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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Oh my gosh, Sarah! This is absolutely amazing! I’ve always been a fan of Mahjong. Never have I seen a Mahjong blanket. Now this, I will be sure to make. By the way, I love all your patterns. You inspire. Stay amazing!
Connie Pratt says
I subscribe to a lot of crochet sites but when I see your email I always smile and open and you never disappoint! I love how clever you are and you have helped me expand my confidence in trying new things. Thank you so much. You are a gift.
Katrina McIntosh says
This is great! Thanks so much!
Vivian Ching says
Please make more tiles!
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another mahjongg player crafter. I am going to make it. I even have a wall in my craft room screaming for it to be hung. Thank you for doing this. Did you get the joker done? I’d love to have it hanging on my craft door. Happy Chanukkah 2021