Friday, 1 May 2015

Hexagons Shabby Chic Blanket !!!

…. Another mini blanket (143cm x 130cm …. more or less !) !!!

It has been a result of a long pondering….
I wanted to work some hexagons (and diamonds, I have to add!) for a long time, but I was not convinced by any motif , even if gorgeous, worked in the round …. even because I didn't want to change colours so many times …. And I really love double crochet as a stitch, so ….

…. a simple hexagon motif was born, just using double crochets, row after row, while increasing, decreasing and turning …. really easy and effective, in my humble opinion ….

In a couple of weeks, while preparing boxes for the last big move, I completed my 4th blanket (!!!!) …



That is ….



… named so just because it seems a recycled blanket, from old pieces of fabric sewn together and not ironed …. in my case : not blocked and I love this visual effect, so wrinkled and worn, even though brand new !!! ;oD

This blanket is cosy, soft and warm !!!
To crochet this little beauty I've used a 6mm hook and some leftovers from my seashell scarf (hexagons) and from the my granny patchwork blanket (diamonds).
I worked 5 vertical stripes with hexagons (each made of 6 hexagon motifs) and 4 vertical stripes with diamonds (each stripe made of 7 diamond motifs). They are joined together with colourful zig zag lines of single crochet stitches, that give an interesting 3D with ridges!
What I really love is the geometrical finish of this blanket : no straight lines from start to end, but just some in the between of points, generated by diamonds and hexagons together !!!

The border is just underlined by a frame of single crochets, that runs all around the blanket : it's a simple red line, enough for my taste …

Now an overload of images, which record my work in the last couple of weeks …






































… It's done !!! Ready to use and we all (Margot included) love it !!!

xxxx Alessandra

P.S. : more blankets  : Spiky Baby Blanket (here)
                                    Globetrotter Blanket (here)
                                    My Granny Patchwork Blanket (here)

Today links : Link your Stuff!Craft Schooling Sunday and for the first time : Yarn Fanatic Party #35 !!!!!
One extra link (!!!!) : Share It, Sunday Linky Party #9








26 comments:

  1. It's different and looks very snuggly, lovely xxxxxx Take care Leah xxxxxx

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  2. It is quite unique Ale! Great job!

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  3. WoW Ale is such Beautiful this blanket, what a work if it's been. And are your going moving? X Chantal

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  4. I love it Ale - it's very pretty and unique. :)

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    1. thank you Debi !!!!
      I try to design something original from time to time …. maybe this one is it!!!!
      xxxxx ale

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  5. Your blanket is sooo nice and original!!
    Greetings from Marijke

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  6. Una coperta unica e originale!
    Vedo che il vostro gatto sequestrato tutte le coperte!
    Un grande abbraccio, Ale!

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  7. Fun! I recently made a blanket that is pretty similar! You just reminded me that I need to post it! Haha! Thanks for sharing!
    Kate :}

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  8. I love this Alessandra! I haven't seen a blanket like this before, it looks fantastic!

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  9. You make the most amazing and original crochet things, Ale, and this blanket is a perfect example. I love how imaginative and creative you are with your hooks and yarn:)
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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  10. What a fantastic idea!!! This is so clever and so lovely!!!! It really does have a great vintage look to it!!! xx

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  11. What a lovely blanket Alessandra - looks really cosy too! I think your cat has her eye on it, hehe :) It has a nice shabby-chic look too I think! xxx

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  12. lovely work Ale, like the soft colours, very comforting! X

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  13. It is a unique looking blanket and your cat seems to be very content with it! :)

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    1. thank you Andre'e, so glad you like it!!!
      …. It's quite difficult to find a blanket Margot doesn't like ….!!!! ;oD
      xxxxx ale

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  14. This blanket is lovely, it looks a little vintage with the colours you chose. I do like it a lot. It looks like a real cat blanket :-). Take care, Viola

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    1. Thank you Viola!!!!
      …. Margot agrees with you!!!!! ;oD
      xxxxx Ale

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  15. Your cat already enjoys the coziness of this beautiful blanket :) A great project again!

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  16. wow, you're such a hard worker!
    Nice blanket

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  17. This blanket is so neat! I have not seen a blanket similar to this before. It is very unique. And I love the photos including your cat - I love when my Shiloh comes to be a part of my work.
    I would love if you shared this at our Yarn Fanatic Party - http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/05/yarn-fanatic-party-35-string-theory.html.
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  18. Thank you Alexandra for liking my blanket and my kitty Margot!!!
    I'm going to share my blanket at your party right now !!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  19. What a true Shabby Chic original design piece you have made! I adore it! I LOVE hexies, I a have a Hexie Flower Garden Quilt from my Grandmother that is now over 150 years old. I learned to paper piece hexies years ago, but never thought of CROCHET! You spark my old thinker. So happy you linked up at the Yarn Fanatic Party so I could see you work and lovely photos.
    Hugs from Missouri,USA
    http://acitywithoutaswing.blogspot.com/

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  20. Nicely done! It doesn't really look crocheted ... very different and I like it very much :)

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  21. Davvero originale ! Complimenti , sei velocissima e hai sempre qualche idea innovativa , un abbraccio e a presto
    Maddy

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  22. This is so cool Ale! I also think this pattern and idea will make for an awesome rug! Hope to be reading more blogs soon - I am working full time now and even seconds have become precious commodities for the time being eeeeek!

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    1. thank you Magda!!!!
      happy to hear that you are busy : hope your work is satisfying for you!!!!!
      have a good week, xxxxx Ale

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