Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Another One for the Pretty Pile

After finishing a few larger knitting and crocheting projects, I decided I needed a small-ish take along project that could easily be tossed in my bag as we travelled here and there with our 3 children over the next few weeks.  

A long time ago I  had pinned Bunny Mummy's  crocheted hexagon pattern and I figured it was as good of time as ever to give it a try.  

So I picked a plethora of bright, rainbow colours from my stash and got to work:

Gosh! How I love watching those hexis pile up!

After I had 10 of each colour I began stitching them together.  Even though I LOVED the stacked rainbow hexis, I wasn't really sure if I enjoyed them in the random fashion shown here:

But I went with it and I am glad I did. 
Of course, this afghan was supposed to use up some of those odd balls of yarn that had been kicking around.  But by the end, I had to buy more lime green and more purple to finish it up.  Back those 2 balls went - into my stash!!

After the hexis were sewn together, I crocheted a thick edging of rainbow double crochets.  

I think the border is may favourite part!!

It was hard to photograph this baby sized blanket inside.  I could never get the true colours  of the yarn.  So on a sunny day last week, my blanket posed in  a few places in the yard.   

Here he is lounging on the Muskoka chair:

And draped over a yet-to-be-planted window box. 

And here he is in full effect....


When I look at this picture I see that some of my edging is kind of wonky, but it adds charm, right??


  1. Hi Bronwyn! I love this!! And the edging is so cute!!

  2. Wonky?! Not at all! It's homemade, not machine made, so it's unique!

  3. ohh lovely! what beautiful colors! found you via the blog hop xo

  4. So gorgeous! Wow, you put a lot of work into that, but the results are worth it. Great job!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous blanket
    Very nice work and beautiful colors

  6. It looks great! I'm currently making small squares out of my scrap yarn so I can later use them in an afghan. I might have to try making a hexagon blanket next time.

  7. Oh my goodness, that is so fun! I love it! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  8. Crochet hexagons? Sign me up! Judging by you calling the chair a Muskoka, rather than an Adirondack, I'm going to guess that you're in Canada! Hello fellow Canadian :-)
    Thanks for linking up to The Handmade Parade!

  9. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party going on now and would love for you to share this!

  10. Nice blanket! I'm always looking for crochet inspiration. I found you on the Saturday Seven link party.


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