Crochet

A Ninja Turtle Blanket

Hey guys,

Sorry I’ve been MIA lately but that’s how life tends to go for me these days. 🙄 #ihavethenestofintentions

So back in September, my sweet buddy, Elliot, asked for a blanket for Christmas. But not just any blanket. He wanted one with ninja turtles. Ninja freaking turtles.

So I went to my trusty DIYarn from Lion Brand and order up a bunch of green and some orange, purple, blue, and red. I love DIYarn because of the vibrant colors, softness of the yarn, and the affordability.

I used double crocheted all the way through the project to keep life simple. I used an L (8mm) hook. Clover Amour hooks are my fave! 🙌🏻 I did about 100 dcs per row. The green blocks were 12 rows and the colors were 6. I also did an sc border, changing colors to match the striping.

I thought I had it finished and it was, in my mind. Then I just felt like it needed something. What could I do to really make it look ninja turtle-y, not just striped. I saw some TMNT blankets on Pinterest that had eyes. I played around with some black and white yarn until I got the circles just right. I used a smaller hook, maybe a K. (I forgot to write it down 😱) I did 10 dc in a magic ring. I changed to white and did a dc inc in each. I joined and left a long tail to see he appliqués. I tried to do them kind of randomly so they weren’t all in a perfect line. The eyes really made it come alive and truly made it look like a ninja turtle blanket.

Elliot was so thrilled. And now he’s asking for a Spider-Man one for his birthday. #isaidno

Hopefully, I’ll write up on some other recent projects soon!

With Love,

Joey