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Legend of Zelda Perler Beads (35+ Free Patterns)

zelda perler beads

Dive into nostalgia with over 35 free Legend of Zelda perler bead patterns! Perfect for crafting fans and gamers alike, these designs celebrate the classic 1986 video game. Relive your childhood and share the magic of Hyrule with each pixel-perfect creation.

zelda perler beads

Just saying “The Legend of Zelda” out loud makes me want to grab a sword, hold it awkwardly above my head, and start questing for heart containers.

Whether you were part of the 80s crew who experienced it as cutting-edge tech, or you discovered it later on, the call of Hyrule is irresistible. And honestly, who hasn’t wanted to rescue Princess Zelda at least once?

I remember being a kid when Zelda hit the scene – though full disclosure, I wasn’t exactly battling Ganon back then. It was like peering into another world, pixelated and mysterious, where every bush could hide rupees or, even better, a secret passage.

Let’s just say that my early attempts to play weren’t heroic. My strategy? Wander around, get lost, repeat. Thank goodness for game guides and more patient relatives!

But something about that game, with its haunting melodies and endless secrets, hooks you deep. It’s no wonder that “The Legend of Zelda” isn’t just a game, it’s a landmark in many of our childhoods.

And now, you’ve probably guessed what I’m leading up to: Zelda perler beads. I’ve scoured the corners of Hyrule (and the internet) to bring you over 35 free perler bead patterns themed with the classic 1986 “Legend of Zelda” video game.

Whether you’re a fan of the old school 8-bit adventure or you just appreciate a good crafting challenge, these patterns are ready to transport you back to those golden gaming days.

legend of zelda perler beads

From the iconic Triforce to Link in his various poses (because, let’s face it, the hero of time has many looks), and even that sneaky Princess Zelda herself—each pattern is designed to spark nostalgia and maybe a bit of that old adventurous spirit.

So grab those beads, fire up your iron, and let’s get crafting. And hey, if you’ve got any requests or want to share your epic Zelda perler bead creations, drop a comment below.

I’m always on the lookout for new patterns to add, and seeing your masterpieces is like getting a thumbs up from Zelda herself. Let’s keep the legacy alive, one pixel at a time!

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. If you don’t want the tips, scroll down to the bottom to get the Zelda perler bead patterns.

Remember that the overall goal is to melt the beads together on both sides while still leaving the holes open. Here’s how you get the best results (with a rainbow as an example).

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.

Ironing paper laid over the beads

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.

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.

Ironing the beads with a mini iron

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.

Peeling back the paper to check if the beads are melted

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.

Ironing the other side of a fuse bead design

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!

Peeling the ironing paper off the finished project

Now if you’re ready for them, here are the patterns!

Legend of Zelda Perler Beads

-A few 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).

Classic Link

These small patterns are great for magnets, keychains, and more.

original link

Link Holding a Triforce

This pattern uses 72 yellow, 38 sand, 52 kiwi lime, and 78 gingerbread beads.

link with triforce

Princess Zelda and a Fairy

These patterns use 64 rust, 66 sand, 32 red, 80 white, and 4 black beads.

zelda princess and fairy

Front Facing Link

This pattern uses 162 black, 54 shamrock, 40 honey, 26 sand, 4 white, 4 yellow, and 10 brown beads.

small link

Link and Princess

These patterns use 86 black, 32 dark green, 52 light brown, 30 shamrock, 10 light gray or silver, 57 honey, 97 yellow, 23 white, 44 gingerbread, 4 cheddar, 18 brown, 56 toasted marshmallow, 3 red, 6 light blue, 30 flamingo, 22 robin’s egg, and 22 pink beads.

link and princess

Link with Sword

This pattern uses 133 black, 23 shamrock, 49 bright green, 11 yellow, 42 sand, 53 butterscotch, 24 gray or pewter, 4 white, 4 cobalt, and 19 brown beads.

link with sword

Zelda with Crown

This pattern uses 170 black, 45 yellow, 14 gold, 2 shamrock, 8 yellow, 16 sand, 72 pink, and 6 magenta beads.

princess zelda

Link with Sword and Shield

This pattern uses 186 black, 63 shamrock, 55 bright green, 8 yellow, 43 sand, 88 butterscotch, 52 honey, 68 dark gray, 62 gray or pewter, 25 white, and 42 gingerbread beads.

link with sword and shield

3D Link and Princess

This pattern uses 325 black, 243 shamrock, 158 kiwi lime, 100 white, 83 yellow, 61 fruit punch, 63 pink, 30 cheddar, 12 gray, 13 butterscotch, 19 honey, 4 cobalt, 33 sand, 4 light lavender, 27 peach, 14 brown, and 10 grape beads. Once complete, you can insert the Link and princess in the stand.

link and princess standing pattern

Large Standing Link

This pattern uses 173 black, 89 brown, 103 bright green, 18 yellow, 31 cheddar, 20 sour apple, 38 honey, 29 sand, 1 dark blue, 33 robin’s egg, 23 white, 1 blush, 30 light brown, and 80 shamrock beads.

tall link perler beads

Sword and Shield

These patterns use 43 dark blue, 134 light blue, 19 yellow, 108 light gray, 109 black, 36 white, 19 dark gray, and 31 red beads.

shield and sword

Legend of Zelda Coasters

zelda coasters 1
zelda coasters 2

Icons & Weapons

zelda items and weapons

Old Man & Old Woman

Hyrule Crest and Life Hearts

Zora and Moblin

Octorok & Tektite

Stalfos & Gibdo

Large Gohma

This pattern uses 136 light gray, 104 white, 132 cobalt, and 189 pastel blue beads.

zelda gohma

Legend of Zelda Logo

This pattern uses 12 periwinkle, 8 blueberry creme, 52 cobalt, 45 white, 11 yellow, 24 pewter, 45 gray, 45 dark gray, 114 hot coral, 15 salmon, 10 flamingo, 3 peach, 37 light blue, 17 pastel blue, 6 pastel yellow, 95 cranapple, 5 butterscotch, and 120 red beads.

zelda logo in perler beads

If you enjoyed these Zelda perler beads, I’d love for you to check out these other patterns:

Among Us • Animal • Baby Yoda • Batman • Birds • Bluey • Bob Ross • Butterflies • Care Bears • Cat • Coasters • Dinosaur • Dog • Dragon • Easter • Emoji • Fairy & Gnome • Flowers • FNAF • Food • Frog • Harry Potter • Hearts • Hello Kitty • Kuromi • Letters • Mickey Mouse • Minecraft • Minions • Mushrooms • Panda • Penguin • Pokemon • Sanrio • Skulls • Sonic • Spider Man • Stars • Star Wars • Star Wars Hello Kitty • Summer • Super Mario • Superhero • Unicorn