Now instead of ‘almost’ covering a double bed, it three-quarters covers a queen bed properly – it hangs down the sides and everything.
And to be honest, I’m okay with this blanket never being done. I really enjoy the process.
My granny hexagon crochet blanket is made out of sock yarn scraps. It’s thrifty, and really sweet as well. In the pic above, I can see some sock yarn I dyed with KoolAid, some yarn from my Very First Pair of socks, and scraps from my niece’s baby blanket. Aww.
But you can see why it’s called the Big Ugly, right? None of these yarns ‘go’ like the yarns in my Persian Tiles Blanket did. They’re not chosen with any kind of care. They’re used because they’re sitting around. It’s a completely different aesthetic, and I love it.
What helps this blanket work is the design – hexagons ensure that smaller amounts of each colour sit next to each other. If I had worked traditional squares, the blocks of colour (and colour clashes) would share a lot more with their neighbours. That’s the same reason I bordered everything with white – to tone down the clashes and to give each colour a chance to sing.
I’ve been doing better at adding to this blanket lately, and I want to keep that up. To that end, here’s a ravelry link for the project. And I’ll update you here on the blog in, oh, two years or so I guess.
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