Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Progress so far on the hexagon blanket.

Well, I thought I would show you my progress on the hexagon blanket..

I'm plodding along with it... I'm really enjoying making it but it's really taking quite a long time to grow in size if I'm honest..!

The hexagons take a while longer to crochet compared to granny squares or something else and they definitely take a bit more concentration. There's nothing worse than getting round to the last stitches when your connecting one hexagon to another and then realising that you made a mistake somewhere along the way. It's sooo frustrating having to unravel a round right back to the beginning!

I'm using the colours in quite a random way which makes a change for me.. I'm usually trying to really match up the right colours to one another, but this time I wanted to go for a slightly more brighter, more eye-catching look. I really wasn't sure if I liked it at first, but I think I do now. What do you think..?!

I'm not sure what kind of edging I could crochet around it though...

This is how far I've got so far... My aim is to get it reaalllly big so that I can have it on the bed.. : ) That may take a while though..! Somehow I can see myself ending up getting distracted and starting another project before I get this blanket finished..!!

Oh and also, I went to get Rose weighed by the health visitor's today and she's now 12lb 12oz's. A healthy girl!



  1. Healthy!!!!! Wee Bud is growing well!!

    Blanket looks really lovely Ash, well done.

    Can I put in an order for a set of mits for good old Lettie??????


  2. That's gorgeous! I love the colors you've chosen. Keep at it, and you'll have a bed-sized blanket before you know it. :)

  3. I'll try and get going on some wrist warmers Lettie.. just trying to get a bit furthe on my blanket first..!! xxx

  4. I am so loving your hexagon's my next project...when I've finished my babette blanket!!!
    Can I be really cheeky and ask you what wool you are using and in what colours? They are so amazing.

  5. Melanie, I tried to reply to you by e-mail but you don't have one showing so hopefully you will see on here.. I am using a mixture of Stylecraft Life dk and Stylecraft Special double knit, there are Quite a few colours.. I don't have all of the labels still, but the ones I do have are: Meadow 1065, Pampas 2398, Mint 2342, Rose 2301, Parchment 1218, Plum 1061, Wisteria 1432, Lemon 1020, Silver 1203, Violet 1277, Soft steel 2395...those are the only one's I know. xx

  6. Thank you so much Ashley, wow, there doesn't look that many colours in really does amaze me how many colours it takes to produce these amzing blankets.
    Thank you for the ones you have given many colours in total are you using?
    I use stylecraft special for my's a cheap option!! and it is a good quality yarn for the money. And what is amazing I already have some of the colours you have used :)
    And I'm loving the cushion too, I bet your Mum was over the moon with it. xx if you want to email me, sorry for not giving it before

  7. the hexagons you have made look amazing so far! I love the colors and you have so many already... great work. And the baby is so sweet :-).
    Have a great weekend,
    love Maaike

  8. Hey!

    found you at Flickr.

    Iove the colors : ) finished my blanket a few months ago but would love to do another one : )

    Have a nice evening.. regards from Berit in Tromsø, Norway