Current Giveaway!

17 October 2011

Mario Mushroom Granny Square Blanket


I did it!!!  I finally finished the Pixelated 1up Mushroom blanket that I started way back here in June (progress posts here and here)!!!  It's a birthday present for my youngest boy's birthday on Wednesday, and I finished with 3 days to spare (phew!).

Three hundred and sixty-one squares people... 361!  Then you've got to join those babies together, thread in the loose ends and do the border.  A whole lotta love put in right there... and great memories spent watching the World Cup Rugby while finishing it!


It feels so good to finally finish this project.  I've learned a few things along the way... things like "don't put off a crochet blanket project until right before your son's birthday", and also, "crochet can actually be rather cool".  I've been amazed at the reports of how many guys have been drooling over this project and wanting a blanket like this for themselves. Haha!!

I feel proud that my son requested a crochet blanket for his birthday, and even asked if he can take it to school for 'show and tell' next term.  I hope he likes it when he sees it on his birthday morning!

Anyway, here are the traditional crazy 'I've finally finished my blanket" photos. 



Here's the 'how to' from the original genius, if you'd like to make your own.

Birthday boy post to come soon!!


To check out my other finished granny crochet blankets, go here
For more crafty makings, go here
Joining in with Our Creative Spaces.


75 comments:

  1. That turned out AWESOME! Your little guy will love it. Ha my husband wood like it just as much :)

    Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is insanely cool!
    Go you!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. AWESOME!!!! I love this blanket, and I am one of those droolers.. ;) I would absolutely love a blanket like this for my little boy. I am sure your little boy will LOVE it :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is AMAZING!!! I'm so impressed!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, you are amazing! So is the blanket! What a cool mum!
    Jennifer in the US x

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is sooo amazing! I'm sure your son is going to love it!

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOL! Great, now I can't get the 'Super Mario' tune out of my head :-)
    Esther.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yay you did it! And it looks awesome :D I'm sure your son will be very, very pleased with this blanket! :)
    xo,
    wink

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is the coolest Mario blanket ever! Well done superstar! I know my son would be super-pumped to receive a blanket like that so I'm sure your son will cherish it

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is awesome!! Great job - definitely worthy of a few crazy "I've finished it!!" shots!

    ReplyDelete
  11. So very very cool and obviously a lot of work! You should post it on Sprite Stitch too...
    http://spritestitch.com/forum/index.php if you haven't been there before it's all video game craft. x

    ReplyDelete
  12. wow amazing!!! He's going to be one lucky boy

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow, it's brilliant. Even my boyfriend loves it (and that for something that is crochet!)
    Love,
    Mriek

    ReplyDelete
  14. That looks fantastic! Well done - what an achievement! 361 squares is not something I have attempted yet - maybe at some point in the future. I just finished a baby blanket using teddy bear colours - I was so proud of it :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. OMG!!!! It is fantastic! Well done to you - especially on sewing in all of those ends for 361 squares!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love it!
    I must confess that Super Mario Bros is still my fave game of all time.

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is really awesome! I love it! The green mushroom was always my favorite. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Clever, clever lady. I love that your son requested this too - that means craft has some 'street cred'!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow that is IMPRESSIVE!! Well done, he'll love it forever :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. absolutely epic! You are amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. you are the coolest mom! what a treasure... he will keep forever!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. You are amazing PJ!!
    um so can I put an order in for 2?? Christmas would be awesome ;)

    ReplyDelete
  23. oh and by the way :) my son just went off to design his own! we will see if we come up with anything. I just can't imagine finishing. thanks for the inspiration kristy!

    ReplyDelete
  24. OMG it's done! Awesome work, well done x

    ReplyDelete
  25. it's sooo awesome! I've seen a couple people attempting this one! so cool to see it done!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. absolutely amazing !! well done !! there is a whole lot of love right there in that blanket !!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Kristy! YOU ARE AMAZING!! this is SOOOOO cool... my son is standing here drooling as we speak..

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love this and know that he will too! So awesome!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! What a huge WIP! The final result looks so awesome - has your son seen it yet?

    What next? ;)

    ReplyDelete
  30. WOW, it's fantastic!!!
    Such a wonderful piece of work, shows how much you love your son. :)

    Hugs,
    Aud

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a start you are! This looks A-MAZ-ING!!! Well done for putting all that work in, its really really paid off.
    No questions about it, he's going to LOVE it!

    ReplyDelete
  32. 361!!!!That's Impressive. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Pure awesomeness! Paisleyjade is legendary (and not just at crochet :-P

    ReplyDelete
  34. That is amazing Kristy. What patience you must have, let alone SKILL! Super MUMMA!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Wow - it's fab! Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  36. What an amazing job! That's a whole lotta squares to stitch together. I'm sure the look on your son's face will be worth the effort, you're such an awesome and very inspiring mum!

    ReplyDelete
  37. yup
    you rock!

    love and light

    ReplyDelete
  38. Standing up straight with deep respect! What a great present!!
    I applaud you.
    Happy giving!
    Blessings, Esther

    ReplyDelete
  39. Ellymay10:26 pm

    Wohoo P.J. you are amazing, one young lad is going to be so proud of his blanket, can't wait to see it. x x

    ReplyDelete
  40. Oh wow, what an amazing blanket!!! I totaly love it, well done!

    ReplyDelete
  41. You are the rock star of crochetland!!!

    ReplyDelete
  42. It looks fantastic! Well done for sticking with it. So I take it he hasn't seen the finished product but did he see it in the making? Awesome job!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Kristy! It turned out amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oh, my gosh! That is just amazing! Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  45. It is so so cool! He is going to love it!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wow, that's fantastic, you must have been crocheting in your sleep! I'm not sure I should show this to my son, he'd probably want me to make one too!:)Sam

    ReplyDelete
  47. WOW!
    It is INCREDIBLE!
    You are one awesome Mom!

    ReplyDelete
  48. It looks great!! Your son is going to be so excited!

    ReplyDelete
  49. that is awesome, its took crochet to a whole new level ;)

    ReplyDelete
  50. I've been waiting to see this finished and it's just as great as I imagined well done you must be so proud that he wants to take it to school. Your obviously one cool mama. I love it!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  51. Congratulations, it's amazing!! Love Posie

    ReplyDelete
  52. That, my dear, is frikkin amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  53. WOw, congratulations! It was well worth the time and effort, it looks amazing. Surely your son will love it to bits. NAd maybe he'll want to learn to crochet too!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I am so behind in my blog reading, I can believe that I missed this post!

    Love love love it!

    ReplyDelete
  55. That is so completely awesome. A granny Mario - who'd have thought!

    ReplyDelete
  56. WOW! that is gorgeous! well done on finishing it! your son will love it, im sure!! :):):)

    ReplyDelete
  57. You deserve a glass of wine (or the entire bottle!) after finishing this!
    Esther

    ReplyDelete
  58. Great blanket! I cant imagine how long it took you. It turned out very nice tho. :)

    ReplyDelete
  59. I love this!! Awesome!!

    ReplyDelete
  60. WOW --- amazing! You can see the love put into this ...

    ReplyDelete
  61. Hello from Denmark. Somebody told me about you blog and me interested to have a look. I read you profile and found you are a pastor like myself. I will retire though next year.
    Nice chrochet you are making.
    With kind regards, Karen

    ReplyDelete
  62. I'm working on this now for my son! I cannot wait to make some progress, but how did you join your squares? It looks like you whipstitched but I was worried about the color changes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! All the best with your project. I used this technique to join my squares: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-granny-sqaures.html

      It keeps everything tidy, but I did change wool colour to match the squares I was changing each time (which can be fiddly, but was so worth it). Feel free to email me if you have any more questions!

      Delete
  63. Anonymous2:04 pm

    This is AWESOME! I LOVE it and I want it too! (I'm 26 years old...)
    so...can you tell me which method did you use for joining the squares?
    (The trickiest part for me :( )

    Sorry for my lame english :)
    Dimitra

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous2:10 pm

      OH! Sorry! I just read it!! (So idiot!)
      http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-granny-sqaures.html

      Thank you! and keep crocheting :)

      Dimitra

      Delete
  64. Anonymous11:32 pm

    Hi I really love this and want to make it. I can crochet and looked at the link of the original pattern for the squares. I found it hard to understand... do you think I can get the same effect for the blanket crocheting simple granny squares?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! Yes, I just did the simple granny squares - three rounds. All the best!

      Delete
  65. Hi! This is awesome work! Fantastic :) could I ask, how much yarn did you use and what kind? I'm planning on making this for my friend and I am going yarnshopping in the US (I live in Norway), and I'm trying to make a shopping list :) any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Line. I get asked this alot and I'm really sorry but can't remember! I would say about 4 balls at the most for the largest colour and less depending on usage of the others. Hope that helps.

      Delete

Thanks for your comments... I love hearing from you!!!

Related Posts with Thumbnails