So I’ve been building up to this post for a while now.
My new blanket design that I absolutely LOVE!
Hexagons and Rainbows – what more could you want?
Well how about a STASHBUSTER too?
A stash buster! This was my stash of Stylecraft Special DK – accumulated over many years, that sits in a draw.
I should also add this was my first Lockdown 2020 project. If you are coming to this years later, this was the time the world went into Lockdown, the kids stopped going to school, and everything pretty much closed for 3 months – apart from hospitals and supermarkets!
It took me a long time to decide what to do during this weird time. Creativity pretty much went out of the window – I think I was worried I’d use my yarn up and then not be able to make anything else…. well that and home schooling meant I didn’t actually have that much time!
Then one day I just decided I was going to make again.
I swore after my Hexilove blanket – I would never make anything with hexagons again.
But their shape is just too appealing – and so so different to squares.
Well these were pretty significant during lockdown for the clap for the NHS – I even designed a no sew rainbow.
So a rainbow blanket made from hexagons.
Here it is!
I adore it!
It’s so colourful and so warm.
If you want to save this for later – please Pin the picture below.
So what do you need to know?
Well it’s made using a lot of my stash – all Stylecraft Special DK (which comes in 98 colours).
Apart from 2 hexagons – made with Cygnet DK – any guesses which ones?
Well it’s the buttercream hexagon (Just above the peach and the pink in the photo above).
4mm hook and DK yarn – I used The Stylecraft below.
Finished size: 132 x 106 cm
Tension – each hexagon measures 17.5cm (7 inches)
Colours of yarn:
7: Fuchsia Purple
9: Cygnet – Buttercream
11: Cloud Blue
15: Vintage Peach
25: Parma Violet
32: Antique Rose
33: 2 balls of Grey for joining
What do you need to know – well – I’m not one for being a great at sewing – so this is a minimal ends project!
Like the sound of it – well carry on reading.
The blanket is made up from 58 hexagons, in 32 colours.
Each Hexagon is made as a solid hexagon of 6 rounds.
If you need to know how to do this – head to the post below for the whole written pattern and a YouTube link showing exactly how its done.
So you’ve now got 58 hexagons made, time to join them.
This is the absolutely beauty of this blanket – it’s only as 2 ends to sew in!!!!!
I changed my mind from the original design when I laid them all out.
When I made the blanket – I joined the hexagons I had made, then realised it needed to be a lot bigger!
So I made some more!
Positioning of the colours was the key here.
Joining – using the continuous join method – you start joining in the top right of the blanket – listed as yarn 1.
Then continue down that row, before joining the right hand sides of the hexgagons.
The yarn numbers above – show what order the hexagons need to be joined.
I love seeing everyones project – so if you do decide to make this – please tag me on Instagram @offthehookforyou