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« on: October 07, 2010 09:52:03 PM »



I've wanted to make a granny square pixel art blanket for a while, and I've always wanted to enter a Craftster Challenge, so here I am, killing two birds with one stone! Smiley

I started by hand-drawing my pattern in MS Paint - a pixellated version of Mama.  I placed her on a purple gingham background to keep with the Mama "feel". 


I wanted a nice soft blanket - to make sure it got plenty of use - so I chose to use Caron Simply Soft yarn and a size “G” crochet hook.  I was limited by the available colors of yarn, so there isn't as much shading as I would have liked.  After gathering the yarn, I had to edit the pattern to reflect what I had.


Then I crocheted.  I crocheted and I crocheted and I crocheted.


To help keep count and to keep myself organized, I bundled the granny squares into groups of 10, tying them by the yarn tails.


Then I sewed a little,


and finally, I got this:


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My wonderful new Crafting Mama blanket measures approximately 45" x 60".

In all, this project took over 100 hours.  About 3 hours making and editing the pattern, about 80 hours of crocheting more than 1000 1.5" granny squares, and nearly 40 hours to sew it all together and weave in ends.  I started the day Craftster Challenge #55 was announced, and just finished today.  Thanks for looking!

[edited 10/13 to put image of final project first]
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010 10:20:32 PM »

OMG! I love it, and your color choices were great! *way to craft it up*
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010 10:42:01 PM »

So cool! You must be so patient and dedicated...I would have ripped it to pieces in less than 5 minutes. I would love to have this in my house.
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010 05:14:41 AM »

SO awesome! Great job! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010 06:48:21 AM »

ohmygoodness!  what a cute blanket!
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010 10:24:03 AM »

Totally and completely awesome. I was going to do something like this, as I love crocheting, but I just didn't have the time. You have done a fantastic job!
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010 11:00:26 AM »

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010 12:53:46 PM »

I am amazed that you crocheted so many little squares!  Such patience and dedication--and what a nice looking and very unusual blanket!

I will never be able to look at granny squares again without thinking of pixilation!
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2010 08:58:19 AM »

This is an awesome blanket!! I love the idea and my use it for a different picture. Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010 06:59:02 AM »

Wow, it's hard to believe that all those pixels are granny squares.  That is fantastic.
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