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Mario Blanket

Updated on March 9, 2017

First Weekend

Progress in First Week
Progress in First Week

This Mario blanket had to go through a lot of changes before I could finally confirm the pattern I wanted to make this blanket of. My brother saw a Mario blanket on you tube with me and was jumping up and down for him to have a Mario blanket too. So finally, I decided I would make him one. I hope to finish it before the winter ends ;)

Due to the busy schedule for the Fall Semester in School and work, I can hardly do any crochet during the week. Weekend is the only time when I can mostly work on it. Due to being such a huge project with lots of colours, I cannot carry around with me to do it between my work and school free time :(

I try to make most of it during the weekend. I do at least 20 lines in the weekend, between cooking, home cleaning and grocery shopping.

Below I have added pictures of my work progress each weekend. After those pictures I have added the video of the pattern that I followed..


Second Weekend

Completed Mario
Completed Mario

The completed Mario Image measured up to 2 and half foot.

Materials Required / Used:

Size J/10 - 6 mm crochet hook.

One Pound Caron International: Peach 504

One Pound Caron International: Sky Blue 508

One Pound Caron International: Black 503

Red Heart Super Saver : Paddy Green

Red Heart Super Saver: Brown

Red Heart Super Saver: White

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

A Measuring Tape (optional)

Graph Papers (For your Unique Picture - Mine was Mario)

Pencil, Colour Pencils ( this is just to colour Mario)

I used 2 graph papers for this project. One with Mario and other with my brother's name and the sky. Each graph width was 32 x 32 squares. I drew extra lines on the top of the graph to make it 37 x 32 squares.

Approximate height and width of 37 x 32 squares is 30 inches x 32 inches respectively. It depends on the hook size and the tension of crocheting.

Stitch Used:

Chain Stitch

Pebble Stitch - It is a combination of Single crochet Stitch and Double crochet Stitch.

Third Weekend

Progress at the end of Third Weekend
Progress at the end of Third Weekend

Fourth Weekend

Now the fourth weekend was not at all productive for this project. I did not work on it at all. Stuck up with Statistics homework (You know how confusing the formulas are!). Other than that I also started a new project, well sort of a gift for my Boss' wife. Same stitch used as for the Mario Project. Guess I am in love with this stitch. Below is the link for the scarf pattern.

5th Weekend

5.4 ft
5.4 ft

At the end of the 5th week, I had almost done more than 5 ft of crocheting. I decided to measure my brother's height. Alas! He grew 2 inches taller. I was totally shocked at how fast he is growing. So Now as initially decided to make a 6 and half foot big blanket, I will have to make it 7 foot big.

I was satisfied with my work over the 5th Weekend as I was able to complete my target.

Complete Blanket

82 inches X 43 inches
82 inches X 43 inches

By the end of the sixth weekend, this Mario Project was done. The complete blanket measures 82 inches x 43 inches.

I used the granny square pattern for the border of this blanket. this pattern gave the border a ruffled look. The border is a little above 4 inches on all four sides.

This is my first big project completed. I am very happy with it, as it has inspired me to make a few more blankets (Obviously I am going to gift them all).

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      Its really nice.You are very creative and your brother is very lucky to have you for his sister. voting up.

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks a lot faythef. :-)

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      Jennifer Kessner 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Ooo, love this idea! Definitely bookmarking this so I can try it in the future, though I'll probably be doing it on a MUCH smaller scale. xD Kudos to you for sticking to it! =)

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Meisjunk - Thank you so much for appreciating. :-)

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      GameApathy 4 years ago

      Wow, that's really cool!

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you GameApathy :-)

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      tanmay 4 years ago

      Yo yo saras lagech..waiting for my crochet now :P

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Tanmay

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      Sweet28 4 years ago

      It's really nice

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks a lot Sweet28 :-)

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      Razzledazzleme 4 years ago

      Absolutely awesome!! Do you still have the pattern? Or have some helpful tips on making the pattern? I would love to make this for my son!

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Razzledazzleme! I can upload my graph for this project for sure. Glad you liked it.

      You would need to change the name of my brother to your son's name. I can make the customized graph of your son's name if you want me to!

      Welcome to Hub pages! Hope you grow and shine here!

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      Razzledazzleme 4 years ago

      Aww thank you so much, that really will be so helpful!!

      I'm not sure if I am going to put my sons name on there just yet. I want to add a sheet to it. It gets awfully cold in Wyoming , I'm thinking the sheet will add some warmth.

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      Razzledazzleme 4 years ago

      Aww thank you so much, that really will be so helpful!!

      I'm not sure if I am going to put my sons name on there just yet. I want to add a sheet to it. It gets awfully cold in Wyoming , I'm thinking the sheet will add some warmth.

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      Sakeenah 4 years ago

      Hi, thanks for stopping by and sharing your blanket

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you for stopping by!

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      Razzledazzleme 4 years ago

      Ok so I've started my project but may need to take it out. How many stitches did you work per graph block? 2x2= 2stitches wide an 2stitches tall? And I'm using a Tunisian technique rather than the pebble stitch.

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      Hi Razzledazzleme! I worked 3 x 2 = 3 stitches wide and 2 stitched tall / graph block! I guess it should be the same with Tunisian 3 x 2, should give it more height.

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      Razzledazzleme 4 years ago

      Ok awesome! Thank you so much for your assistance!

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      No Problem!

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      The pixilated designs are sooo cute! Thanks for sharing. I love Mario too. :)

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      Priyanka Estambale 4 years ago from United States

      HI FullofLoveSites, Glad you liked it :) My brother is too much into games and this is just the perfect gift I could ever give him. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      rachel 3 years ago

      first off great blanket! this would be perfect for my step son who has been hinting about a Mario blanket. I tried to start a blanket all made from granny squares but its taking way too long to finish and I just don't have the time to sew all those squares together. do you still have a graph for this by chance?

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      Priyanka Estambale 3 years ago from United States

      Thanks Rachel. I will look into my patterns file and see if I still have that graph. If I do find one, will upload it over the weekend. :)

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      Roberta 3 years ago

      Thank u for sharing I love this blanket!!! I want to make it for my nephew. He loves mario nd would love to make this for him. How can I download this project? U did a great job!! Is there a Video for it?

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      Priyanka Estambale 3 years ago from United States

      Hey Roberta! Glad you liked it :) The video that is linked in this article is the one I used to make the blanket. I drew the Mario on a graph paper from one of the online images. I will upload my drawing soon. (have to search it lol!)

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