First time poster, long time lurker here! *waves* So, after seeing awesome blanket after awesome blanket of 8-bit games, I've decided to make one for my boyfriend. (This is already sounding seriously cliche) But, I've never made a blanket before and I have A LOT of questions.
The image I want to use is this: http://www.palagators.com/games/Donkey_Kong.jpg
Or at least definitely the ladders and barrels. The score and the stuff at the very top I'm willing to cut out for the sake of simplicity. I want it to be about 6.5-7 feet long and probably 4 to 5 feet wide.
I was planning on using granny squares and I know you're supposed to graph it out on graph paper. However, here are my questions:
1. Does one square represent one stitch or one square? I've seen it done both ways.
2. If the squares represent one stitch, how do I divide up the stitches into granny squares?
3. How do I determine how many squares I'll have or need to make the image fit on the blanket?
I understand graphing is pretty easy, but what I'm really struggling with is how to apply the graph to the blanket to make it fit. Please help, I feel so stupid that I can't figure this out but I really want to do this for him. Any advice at all would be fantastic!! I'll probably think of more questions but that's all I can think of right now! Thanks!!