Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

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Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby Gege » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:38 am

Hi everyone! I'm new to the boards, but was encouraged to post here after posting on another craft board. I knew this site existed and even visited but never came on the forums....my loss, let me tell ya! Well, you can say I'm a little obsessed with a certain adorable, mustachioed, Italian plumber... :) I crocheted this blanket for my hubby's b-day and, even though I'm not finished with the border, I was just too excited to have finished all the panels, so I'm sharing it anyway!

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It's so huge, I had to lay it out in my foyer and go upstairs to get a photo. Here's a pic of my birthday boy stretched out on it for a size perspective. My honey is 6'2".

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I used Tunisian crochet and a butt load of yarn- this sucker is reeeeeal heavy. There is no pattern that I followed. I searched the internet for screen shots of SMB and then used them for the map I had in my head. When I finally found some of the sprite websites (especially The Spriters Resourse), it made things a little easier....but I was well into my blanket by that time.... There is no "master graph" for any of the panels, much less for the entire project. I have absolutely no intention of creating a graph of my entire work; however, there may be a time when I decide to make a graph of a panel or two.....dunno when/if that will happen, though..... I seriously need a break from this. :)

I have the entire story, including individual shots of each and every panel and the story behind them, on my blog:

Part one: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-1.html
Part two: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-2-my-quest.html
Part three: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-3-my-quest-ends.html

Thanks for looking!

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Re: Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby Zopa » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:02 pm

OMG I WANT. I love big blankets and yours looks so good!
Plus, the pattern is fresh and different which I like too.
Awesome job! :thumbsup:

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Re: Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby Meowgan » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:32 pm

Hi. I saw this on Craftster and my chin hit the floor in amazement. I appear to still be drooling on the carpet.

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Re: Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby Nanna » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:54 am

Wow! It looks great. :clap:

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Re: Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby jelibe » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:07 am

This is fantastic. Well done. :clapping: :D :clap: :Mario :Luigi :mush
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Re: Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby johloh » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:55 am

beautiful work!!
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the picture scared me for a second though...I thought that person had no feet!
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Re: Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby jelibe » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:37 am

Your worried about his FEET, he's got a big black spot on his face!!!LOL shouldn't laugh.....
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Re: Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby Gege » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:50 am

Thanks guys!! Yep...he's 6'2" WITHOUT feet! :P Also, my hubby's a little shy....didn't want his face on my blog. He didn't realize it was going all over the internet! Hee! Guess the world will never know just who is that masked man.... :cool:

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Re: Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby Rozez1982 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:12 pm

OMG and I thought I was obsessed with Super Mario stuff. You should get a trophy for that! That is so amazing! I could go on and on. I love it! Super great job!! :yahoo:

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Re: Super Mario Bros. Obession Blanket

Postby johloh » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:48 am

also, by the way I think this wins as best first post on the forums ever...well done. and welcome.

going on the blog this morning also...
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