September 20, 2011

Granny Square Raccoon Mario blanket

 By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

approx. 62" x 59" (5.17ft. x 4.92ft.)
...but can vary based on yarn and hook size.

*Crochet hook size: 4.5mm for the border
*Crochet hook size: 5.0mm (H) for the granny squares
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Red (315yds), Back (892yds), Tan (429yds) & Royal Blue (1370yds)
*Tapestry Needle

     This was my 8th crochet project. It was inspired by this Mario bedspread I saw on Ravelry but it was the old Mario (the one from the very first game). Even though Russ McAllister did an amazing job, I wanted a different Mario image to work on. After searching for days I found an image of the raccoon Mario that I like better and started working on it.
     I made this back in February '11 and finish in May '11. It took me quite a while to finish since I was getting annoyed by making granny squares. I made some Mario Bros. amigurumis in between. Even though, it got annoying of making approximately 670some squares the end result was amazing. Seeing my son's face light up with joy when I show him the blanket was priceless. :)
     The squares I made are 2"x2". Since it was my first time doing granny squares I had to search for how to make granny squares on YouTube. Here's the video I use to learn; link. But if I would have known about Tunisian crochet then, I would of most definitely made it like that. Just three weeks ago, I learn about Tunisian crochet. *giggles*
Here's the 8-bit image I use to make the blanket. :)

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- Janet


  1. One word : AWESOME
    Seriously... this is just awesome!
    I hope I can find the time to make one too :P

  2. I found your blanket on ravelry. I am extremly new to crochet and wanted to do something big, yet somewhat simple to do. This is by far one of the best peices ive seen in a long time. And I must say you have a true crocheting talent. Keep it up! And thank you for the video links for how you leaned. Very helpful!

  3. @ Haliet, thank you. I just love hearing from fellow crocheters that my stuff is great cause my family I ask them what they think and all they say it's good.
    This has been the biggest project I have done and I only had been crocheting for a month when I decide to make it. I'm sure you wont have any problem making it. :)

  4. That's nice you've got the template to share! I found the same one on a different site, but the gal who did it didn't share the pattern so I had to print the picture and count and eyeball it. :) Nice work btw!!

  5. @ Cassie, you welcome. I also have seen plushies that I like and have stared at it for hours trying to figure out how to make it. Thats why I decide to make the blog and share my patterns with the whole world. :)

  6. Janet that is amazing. I've been looking for something to make for my mom for her birthday. She is a HUGE nintendo and Mario fan. :)

  7. May I ask how many rounds you did for a square?
    This is so wonderful!

  8. @ Lovedragon, I did 2 rounds for each square but the size of squares will vary with different yarn weight and hook size.

  9. This is such a fabulous blanket, just beautiful! I'd love to make this for my brother, he's a huge Nintendo and Mario fan.
    Your seams look flawless. Did you sew them together? I'm wondering how you joined them. Thanks!


  10. @Beaderjojo, thanks. :)
    It really does look flawless. I use the whip stitch through the back loops only.

  11. Wow, This is awesome! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to make this for my son :)


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