2016 Geek-A-Long: Little Big Planet

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Nuttyknitter nominated Little Big Planet to the blanket, and I would have if she hadn’t.

One of my favorites is Little Big Planet, just because like the characters are KNITTED! I even knitted a Sack-boy for DNS.

When it was first being advertised in 2008ish my video game budget was SUPER tight. Well, my everything budget was tight, but to get a new game was a major splurge. I was so hyped for this game. Maybe over hyped, but I got really fixated on the game before it was even out. In some ways, I’m surprised it even held up to my expectations, because I had put it on such a pedestal. But the idea of a world-building video game was so novel to me, and Playstation was pushing it hard. It did hold up though. I used to make sack-boy music videos in all my spare time. I don’t know that I used it as a game so much as my own little virtual Barbie dolls, but I had fun and that’s what matters.

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I could talk more about the game, but this one is about making, so instead, please enjoy this list of Little Big Planet inspired patterns.

Sack Boy-Knit

Sack Boy-Crochet

Sack Boy-Cross Stitch

Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the little-big-planet pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @Doctor_Llama and Jac @jac_attacking or with the hashtag #geekalong!

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If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Megan-Anne
“You’re going to get stuck occasionally; it’s a fact. Now don’t get all upset and start hurling your controller at the cat, because he might throw it back and it’ll just escalate…”

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