Isn’t this just the greatest blanket? It’s made entirely of solid color crocheted granny squares to give the 8-bit look. If you know any Mario Brothers fans this is a fast way to make a cool looking blanket/throw for them. You can take granny squares with you to work on almost anywhere, while you wait in a doctor’s office or at a soccer game, etc. You just connect the squares later, so there’s no bulky project to tote around.
If you don’t know how to make granny squares, you can learn to crochet the granny squares with the link in the article. Granny squares are some of the easiest things to learn to crochet and you can use them to make all sorts of projects. Since these are all done in solid colors for each square they are even easier–mistakes won’t show as easily. Have fun!