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Rainbow Dash Cross Stitch Pattern with Border

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Published: July 28, 2014
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Edit: A little color change notice to people who may be making this, or using the colors for something else. When I got to the point of actually using the body colors, I realized they were slightly off-hue. Apparently matching colors for these things is the hardest part, especially when you have to convert from an additive color space to slightly shimmery dyed cotton. It doesn't help that I can only find one other RD cross stitch where the colors have been released. This time, I actually bought half a row of blues and broke out the old pony TCG cards to have something comparable. Anyway, the new colors should be better if you haven't used the old ones yet. Blame my laziness for reusing something from Lyra.

It's finished! Hey There! (Rainbow Dash Cross Stitch) by Lahirien




Another pony cross stitch design! Out of the few vectors I had lined up for possible stitching, this one was the most adorable. (I mean, Dashie is always adorable, but just look at it! :aww:) It wasn't the easiest, however, since it required a very precise border to work with the frames I have. If you want to try stitching this yourself, note that it was specifically designed for a very particular frame size. You'll need to take that into account. Square frames seem to be slightly rare, and if you have one on hand you'll need to adapt for the count of the fabric you're using. If you don't mind getting a custom frame, then stitch away! The as-designed stats are as follows:

18 Count White Aida
Design Area: 135 X 135
Trim To: 137 X 137 for a 7-5/8" frame.
Use two individual strands doubled.

Color: (Monitor colors may vary, especially with the grid. Use your own judgement when buying colors.)
:bulletblue: Body Fill: DMC 3761 DMC 827
:bulletblue: Body Stroke: DMC 322 DMC 826
:bulletblue: Hair Red: DMC 666
:bulletblue: Hair Orange: DMC 720
:bulletblue: Hair Yellow: DMC 444
:bulletblue: Hair Green: DMC 702
:bulletblue: Hair Purple: DMC 550
:bulletblue: Hair Blue/Stroke: DMC 3843
:bulletblue: Eye Dark: DMC 915
:bulletblue: Eye HL Mid: DMC 326
:bulletblue: Eye HL Light: DMC 601
:bulletblue: + DMC Black and White
:bulletblue: The black on the border can be replaced with whatever color you want.

Also DMC 813 for the body shadow, but it's not used on this pattern.

Without Grid: RDClear by Lahirien 

Symbolic: RDSymbol by Lahirien

Symbol Legend: Legend by Lahirien

PCStitch Pattern: sta.sh/01vchc6of09g

Based on: Rainbow Dash in the Window by VladimirMacHolzraum by VladimirMacHolzraum 
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Sorry on a tablet and it's not letting me see the full page laptop out and I can now see it! Sorry to ask for what is already there :) again thank you sooo much for sharing xx
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No problem. :) Thanks for the interest!
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I copy patterns by pen and paper because I no longer have a printer or by picture editor (my son has autism so no one can cope with his melt downs but me makes its hard find someone to watch him so I can run off to print stuff! He's very picky about people even family) but for some reason the editor that I use isn't playing nice! and won't save where I've marked up to. so a trip to library is in desperate need lol...ah cool will try 18 count instead of 16 count
thank you for the info :) hope my cousin will love it when it's finished x
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Good luck! It's a big one.

Let me know if you need any advice.
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Don't worry I will...its not too bad a size. had to sadly call time on one for a bit. I've been working on colour* for nearly a year now...bit off more than I could chew lol x
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Thanks for sharing this pattern ...for a great effect like yours what threads would you recommend please? :)
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I listed the DMC-brand colors in the description. I haven't tried other brands, because DMC is the only one we have here and they are high-quality. They come in 6-strand threads, so just use two strands in the normal way to get the perfect fill for 18-count fabric. If you want to make it bigger or smaller, you'll have to experiment.

Also, one thing I discovered halfway though this one is that you can make a frame of lightweight wood and use a staple gun to attach the aida to it while it's still stiff and sturdy. Mine was the ideal size to make that much better than hoops or scroll frames, since the thread can't get stuck on bottom of the aida, and nothing can get warped or creased like hoops cause.
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Made a start at last ;) lots to do but it's a start hope you don't mind it's gonna make one girl very Very happy Hopefully I Can Get It Finished Before She Moves x
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Finished :) thanks again xx hope I did you proud x
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Imagine doing this one in minecraft. man that is gonna take a long time XD
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It takes even longer in cross-stitch! XD
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I have never make any mlp cross-stich before :( Haven't afford for the materials. 
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The threads are only like 40 cents a color, and aida is around $5 a sheet. You can build your own frame out of wood, or get a cheap scroll frame for $10.
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Well I live in Sweden and don't know exactly how much they cost here :/
 
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Oh. :( Look in a hobby store or a place that sells fabric.
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i have no idea what this is
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It's a pattern for a cross stitch (a type of embroidery). MyLittleCrossStitch 
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Dude, I already started. *le sigh* Thanks for updating it. :)
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:( The old ones are ok if you've started, and they look the almost the same in the shade. 3761 just looks more Lyra-ish than proper cyan. If you've only started the stroke, that's not a problem, because that one really isn't very different.
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Ah, OK.
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can we use this .3. ?
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