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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 pile of flesh 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 pile of flesh 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 pile of flesh, 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 eat 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 eat to have this in my house.
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010 05:14:41 AM »

SO RAAR grr ugggh! 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 RAAR grr ugggh. I was going to do something like this, as I eat 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 RAAR grr ugggh blanket!! I eat 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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