Super Mario 3 fan Kjetil Nordin spent 800 hours over 6 years to make a perfect crocheted copy of the game’s first map. The 31 year-old Norwegian used 100 balls of yarn, and the impressive blanket measures 2.2 by 1.8 meters (7’2”x5’10”). Kjetil even redid a massive section when he realized he had used an imperfect color for a certain portion of the map.


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The yarn “was almost purple, and very ugly, so I had to undo all of it. That took an extra week,” Kjetil told NRK. As for future projects, “I can’t rush it. I’ll have a break, and think for a while,” he said.

Trolls who say that Kjetil could have better spent his time are unaware of his other accomplishments. During those six years, he won the Norwegian Sky Diving team championship two times, earned two university degrees, started a career, and even made smaller crochet figures for his family. It “hasn’t taken all of my time. You get a bit sick of such long lasting projects.”

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Kjetil Nordin started crocheting this blanket 6 years ago

It took him over 800 hours to complete the project

The finished 2.2 by 1.8 meter blanket used 100 balls of yarn

“The hardest thing has been to accept that it took such a long time”

“I’ve spent 800 hours crocheting and many hours researching and searching for the correct yarn”

At one point Kjetil realized he had picked the wrong color

The yarn “was almost purple, and very ugly, so I had to undo all of it. That took an extra week”

During those six years, he also won the Norwegian Sky Diving team championship two times, earned two university degrees, started a career, and even made smaller crochet figures for his family

It “hasn’t taken all of my time. You get a bit sick of such long lasting projects”

As for what’s next, “I can’t rush it. I’ll have a break, and think for a while”