If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s like my brother and I did, you probably remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My brother was a BIG fan! He took Karate classes and constantly worked on perfecting his Ninja skills. I also remember countless childhood arguments over which turtle was the coolest…. his favorite was always Michelangelo (Orange), and I always liked Leonardo (Blue). I swear they are responsible for his food preferences… to this day Pizza is still his favorite food! When I stumbled upon Afularz’s Ninja Turtle Blanket, I knew I had to make it for him. I made only a few modifications which I am sharing below. ENJOY!
You’ll want to pick up some yarn in Dark Green (3 Skeins), Royal Blue (1 Skein), Bright Orange (1 Skein), Bright Red (1 Skein), and Dark Purple (1 Skein). I used Red Heart brand, 100% Acrylic and a Size H Crochet Hook.
The main difference between the original pattern and mine is that I omitted the dark green rows in between the other colors making this blanket a bit smaller, the perfect size for an individual. For a larger blanket, follow the original pattern.
I worked this up over a period of 4 months, crocheting 1 row at a day. Little by little it grew into this masterpiece. The eyes were a bit time consuming, but fun nonetheless. I sewed them to the stripes with the same color yarn from the row so that from the back of the blanket you can’t notice them.
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10 thoughts on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crochet Afghan”
Wow, I bet your brother will be/is very happy with this afghan. This project made me think about making one for myself/daughter, but using Adventure Time as the theme since we both like AT 🙂 Makes it more personal that way. Oh and, I like Mikey too 😉
Great ideas Paardje! I enjoy crocheting for other people. Dutch would love an underwater themed blanket… hmmm this has me thinking! 🙂
This is so cute! What a great idea.
Thanks Colleen! This was a really fun project. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
We are having a lot of trouble attaching the eyes. They tend to “bubble up” because it tends to pucker. Any hints?
Hi Joan, sorry to hear you’re having trouble. I attached the eyes with like colors to the row I was attaching from the back so it blended well and with 6 points 3 along the top and 3 along the bottom. Hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by