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Topic: Granny Square Totoro Blanket aka A Really Bad Idea  (Read 5453 times)
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« on: September 20, 2012 05:14:55 AM »

So I started crocheting around March this year and I thought "Hey, these granny square thingies are really easy to make. I'm going to make a really big blanket!"

So after 800+ squares, several weeks worth of Repetitive Strain Injury, several days worth of crocheting, much procrastination, about $60 and 24 balls of yarn over a span from April 4th to September 20th....

I made this:



It's about 2m squared (still have to block it) and I haven't done all the yellow squares due to running out of yarn and my buying it from a seasonal stockist. The perler sprite design was made by genjiworks on DeviantArt.



Here it is compared to a meter ruler.

Have some progress shots:



Humble beginnings.



It outgrew the desk and threatened to outgrow the spare bed.



Slowly piecing it together...

C&C appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012 06:39:58 AM »

Gorgeous, excellent and an amazing undertaking!!! Bravo, kudos and more power to YOU!
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012 07:13:09 AM »

That is so cool!
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012 07:15:58 AM »

Love it! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012 07:17:51 AM »

I had to hit the "this rocks!" button! I am in love with it!
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012 07:18:50 AM »

Wowza!  That's super cool.  Great job! Cool
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mmm, yeah, I can do that.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012 09:32:58 AM »

This is absolutely amazing. I love Totoro! I never would have thought to use granny squares to make an image. I am seriously in awe, and in love.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012 04:18:21 PM »

I love him so much!  He is fantastic!

i can imagine that took you forever!  But he's worth it, so adorable!
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012 02:31:34 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012 11:34:35 AM »

Wow! I admire your hard work! I have yet to discipline myself enough to finish something awesome like that! It is so cute!
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