Each winter I generally start a crochet or knitting project to work on in the evenings in front of the TV. This year I am working on a Hexie Love Actually crochet afghan. I can’t resist hexagons so this pattern really caught my eye. I wanted to make a colourful rug with random centres, so I selected 7 colours from the Heirloom Cotton 8 ply range. That gave me 42 combinations to use in the centre of the hexies, which created variety but also gave the rug a cohesive look. I used a round of white yarn to join the hexies. I love how the white gives the rug a fresh look and really helps the colours to pop.
I have been sharing crochet photos on instagram, but wanted to share them here as well so you can see the progress I am making.
I have joined just over 100 hexies so far and estimate that I am about halfway. I am trying to sew in some of the ends as I go so I am not left with that task at the end.
I haven’t had much energy over the past few months as I recover from cancer treatment, but crocheting is something that is very therapeutic and can be easily picked up for short periods. It is the first time I have attempted the join as you go method, and it is coming together so well.
I will be sure to share more photos when the rug is finished. This one has already been claimed by Sarah. The pattern is Hexie Love Actually by Pink Stitches. Yarn is Heirloom 8 ply Cotton from Yummy Yarn and Co – they have a gorgeous selection of yarns and offer great customer service. When I have completed the rug, I will provide details on the number of balls used.
Edit: Head over to this post to see the finished crocheted blanket.
You can see the crochet rug I made last year here.