Hello! I spent the first part of this week watching and reading coverage of Nintendo at E3, so I got all excited about making Nintendo themed cross stitch patterns. Unfortunately, I don't have Wii Fit Trainer for you guys today, though she will get a sprite pattern soon, but I have made a set of Pikmin patterns! I don't like the Pikmin games at all, since I think they're stressful and depressing, but I do like the Pikmin themselves, meaning that cross stitching them seemed much better than actually getting out the Game Cube game to play it.
Even though the Pikmin are little plant guys instead of people, I wanted to be able to stitch them to fit in with my standee army, so I drew them to match my sprite patterns. They are smaller, though, so I used backstitching for the outline in order to get more detail in without having to deal with a stupid row of black pixels on the outside. These patterns still only use whole stitches, though, so it's still easy to stitch all five of the Pikmin on plastic canvas. I haven't tried it, but I imagine that if you leave off the backstitch, they should work for perler beads, too. Anyway, here is the pattern, which is a glorious product of a long battle between myself and KG Stitch.