Blanket #1 by ThomcatDesigns
Style: Single famous screenshot, blown up
Technique: Made a solid background with single crochet (for the ground, sky, bricks) and then cross-stitched figures on top of the background.
Pros/Cons: Easier/faster to make, but cross stitching may not look as solid up close
Blanket #2 by Gege Crochet
Style: Multiple mini-scenes all patched together
Technique: Each square was made with Tunisian single crochet and all color changes are made inline (not on top of the background).
Pros/Cons: Very clean and solid-looking pixels, but every color change means tons of yarn ends to tie up
Gege has promised to put up a video that shows her color-changing process, but I'm a little leery, given my propensity for short-term projects that produce immediate results. Perhaps I could do a mix of both: use the cross-stitch method for making several mini-scenes. What do you think?