I finished this hexagon blanket just in time to give to my auntie for Christmas, it was all a bit of a relief to be honest when I finished the edging and had sewn in the last few ends.
I think it was March last year when I started crocheting this blanket, I found the hexagons quite tedious to crochet as all the colour changes make each hexagon much more fiddly and time consuming. This meant that it was cast aside for other projects quite a few times...
I thought I might be quite sad to see it go when I had spent so many hours working on it, but I was actually quite relieved to give to a good home and have space in my head to concentrate on my other WIP's that I really wanted to get finished. The tutorial I used for this blanket was from Attic24 and is really clear and easy to follow.
The yarn was mainly Stylecraft Special DK apart from a couple of colours which were Stylecraft Life DK. I love the Stylecraft DK acrylic ranges of yarn as there are such a large number of colours to choose from and they crochet really well, as it's not at all splitty.
For the edging I did a round of double crochet in the light beige colour yarn and then a round of green scallop edging. There are a lot of tutorials and patterns to be found on google for scallop edgings but on my blanket I attached the green yarn with a slip stitch and chained 1, *skipped a stitch, made 5 dc's into the next stitch, skipped a stitch, slip stitched into next stitch... Just repeat from the * until your all the way around the blanket edge.
Sorry about the rubbish photo's in the last couple of posts... We sold my slightly better camera as I really wasn't happy with it, so at the moment I'm back to my basic 'point and shoot' compact camera. Hopefully I'll be getting another camera soon though, I didn't realise before how different the colours are in photo's that I take with the little camera. It's especially noticeable when taking photo's of craft bits and bobs that I've made...
Wish me luck for 5:30pm, it's the first slimming world meeting of 2012... I think I put on even more weight this week, I'm definitely not at target anymore! So from tomorrow I Really need to be strict with myself... no more unnecessary snacking!!