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Tailsy Pillow by Milayou Tailsy Pillow by Milayou
So a few weeks ago, I got kinda bored, and was remembering when I used to do cross stitch stuff. Which was for a very short time. I did a couple of character sprites (from pokemon, mostly), and I was thinking about doing one of Tails. Then I realized, I can cross stitch onto crochet! And it's like, way bigger, so I can actually see what I'm doing! And I could make a pillow or something!

So that's how this pillow came to be. And yes, I actually call it my Tailsy Pillow. All I did was find the character sprite, write it down on graph paper pixel by pixel (I'm sure there's an easier way, like ascii or something, but I don't know), and then stitch it on to a giant crochet square. As such, I won't be able to give you a pattern. I will tell you the basics though.

Let's say you want a 40x41 pixel square (which is what this one was). You'll actually need 41x41. Since you're actually cross stitching between the stitches, you can't go around the last stitch on the side, so you'll need one extra. Then the rows you can do as normal. You'll be cross stitching in the holes between the stitches, so you should be able to see where to start pretty easily. Although if you want to practice, make the square bigger than your picture, and not exactly the same size. Then if you mess up and get moved over a few pixels, it won't mess it up and go off the square where you can't do it. It's not that hard to get the hang of. And that's pretty much all there is to it!
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ilovelucky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
did u use a pattern and can i make this i no how to crochet as well is it double crochet or songle sorry for so many questions
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Milayou Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Well, I didn't exactly use a pattern (not for the crochet part anyway), I just crocheted a big square that was 41 stitches wide by 40 rows tall. (And I used single crochet.)

Then I used cross stitching to put the picture on it. I had to make the pattern for the picture by viewing the saved sprite in Paint, so I can see it better (although I'm sure photoshop would work too), and then type it up as an ASCII picture. In some cases (such as this one), I actually had to de-color it a little, because I didn't have as many yarn colors as the picture actually has.
(The picture is from spriters-resource.com. They have like a million video game sprites there, that you can search by name or by game system).

Although if you are really good at changing color, you could graph out the picture you wanted, and change color at the right places instead of cross stitching. I just find cross stitching easier, and it looks pretty cool.

And no problem about the questions! I'm happy to answer them as best I can! Hope this helps some! :)
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ilovelucky Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks it hepled aa lot
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PkLove-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pffftttttt I LOVVVEEEE this <3

I want ;n;

This is sosososoososososososoooo adorable! Great work :D
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Milayou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! Yeah, it took me a while, but I love how it turned out!

Also, thanks for the watch and all the favs! :)
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PkLove-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love tails to like an endless extent ;P

And you're totally welcome! Keep up the AMAZZZZZIIIING work! Adorable and sweet!
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BleedTheDream180 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I WANT! That's the Sonic 3 stance. Classic FTW
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Milayou Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I love the classic Sonic gen! The new games have their charms, but classic is my fav. It's what I grew up with.

Also, thanks for the fav!
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Froggesh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks really really awesome! You've inspired me to make a pikachu pillow c:
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Milayou Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! And good luck with that, it's really not that hard. It's just time consuming, but it looks great when you get it done!

And thanks for the fav!
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