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Classic Mushroom Pixel Blanket by LunarJadeStyles Classic Mushroom Pixel Blanket by LunarJadeStyles
This is my third pixel blanket.

It took about 60 hours and measures 109cm by 120cm. (It seems to have stretched a bit while I was working on it..)

This blanket was donated to the Desert Bus 5 (2011) craft a long. Money made from this craft goes to a charity called Child's Play.

It ended up selling for $2600.

Please check out these links for more details:
Desert Bus: [link]
Child's Play: [link]

Extra information about the blanket:
It's crocheted. Completely made up of separated Granny Squares that were whip stitched together into strips and then the strips were whip stitched together.
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FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
I cried a bit when I read that you donated it to a charity and they raised so much money with it :tears:
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you. So far most of my blankets have gone to charity. I've got one that I'm just finishing up for Desert Bus again this year. :)
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FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

You're welcome!
Oh, wow that's great! :D

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Kill-me-sensless Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow way cool! If its not to much trouble to ask, can you send me the patter for the little squares? I have been wanting to make a Bat symbol rug for my room but cant find a good pattern to make the squares.
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Its known as a Granny Square. I use the pattern from a book called Happy Hooker. However most are generally the same. I did a quick search and found this one online: [link]

It looks like a pretty good tutorial with a some decent photos. I'd also recommend searching youtube for tutorials if this isn't enough. I know I sometimes work better with seeing it happen.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask, I don't mind sharing and I like helping others out with their own projects when I can.
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Kill-me-sensless Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW THANKS SO MUCH! This will really help! Now all I need to figure out is how to make the actual rug... Hahahaha but one step at a time, I will learn to make the little squares first. Thank you so much
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zombieskayer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm trying something like this and i have a question, When you sew the squares together, how do you hide the knots from the end of the yarn used to sew them together? I'm having issues trying to hide the knots and its gotten to the point i'm afraid that I'll have to use fleece for the back to hide it all.
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I don't knot anything. I bring the tail end through the seam I make and then I weave it into the stitches in a back and forth pattern. I pull on it a bit to make sure its in there pretty well and then I cut off any excess.

Does that help at all?
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zombieskayer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah that helped. I had these terrible knots from sewing the squares together but i get what you did now and i'm going to try it and see if it works for me! Thank you so much!
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I hope it works out. Feel free to ask any other questions and I'll try to answer them if I can. :)
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zombieskayer Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No lie, I have been trying to come up with a mario blanket for my sister. I kept scrapping my ideas then last night I had this Idea of doing one made out of granny squares and For fun i looked for it on here right now and HERE I FIND ONE and it looks AMAZING! I'm soo excited to do mine!, and Its crazy awesome how much you sold for it :O!
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it. Granny squares work really well for any kind of pixel blanket.

If you remember to let me know when you finish yours. I love looking at pixel art here on dA and I'd love to see how yours turns out.
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Tayana-Arystae Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooo sooo soooo cute! I really want one. You have inspired me to make a pixel blanket but I would rather work on a 1up mushroom ;)
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you. If you end up making one let me know. I'd love to see how it turns out. ^^
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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sooooooo cool!

Thank you for helping Desert Bus for Hope and Child's Play!
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detectivesparky Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the blanket :D (was the one that managed to win it), very much appreciate the work that went into this!
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
That's awesome! I really appreciate you telling me how much you love it. It was really exciting to watch the bidding on it. ^_^
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detectivesparky Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a great blanket to keep my legs warm while I'm at my computer or playing video games ^_^

(If you don't mine me asking) Will you be making anything for next year? Or are you not thinking about it just yet?
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Had the materials for the next one since August. Started it while watching DB5.
I have about four or five different things in mind for next year. Not sure if I'll have time make all of them but I'll see how far I can get. ^_^
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detectivesparky Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I look forward to it :)
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jamuko Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the awesome donation amount your wonderful blanket got!! :heart: I love your pixel blankets.

I'm kinda disappointed in myself for not pulling through with something for the Craft-A-Long this year :< but it's great to see how amazingly well they are doing!
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

There's always next year. So definitely try again. I love seeing all the stuff that makes it into the craftalong and it's awesome watching the things you make go for such an awesome event.
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jamuko Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely! The wheels are already cranking to come up with something for next year, hehe. There are always so many awesome things, it's inspiring. And it's definitely a thrill seeing something you make go for such a high amount of money!

That was awesome when Tally's plushie went for so much and she was freaking out. :D
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Awesome! Such a simple idea but a wonderful one, and wonderfully done!!! I love it!!!
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Satiah Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is such an awesome idea. I love your pixel blankets; they're so much fun to look at! But I honestly wasn't expecting to see Granny Squares. I thought it had been quilted from the thumbnail! :D
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I actually do have a pixel quilted one that's been underway for a while. I prefer the granny square ones just cause I can work on them while I'm waiting around places.
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Luineannon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Any word on how your charity donation did? It looks amazing. I've not tried granny square anything because I'm afraid that my stitching them together will ruin the item. Yours looks seamless.
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Desert Bus hasn't run yet this year. It starts November 18th so I should find out within about a week of that. I'll update the entry to reflect that information when I do find out though.

I used what is called a whip stitch to seam them together. You could try doing just a couple sample granny squares and seaming them together to experiment. It doesn't take a lot of time and then you'll have an idea. ^^
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Luineannon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I may have to try that. Thank you. Best of luck!
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Hey I know you asked how the mushroom blanket did in the charity auction over two months ago but it just got auctioned off today so I thought I'd finally answer your question.
It ended up going for $2600.
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Luineannon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
That's wonderful!!! Congratulations! You must be elated!
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VanillaAcolytes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This looks amazing! I only wish I could have the patience to make something like this.
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aquamarinedesign Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
awesome!
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theliteratepenguin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
=O
Omigosh. This is fantastic. I love this!
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Leuthile Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
epiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic!!!! :la:
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kjtgp1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
amazing!
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crowpaladin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
dude..........this is amazing
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! awesome job, great cause, it's wonderful!
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flamingpigeon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
This is absolutely fantastic! If I had a disposable income, I would probably be commissioning one. <3 :D
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processofwinter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is incredible, what a great idea!
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JokerAngewomon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow esta hermoso este honguito de Mario Bros te quedo b ien mis respetos en eso de costura
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SinePerrell Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is awesome. LOVE! You just made my day.
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
<3
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TheMidnightLemon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
This blanket is amazing! I am so jealous. I agree with Rae-Lynn though, maybe you should write a little more in your description about how you made it, what it's made out of, etc. Also nice picture of it! It looks so bright and cozy :)
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I have remedied that and added more information in the description. Half the time I don't think about what I should write up in these things and often end up writing very little.

I updated it with the information that Rae-Lynn asked about. If you think there's any other information that could be added I'll definitely take some advice on that.

Glad you like it though!
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InuyashaGeekFreak Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Okay...That is just too awesome! I bow to your amazing crochet skills.
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it.
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Rae-Lynn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is fantastic! You should put in the description how you made it! (Is it knitted? Crocheted? Did you do all of the squares individually and sew them together after?)
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LunarJadeStyles Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I was really excited to get it up so I guess I didn't give the description detail as much thought as I should have. I've corrected that now.

It's crocheted. I made a bunch of individual Granny Squares and then whipstitched them altogether. I think it gives the pixels the best kind of look, but it could probably be done just by knitting up squares or cutting fabric squares too. I just think Granny Squares does the job really well.
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Rae-Lynn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree! I thought it looked like individual squares, but since I cannot crochet to save my life, I wasn't sure.
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