Sprite Stitch is an online community for video game crafters. They post finished projects, patterns, techniques, and even have monthly challenges. It's amazing how the pixelated sprites translate to cross stitch so easily. Thanks to my friend Johnny for sending me the link. Speaking of links, this stunning cross stitch SNES Zelda map was made by user Servotron who claims it took four months to complete. The pattern is incredibly complex and involves 39 colors.
These are Marth and Ike from Fire Emblem by user Leesa. She claims, "It took me a few weeks to do, and it's about 50 colors."