Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Old School My Little Pony Sprite Patterns

Hello! I'm not going to type too much in this post, since charting the patterns for today took longer than I'd anticipated. I haven't been very productive lately, though, so I'm sort of excited to say that I have some new patterns for you guys! Making animal sprite patterns was sort of fun, and when I was little, I really liked My Little Ponies, so I wanted to see if I could make some tiny versions of the toys I had when I was little. At first, it seemed like it wouldn't work, but after getting some pencils and graph paper, I was able to make a base that I thought was reasonably good for making cross stitch patterns of late 80s and early 90s My Little Pony stuff. It's still sort of based on the Phantasy Star II graphics, so they would match the other sprite patterns, but rather than editing those sprites, I took the leg size and two pixel eyes while working on the ponies. Size-wise, though they require a bit more stitching than the normal sprite patterns, they're slightly shorter than them, too, which should make them look nice if you cut them out as standees like I do.

For today, I'm just posting three of my old fashioned My Little Pony sprite patterns for your cross stitching pleasure, since that seems like it would be enough of a cross section to show off how easy it is to make them look like the actual toys. The first of them is Tootie Tails, a yellow pineapple pony that I liked best when I was little, since she smelled like fruit and was really brightly colored. It was sort of fun to try and get the curly hair to look right, and I'm working on stitching it now. After that, I did a chart of one named Bluebelle, which I don't think I ever had. Her color scheme was pleasant, though, and I wanted to see how the straighter mane and tail would look, so I made a pattern of her anyway. The last of the three is one of the baby ponies, cryptically named Baby Beach Ball. I wanted to see if I could get one of the smaller ones to work well and don't have many orange patterns, so that's why she got chosen.

I don't have any special notes on stitching these, since they're all pretty straightforward patterns, but it seems like it would be fun to use specialty floss on them for glittery hair or to try and replicate shiny plastic. Either way, though, I hope that you enjoy these for cross stitching or beading or whatever you'd like to do!

Now that those are posted, I'm done for today, because I'm temporarily sick of using my computer! If you liked these patterns and have any My Little Ponies that you'd like to see, though, let me know! It's been really fun to make these. I'm hoping to do a post of more normal patterns soon, but until then, have a happy Thanksgiving and good luck with all of your craft stuff!


  1. I love these! Makes me think of my childhood, too cute!

  2. These are so cute!
    I remember my first Pony was Applejack and my sister had Posy...memories! :D

  3. These are lovely,Thank you. I hope you don't mind but I have linked to this on my blog : )

  4. I have been very remiss at commenting on your posts, so let me first say Thank You for the Princess, Princess sprites. *grins* They're going to be a blast to stitch up.

    Second, the pony sprites are cute and another thing I can't wait to stitch up along with some of the other colorful patterns.