Hopefully, you’re here because you love geeky blankets! I love all things pixels, crafty, and crochet – except candy pink poodle toilet roll covers, which are never acceptable. That means I enjoy looking up how gamers are working up my favourite retro video game characters every now and again. Here are my latest findings which include an 8-bit Super Mario crochet bedspread, a Pac-Man quilt, a fabulous Doctor Who crochet tardis, a Space Invaders crochet blanket, and a Super Mario star baby blanket.
8-bit Super Mario Bedspread by Russ McAllister
This geeky blanket makes a brilliant gift for any gamer and is simple to make as it uses granny squares. Since this is an 8-bit pixel pattern, you could use any grid, Hama, Perler or sprite pattern to make anything you like! Grab the instructions over on Ravelry or Instructables. You’ll need to know how to ch, sl st, and double crochet (US terms).
Pac-Man Quilt by S0choice
This classic arcade game quilt was, unbelievably, the first retro gaming quilt project of S0choice (crafter from Roseville, California). I think it looks great, and she’s a girl after my own heart for winging this one without a pattern. You can find out more about this quilt over on Craftster
Crochet Doctor Who Tardis Blanket by Kirsti Rawstron
This super-geeky Doctor Who blanket was made as a gift for one of Kirsti’s friends (lucky friend!), and measures over 2 metres tall.
To add to the awesomeness of this blanket, the windows and light glow in the dark, and the sign was custom-made using embroidery. This probably tops the list of geeky blankets for me as I love Doctor Who. See more pics on Rainy Monday Tumblr
Space Invaders Crochet Blanket from Geekery by Emily
Another pattern that uses granny squares, this blanket has been worked up using the same block pattern as the Super Mario blanket above. What makes this blanket slightly more appealing to me, is that it was made here in the UK 🙂 You can catch up with Geekery by Emily on Etsy.
Super Mario star crocheted baby blanket by A Gamers Wife
This cute baby blanket was created from an adapted Starry, Starry Night blanket pattern by Melissa at Inner Child Crochet. This adorable blanket would make a great gift, even if the parents aren’t avid gamers. It took a month to complete, and you can read more over at A Gamers Wife Blog.
Got any more finds I can add to this list? Let me know in the comments, below.