I begin work on a Tetrisghan

When March 1 arrived, I set my crochet intentions for the month, and while I met some of my goals, there were others I completely missed, one of which was to begin work on a project I have long wanted to make.

In late February, I began to sketch out this idea that had been with me for many years, a project I call Tetrisghan.

For those readers who are not familiar with Tetris, it is (according to wikipedia) “a tile-matching puzzle video game.”

Composed of 7 tetr0minos (each tetromino being composed of four square blocks each) and a playing field that is an array 10 units wide by 22 units high (the top two rows of the array are not visible when playing), Tetris is, to my mind a practically perfect game, a belief which is (no doubt) bolstered by the fact that it lends itself to an interpretation in crochet.

While I toyed with the idea of working the project in granny squares, ultimately, I decided that I would use the ever versatile Bauhaus blocks that have served me so well in so many projects, including my 2009 North Carolina State Fair entry, my much loved and well-traveled yoga/beach blanket, the ever popular six sudoku afghan, and the as yet unfinished flight of fancy bag.

Using a 5.5 mm hook and my stash of Red Heart Super Saver yarn, I got to work.

First, I fashioned an “S” from spring green:

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A spring green S crochet tetromino

next, an “O” from bright yellow:

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A bright yellow O crochet tetr0mino

which was followed by an “L” from pumpkin:

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A pumpkin “L” crochet tetromino

Then, I had to head upstairs and venture into the yarn annex where I decided on dark orchid for the Tetris “T”:

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A dark orchid “T” crochet tetromino

and turqua for the Tetris “I”:

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A turqua “I” crochet tetromino

I still need to make a Tetris “J” and a Tetris “Z”, and (as luck would have it), I have just the Red Heart Super Saver colors I will need to crochet those as well.

Here how what I have done looks so far:

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My first five crochet tetrominoes huddled together

and with my desire to begin work on the Tetrisghan finally quelled, I was able to resume work on the sawtooth sunflower throw with greater focus:

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The sawtooth crochet sunflower at sunset on April 1, 2013

I did not get done everything I had hoped to get done in March, but I am hopeful that April proves to be much less interesting and that I am able to make all of the progress I would like to.

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4 thoughts on “I begin work on a Tetrisghan

  1. I feel another amazing work of art is in the making…..and I love the sunflower afghan, too.

  2. Love it … if you don’t mind, we’d like to share this on our FB wall and of course give credit back to you and your crochet blog.

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