Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Granny Square Super Mario Mushroom Rug

I have certainly been lax with posting my projects lately, aside from writing, but don't think it's because I haven't been doing anything. I don't know if it's worth me posting every little thing that comes off my crochet hooks, but maybe I should be? Hm...maybe I'll have a "what I've been up to" post in the near future...

*Ahem!* Anyway, I am not here to bore you with miscellaneous nonsense, I'm here to tell you about the biggest project I've made so far: 158 4" granny squares sewn together to make a 5' x 5' Mushroom Rug!

Photobucket The rug came to be one day when our (expensive) store-bought rug was giving us a lot of trouble, as it was catching all of my long-haired cat's hair, but our vacuum didn't work on it for some reason. We rolled it up and threw it in the basement, and I decided to take on the task of making one.

After scouring Ravelry for literally hours over the next few days for the perfect rug, I saw the pattern for this, looked at Gabe, laughed, and said "We could just have a Mario Mushroom rug."

His reply?

"Yes! Do it!"

We made a deal that he would buy the yarn, and I would make it, which I think worked out really well for both of us, and I ABSOLUTELY love the way it turned out. I've actually recently gone on a bit of a spree looking for other pixel patterns to make smaller rugs and pillows out of! Hopefully those will come to be sometime in the near future.

I can't wait to make more pixel art! But until then, I hope you guys enjoy this one :)


You can get an idea of the size of it by looking into my (only slightly) cluttered living room. Also, say hi to my cat, Walter!    


  1. How long did it take you?
    Not having ever done crochet before, how difficult is a granny square to do?

  2. I have the same question as Smagy. I love this rug, and would to make one for son's birthday in 3 months. I'd have to work on it at night, so he doesn't find out about it, and I only have an hour or so that I could do it. Do you think I could get it done in that time?