Winter Hexagon Pattern and Blanket

Winter Hexagon Pattern…and a blanket

My latest crochet pattern – Winter Hexagon – is finally written up and available!  Hurrah!  It’s a 5″ hexagon pattern worked in lovely wintry colours.

Hexagon Crochet Pattern

I wanna make it!

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The pattern is available in US and UK crochet terminology and includes a crochet chart.

The pattern calls for worsted / aran weight yarn and a H size / 5mm crochet hook.

It’s taken me ages to get around to publishing it because I’ve been making one mightily massive blanket using the pattern.  The blanket was commissioned so I didn’t pick the colours used but I do think it’s lovely and cosy!

Rather than worsted, I used DK weight yarn and a 5mm crochet hook for the blanket and the size of the hexagons came out at just under 5″.  Due to the massive size (8ft by 8ft) I skipped the surface crochet.  My reasoning was simple – the less ends the better!

Hexagon Blanket

The joining took ages.  I joined the hexagons by working a slip steam seam through the back loops of stitches and chains and used a neutral green colour.

hexagon pattern

Then I filled in the gaps along two edges by making half hexagons in the joining colour.

hexagon pattern

The other two ends were a bit more fiddly and required some mathematicals.

cat and crochet

Hubble got so used to the enormous blanket being on the sofa that he sneakily snuggled under the work in progress much to my disapproval.  But he is so very handsome though.

hexagon pattern

It took me about two weeks to sew in all the hideous ends – mostly due to procrastination on my part – and, boy, was I glad to sew the last end it!

hexagon pattern

I whizzed around the edge a few times in some of the main colours.

hexagon pattern

Then, on a very dark December day, I sat back with a completed blanket heaped on my lap and indulged in a very large glass of wine.  I must admit to sporting a smirk of satisfaction too.  After all, this blanket has taken me almost a YEAR to compete!  Yep, a YEAR!

Happy Hooking!

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6 comments

  1. Carol D Reply →

    Your hex blanket is awesome! It was a year well spent! I am very slow in crochet – even though when I’m hooking it feels like I’m going quickly – if that even makes sense!
    it takes me FOREVER to complete projects. But when they are finally done, there is certainly a huge feeling of accomplishment!
    Job well done!

  2. Veronica Holley Reply →

    I know only too well how long it takes to make up hexagons. I once made a double quilt from scrap materials cut into hexagons and it took me forever to sew them all together!
    Well done for completing such a mammoth task. The result is beautiful!

  3. Shannon Reply →

    Hi leonie; I would really love to know what kind of yarn and what colors you used for your wintery mix hexagons.

    Thank u!!

    1. Leonie Reply →

      Hi Shannon,

      The yarn is Cascade 220 and the shades numbers are 8505, 9076, 7830 and 8509.

      Many thanks and Happy Hooking!
      Leonie

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