Ten nerdy cross-stitch patterns under $5!

Ahh, cross-stitching – it’s one of my favorite hobbies, especially when combined with nerdy stuff. There are lots of nerdy cross-stitch patterns out there, for almost any fandom you can think of! While I’ve done free cross-stitch pattern collections in the past, today’s post features inexpensive patterns available on Etsy. In fact, each pattern here costs less than $5.00! All of these nerdy patterns are available digitally, so you can buy one, run off to your local craft store and get supplies, and get stitching right away!

The Patterns

Here’s what you’re here for: the patterns themselves! Hopefully you’ll find one you like!

Floral Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild pattern

Pattern image for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild floral cross-stitch pattern.

This pattern is simple and pretty, and looks like it would be good for a beginner at cross-stitch. Plus, it’s Zelda-themed!

Floral Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Master Sword cross-stitch pattern – $4.08 on Etsy

Klingon Sampler Cross-Stitch Pattern


Image of the Klingon cross-stitch sampler pattern.

For those who need a little bit more Klingon in their lives, here’s a pattern for you. Complete with bat’leth and two Klingon birds-of-prey, this makes for a most honorable cross-stitch sampler.

Klingon Sampler Cross Stitch Pattern – $3.99 on Etsy

Would You Like to Save? Bookmark

Image of a completed bookmark using the Would You Like to Save pattern.

This bookmark made me giggle when I saw it – I think I might go make one of these for myself!

Would You Like to Save Cross Stitch Bookmark Pattern – $2.99 on Etsy

Avengers Cross-Stitch Pattern

Image of completed Avengers cross-stitch pattern, hanging on a wall.

I like how the designer managed to capture so many elements from all the movies into a rather minimalist pattern. I’m half tempted to snag this pattern and make it for my friend Rachel, who’s a huge Marvel Cinematic Universe fan!

Avengers Cross Stitch Pattern – $4.00 on Etsy

You’re My Player Two Cross-Stitch Pattern

Image of completed You're My Player Two cross-stitch pattern.

Sometimes, you just need a nerdy way to show someone you love them. This pattern does just that, in a really cute way.

Geeky Love – You’re my player two cross-stitch pattern – $4.40 on Etsy

Visit Mordor Cross-Stitch Pattern

Image of the Visit Mordor cross-stitch pattern.

I love this nerdy take on travel posters! While I don’t know that I’d ever want to actually visit Mordor, I certainly wouldn’t mind making this Visit Mordor cross-stitch!

Visit Mordor Cross-Stitch Pattern – $4.00 on Etsy

Hoarding Book Dragon Cross-Stitch Pattern

Cross-stitch pattern with the text 'Hoarder? I think you mean Book Dragon' on it.

We all know a book dragon or two. Maybe¬†you’re the book dragon. Either way, this would be a cute pattern to make for the book dragon in your life!

Hoarding Book Dragon Cross Stitch Pattern – $4.00 on Etsy

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Taunt Cross-Stitch Pattern

Image of Monty Python cross-stitch pattern, with the text 'Go away or I shall taunt you a second time' as part of the pattern.

It’s not a collection of nerdy cross-stitch patterns without at least one Monty Python pattern in it! I like this one, it looks rather easy to do and would look at home in anyone’s office or living room.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail cross-stitch pattern – $4.40 on Etsy

Elemental Pikachu Cross-Stitch

There are a bunch of variations on this theme that I’ve found on Etsy, but since Pikachu’s my favorite Pokemon, I picked this pattern to include.¬† I like this theme, and it’d be cool to make a couple other Pokemon from this set and have a series of them hanging in your living room or hallway.

Elemental Pikachu Cross-Stitch Pattern – $3.99 on Etsy

Nobody Exists on Purpose Cross-Stitch Pattern

Cross-stitch pattern with the following quote from Rick and Morty: Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody's gonna die.

And for the grand finale, I found a Rick and Morty quote pattern that looks really well-done. (Yeah, the quote is a little dark, but then again, Rick and Morty can get kinda dark sometimes.)

Nobody Exists on Purpose Cross-Stitch Pattern – $4.60 on Etsy

Hopefully this post helps you find something new to stitch! I know I’m itching to go get some Aida cloth and embroidery floss and make some of these myself.

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