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 !!!
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 !!!!!