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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


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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