Friday, 11 October 2013

Bloomin' Crochet -A-Long..........Hexagon Blanket



Happy Friday!!!!! I hope everybody has had a good week, it's been another busy week for me, with lots going on, Wednesday I babysat my toddler niece and for the first time my baby nephew. They are golden and not a bit of trouble but I'd forgotten what hard work little people are.



Anyway, I haven't had much knitting time this week but I did manage to do a few of my crochet Hexagons. I find crochet a lot easier to pick up and put down, especially if you've only got ten minutes here and there.
I'm using Drops Merino Extra Fine which is reasonably priced and very soft with lots of gorgeous colours to choose from. I'm up to 21 hexagons now, I'm not sure how many I will do altogether, I will see how I go.


I started it back in July, I haven't really worked on it over the summer but this week, all of a sudden, Autumn has arrived in the UK. I love our seasons and especially enjoy the Autumn months, I always get the urge to crochet a blanket through the Autumn/Winter months, so out came my hibernating Hexies.


 I'm using Lucy's hexagon pattern from Attic24, which is a free pattern but I did donate a coffee, as she puts so much time into writing her patterns up, you can find the pattern, here. I'm just using a block colour for the centre and cream for the border, I think using one colour makes the centres look like flowers, what do you think?



Chrissie Crafts and Ladybird Diaries have started the Bloomin' Crochet-A-Long, they are both working on the Hexagon Flower Throw from the book Crochet with Flowers by Nicki Trench.


I've only just bought this book and had already started my Hexies so I hope it's OK, if I join in with them, it will keep me motivated. I will definitely be doing some of the smaller patterns in-between working on my Hexie, there are some really pretty projects in this book.


If you pop over to Chrissie's and Marianne's blog, you can check out what other lovely ladies have on their hook. I've had a look and there are some fabulous projects, my list is growing longer.

Have a wonderful weekend.
xxxxDebxxxx

25 comments:

Ladybird Diaries said...

Gorgeous hexies! And thank you for joining in the CAL. I love the soft colours you have chosen. I will put a little link to your post on mine as well if that's okay.
Marianne x

Chrissie said...

They do look like pretty flowers, Deb! I love the colours - I'm desperate to try out the Drops range, will get some for my next project - and I am so happy that you're joining our CAL! Chrissie x

Chrissie said...

Sorry about that, my dear, the iPad went a bit touch-sensitive loopy... ;-)

Amy at love made my home said...

Your hexies look lovely, and I agree, the solid colour does make them look like flowers!

Irene said...

Beautiful hexie flowers Debs with such soft and gentle colours.
luv
irene
xxxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

They are just adorable!!!!! And loving those hexagons!!!!!

maree said...

Gosh, you should have put a cuteness alert into your title. Baby and Toddler are both drop dead gorgeous!

And your hexies are fab! I love your colour choice, so calm and beautiful!

leeanne said...

Oh these are just my favourite colours! its going to be such a lovely blanket. And I do rather love that blue basket and flower suitcase too....:-)

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Hi Deb what an adorable baby, how cute. Love the crochet you are working on, especially the colours, am thinking of joining the CAL myself to keep me going with the crochet as I get side-tracked into other things! A fab post Deb thanks so much
Big hugs
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

forgetmenots blue said...

Hi Deb your crochet is stunning such lovely colours. I really like your hexagons. I've just bought the book too it's full of lovely projects x

Joyful said...

I love the soft pastel colours. Very nice! Have a wonderful weekend.

Joyful said...

Oh I meant to say the children are so cute. I bet you had fun with them though it was also some work ;-)

Hannapat said...

Such beautiful colours Deb, and I think the longer you work on these projects the more special they become. Super sweet toddler xoxo

Joy said...

Such lovely hexes Deb and I love the colours - they will make a gorgeous blanket!
And your little niece and nephew are so beautiful - we do tend to forget how much energy is required to keep up with the little sweethearts!
Joy x

Kepanie said...

Beautiful ohana you have, Deb. They are so cute. I loved looking at these pics. They made me feel content and itch for a cup of tea and a plate of scones while I perused your post. And sorry. I didn't get a chance to send off your winnings. I've been super pooped this week.

Hazels Crochet said...

I love your hexies! You always choose lovely colours for your projects! I am thinking of joining in on this CAL as I have always wanted to try african flower motif!

Your niece and nephew look adorable!

Ros Crawford said...

Looks like the start of another pretty and cosy blanket ... Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Kashi said...

I can't wait to see the finished blanket. What gorgeous colors. Adorable babies too.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

What sweet little children, lovely smiles. My youngest is five the eldest almost eighteen. My next time around with a baby or toddler will be as a gran, feel to old and tired to cope with waking up in the night on a regular basis now :-). Love your hexies, gorgeous soft colours. My blanket in diagonal crochet has been hibernating since april but l have suddenly felt like working on it now. Like you say, probably because it is Autumn. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Pam x

Linda R said...

I love the colors you are using for your blanket. So pretty..

Hugs~

Ira Huberts said...

Your hexagons look fab Deb and those two little sweeties are most adorable! Enjoy your weekend, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous Hexs Deb...Look at the two ...the sweetest!... hugs..x

gilly said...

LOVE your little hexies! I received the lovely book for my birthday and am so looking forward to starting a new project and joining in with the CAL too.
xx

Joy said...

A quick message Deb to let you know that Mel has sent my lovely pattern and it has downloaded perfectly this morning! Once again, thanks so much for the lovely giveaway; I'm looking forward to making a start on it as soon as my yarn arrives!
Have a great day!
Hugs, Joy x

Jody and Stan said...

Love your beautiful hexie flowers. You do such wonderful work! New Follower.

Jody

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