Just like a ton of other people, I am a huge video game fan...and when I bought my first home a couple years ago I knew that I planned on having at least one room's decor entirely devoted to video games. Well, that one room quickly turned into an entire basement dedicated to retro gaming!
Retro game sprites translate to most craft projects very easily because they can be counted out pixel by pixel, which is also the basis for many crafting mediums. This blanket was no different...which made it much simpler than everyone thinks!
The whole thing is done using single crochet, so that is the only stitch you need to know how to do in order to make this afghan.
Step 1: Materials Needed:
The materials needed for this project are as follows:
-- Size J Crochet Hook
I used Red Heart brand yarn in the following colors, but any brand of worsted weight yarn should do:
-- Parakeet Blue (sky background)
-- Olympic Blue (Mario's overalls)
-- Jockey Red (Mario's shirt)
-- Light Peach (Mario's skin/ground)
-- Emerald Green (grass/turtle shell)
-- Silver Grey (cloud accent)
-- Tangerine (question block)
-- Honey Gold (inside of question black/turtle accents)
-- Claret Brown (ground/bricks/goomba)