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Topic: Old School NES afghan (Updated chart and tutorial!!!)  (Read 23263 times)
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« on: February 20, 2006 04:46:06 PM »

So, silly ol' me decides my boyfriend needs a blanket for Christmas.  I thought for a long while about what kind of design to make, then I remembered he loved the Space Invaders blanket I saw on here.  So I went for my own take on the video game idea and came up with this (having JUST finished it last week):



It's pretty much to scale with the controller, as I used it for a template for my chart.  It's done in a doublestrand of worsted weight acrylic on size 17 needles,with a crocheted border.

He LOVES it and it has taken a place of honor at the foot of our bed.  All his friends want one, but he gets the only one! Grin

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TUTORIAL!!!

The beauty of this pattern is in its simplicity.  Essentially, cast on, follow the chart, then bind off and crochet a border.

Yarn used was Red Heart Super Saver, held double throughout.  I used a Pound and a regular skein of black, two skeins of grey, and one skein of red.  I used a US 17 size 29 inch circular needle, which was plenty long.



The above link is to the chart, which is a RATHER large jpeg image, but necessary so everybody can read it without having a special program.  I read the chart from bottom up, to save the number of stitches on the needle, but I suppose you could do it from top to bottom or even from side to side if you wanted.

Once you've finished the chart, bind off, and use the grey (again, a doublestrand) to do two rows of double crochet around the border.  I bet you could do a knitted border if you don't want to crochet, or maybe just a blanket stitch.

Questions?  Comments?  Please don't hesitate to ask since this is my first distributed pattern! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006 04:51:48 PM »

That's freakin awesome. Good job.
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hilaryknits
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006 05:04:23 PM »

Coolest afghan ever!
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Danyell
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006 05:29:44 PM »

Chart? I'm in! That is an AWESOME blanket!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2006 05:42:10 PM »

This is the best! Amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2006 05:56:38 PM »

That is really cool I like it alot.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2006 06:15:19 PM »

So choice!

Me want one.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2006 06:20:09 PM »

That's the coolest thing ever.
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Iellwen
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2006 06:40:59 PM »

This is SO cool Cheesy.  I don't even play video games and I want one of these.  Very creative.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2006 06:53:44 PM »

That's awesome, my boyfriend would kill for that!
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