Crochet hexagon blanket – finished at last!

I posted a sneak preview of my crochet hexagon blanket the other day. Lo and behold, it’s finished! I followed the Attic24 tutorial but had to improvise with the 1/2 and 1/3 hexagons I needed to make a square blanket. I didn’t like the way it looked with the crooked hexagon edges. I think I might make a separate post about how I did them and finished the edges, so if anyone else is having trouble it might help.

I love the outcome, I think it’s one of the most beautiful thing’s I’ve ever crocheted. The colours are so pretty and the hexagons mix together in a fun way, I can’t keep my eyes of it :)

None of the hexagons are identical. It’s a nice size for a baby blanket but the wool is a little scratchy, even after a wash with hair conditioner. I used 4 colors, just under 2 skeins of each color using the Ístex léttlopi (worsted weight Icelandic wool – I can get you some, just let me know). 4 mm hook. If you try it with other types of yarn, please leave a comment so others can see what goes well with the pattern :) Here are the pictures:

Crochet hexagon blanket

Crochet hexagon blanket

Crochet hexagon blanket

Of course the cats loved it, like anything I try to take a picture of :)

Crochet hexagon blanket

Crochet hexagon blanket

Crochet hexagon blanket

Crochet hexagon blanket

Crochet hexagon blanket

Crochet hexagon blanket

One extra of my daughter – she was going to a zombie birthday party :)

 

All in all this was a fun project, I tried to crochet over the ends so it wouldn’t take too long to sew them in at the end but it didn’t come out very nicely in some parts so I stopped and had a baaaad time yesterday weaving in ends. One other thing I did to make my life less miserable was crocheting the hexagons together as I went along. That way I didn’t have to crochet them all together in the end, what a relief!

 

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