Hallelujah! I have just completed the most intricate, time consuming, rewarding crochet project of my life.
Do you ever work on one project for soooo long, that you begin to feel like it will never end, but it is also a fun challenge, something that your child or grandchild, niece or nephew will cherish forever? This was it for me.
And now I feel a little lost.
Power Rangers Corner to Corner (C2C) Graphgan
My youngest son, 7 year old Cameron, has been in love with Power Rangers for as long as I can remember. My brother Forrest (coincidentally the person that taught me to crochet!) was also a super Power Rangers fan back in the early 90’s. Such a super fan that we fought over the TV in the mornings so he could sneak in one more episode before school. Every day.
He passed down his Power Rangers Megazord set (the one that took him about 3 years to complete between birthdays and Christmas) to Cameron when our older son Caden had his heart surgery last August. I think it helped Cam get through those scary days while his brother recovered in the hospital.
Back in January, I got the wild hair up my butt to design, crochet and stitch together a massive Power Rangers graph blanket for Cameron. He helped me to design the rangers, then we went to Michaels together for the yarn (he had to help pick the colors!) and as I completed them he told me which order they need to be in (Red is most important, so he has to be first).
Then yesterday he helped me to decide on the border. I think it turned out fantastic!
I started with one row white single crochet to “clean up” the edges, then a sc row of silver, then sc row of gold. Then I went back with the blue in hdc and did a spike stitch every 4th stitch, then I went back with the black in hdc and did alternating (deeper) spike stitch every 4th, then finished it off with the sc in red. Whew!
Definitely a labor of love.
I couldn’t decide on the placement of the header and the footer, but I am happy with the way I chose. Of course I had his help also. 😉
This morning after I wove in the last of the (one million) ends, he sat and watched the entire time as the blanket washed and tumbled in the dryer. I think he likes it! ♥
All of the SIX Power Ranger block patterns have been posted here on Heart Hook Home. Head on over and get started, I’ll get the top portion (the “Power Rangers”) graph posted ASAP. UPDATE: Here it is!!
Power Rangers TOP Graph Pattern for Graphghan
Isn’t this awesome?!
The block patterns:
Power Rangers C2C Crochet Graphgan Pattern – Block by Block (Red)
Power Rangers C2C Crochet Graphgan Pattern – Block by Block (Black)
Power Rangers C2C Crochet Graphgan Pattern – Block by Block (Green)
Power Rangers C2C Crochet Graphgan Pattern – Block by Block (Pink)
Power Rangers C2C Crochet Graphgan Pattern – Block by Block (Yellow)
Power Rangers C2C Crochet Graphgan Pattern – Block by Block (Blue)
The blanket is a LOT bigger than it looks! Check out our crochet category here on Heart HOOK Home, and come back often! ♥