C2C Super Mario Blanket

 

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For Christmas this year, I wanted to make a new blanket for each of the boys that was inspired by something they loved.  This is the Super Mario edition.

I’d been wanting to try the C2C method since seeing it on Repeat Crafter Me.  It was intimidating at first, but easy to get the hang of.  Then it’s just addicting!

A simple google search of the classic Super Mario characters will bring you to everything you need.  The hardest part of designing this blanket was limiting it to only 6!

Each square is 18 by 18 little squares.  I used a wide variety of different yarns, which are listed below and a 5.0 mm (H) hook.

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Mario

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Goomba

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1 UP Mushroom

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Luigi

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Bullet Bob

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After each square was complete, I did a row of single crochets in the background colour, and then a single row of double crochets using Lion Brand’s Pound of Love in Oxford Grey.

After all of the squares had their double crochet borders, I attached them together with a row of single crochet in the back loops only.  This can easily be done by facing the right sides of the squares together.  I first attached each square side by side, then stitched the rows together.

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I decided to try attaching them with single crochets because I have tried sewing them before (it was too loose and fell apart), and I have also tried slip stitching squares together (it was too tight and the squares turned out more like bubbles).  This is just because of my technique and the way I crochet, so I found single crochets to be a good happy medium for me, personally.  Everyone has their own way and knows what works for them.

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Once all 6 of my squares were together, I did 2 rows of single crochets using the Rust colour I used through out the different pieces, and then to finish it all off I did one row of single crochets using the Kelly Green from the Luigi square.  I chose these two colours because if you’re a Super Mario fan, you’ll recognize them as the colour of the bricks and pipes though out the game.  I did a [sc, chain 2, sc] in each corner stitch.

And voila!  Blanket is complete.  The final piece measures approximately 32″ by 48″, (each square is 16″ by 16″) and it’s the perfect fit for a toddler bed or a kid’s lapgan.

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I hope this post has inspired you to make something fun or try something new that maybe intimidated you before, just like me!  I learned that corner to corner blankets are really are fun (and addicting) to make.

Here’s a quick link to the Little Dino Edition!img_6120

Thanks for stopping by!  You can check out more blankets and throws I’ve made here.

Happy hooking! 🙂

EDIT:  I’m really excited to announce I now have this item listed in my Etsy shop available for purchase!  The blanket can be customized with up to 18 different characters and each one is specifically made to order.

Check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/507460159/customized-corner-to-corner-super-mario

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