Pokemon exploded into popularity in the 90s and is still going strong now, whether that's with the 90s kids or the gen 8 fans. We probably speak for everyone in their late 20s and early 30s when we say that Pokemon holds a certain place in our hearts, and many of us still have our Pokemon card collection. In fact, if you have a shiny Charizard card hanging around in your attic, it might be time to dust it off and get it on eBay. One rare Charizard from 1999 was reported to sell for £169k. That's right, you could probably buy a decent house for that, who'd of thought that shiny piece of card would be such an investment.


To celebrate this awe-inspiring franchise, we have round up our favourite Pokemon cross stitch from a whole host of amazing creators. It's a diverse list of Pokemon, but we have to admit that a lot of them are of 1st gen Pokemon, and since nostalgia is what these patterns are aiming for, we're sure 90s kids will enjoy this collection.

These Pokemon cross stitch patterns are amazing projects to take on yourself and hang up in your home or give to a friend, as well as the perfect gift for any budding stitcher, as most of them are suitable for beginners. If you are new to cross stitching, we have lots of helpful guides available, find out how to cross stitch or learn more about cross stitch needle sizes.

1. Pikachu cross stitch pattern

A must-have for any pokemon fan, this adorable counted cross stitch pattern is available as a digital download which you will receive within 24hrs, so you can get started straight away. We absolutely love this Pikachu inside a glass jar, he just looks so cute. This counted cross stitch is designed to be suitable for beginners to this craft, so is a really fun project to take on as a newbie. Once you have completed your Pikachu why not frame it and hang it on your wall at home to brighten up any room, or gift it to a friend who loves Pokemon.

pokemon cross stitch

2. Bulbasaur cross stitch kit

A firm favourite amongst Pokemon fans, this cute Bulbasaur will steal your heart! In this kit, you'll receive everything you need to make the design including a counted chart, 14 count Aida, DMC thread, needle and how-to guide. Fun Bulbasaur fact: Bulbasaur’s name means ‘strange seed’ in most languages! In English, it is kind of a mash-up between bulb (seed) and dinosaur.

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3. Wooden Aida Blastoise Cross Stitch Kit

Blastoise is another firm favourite with diehard Pokemon fans, but you might know his devolved version better, the adorable Squirtle! Your completed cross stitch would make a totally unique gift for any Pokemon fans you might know.

pokemon cross stitch

4. Pokeball galaxy edition cross stitch PDF download

We have to say, these Pokeballs are out of this world! The gorgeous design will light up the home of any Pokemon master, as a symbol of their skills. The download includes 27 patterns for pokeballs in coloured symbols and black and white symbols with floss legend, and a beginner's guide to cross stitching.

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5. Gastly Pokemon cross stitch kit

Who doesn't love Gastly, he's creepy and cute all at the same time. Another 1st gen pokemon will give the 90s kids a good throwback, so if you are looking for any stocking stuffers this year, Gastly might just be your guy (or gal), actually scratch that, Gastly has no true form, due to 95% of its body being poisonous gas. This kit comes with everything you need to finish the project, even the awesome purple Aida, making it a little different from your usual cross stitch.

pokemon cross stitch gastly

6. Pokemon cross stitch red

This is really one for the OG fans, this cross stitch features a firm favourite Charizard from the Pokemon Red game released on Gameboy in 1999, and probably worth a bit now if you've still got it! This completed cross stitch would look amazing on the wall of anyone who is a big 1st gen Pokemon fan, we promise they will love it. This counted cross stitch kit contains all you'll need to complete the project, from Aida to threads and everything in between. We think the retro Pokemon designs work really well with cross stitch because it almost gets that pixelated look which would have been true to the video game back when it was released.

pokemon cross stitch charizard

7. Jigglypuff Pokemon cross stitch kit

Isn't Jigglypuff just the most adorable Pokemon? We think so too! Jigglypuff is a mischievous Pokemon, its body is filled with air and, Jigglypuff can deflate until it is flat. It is also able to float by drawing extra air into its body, which most famously (if you are a fan) can be seen in Super Smash Bros games. This counted cross stitch kit contains all you'll need to have your very own Jigglypuff to take care of, the kits are made to order too, so if you wanted to personalise it, that option is available.

pokemon cross stitch jigglypuff

8. Squirtle Pokemon cross stitch kit

Squirtle might look cute, but he won't think twice about shooting a jet of high-powered water from his mouth at an opponent. If you've always wanted to catch a Squirtle (they are scarce in the wild), now is your chance, and you don't even need a Pokeball. Stitch Squirtle into this lovely card design and either keep it yourself and mount it on the wall or give it to a friend or family member who loves Pokemon.

pokemon cross stitch squirtle

9. Dratini cross stitch

Pokemon and puns? Yes please! This adorable Dratini cross stitch would be the perfect gift for someone you love. This is a digital download, so once you purchase you will receive the pattern and accompanying key, ready for you to get stitching.

pokemon cross stitch

10. Pikachu balloon cross stitch pattern

One of the Pikachu variants, the flying Pikachu takes to the skies with a set of colourful balloons, first spotted in Pokemon Yellow, the flying Pikachu has glided its way into 2016 and beyond featuring on the game Pokemon GO! This adorable stitch is perfect for any fans of both the old-school Pokemon right up to the newer gen. This listing is for a digital download of the pattern only.

pokemon cross stitch pika

11. Pikachu cross stitch PDF download

The original pokemon, Pika had to be included on this list a few times as the OG Pokemon, you can't really get more iconic. This sweet pokemon cross stitch looks as though it is homaging the 8-bit Pokemon games making it the ideal choice for all you retro fans. What are you waiting for? Become a Pokemon master.

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12. Charmander Pokemon cross stitch kit

You can celebrate every season with Pokemon, but we particularly love this Charmander card! Imagine the look on the recipient's face when they receive this. In this kit, you'll receive everything you need to make up this card in no time. Then you'll just have decide who to give it to. Can I send myself a greetings card?

pokemon cross stitch charmander

13. Pokemon cross stitch pattern Eevee

Eevee is one of our favourite Pokemon! You will receive a full kit to make this design which includes - Chart, 14 Count Aida, DMC Thread, Needle and Instructions. Once completed, you could frame your finished piece and be the envy of your friends! This pattern is available as a digital download, ready for you to print at home.

pokemon cross stitch eevee

14. Pokemon Generations I - VII Cross Stitch Pattern Collection

With this cross stitch, you really will have caught em' all, well not all, but quite a lot of them. This cross stitch contains Pokemon from gen 1-7, and you can stitch them as you wish, whether you keep them all together on one large Aida, or you use them individually, the possibilities are endless! We do know one thing though, there won't be any plain fabric in your home. This is a digital download only.

Find the Pokemon Generations I - VII cross stitch pattern collection on Etsy

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15. Pokemon GO! Cross stitch pattern

Were you a Gen I super fan? Then you'll love this Pokemon cross stitch pattern, it contains all of the Pokemon Gen I favourites, and it will be a nice big project to get stuck into. This is a digital download only, so it'll be ready for you to print at home and get going straight away.

Find the Pokemon Gen I collection Cross stitch pattern on Etsy

pokemon go cross stitch

Bonus! Pokemon needle minder

A must-have for any keen stitcher, and why not get a needle minder that matches your next Pokemon project. These handy devices will attach to your fabric with a magnet and will keep your needle safe! These also make great stocking stuffers for any stitching fans.

pokemon needle minder

Did you love the Pokemon cross stitch? There's more where that came from, don't miss out on these amazing Harry Potter cross stitch kits, perfect for all your Potterheads out there. If you want more inspiration for your next project, try these modern cross stitch kits. If you’re after just patterns we have plenty of those too, check out our huge collection of free cross stitch patterns, from a range of talented designers. Try the lovely owl cross stitch patterns or the pumpkin cross stitch, for a fun and beginner project. A popular cross stitch is cat cross stitch, so be sure to check out our mixture of purrfect patterns. Looking for more gift ideas for the stitcher in your life? Why not check out these amazing needle minders which make fabulous stocking stuffers for anyone who can get enough of needlepoint.


Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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