Green Lantern. He wears a silver Green Lantern ring, has lots of Green Lantern clothing and figures, and in general is just a huge fan. So while he has a lot of Green Lantern paraphernalia, I feel he can never have too much.
So I decided to cross-stitch him a few ornaments for Christmas on some 3" wood embroidery hoops. The first ornament, just a simple Green Lantern logo, I made freehand in cross stitch app on my tablet. I chose a pretty basic green (DMC 700) for the logo.
If you'd like a copy of the pattern, you can find it here. The whole thing stitched up pretty quickly. I then eyeballed the cursive writing from a few examples I found on the internet.
Ch'p was a little more complicated and time consuming. After flipping back and forth between various websites and images, I finally settled on the free cross-stitch photo conversion site, My Photo Stitch. I used a classic image of Ch'p and then scaled it down so it would fit in a 3" hoop.
Green Lantern Ch'p pattern generated from My Photo Stitch was a good base to work with, but as you can see from the photo above I made some notes for color changes and modifications.
Instead of the 10 different thread colors the pattern suggested, I used 9 total, 8 of which were from the pattern (I didn't use the pink-ish 3861 or the dark brown 3021 thread).
I could't find the exact same color at the store for one of the threads, so I had to substitute. I also didn't do as much shading as the pattern called for and instead made some of his limbs fatter with black thread. Here's what I used:
- Blanc - white
- 310 - black
- 371 - brown/gold
- 524 - gray
- 702 - light green
- 700 - green
- 909 - rich green green
- 934 - dark green
- 830 (in lieu of 3011) - light brown
Chris is happy with them. And, as a special bonus, they look pretty nice nestled in the tree above Hal and the standard Green Lantern symbol.