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lemonpiez
« on: March 01, 2012 05:10:32 AM »

So, Inspired by SoreLoser and her brilliant Bulbasaur, ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=396342.0) I was inspired to create Pikachu.  My son is a massive Pokemon fan and Pikachu is is favourite so it was the natural choice.

I wasn't quite sure how to work it out, but google images found an 8-bit pikachu so a few tweaks, and much counting and colouring in graph paper later I managed to create this little lovely!



He is quite a big fella.  Too big to lay out in my little house, so he was photographed on the floor of a local cafe.  He can just about fit on a double bed, as you can see on this not quite so good photo.

 

Altogether he's taken about 6 weeks and 927 little squares created from 14 balls of yarn (although I do have rather a lot of white left over).

The square breakdown is:
556 Yellow
257 Black  
75   Peach
24   Red
13   Brown
2     White  squares.

And close up:




My son loves it, and so do I!
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012 05:42:45 AM »

Just wonderful! You did an amazing job.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012 07:44:50 AM »

Your son has good taste- Pikachu is my favorite too! This is lovely- great job, it makes me feel the need to learn to crochet!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012 08:54:20 AM »

Amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012 10:16:42 AM »

This rocks! So cute!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012 06:21:19 PM »

Toooo adorable!! You did a great job!
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012 05:09:00 AM »

This is really awesome! What color yarn did you use to sew everything together? I know with two yellow blocks together, for example, you'd use yellow, but what about when you have two colors, like black and yellow, together?
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012 07:44:44 AM »

I had a "rule" for sewing up.  Obviously the predominant colour was yellow, so if it touched a yellow square, then yellow.  Otherwise I used the palest of the 2 colours I was sewing.  If you look at the stitching close up the paler shade is less noticeable (for example if a peach and black were together I'd use peach), than if you used the darker one.
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012 07:39:22 PM »

This is awesome!!  I love the pixelated look.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012 08:10:27 PM »

Ohhh this brings out the raging pokemon fan inside of me Cheesy lol. I need to learn how to make these  things just so I can make this.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012 11:48:43 AM »

Aw, so cute and cuddly! Absolutely lovely! Your son is very lucky!
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2016 11:19:33 AM »

This is such a great piece!  I love your Pikachu!
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2016 09:56:58 PM »

I love this! Definitely going to put it on my to-do list  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2016 11:10:12 AM »

What a wonderful piece!  Kudos to you for having the patience to stitch all those squares together.  Beautiful outcome.
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2017 11:42:01 PM »


Awesome  Pikachu blanket! I wish I had the patience  to crochet that many squares.
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