961 squares, ~30000 Tunisian stitches, countless hours of work, years on the project list & a move to the other side of the country later: the Ultimate Megaman Blanket is born.
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ok I’ve finished half the blanket and I’m gonna make a pillow with it, but I’m gonna sew together a pillow instead of crocheting one. Thanks for the info and I’ll for sure send a picture once I’m done.
Please do I can’t wait to see how it turned out.
How big were each of the squares?
I’d say they are 3″x3″ approximately and the resulting blanket is really big. The first picture has my wife on it for reference I’d do between 2″ and 2.5″.
One point to keep in mind, with entrelac, you’ll end up with your “pixels” rotated 45°. You’ll then have to go through and finish the corners line by line until you have an actual square.
This is most definitely a time consuming project. Good luck and please send a note with some pics when you’re done
You can avoid your pixels being at a 45 degree angle by starting your entrelac in the corner. That way your edges are already squared off
My god… this makes so much sense… lol, thanks for pointing out the obvious 😀
Ok, I’ll look it up and see if I can do this!
Could you tell me the pattern so I can make this for my brother?
There isn’t exactly a pattern; you need to learn how to do a Tunisian stitch (it’s a weird mix of crochet & knitting), there are plenty of good tutorials on Youtube. With this knowledge in hand, you’ll be able to create crochet projects which are multiple little square attached to one another. Perfect for pixel art
Did you make this using the entrelac technique?
Nope, Tunisian stitch, first I hear of entrelac
Entrelac uses the Tunisian simple stitch. it’s just a technique to interlock the Tunisian squares together. Anyway, do you remember what yarn you used? Im having trouble color matching
Oh interesting! Yeah! So I googled it after you mentioned it and nothing I saw looked like what I did. But that’s because everything I was seeing was knitting related. When I googled “entrelac crochet” sure enough, I found exactly the technique I used for this blanket
Thanks for helping me use the right words I used red heart yarn, I don’t have the color references anymore sorry :. I’ve had the blanket for a few years now and it it by very far the warmest blanket in the house. Also the heaviest, this technique consumes a lot of yarn and makes for thick blankets.
I just started doing this a few weeks back. I’m hopelessly optimistic that I’ll be able to finish it in 11 days (i know it’s impossible!) I’m only on row 19 (out of 63!! Not counting the edging!) as a 9 yr anniversary gift for my bf. I hope i have enough yarn… I’m using caron simply soft and i got 16 skeins
Yes, the simply soft is nice Yarn is easy to buy more of, time will most definitely be running short. Rows get bigger and color changes are time consuming. It’s probably more appropriate for a 10 year anniversary anyways
We’ll see how close i get haha. A year deadline is certainly easier! I should have just done a pillow
I just calculated… I have roughly 92 hours left to finish this. (out of 115) I think i better start on the pillow! LOL
Now that you’ve climbed Mt Everest, will you use your powers for only good?
not a chance, I’m going to crochet my way up to world domination.
Yeah I’d be a scary evil super hero too and crush all that is good and pure. Please don’t testify to this in court.
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