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« on: August 10, 2010 03:01:56 PM »

hey everyone, I'm kinda new to this place, long time lurker first time asking a question. 

I saw this blanket yesterday (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356077.0) and I'm dying to make one of the comic book character Harley Quinn for my younger sister.  Does anyone have tips on how to get the pattern?

I tried putting a small sprite/pixel drawing of Harley on paint, turning on the grid, and then making those the granny squares, but that just be super huge and would need tonssss of squares.  how can i make it smaller?

or is there an easier way?

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 11:12:29 AM »

Well, I've made a couple of graphs for a pixel blanket but haven't actually tried to make one yet. Tongue You could try making tiny squares (like only a couple rounds for a granny) or make your drawing smaller.

Would it be possible to see the pixel drawing you are working with? That might help us figure out what to do.

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2010 01:58:26 PM »

this is one

or maybe this one..
http://i37.tinypic.com/witr2p.jpg though this one is not a pixel, just a drawing

sry cant embed yet, still havent had the min of 10 posts.


« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010 10:46:32 PM »

To me, it looks like the pixel sprites you're using are just naturally large. Compared to video game sprites (like Zelda and Pikachu), the one you seem to be looking at will be a little wonky and big.

If you can find a smaller sprite, that would work a lot better.

This sprite may work.

I found it here where the artist used those perler beads to make an image based on the sprite.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010 12:32:06 AM »

Generally... if you're going to do a pixellated granny blanket it will take a LOT of squares. You can do them teeny tiny, but it will still take a lot of squares. I also suggest trying to find a small sprite. I wouldn't suggest going with the drawing as your blanket will be blocky (pixellated of course) and it might not look right. Good luck and have fun with it! I <3 Harley so I look forward to seeing your results!!
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010 10:49:26 AM »

great! thanks for your help!!

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010 10:28:55 PM »

There's a way to make a blanket with a picture in it but just single or double crochet rows and using a few different shades..  like the bottom post of this http://community.livejournal.com/hp_knitting I'm not quite sure how to do it but that might be easier for you if the character you're trying to do isnt 8bit

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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010 06:13:24 AM »

I've used cross stitch programs to make the last few of my pixel blankies.

Most programs let you enter how big your 'canvas' will be (for example you can say I want the canvas to be 36 squares across 32 high) and how many colours you want in your 'cross stitch'

I've done a cot sized Mario blanket for my son using these types of programs. I'm working on graphing a Batman blanket for him for Xmas as we speak - actually came on to see if anyone had already attempted one Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010 06:59:39 AM »

Someone else posted this link in another discussion, I think it might help you with pixelating:


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