ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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).

Crochet Emoji Pillow

Rate the Pattern used in the Project

See results
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)