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« on: September 08, 2011 12:03:04 PM »

Last year I started crocheting a blanket for my gramma for her 80th birthday. She's always crocheted blankets for everyone else in the family. A few years ago we made her a calendar with pictures of all the family members and their afghan collections. No one has ever crocheted her a blanket, and I was going to be the first.

Needless to say, I didn't finish it by her 80th birthday, but I did present it to her and she was very excited about it. Months passed and I realized I had been doing the blanket wrong the entire time (no chain stitches on the ends! I ended up with a big ole trapezoid which is now an awkward scarf for my mom), so I scrapped it.

This May I started again. I had completely changed the pattern to one I found online (the very famous -- http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/hexagon-howto.html) and got to work.

She lives in Florida, so she didn't need anything too large, and 150 hexagons later, I was finished.

No two hexagons are the same (actually two are the same but I can't find them...the rest are all different). My boyfriend actually helped me with the combinations on an excel spreadsheet so I wouldn't duplicate any of them...I gave it to her (mostly done) at her 81st birthday party this August, took it back for three days and finished it. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the completely finished blanket, but there are a few when it was about 95% done.







Her face looks creepy but I wanted to blur it out just in case.



This is the blanket, only one row is missing here.







Kitty likes it!

I hope you all enjoy my blanket!

-Kate
« Last Edit: September 08, 2011 12:04:35 PM by Kochopia » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011 12:06:46 PM »

Its beautiful ....love the colors Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011 11:08:54 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011 02:52:52 PM »

Im almost done making myself a bag for school out of hexagons, there my favorite thing ever to make. Yours look great Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011 05:07:10 PM »

thanks... there's something about the shape...i just love it
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011 01:57:27 PM »

Is there a tut for crocheting hexagons? This looks like fun! Cheesy Love the afghan.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2011 02:33:16 PM »

wow, how lovely, I'm sure your grandma really appreciated getting such a nice blankey!
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2011 09:21:02 PM »

My grandmother is the same way, making blankets for everyone else!  This looks like a lovely gift, and I love the way the colors look, almost like they're moving (or maybe that's my eyes. . . ?).  It's awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011 04:31:40 PM »

Is there a tut for crocheting hexagons? This looks like fun! Cheesy Love the afghan.

If you click on the link that Kochopia posted it'll take you to the website that has a tutorial for these hexagons.  I'm working on a blanket made from the same hexagons.  I love it!  It supposedly uses up my stash Roll Eyes  Cheesy 

You did a great job on this afghan!  I love the colors!
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