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Super Mario Afghan is Super Special

by Paul Strauss
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I’ve been keeping my eyes on the work in progress for this impeccable Super Mario Brothers afghan throw, and I’m happy to report that the masterpiece is finally complete.

Super Mario Brothers Afghan Throw by Thomcatdesigns

Super Mario Afghan Close Up

It took North Carolina crafter Tracy Thomasson (aka ‘thomcatdesigns’) 71 days to crochet this beauty, featuring the likenesses of Mario, Koopa and a Goomba as they go about their everyday lives in the Mushroom Kingdom. It’s really hard to believe that the blanket started with this simple patterned background:

Super Mario Afghan Early Progress

To check out the maddening amount of work that went into this awesome homage to 8-bit platform gaming, check out Tracy’s Flickr photostream.

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