color variations. I almost forgot, I made some charts of the great Night Vale eye as well. Don’t worry cross stitchers, I have some special Night Vale patterns up for you soon.
Red Heart for these charts
All the colors above are used in today’s charts, and are from the Red Heart Classic Yarn Collection. Some other good Acrylic options are Vanna’s Choice: Eggplant (Dark Purple), Dusty Purple (Purple), and Choice Raspberry (Pink).

I hope you have a good Valentines Day. If you get bored on your date night you could alwayssend my friend Matt Ward (Stand up comedian and swell enough guy), a tweet because Saint Valentine stole his birthday. Personally I will be watching Anything For Love because Patrick Gilmore is in it, and it seems I only leave the house for puppies and family anymore (yes mom I know this is why I’m still single).

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, boxes of chocolates, bad links, or pics of your creations (my favorite).

Enjoy!

-Molina

HEARTSHeart Knit
Broken Heart Knit
CC HEARTCecil Heart Carlos Purple Lavender Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos Black White Knit
CC BLOCKSCecil Heart Carlos Block White Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos Block Pink Knit
CC HEART MIC BKRColors = Words, Background, Border
Cecil Heart Carlos White Black Purple Mic Beaker Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos Black Pink Black Mic Beaker Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos White Pink Purple Mic Beaker Knit
Cecil Heart Carlos Black White Black Mic Beaker Knit
MIC BKR SIMPLE
Colors= Beaker, Background, Border
Microphone Beaker Purple Lavender Purple Simple Knit
Microphone Beaker Lavender Purple Black Simple Knit
Microphone Beaker Purple Black Pink Simple Knit
Microphone Beaker Lavender White Lavender Simple Knit
MIC BKR REGULARColors= Backgroung, Boarder
Microphone Beaker Purple Black Regular Knit
Microphone Beaker Pink – Purple Black Regular Knit
Microphone Beaker White Purple Regular Knit
Microphone Beaker Black Purple Regular Knit
MIC BKR MEDIUMColor= Beaker, Background, Boarder
Microphone Beaker Pink Black Purple Medium Knit
Microphone Beaker LLavender White Black Medium Knit
Microphone Beaker LLavender Pink Black Medium Knit
MIC BKR COMPLEXMicrophone Beaker Pink Extra Knit
Microphone Beaker White Extra Knit
MIC BKRMicrophone
Beaker
NIGHT VALE EYEThe Great Night Vale Eye Pink Knit
The Great Night Vale Eye Lavender Knit

Bowie  12

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Hello Stitchers!

I know you haven’t heard from me since November, things at the house have been kinda crazy since my roommate has been in and out of various hospitals due to her autoimmune encephalitis. Just yesterday she got in a wreck while on the way to the ER, luckily she only had a little extra stress from the adrenaline, she and the driver were both fine. People come from all over the world to wreck their vehicles in Columbus, it’s crazy during inclement weather. We just had our first real snow fall this past week and people are just wrecking left and right. The snow sure is pretty though.

I lost my phone at a 7-11 on the way back from Christmas with my family. I do all my charts on my phone, so I borrowed my roommate’s iPad to whip These up. I should be getting an old phone from a friend this week and can not wait.

In 1999 I bought my first stereo. It cost me $20 and was a Frankenstine machine built from the rag tag parts from future owner’s deceased parent’s stereos. The best part was that it had an 8 track and those things were in every thrift store & cheap. The two I listened to the most, while pulling all weekers, were both David Bowie, Space Oddity and Young Americans (I got the images from eBay).
8Tracks
I was sad when the old worn out tapes broke, and I did replace them once or twice before I could afford a fancy new stereo with a CD player *ooooooh*.

When I heard Bowie had passed I jumped to my first line of mourning, I had to chart him. So today I have a few knit charts and a cross stitch patter based on the Aladdin Sane cover art.

I decided tried something new for the knit charts this time around, I used only Red Heart Classic Colors. I know it can be hard to finding the right colors to go with color work charts. I went with Red Heart because everyone can afford it, is easy to find, and it is acrylic for us poor souls with wool allergies.

Feel free to send me any of your finished projects, contact me about any questions or comments, and stay warm out there.

Enjoy!

-Molina

*Just click on the link below an image to download the chart from Dropbox
Bowie KnitBowie Aladdin Sane Knit

Bowie Knit SimpleBowie Aladdin Sane Simplified Knit

Bowie Knit OpenBowie Aladdin Sane Open Eyes Knit

Bowie CrossBowie Aladdin Sane Cross Stitch

Link and My Hiatus  2

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Hello Stichers! Sorry my posting hiatus lasted a few months longer than I expected. First I injured my foot pretty badly, then I moved in with a friend of mine because she was sick and Dr. House was not available, and then we had to get roommates because Cobra insurance is insane. Then last yesterday we finally got a diagnosis: Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, the same rare disease I spent all last summer working on an educational campaign for because another friend of mine contracted it. I almost feel cursed, but I am glad that I could have potentially saved the life of a great friend.

Today I bring you some charts from Zelda, but you don’t have to be a sword wielding elf to save the day. I used the names I called the characters back in the day, when we had to blow into that shiny gold cartridge every time we played. There are knit/crochet charts as well as cross stitch charts, so everyone can stitch their way to victory.

As always, feel free to message me with any questions, comments, winning lottery numbers, or pictures of your creations.

Enjoy!

-Molina

*I have no professional relationship with Nintendo or the creators of The Ledgend of Zelda*

Large linkLink Large Cross Stitch

Stick itLink Just Stick it Cross Stitch

Diamond girlsDiamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Cross Stitch
Diamonds are a Boy’s Best Friend Cross Stitch

Bling blingBling Bling Bling Cross Stitch

Link knitLink Side Knit

Links shieldLink’s Shield Knit

Grumble manGrumble Grumble Man Knit

Grumble grumbleGrumble Grumble Words Knit

BaddieBaddie Knit

TreeTree Knit

Forest blockForest Block Knit


Get Un-Bored With Sherlock  0

Sherlock main pick

Hello stitchers! It has been an awfully busy last few weeks. I was watching multiple houses filled of animals and forgot which house I actually lived a few times. When I got some time I wrote out this post and then realized I totally messed up the charts and had to re-do them. Sleep deprivation is not my friend.

I know there are a lot of SuperWhoLock and just plain Sherlock fans out there, so I whipped up a blanket chart that you can use to make make a wallpaper, or a bored wallpaper blanket. I have the repeat of the wallpaper and the smiley face that fits into the repeat so you can adjust it to sit wherever you want on the blanket. I also have a few variations of just blocks, so you can make them into pillows or add them to a blanket or whatever your little heart desires.

As always, feel free to contact meif you find a janky link, want to see cute puppy pictures, have any questions, or have pics of projects you want to share. I love seeing your pics.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

-Molina

Sherlock bored blanketSherlock Blanket Knit Repeat
Sherlock Bored Blanket Smile Section Knit
Wallpaper 1Sherlock Wallpaper Block 1 Knit
Wallpaper 2Sherlock Wallpaper Block 2 Knit
Wallpaper 3Sherlock Wallpaper Block 3 KnitSmile blockSherlock Wallpaper Smile Block Knit

May the Knit be With You  0

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Hello stitchers! I always thought that there were so many Star Wars charts out there that there was no point in making more, but as it turns out everyone seems to want me to chart some, so I did. This seems like the perfect day. They are mostly dark side, which should probably worry me. See, the first time I ever wore two Darth Vader socks instead of one Yoda and one Vader, I ended up falling on the slippery front steps and breaking my big toe so bad that I had to quit my job. I learned the hard way, there must be balance in the force.

I hope you have a great Star Wars day!

Enjoy!

-Molina

 

YodaYoda Color Knit
Yoda Outline Knit

imageYoda Small Color Knit
Yoda Small Outline Knit

TrooperStormtrooper Knit

Trooper smStormtrooper Small Knit

VaderDarth Vader Knit
Vader smDarth Vader Small Knit

JubbaJubba Knit
Jubba Outline Knit

Jubba smJubba Small Color Knit
Jubba Outline Knit

BobbaBobba Fett Knit
Bobba Fett Outline Knit

Bobba smallBobba Fett Small Knit
Bobba Fett Small Outline Knit

Princess hanLeia and Han Knit

 Leia and Leia

DAREDEVIL!  0

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Hello stitchers! When I was a kid my dad had this huge stack of comic books, most of them were Conan the Barbarian, Thor, and Silver Surfers. I however preferred one that my brother thought was kinda lame, Daredevil! This Friday, Neflix released their new Daredevil show, and I just got done binging on the first three episodes. I am very happy with it (much better than the movies). I really like the guy playing Foggy, I would totally hang with him….without the eel drinking that is.

During my viewing I charted up a couple versions of The DD himself. Yes I was watching, I just have a hard time sitting still without having something to do with my hands. I have Daredevil, a simplified version, and also both as just outlines. They are all in 5×6 knit/crochet blocks.

Feel free to contact me with your favorite Matt Murdock moments, pretty pictures of your projects, lethargic links, or charismatic comments. Enjoy! -Molina *Just click on the hyperlink of the charts you like, and it will take you to the free PDF download Daredevil Daredevil Knit

Daredevil Outline Knit image Daredevil Simplified Knit

Daredevil Simplified Outline Knit

Stitch a Banksy  0

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Hello stitchers! I have waited a long time to write this post, March was pretty crappy. I spent most of the month sick as a dog and then my Grandma passed away from Alzheimer’s, so I spent last week with the family and staying with my dad. We ate a lot of if cream and watched a lot of Sci-Fi.

I had plenty of time to work on my, as promised, finished project of one of today’s charts. My dad’s cat Jimmy, is pretty sneaky and decided that cross stitch floss is the ultimate toy. Lucky he plays fetch so he took it straight to my dad & I fashioned a decoy spool so I could work in peace.
Jimmy x

Today’s charts are all based on Banksy pieces. I have always been interested in his work, and other thought provoking forms of street art and stencil work.

I finished my version of what I am calling “Girl With Balloon” (I made up names for all the pieces), just in time to take some quick pictures and give it to my mom before I left to drive back to the city.
Banksy girl x

I added back stitching to all the black and on the bottom row of the grey to “ground” it a little.
Banksy girl x detail

I learned a lot making this piece since it is the largest piece I have made, the first time I have used Size 11 fabric, and the largest amount of fill color I have done. I didn’t realize how much more floss it would take, and since I was using vintage floss, I hade to use two versions of black and grey, but it worked out. I also learned that talking while stitching leads to having to pull and re-stitch a lot (there are still a few mistakes).

My phone got a workout charting all of these and I had a couple of late nights obsessively charting because it was hard editing down pieces. Most of these charts are in both cross stitch blocks and knit/crochet blocks, with a few exceptions. I even have a couple large scale or “blanket” sized charts for those of you into larger scale projects.

As always please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, favorite ice cream flavors, or pics of your finished projects (my favorite!).

I’m working on a give away for you guys soon, so keep a look out for that, and like my Hapeless Stitcher page on Facebook for post updates and fellow stitchers’ pics.

Enjoy!

-Molina

imageArt Killer Cross Stitch
Art Killer Knit
BalloongrBalloon Girl Cross Stitch
Balloon Girl Knit
BanabombBanana Bomb Cross Stitch
Banana Bomb Knit
Bobby flipBobby Flip Cross Stitch
Bobby Flip Knit
Shopping cartFalling Shopper Knit
FlwrBombFlower Bomb Cross Stitch
Flower Bomb Knit
Flower Bomb B&W Knit
Flower bomb blanketFlower Bomb Knit Blanket
imageGas Man Cross Stitch
Gas Man Knit
Heart ballonGirl With Balloon Cross Stitch
Girl With Balloon Knit
Heart ballon blanketGirl With Balloon Knit Blanket
Homo mcHomo McMan Cross Stitch
Homo McMan Knit
Killer monaKiller Mona Lisa Cross Stitch
Killer Mona Lisa Knit
K pandaKiller Panda Cross Stitch
Killer Panda Knit
K bobbiesKissing Bobbies Cross Stitch
Flwr manMan With Flowers Knit
Monkey board*you can stitch the board blank as well, or add your own words

Monkey Board Cross Stitch

Monkey Board Knit
Monkey queenMonkey Queen Cross Stitch
Monkey Queen Knit
Queen bowieQueen Bowie Cross Stitch
Queen Bowie Knit
Red carpet ratRed Carpet Rat Knit
Umbrella RatUmbrella Rat Cross Stitch
Umbrella Rat Knit

Mixed bag!  0

Frank

Hello Stitchers!

I managed to get sick just as the weather decided to get warm, so I had to go two weeks without stitching or charting. It was not fun to say the least. Because of this I decided to post some random charts that haven’t fit in with others. There are a mix of cross stitch square stitches and 5×6 knit stitches.

As always feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, magic cure-all potions, or pics of your creations.

Enjoy!

-Molina

Frank
Frank Knit
Lamnda
Tri-Lambda Cross Stitch
Tri-Lambda Knit
Tri-Lambda Small Knit
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Lost Girl Medallion 2 Knit
Lost Girl Medallion 1 Knit
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Lost Girl Dyson Tattoo
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Clockwork Orange Alex Cross Stitch
Clockwork eye
Clockwork Orange Eye Knit
Clockwork Orange Eye Cross Stitch
Clockwork Orange Eye Small Cross Stitch
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Misfits Show Knit
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Misfits Band Knit
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Weeping Angel Cross Stitch
Weeping Angel Cross Stitch Simple

Trevor and TVoovies!  2

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Hello stitchers! I have a special post for you today, my friends over at Union Pool have a YouTube show called TVoovies where they mashup a different tv show with a movie every episode, like HOUSE OF CARDS Double-Crosses with Picard, that mashes up Star Trek with House of cards.image

Today the TVoovies season 3 premier comes out, and I hear there is going to be a Doctor Who, mashup this season which you know I am pretty excited about!

In Honor of their 3 season premier, I have created knitting/crochet, Perler bead, and cross stitch charts of some of their original characters from the first two seasons.

I’m going to start with Trevor, who is a series regular. He tends to turn up a lot in the background, sometimes getting kicked around a bit. He also happens to be pretty cute. I have a few version of him. The first is regular old Trevor, from the his first appearance in PARKS AND RECREATION Gets JURASSIC.
imageTrevor Knit
Trevor Simple Knit
Trevor Outline Knit
Trevor Perler

This version of Trevor is my favorite, and is from the Always Sunny Gang Destroy Avatar episode.
imageAvatar Trevor Knit
AvatarTrevor Simple Knit
Avatar Trevor Outline Knit
Avatar Trevor Perler

I also have these special cross stitch charts of Toy Trevor getting zapped, from SONS OF ANARCHY get Buzzed and Woody.
You trevorToy Trevor Cross Stitch
Toy Trevor Simplified Cross Stitch

T-Ron is one of my favorite characters and the first one that made me want to chart some TVoovies. He’s from PARKS AND RECREATION Gets JURASSIC.
imageT-Ron Knit
T-Ron Simple Knit
T-Ron Outline Knit
T-Ron Perler

Next is Sweet Dee’s avatar from Always Sunny Gang Destroy Avatar
imageSweet Dee Knit
Sweet Dee Simple Knit
Sweet Dee Outline Knit
Sweet Dee Perler

This spunky lady is the mummified Dowager Countess from INDIANA JONES Visits DOWNTON ABBEY
imageDowager Countess Knit
Dowager Countess Simple Knit
Dowager Countess Outline Knit
Dowager Countess Perler

I want to scratch this little guys belly. His name is Rhaegal, the baby dragon, from GAME OF THRONES Gets A HANGOVER
imageRhaegal Knit
Rhaegal Simple Knit
Rhaegal Outline Knit
Rhaegal Perler

If you are an Orange is the New Black fan like me, you will love this last one, Crazy Eyes, from GODZILLA wears ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.
Crazy eyesCrazy Eyes Knit
Crazy Eyes Simple Knit
Crazy Eyes Outline Knit
Crazy Eyes Perler

I hope you enjoy TVoovies and these little guys as much as I do (No I’m not getting paid to say nice things, but if someone sent me chocolate I would not object).

As always please let me know what you want to stitch, if you find and funky links, if want to send me fancy socks, or if you have any pics of your finished projects.

Enjoy!

Molina
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