I love Hexagons & Babies

 

 

As far as crochet goes, afghans are definitely my favourite. Because I can’t be loading up my house with afghan after afghan, I sit and wait until someone announces they are expecting. So far, there haven’t been very many in my social circle ready to become parents or expand their families. Boooo.

I did recently have the opportunity to hook for a baby and wasted no time in heading to the store. Before I got the news I already knew exactly what I was going to do and had three colour schemes in mind. Non-crocheters (and knitters) may think this is obsessive or crazy, but believe me when I tell you this is completely normal hooker behavior.

I decided to work with one of my very favourite patterns, the Baby Love Brand Geometric Lace Blanket. I’ve used her hexagon motif countless times, and though I join my hexes differently than she does, it’s also a very easy and addicting pattern. I recommend it to everyone.

Border is #117 from the Crochet book Around the Corner Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman

Though the arrangement of the hexagons may appear random, it isn’t. That’s where maybe I am a little bit crazy, arranging things purposefully to look random. The reason for this is so while having no particular order, the colours are still evenly distributed throughout the piece.

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All completed and ready for placing!

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Yeah that looks about right!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Then they get stacked by row so I never lose track of what’s next. 🙂

I feel like I’m one of the few hookers out there who thoroughly enjoys sewing motifs together, but I do, because once everything is placed together, you get something new! That and it’s relaxing. I pieced this together while watching Attack on Titan and then Cold Mountain, because I have to keep my hands busy when I watch television. :3

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I use Caron Simply Soft yarn for these so the hexes tend to be more airy and puff out slightly for a cool texture

The yarns I used for this are (all Caron Simply soft)

  • Bone
  • White
  • Dark Country Blue
  • Light Country Blue

All folded up and ready for gifting!

Thanks for having a peek at my latest project!

Stay inspired!

Frenchie xo

 

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Outdoor Adventure: Purgatory Chasm

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What time is it? ADVENTURE TIME!

When it comes to outdoor activities, short of sitting in a captain’s chair in the shade for five minutes, I can’t say I enjoy doing them. Really. I hate going outside unless the objective is something edible (walking to the ice cream stand, berry/fruit picking etc). I do, however, really love family activities and one of the most popular one of those around here is a hike through Purgatory Chasm.

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