Arrrrgh Raaaw! My Wookie voice imitation sounds really bad. Have you ever heard of 8bit blankets? It’s a simple and great technique to make geeky blankets. I discovered them two years ago. So much great stuff out there! Needles to say I had to make my very own. I’m so proud of my crochet Chewbacca! It took about 92 hours to make this Wookie blanket. As you can see it was a great feeling to finally finish it. It is not just the crocheting but the endless seeming, too. My brother got this one as a present for his birthday. I already finished it a year ago, my instagram friends might know it. In the beginning I planned to craft Han Solo as well to make it a two person blanket. During the making one another of the squares I figured out how much time it would take…
I ended up with a cosy but not so big blanket. It really looks great laying on a bed or sofa. I could think about making one for my son to play on.
I started with the figure and than added the white and grey granny squares. In the beginning I planned to make it much bigger with a Han Solo, too. The time necessary was just too much… In the end I added a white row to create a border.
Check out the Chebacca pillow, too!
This way of making blankets is called 8bit blankets. If you know old computer games you know the old graphics. Characters and landscapes were made out of a few pixel. A granny squares serve perfectly as a single pixel. With this approach a geeky blanket is pretty easy to make and it looks so different from what you would expect from a crochet granny square blanket. Besides Star Wars blankets there is almost every topic present. The Star Wars Wookie blanket is in good company and Chewbacca meets R2D2 and so many Marvel characters. There is so much great stuff out there! I made a pinterest board to collect them. It is really worth checking it out:
What 8bit blanket would you make?