|My son loves Mario and I wanted to make this HUGE surprise for him.|
Approx. 62" x 59" (5.17ft. x 4.92ft.)
•4.5mm crochet hook (to crochet border)
•5.0mm crochet hook (to crochet squares)
•315yds worsted Red yarn
•892yds worsted Black yarn
•429yds worsted Tan yarn
•1370yds worsted Royal Blue yarn
I talk about this blanket in my introduction post but I wanted to go into a little more detail about it.
This was my 8th crochet project I made; the granny square Raccoon Mario blanket. It was inspired by this Mario bedspread I seen on Ravelry but it was the old Mario (the one from the very first game). Even though Russ McAllister did an amazing job, I wanted a different Mario image to work on. After searching for days I found an image of the raccoon Mario that I like better and started working on it.
I made this back in February '11 and finish in May '11. It took me quite awhile to finish since I was getting annoy of making granny squares. I made some Mario Bros. amigurumis in between. Even though, it got annoying of making approximately 670some squares the end result was amazing. Seeing my son's face light up of joy when I show him the blanket was priceless. :)
The squares I made them 2"x2". Since it was my first time doing granny squares I had to search how to make granny squares on YouTube. Here's the video I use to learn; link. But if I would of known about Tunisian crochet then, I would of most definitely made it like that. Just three weeks ago, I learn about Tunisian crochet. *giggles*
|Here's the 8-bit image I use to make the blanket. :)|
- Janet Carrillo