Not sure if any of you are familiar with the game of Mahjong but if you are obsessed with the game like I am, this crochet creation is for you! I recently learned how to play American Mahjong with a few local girls and the game (I kinda compare it to Rumikub) is a great game to help sharpen your mind an excellent social activity (It’s best to play with 4 players). This blanket is made up of the tiles called Bams (because they look like bamboo). The number 1 Bam is a Bird instead of a number. That is why it looks different.
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Soft White and Paddy Green (only one skein of each)
– Bernat Super Value Yarn in Berry Red and Royal Blue
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Pom-Pom Maker (optional)
– Bam Mahjong Tile Graphs. Download HERE for free.
Finished Size: 25 x 20 inches. This is a small blanket.
You can always continue the border to make it larger!
I used the Corner-to-Corner Crochet technique (C2C) to create each of the tiles. If you aren’t familiar with the C2C technique, I have a video class available HERE for purchase that teaches you this technique! The Crochet Crowd also has a very helpful video tutorial for FREE that shows you the basic technique of corner-to-corner crochet. Check that out HERE.
All of the tiles were crocheted using C2C. The number 1 Bam is a Bird so I crocheted a white 7×9 pixel C2C piece and then free-handed a surface slip stitch bird on it. You can find a tutorial for Surface Slip Stitching HERE.
After each C2C tile was finished, I crocheted a round of SC in white around the border and then an additional round of the border in green. Be sure to make a SC + chain 2 + SC in each of the corner stitches.
Then I stitched all the tiles together using a long strand of yarn and my tapestry needle.
Add one round of Single Crochet stitches to the entire blanket and add 4 pom-poms to the corners!
Next I need to work on a Joker blanket!
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