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The Results are In!

We’ve sequestered ourselves for the last week whilst deliberating over the ten excellent entries that made it to the top ten. With so many great Nintendo crafts making it to the top ten it was a really difficult decision, but we finally managed to pick three entries that we thought …

Nintendo Craft Contest: Finalists Announced

It’s been such a pleasure to see all the nerd-tastic entries that were sent in to the Nintendo Craft Contest—we received well over 100 entries, from intricately cross-stitched Zelda maps to elaborate wall hangings and even Mario furniture! We’ve gone through all of the votes, and narrowed down the entries …

Mario Sweater Vest Pattern

Block out the next two months of your calendar: the Mario Sweater Vest pattern is ready!
The instructions come in one size, at a finished waist circumference of 40 inches. That should comfortably fit anyone with a waist size of 36–38 inches. If you happen to have different proportions, no …

Knit Super Mushrooms

The Mario Sweater Vest pattern is coming soon, I promise! In the meantime, you can satisfy your nerdy/crafty urges with this adorable (and free!) Super Mushrooms knitting pattern, designed by the talented Emily B. Miller. It looks like a great way to use up some of your yarn stash while …

The Mario Pattern is on the Way

Thanks for all the comments!
Over 100 comments were posted in response to the original post in just five days, so I’m keeping my end of the deal by making a pattern. I’ll try to post it within a week or so. Sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar, …

The Nerdiest Sweater Vest in the World

Knitting stitches are basically pixels, right? I took that idea to the extreme, and converted a screenshot of Level 1-1 from the original NES Mario Bros. game into a ginormous knitting chart made up of over 10 sheets of tabloid paper taped together, which I used to make a sweater …

Baby Link Outfit – Free Pattern

I made this baby-sized Link costume as a baby shower gift for a couple of close friends. Both are huge fans of Zelda, and they are expecting their first child very soon. After posting it on Craftster I was absolutely blown away by the response it received—over 30,000 …