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Another crochet finish

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I’m definitely on a roll this year. I was determined to make this the year of finishing things and so far I’m chuffed with my progress. This is the third crochet blanket to be finished.

Ok, so it didn’t turn out quite as planned but it’ll do.

This started off as a temperature blanket and would have had two more rounds to take it from Jan 1st to about mid November. I realised after a while that it was going to be too big, both for using and for the washing machine so took the decision to end it early.

When I’d finished it, I realised it looked not quite right. When I checked, three of the sides have the correct 9 hexies, one has ten and two have eight. Hmmm, no idea how that happened but if I do a hexie blanket again, I’ll make sure to keep an eye on that.

I really enjoyed doing the hexies and I like the way they look. I combined the instructions on Attic24 with the centre start from the Carousel blanket. I like the way that looks.

I loved doing join-as-you-go. It was so much quicker than having lots of pieces to sew together at the end and it encouraged me to sew in the ends as I went. It’s quite a sturdy join, considering how few places it’s attached and I like how it looks.I’ve only just got started on the new Arizona blanket, as I’ve been busy with other things, but hopefully I’ll have an update on that soon.

 

Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

14 thoughts on “Another crochet finish

  1. It looks amazing! The best Temperature blanket I have seen.

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  2. Love this way to make a blanket! My embroidery this year of stitches is also following the temperature!

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  3. Joining as you go seems so much faster than the laborious task of doing it all at the end I think. Finishing three blankets is impressive! It’s beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. It looks great, I think the colors are really nice on this, and the mixture is interesting and n if you didn’t know it was a temperature blanket. Your pattern alteration is really nice!

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  5. a lovely reminder of tempรฉratures last year ^^

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  6. I would guess that the incorrect number of hexies comes from adding to the wrong edge at some point. You could probably take out some edges/add to the others, but why bother really??? I love it ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • That’s right, but I’m not sure how I did that as I kept a marker on the last hexie worked so I knew where to carry on from. If I do another one, I’ll have to think of something more foolproof LOL

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