Hello from a very hot and sunny Hertfordshire! It's not exactly the weather to talk about blankets but as this one is heading to sunny South Africa it isn't your typical blanket. It's made from cotton that was sourced, by the lovely Anita Mundt, from The Netherlands.
There was much excitement when the kits landed on our shores and lots of project planning discussions going on over at Facebook. There were quite a few of us that opted for the fab hexagon pattern on the lovely Lucy's blog, over at Attic24.
Lucy's patterns are well written with plenty of photographs to help a newbie. I opted to copy the join as you go method as the thought of putting all the finished hexs together at the end brought me out in a cold sweat!
I edged the blanket with two rounds of trebles before blocking. There are no instructions on Attic24 for the edging so i'll tell you how I did it. Join the yarn to any stitch and chain three, this counts as 1 treble. Then treble into each stitch along the straight edges. For the corners do two treble into the chain space and for the inside corners (ie where the two hex's join) treble two together. As always crochet is not an exact science so your tension may dictate how many stitches you use around the edge. Keep trying until you are 100% happy.
I do love some hooky time in the sun!
Ciao Caz xx