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Topic: Legend of Zelda Blanket and Yoshi Egg Blanket  (Read 3646 times)
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« on: January 15, 2012 01:23:43 PM »

At the beginning of last year, I decided to make a wonderful swap partner of mine, Gspinn, a Yoshi egg granny square blanket and my husband a blanket based on his favorite video game for Christmas.  It took much conniving (and the help of a good friend) to figure out exactly what my husband's favorite video game is - Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past.  With my friend's help, I found some sprites online and went to work. 

I used the Yoshi blanket as a cover for all of the green, white, and black squares in the Zelda blanket!  I did the other color squares secretly and it worked!  He never guessed!  I managed to have it all pieced together and the edging stitched in time for Christmas, but just finished up weaving the ends this.  I finished the Yoshi blanket on time though!  Smiley  Anyway, here are the pictures -



On the floor in our living room.  (The weird corner is because I had to photoshop it as a projection in order to get a view straight from the front.)



It is about 8 feet tall and very snuggly!  Smiley  It has almost 300 squares in it, if I remember correctly. 



The Yoshi blanket covers a full sized bed.  I actually did not mean to make it quite so large, but realized it was going to be big much too late, lol.  The picture above is before I weaved in the ends. 





Gratuitous cat photo.  Smiley  Our cats approved of both blankets, which made it rather hard to work on them at times..... 



A close-up of one of the squares.  I used Caron One Pound yarn, which was nice to work with and had a decent selection of colors.  I hope you like them as much as I do!  They did take a fair bit of time, though I think I'm hooked on making blankets now.  The pay off when you finish is just so great!

C&C welcome!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012 02:03:48 PM »

A brilliant subterfuge. Well done for getting all that work in as well.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012 05:05:16 PM »

I love the yoshi egg blanket that you made for me it is super warm! The Zelda blanket is genius!
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pandamayhem
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012 07:11:19 PM »

These are too great! I love how more pixel blankets are being posted, they all give me so much more inspiration and motivation!
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012 10:08:17 AM »

What method did you use for joining the squares? I'm getting ready to join the squares on my pixel art blanket and wondering what is best to use to not have it show.
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zkatom
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012 03:01:13 PM »

I slip stitched mine together using the back loops only and black yarn, so on the back it is a big grid of black lines.  Does that make sense?  I can post a photo of the back sometime if it would help. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012 04:20:34 PM »

Yay! All these pixel blankets are making me SO happy. I've just started mine, but its a HUGE undertaking. 4,090 1 inch squares all together. Yes, I know I'm crazy.
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012 11:08:26 AM »

I'm very excited to see that you included the iconic pink-haired Link from Link to the Past.  Most people "correct" the hair.

Awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2012 07:04:02 AM »

They're both so pretty! I also love the huge size!
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2012 07:56:14 AM »

L'epic.
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