Monday, May 9, 2011

WIP: Crochet Mario Bros. Blanket

This poor bastard of a project has been a work in progress for nearly a year. It consists of 252 crochet granny-squares. The breakdown is as follows:

Blue:108
Brown: 54
Red: 45
Yellow: 2
Flesh: 43

This is what's done as of right now:

Yellow: 2
Red: 45
Brown: 22

Which means I have an ass-ton more to go! Ugh. This is my Excel grid of what's done. I'm hoping to finish within a month or two. I'm still in search for the elusive Flesh-toned color. It's been hard to find in a worsted weight wool blend. I'll find it, though!

14 comments:

  1. 1- I want one.
    2- If this looks as awesome as I think it will look when you're done then I will take my comment on the previous entry back and apologise for calling you a grandma and spinster.

    3- I want my Mario to be Super Mario 3 w/ the tail.

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  2. I WAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNT ONE! Ok, so I take back my previous comment. Please make me one. I will buy your crazy yarn and a crazy cat, too. But, can you make it the Mario from #3 with raccoon ears and tail, with him in flight? I can send you the picture I'm talking about.

    Pretttty prettttty pleeeeeeeaaaaaase with pickles on the side?

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    1. I'll make you a Mario blanket if you still want one.

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  3. Only because you added pickles on the side. ;-)

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  4. I can make these too. Did a Mario for one son a luigi for the other and a peach for my girl. I love making them!

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    1. It's a nice big project to take one if you have a lot of free time to sit and crochet. If I ever have to crochet that many granny squares again, I'll make them smaller.

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  5. I make my squares 4 rows and my blankets are over 6 ft tall

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  6. If your still having trouble finding flesh colored yarn, buy white and dye it the color you want.

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    1. That's a great idea! Next time I have a problem finding the color I want, I'll keep that in mind. It would have made life a lot easier!

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  7. Ive got 56 squares to go till Im finished!

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    1. That's awesome! Throw up a picture when you're done!

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  8. Hi. How many rows are each square and which size of needle and yarn are you using ?

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    1. Hi, Carla! There are a total of 6 rows in each square (3 times around from the middle). Does that make any sense? I'm terrible with the crochet lingo! I used worsted weight Lion Brand Wool Ease with a J-10 (6mm) hook.

      (Here's a link to a pic of one of the skeins. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vy9VxZYjbvs/TotbNMrWZ2I/AAAAAAAAA8Q/b0vESb9soXM/s1600/IMAG0025.jpg)

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