This Guy Spent 6.5 Years Crocheting A Super Mario Map Blanket

Published 9 years ago

What is your longest video game-related project? Is it longer than Kjetil Nordin’s Super Mario Bros. 3 blanket that took 6 years to make? About 800 hours of work went into this 2.2 meters long, 1.8 meters wide (7 feet and 2 inches by 5 feet and 10 inches) nerdy crocheting project. He wasn’t satisfy with just getting the shape right; a lot of effort went into getting the colors just right! In this area, water presented a great obstacle. “[The yarn] was almost purple, and very ugly, so I had to undo all of it,” Nordin told NRK. “That took an extra week.”

Kjetil Nordin is a Norwegian currently living in Denmark. During the time it took him to make the blanket, he won the Norwegian Sky Diving team championship twice, earned two university degrees, started a career, and made a number of small crochet figures for his family. As for future crotchet projects, he’s probably going to take a break now before tackling anything bigger.

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Kjetil Nordin started working on this blanket 6 years ago


The project required more than 800 hours to complete


The finished blanket is 2.2 by 1.8 meter wide, and used 100 balls of yarn


“The hardest thing has been to accept that it took such a long time”


“I’ve spent 800 hours crocheting and many hours researching and searching for the correct yarn”


At one point Kjetil realized he had picked the wrong color for water


The yarn “was almost purple, and very ugly, so I had to undo all of it. That took an extra week”


In six years that the project took, he also won the Norwegian Sky Diving team championship two times, earned two university degrees, started a career, and even made smaller crochet figures for his family


It “hasn’t taken all of my time. You get a bit sick of such long lasting projects”


As for what’s next, “I can’t rush it. I’ll have a break, and think for a while”



Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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