Crochet · DIY Crafts

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crochet Afghan

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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!

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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.

  

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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.

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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

  1. 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 😉

  2. We are having a lot of trouble attaching the eyes. They tend to “bubble up” because it tends to pucker. Any hints?

    1. 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

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