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This Man Spent 6 Years Crocheting A Super Mario Bros Map Blanket

Fans of video games can pay homage to their favourite characters and stories in many different ways, from collecting games or figures, to getting tattoos. One man went a different route, spending a whopping 6 years crocheting a blanket in the image of the first map in the classic NES game Super Mario Bros 3. Norwegian native Kjetil Nordin began the project 6 years ago, and totalled 800 hours into it. With immense detail and colouring, its impressive measurements are 7’2” x 5’10” (2.2mx1.8m) and took over 100 yarns balls to complete. Even more impressive is the fact that Kjeti re-worked and entire colour as it did match well with the rest of the blanket. Speaking of the yarn colour it, “was almost purple, and very ugly, so I had to undo all of it. That took an extra week,” Kjetil explains. As for future projects, “I can’t rush it. I’ll have a break, and think for a while,” he said. In the 6 years it took to finish, he has been keeping himself occupied with  lots of other activities, mainly winning a Norwegian skydiving championship twice, as well as gaining two different degrees which led him to a new career. Kjetil says that it “hasn’t taken all of my time. You get a bit sick of such long lasting projects.”

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Kjetil Nordin started crocheting this blanket 6 years ago

crocheted super mario blanket

It took him over 800 hours to complete the project

crocheted super mario blanket

The finished 2.2 by 1.8 meter blanket used 100 balls of yarn

crocheted super mario blanket

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

crocheted super mario blanket

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

crocheted super mario blanket

At one point Kjetil realized he had picked the wrong color

crocheted super mario blanket

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

crocheted super mario blanket

During those six years, 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

crocheted super mario blanket

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

crocheted super mario blanket

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

crocheted super mario blanket

crocheted super mario blanket

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