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« on: June 30, 2011 12:28:13 PM »

Since its inception on November 15, 2010, I knew this crocheted hexagon blanket was going to be awesome.  With over 17 different colors combinations and 159 hexagons in a wonderful yarn, how could it not be?  



Project Details:
Inspired by Attic 24′s Crocheted Hexagon Blanket (free hexagon how-to crochet pattern can be found on her crochet blog)
Yarn: Rowan Hand-Knit Cotton
Crochet Hook: Size E
Time it took to make working on-and-off: 5 1/2 Months (while finishing my 8th semester and graduating from college!)
Intended use:  High school graduation gift for a lovely girl
Worth it factor (WIF):  YES!  Id do it again in a heartbeat.

As I was recently reminded, I said in one of my posts that, and I quote, I dont crochet afghans.  But with two crocheted afghans under my belt (this hexy one and another hexagon baby blanket), Im starting to be converted to the world of crocheted afghans.

Afghans are different than crocheting hats.  In a way, theyre therapeutic.  Especially afghans made from motifs.  Completing a large project is more satisfying.  Watching something grow piece-by-piece is exciting.  Its all about the thrill and theres nothing like a crocheters high.  Wait, or is it a runners high?  Whatever crocheting and running are the same as far as Im concerned.  (But dont listen to me clearly Im no runner.)

Well, hexy is finished and I am so very proud of her.  I mailed her off a few weeks ago to live at her new home.  Thought saying goodbye was bittersweet, Im overjoyed knowing shell be sharing her rainbow of joy with others for years to come.

I wish you all could see the beauty of this blanket in person, but these pictures will have to do.








More details about this crocheted hexagon afghan can be found on my blog:
http://jjcrochet.com/blog/crochet-hexagon-blanket-is-finished/

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011 01:02:55 PM »

It's lovely. Cheesy I have two afghans under my belt as well, and two half-way finished ones lying around, but I also maintain that I do not crochet afghans, it's too much work. lol. I'm sure that the recipient will love it for decades to come. Great color choices too!
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011 01:24:09 PM »

It is so beautiful - like a stained glass window or jewels - but oh so many ends to sew in.  I hate sewing in the ends of threads.  I would never be able to do something like this even though the finished product is so stunning.
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011 01:28:31 PM »

Wow, it's beautiful, I've been hoarding cotton yarn for years, now i think i may have found a suitable use for it!!

Great job!
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Teabrat
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011 02:11:05 PM »

It is gorgeous, I like the pattern and the colors you used.  Great job!

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011 02:26:22 PM »

Great use of color! I have made one crochet afghan, but they do take forever. Lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011 04:04:05 PM »

The colors are so pretty and brigfht and fun! Amazing job! I feel inspired to attempt this myself now :0)
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011 04:31:10 PM »

awesome!!! I'm in the middle of making a hexagon blanket as well! Half way done!
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011 06:14:49 PM »

This is so gorgeous!!! I love the colors and the way you arranged them!
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ehckabby
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011 07:25:22 PM »

It's beautiful!  How much of each color did you use?
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