Get over 30 patterns for Sonic perler beads! There are a variety of characters and symbols from this best selling Sega video game, including Tails, Knuckles, and more.
So I’ll be honest, I don’t know that much about the history of video games. I’m in my 40s so I remember them coming about in the 1980s, of course. But the details are fuzzy.
I have four younger brothers and our first system was a classic Nintendo system, with Super Mario Brothers definitely being our best-loved game. It was everyone’s favorite, right?
Well, we played that game for a few years along with other Nintendo classics. Then in 1989, the Sega Genesis came along. My family definitely needed another gaming system (duh), so in the early 90s when the holidays rolled around . . . there was the Genesis under the Christmas tree.
I’m sure my father and brothers did ALL the research on the Sega system. I’m one of those people that’s like, okay how about you learn this first and then teach me. Or I just jump in.
What I didn’t know that Sonic the Hedgehog, released in 1991 and my family’s first Sega game, was created as a competitor to Mario Brothers! And sure enough, it totally took over our house. I had no idea it would be so . . . fun.
Bye bye, Mario and Luigi. Arrivederci, if you will.
I played hours and hours of Sonic, and beat the game more than a few times. I never got tired of it. How can you get tired of of a cool blue hedgehog who can flip and collect emeralds?
Since that time, the franchise has been made into more games, and movies, and merch. We were all obsessed I guess!
Anyhoo, if you’re here for the Sonic perler bead patterns, I’m excited to share over 40 with you. And they’re not just for Sonic. You’ll get patterns for Tails, Knuckles, Dr. Eggman, Amy Rose, Scourge, Super Sonic, Shadow, and more.
My niece and I had a great time doing these together. And if you have a request we’d love to hear in the comments. We’re always making new patterns!
Just so you know, officially perler beads are recommended for ages six and up. So far every kid I’ve met loves perler beads (also known as hama beads, fuse beads, or melty beads). I think you’ll have a great time doing this with kids . . . or for yourself!
Tips for Using Perler Beads
Before we get into the patterns, I want to review a few basics of using fuse beads to make sure you get the best results (using Baby Yoda as an example). If you don’t want the tips, scroll down to the bottom to get the Sonic hama beads.
Remember that the overall goal is to melt the beads together on both sides while still leaving the holes open. Here’s how it’s done.
Use Ironing or Parchment Paper
Place ironing paper or parchment paper over the beads on the pegboard. Be gentle so you don’t disturb the beads underneath.
Heat your iron to the medium setting (no steam). In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. Don’t press down too hard with the iron. Use small circles and keep the iron moving.
When ironed properly, the beads will still have an open center. Check and make sure your edges are melted. Let the design cool on the pegboard.
Note: BE CAREFUL about lifting up the paper while you’re ironing! If you want to check, carefully peel back paper around the edge of your design and see if all the beads are melted.
If you lift the paper up quickly and there are a lot of unmelted beads, they will easily fall off or go flying and you may be forced to start over. Sometimes the edges need more time so when you check, just check the edges and peel paper back slowly.
Another Note: some beads melt faster than others (clear melts faster than white, for example). So some holes might be larger than others. It’s okay! That’s part of the look of the project.
Iron the Other Side
Remove the bead design from the pegboard. Flip it over to the non-melted side and repeat the fusing process.
Remove the Paper
Let cool completely and remove the paper again (which is reusable). Some people pull the paper off after they iron the first side, but I just wait until the end and peel off both pieces. It’s up to you!
Now if you’re ready for the Sonic perler beads, here are the patterns.
Sonic Hama Beads
Here are just a few things to keep in mind:
- Several of these patterns are larger than a 29 x 29 pegboard, so you’ll either need a extra large pegboard (49 x 69 tall) or to put multiple square peg boards together to form a larger “canvas.”
- You’ll see a couple of the pattern backgrounds below aren’t white – that’s simply to give contrast so you can see where all the white beads should go. You don’t need to add the background (but you can if you want to).
- Don’t stick to my colors necessarily. Customize with your favorite color beads. Some people prefer dark blue for Sonic while others prefer cobalt. It’s up to you.
- I typically start with easier, smaller patterns in my list and then move on to the more difficult ones. If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced, just keep scrolling!
Sonic, Tails, Amy, Dr. Eggman
Each of these square blocks is 18 x 20 and uses 360 beads total. They are great for coasters.
He looks so innocent! This pattern uses 163 dark blue, 71 sand, 83 white, 8 black, 4 bright green, 17 red, and 27 gray beads.
This pattern uses 125 black, 86 light blue, 34 sand, 47 white, 4 fern, and 20 red beads.
This pattern uses 101 black, 22 dark blue, 136 cobalt, 40 toasted marshmallow, 12 light gray, 35 white, 4 dark gray, and 11 sand beads.
Sonic the Hedgehog
This pattern uses 177 black, 105 light blue, 60 cobalt, 39 dark gray, 35 white, 9 sky, 7 sand, 12 toasted marshmallow, 15 light brown, 42 light gray, 26 red, and 2 yellow beads.
This pattern uses 63 cobalt, 149 light blue, 14 cream, 9 sand, 36 light gray, 68 white, 2 fern, 92 black, 16 rust, 21 red, 10 cherry, and 2 yellow beads.
Thumbs Up Sonic
This pattern uses 110 cobalt, 91 pastel blue, 37 sand, 58 white, 113 black, 2 kiwi lime, 12 gingerbread, 56 gray, and 28 red beads.
This pattern uses 195 light blue, 87 cobalt, 71 sand, 35 gray, 96 white, 7 black, and 159 red beads.
This pattern uses 136 light blue, 116 cobalt, 39 sand, 30 periwinkle, 28 light brown, 51 light gray, 70 white, 13 blueberry creme, 45 dark gray, 39 black, 30 cranapple, and 28 red beads.
Gold Ring, Power Boots, Invisibility, and Power Up
Each of these square blocks is 18 x 20 and uses 360 beads total. They are great for coasters.
This pattern uses 147 black, 137 orange, 108 white, and 4 light blue beads.
This pattern uses 99 black, 29 cheddar, 32 light gray, 84 white, 24 tomato, and 101 orange beads.
This pattern uses 140 honey, 92 orange, 75 cheddar, 82 dark gray, 60 light gray, 54 gray, 99 white, 38 black, 12 cranapple, and 11 red beads.
This pattern uses 59 light gray, 65 sky, 156 white, 80 dark gray, 36 honey, 60 rust, 83 cheddar, 49 orange, 4 cobalt, 6 orange, and 5 red beads.
Medium Amy Rose
This pattern uses 55 red, 53 magenta, 78 pink, 118 black, 14 cream, 51 white, 3 bright green, 8 light brown, 9 peach, 23 robin’s egg, and 17 gray beads.
Amy Rose Head
This pattern uses 74 black, 50 magenta, 19 red, 75 pink, 20 white, 3 fern, 5 tan, 3 rust, and 10 peach beads.
Large Amy Rose
This pattern uses 178 black, 94 flamingo, 47 pink, 15 sand, 42 gray, 42 white, 7 tan, 15 light brown, 48 tomato, 33 dark gray, and 8 rose beads.
This pattern uses 183 black, 133 red, 63 white, 14 peach, 5 bright green, and 6 yellow beads.
This pattern uses 79 black, 45 salmon, 110 red, 22 white, 37 cherry, 2 light blue, 3 light gray, and 8 toasted marshmallow beads.
Standing Dr. Eggman
This pattern uses 248 black, 34 toasted marshmallow, 48 rust, 103 red, 15 white, 52 orange, and 10 dark gray.
Robotnik in a Spaceship
This pattern uses 274 black, 223 dark gray, 188 gray, 32 fawn, 20 pastel green, 21 pastel blue, 27 brown, 116 white, 37 rust, 12 dark blue, 18 cherry, 11 red, 6 robin’s egg, 11 cheddar, 35 yellow, and 8 tangerine beads.
Large Dr. Eggman
This pattern uses 314 black, 52 dark gray, 82 light gray, 43 gray, 19 sand, 93 white, 26 tan, 32 honey, 38 brown, 18 light brown, 78 cherry, and 82 red beads.
Shadow the Hedgehog
This pattern uses 57 rust, 127 black, 34 red, 134 dark gray, 20 sand, 11 tan, 49 white, 20 gray, 10 orange, and 5 yellow.
Large Shadow the Hedgehog
This pattern uses 178 black, 33 cranapple, 41 red, 74 charcoal, 84 dark gray, 9 sand, 12 butterscotch, 13 light brown, 41 gray, 68 white, 33 light gray, 16 cheddar, and 13 yellow beads.
This pattern uses 64 bright green, 55 dark green, 82 kiwi lime, 11 toasted marshmallow, 20 red, 27 white, 3 tomato, 74 black, 13 sand, 9 brown, 3 yellow, 2 orange, 8 light gray, and 9 dark gray beads.
Scourge the Hedgehog
This pattern uses 173 black, 113 kiwi lime, 15 sand, 53 bright green, 42 gray, 41 white, 7 tan, 15 light brown, 33 dark gray, 9 yellow, and 26 red beads.
Super Sonic I
This pattern uses 168 black, 112 yellow, 56 peach, 49 white, 4 fern, and 33 red beads.
Super Smash Flash Sonic II
This pattern uses 207 toothpaste, 1 black, 62 spice, 62 cheddar, 115 yellow, 20 pastel yellow, 113 light brown, 10 butterscotch, 46 white, 32 red, 24 light gray, 23 rust, 13 dark gray, and 15 cherry beads.
What did you think of these Sonic perler beads? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other patterns:
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