2016 Geek-A-Long: Yoshi’s Wooly World


I know you didn’t think there was a possibility we were going to let the Geek-A-Long video game blanket end without Yoshi’s Wooly World! A few weeks ago I told you about Little Big Planet and all the tributes you can find to it on Ravelry. Those are NOTHING compared to all the Yoshi projects you can get your hands on! This is the point where I usually talk about the game, but the name pretty much sums it up. It’s Yoshi, and yarn, and it’s available where ever games are sold. Play it. Knit it. Love it. ;) So instead of our usual spiel, here is a list of my favorite yoshi patterns. It is by no means comprehensive, but I think it covers the best stuff.

We are all yarn heroes here.

Yoshi BeanieJanet Carillio (Knit)

Yoshi HatYou Drive Me CrAfTy (Crochet)

Yoshi MittensJolean Laming (Knit)

Yoshi PlushMary Lucas (Crochet)


Sodukome nominated Yoshi to the blanket, with these wise words

just because who doesn’t love Yoshi?

We agree. Only a monster could hate his adorable, knitted face.

Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Yoshi 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!


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

“Hello, li’l Yoshis! Sorry to drop in so suddenly, but I need to turn you all into yarn! Thanks!”

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