With the Crochet Blanket Class close at hand (it starts on July 22) I thought I would share my version of the blanket.
I was inspired by Maurie Todd’s beautiful creation below. In fact I outright copied her. Noro Sock yarn for the middles: that ever-changing yarn that gives you all the colours in the rainbow in just one ball, and a solid coloured sock yarn for the outside.
But since the recipient of this blanket was still in diapers, I picked some peppy colours. Lorna’s Laces Firefly for the background.
I found making this blanket addictive, especially the happy little middles that I stacked up and admired. Then I unstacked them and ordered them, reordered them, puzzled and plotted, and restacked them. Then I made more. Attaching them all together was not so bad either. They were crocheted together with NO SEW SEAMS! Something you will learn in class.
When it was all done – I was not!
The finished blanket had wavy edges thanks to the hexagons and all their angles. Those of you who have made the blanket will know what I mean. To remedy this I made “half hexagons” and added them along the edges that needed them (2 of the 4). Necessity being the mother of invention – I taught myself how. Others have gone before me and done the same but they were not around.
This is what I did…