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Topic: Nyan Cat Cross Stitch!  (Read 16708 times)
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« on: June 23, 2011 01:57:23 PM »

I discovered Nyan Cat a little over a month ago, and immediately decided I needed to make a cross stitch of it. I hadn't done a cross stitch in YEARS, so it was interesting getting back into it. I made the pattern myself (the ultra hard way by hand, not easy computer way), and used 16 count Aida cloth and 3 strands of DMC for the cat (because I wasn't sure how much to use Roll Eyes) and 2 strands for the rainbow once I figured out what I was doing.  Cheesy

You can't tell in the above picture, but there is bunching around the cross stitch and I'm not sure how to fix it.

Also, nyan cat needs your help! From the beginning, I knew I was going to frame this and not put it in a hoop. But I want to do a small border around the edge. I'm not sure if I want to do "nyan" repeated or a dark blue border with small stars like in the video.

C&C appreciated! (Especially with the border question).

And if you've never seen Nyan Cat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011 02:03:27 PM »

Love that so much! I like the idea of putting nyan around the border.

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011 02:28:19 PM »

Awesome stitching! I think a border would look awesome, maybe something super bright.

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011 04:42:32 PM »

hahaha this is awesome and makes me smile.  Cheesy

Did you see the video on YouTube has a cute lil Nyan cat timebar?
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011 04:49:27 PM »

I like your idea for the border, a lot.

As for the puckering, try ironing it with a damp cloth over it. That may help.

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011 07:19:10 PM »

Thanks, all! Nyan cat makes me so happy!  Grin And yes, the new time bar on the video is great! I think I'll do a nyan border in rainbow colors, maybe? Thanks for the tip Subee! I'll try it out. Hopefully it will work.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011 07:44:54 PM »

This is terrifying in the most adorable way possible Cheesy And I second the idea for a rainbow nyan border. So cute!

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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011 08:07:33 PM »

Just saw this for the first time from your link and OMG!!! So friggin cute!!!!!  I love it!  I want a nyan cat now!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011 11:04:37 AM »

You?  Are amazing.  I say go for the blue stars as a border.

Great job!
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011 10:09:18 AM »

I more then love this! ahah!
I like the blue stars border idea, I think that would be cute Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2011 07:23:25 AM »

Nyan twins! =3

Although I think mine's a lot smaller than yours (i.e 1 pixel= 1 stitch), so kudos to you for making it even bigger!

And yeah, I would say stars for the border, if you're still looking for opinions  Grin
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011 11:42:34 AM »

That looks fantastic Tyuriwen! Yes, mine is bigger. I did 4 stitches to 1 pixel, so his finished height is 2.375" and length is 6.675". I still haven't done a border yet. I'm thinking of doing a combo with stars and rainbow "nyan."
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2011 06:31:00 PM »

So cute!
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011 07:29:46 PM »

hahahaha so cute!
If you google nyan cat cross stitch, there's a really cool one on a dark blue background that has the stars in the background, it looks neat.
As far as the fabric bunching, you're probably pulling a little to hard while stitching, I know when I started trying out cross stitch I had the same issue.

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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2011 09:39:02 PM »

SO CUUUUTE! High five!

« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011 11:37:39 AM »

Nyan for the border! That'd be awesome! Now I want to make one Cheesy
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2011 02:19:58 PM »

I love this so much. Any chance you might be willing to post a pattern? I'd love to make one for a friend!
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2011 12:14:16 PM »

great job!
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2012 09:32:59 AM »

I haven't been on here is a while! I stopped working on this for a bit, then went back to it, and figured out the border. It is a combination of "nyan" in rainbow colors and stars on a dark indigo background. I'm almost done with it, and will post a pic of the finished project.

monicong, I've never made a digital pattern before, but I will try to get one on here for this!

Thanks for the comments! I might be stitching too tightly. I never thought of that. But ironing it did help with the bunching.
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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2012 12:26:51 PM »

I just finished a Nyan Cat cross stitch as well! It was so fun! The pattern I used is from Birdie Stitching (found at http://www.wingtips.org.uk/ along with tons of pokemon patterns!)

What is really awesome is that I used glow in the dark thread for the little stars ^___^
The only thing I'm sad about is I attempted to use thread I had instead of going out to buy new thread just for the pattern and the only problem with that is that the grey is a bit darker than it should have.
Also, if I make another, I will start with dark blue fabric instead of white so that it really looks like he's running through space!

The only change I made to this last picture is I added more glowing stars LOL couldn't stop myself!
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2012 07:17:15 PM »

XenLoLo, it is awesome and so cute! I love that you used glow in the dark floss for the stars. I wish I had known about it before doing mine. If I make another one (but smaller!) I want to do it on dark blue cloth, too. And thanks for posting that pattern site! I already know I'm going to be doing some projects from it. I also used what colors I had already. The colors I had were fairly close, though.

Well, a little over a year later, it's finished!  Grin

I still have to figure out how to frame it, as I didn't leave a lot of excess cloth around the Nyan Cat. Oops. Roll Eyes It will fit in an 8"x10" frame, so I just have to get creative with matting.

I do have a pattern made up for this larger Nyan Cat and border, but have to figure out how to have it to where people can download it. Because it might be too big to just have the image posted where they can right click it to save it.

My next Nyan Cat project will be this (Just the Nyan Cat, rainbow, and the purple pixels above the cat*):

This one is a bit unusual. The Nyan Cat site is currently down, but on this page (the 404 page), the background music is Lavender Town music from Pokemon. Smiley I will definitely use glow in the dark thread instead of white on this one.

* I found out that the purple pixels are the Missing No glitch from Pokemon Red and Blue. I didn't play much Pokemon, so didn't make the connection between the pixels and Lavender Town music.
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2012 01:29:33 PM »

I just squee'd.  I need this in my life.  I'm definitely making one.  Great work!

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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2012 11:21:20 AM »

Thanks, sinellia! Nyan Cat is definitely squee worthy.  Smiley

I have a pattern posted on my blog: http://modgeekbykg.blogspot.com/2012/09/nyan-cat-cross-stitch-pattern.html Just right click and select "view image" to view it larger. You could also just click the image, but I think one can view it larger by right clicking it.
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