My God Mother has a great company (Corinne's Honey Farm LLC) making all sorts of different amazing Honeybee products. So when her first granddaughter was born she sent me THIS pin, asking if I could make something similar. So I set of to designed and make my first ever crochet blanket! I wasn't planning on blogging about this blanket, but I've had such an over whelming response on my other social media sites, I thought I had to let the crochet world know what I've done and it was for a little monster, so it all ties into The Basket nicely. Next time I create anything like this, I'll make sure to write it down and take more photos as I go- for now here's my best memories of how I did it:
I used this step by step to make my Hexagon, changing colours between steps 3 and 4.
Yarn I used:
Middle of hexagons (Steps 1-3):
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (340083) x 1 ball (19 hexagons)
Essentials Merino (65) x 2 balls (27 hexagons) plus one more ball for finishing and edging.
Outer rows of hexagons (Steps 4-5):
Rico Baby so soft (003) x 1 ball (15 hexagons)
Rico Baby so soft (012) x 1 ball (33 hexagons) plus one more ball for finishing and edging.
You'll only need to make 48 honeycomb hexagons all together! Check out the colour patterns I used down below.
|You can do any type of flower here, but I used an African Flower pattern. Make sure they are the same size of your hexagons (meaning the same number of stitches on the outer edging of each hexagon), or you'll have trouble sewing them up! I made 8 flowers and just used left over DK yarn for the "flower" part and then used Rico Baby so soft (003) for the middle and outer parts.|
Lay out all your hexagons before you start sewing up- key!! You can do this anyway you like- I ended up putting all the dark centre hexagons in the middle of the blanket and using the lighter outer edge hexagons on the left near the flower patch. To crochet the squares together: grab two and put them wrong side together; then single crochet along the sides through the inside loops only- I loved how this created more texture (for more info on how to do this go to crafts.tutsplus)!! When I put the flowers together I used Rico Baby so soft (003) and for the honeycombs and outer edging I used Essentials Merino (65).