Back in March this year I started this Hexie Love Actually Blanket by Bonnie of Pink Stitches. I had long been a fan of Bonnie's work over in Instagram and just amazed at the stunning blankets that she makes. You should go over and check out her work - you will be blown away. During my back surgery earlier this year, this crochet blanket was just what I needed to help relax and recover. Little did I know just how addicted to these crochet hexagons I would become.
My young Godson will be gifted this blanket later this year for his birthday. He has watched as I crochet and always asked if I would make him a blanket of his own so I knew that he would just love this mix of Blues and Greens.
(DK 80% Cotton, 20% Wool)
Hook - Clover 4.5mm (7)
Diameter of each Hexie - 3.5in
Size - 41in x 52in (104cm x 132cm)
Total number - 217 Hexagons
Weight - 1.25kg (approx 13 balls)
I have long been a fan of this Cotton Fleece as for kids blankets it is nice and soft. The cost is economical for a 100gm ball and the range of colours if great. I love working with Cotton and although it can tend to split a bit - just as most cotton will - I actually really love the finished look and texture that it creates.
I was very quickly "hooked" on these hexes and could not get enough - making them in the car while I was waiting for kids to finish activities, in the doctors waiting rooms, on the couch, at the park - anywhere. While the blanket is Join-as-you-go it is actually quite a portable project as you make the rounds in the varying colours and then these can be joined later.
I absolutely enjoyed making this blanket and already have plans for the next one, and even the one after that!
Jemima x x