I finally finished my Hexie Love Actually Crochet Afghan this week. It was 4.5 months in the making, although I did have a few breaks during its construction. I am really pleased how this has come together. It was my first time using the join as you go method and I really enjoyed this technique.
I made a lap sized blanket. This has already been claimed by my daughter. I love the colours I selected – pinks, blues, greens, grey – combined with the freshness of white. I loved using cotton yarn. It is lightweight which is perfect for our mild winters here in Perth.
You can read more about this blanket on Hexie Love Actually Rug Part 1.
Pattern: Hexie Love Actually by Pink Stitches
Yarn: Heirloom Cotton 8 ply from Yummy Yarn and Co
Quantity: 8 balls of white, 2 balls each of seven colours (although I had 3/4 ball of each colour left)
Size: 40 inches x 44 inches
Hexagons: 184, 16 rows (alternating with 11 or 12 hexagons)
Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm
I randomly selected the hexagons as I was joining them together. I tried not to overthink the placement and I like the effect. I am glad I limited the colours to 7 – which gave me 42 combinations of hexagons.
I am already planning my next crochet project.