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..
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
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.
Pebble Stitch - It is a combination of Single crochet Stitch and Double crochet Stitch.
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.
- Pebble Stitch Scarf
A Newly Learned Stitch which has made feel super excited. Pebble Crochet Stitch is fun and easy to do. It is a combination of Single Crochet and Double Crochet Stitches. First the Mario Blanket and now this Christmas gift Scarf. Enjoy Crocheting!
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.
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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