Heard the saying, a girl can never have too many
Well it’s true with crochet projects too!
Although I probably DO have too many…
With so many exciting craft projects on the go, lists of
things I want to make and future DIY ideas whizzing around my head I’m finding
I’m not giving myself enough time to focus on finishing those I have already
started, including this beautiful plum hexagon blanket. So I thought I’d set
aside some time to start sewing my hexagon blanket together and show you guys
how I did it along the way!
Check out my first post about how to construct a hexagon here…
I am using the amazing plum bundle from Bella
Coco Store, they are super afforable and come with 6 balls of Style
Craft DK yarns in a range of tonal colours! I have already got my eye on the
ocean bundle for my next project!
Here’s how to sew up your crocheted hexagon blanket…
Start by turning your hexagons over to work from the
under side. Place your first hexagons side by side with two flat sides parallel
to each other.
Using a large sewing up needle, thread one colour of
yarn and make a loop in the end.
1. Start at one of the corners and thread through the
same stitch on each hexagon.
2-3. Pass the needle through the loop in the end of the
thread and pull to tie a secure end.
4. Sew up the sides of you hexagons, catching
corresponding stitches on each side. Continue around all the sides then tie off
and start on another hexagon.
I kept changing yarn colours depending on the colour of
the hexagon I was sewing up, I just chose the lightest shade or the colour I
thought would blend in the best.
If you want a straight edge to your hexagon blanket you
can create a little thing called a half hexagon. I am going to have these
running along two edges of my blanket as I think they look super cute! I
followed along with Bella Coco’s tutorial when making these, she has some
amazing crochet videos that are really easy to follow, check the video out here.
Here’s how to make a half crocheted hexagon…
Make a slip knot and start by chaining 4 then slip
stitch into the fourth chain from the hook to create a circle.
Chain 3 to create your first treble, then make a treble
stitch into the center of the circle. Chain 2 to create a gap, then make two
trebles into the center of the circle again. Repeat once more, so you have
three groups of trebles separated by two chain 2 gaps.
Chain 3, then turn your work over.
Make your second row by working a treble into the next
stitch and another into the chain two gap in the row below.
Chain 2, then make one treble into the same chain two
gap below. Make trebles into the next TWO stitches along, then another into the
chain two gap in the row below.
Chain 2, then make one treble into the chain two gap in
the row below. Treble into the next stitch. Treble into the last stitch to
finish off the end.
Chain 3, then turn your work
Treble into the next TWO stitches, then make a treble
into the chain two gap from the row below.
Chain 2, treble into the chain two gap from the row
below. Make trebles into the next FOUR stitches along, then another into the
chain two gap in the row below.
Chain 2, then make one treble into the chain two gap in the row below. Treble
into the next TWO stitches. Treble into the last stitch to finish off the end.
I am about half way through completing my hexagon blanket,
this one has taken a lot longer than my corner
to corner blanket I made at the beginning of the year from the green
ombre bundle. That blanket crocheted up fast and was fairly continuous, but
this has a lot of stopping and starting, although so fun to make, not to
mention sooo pretty!
I am really happy with how it’s looking so far and can’t
wait to share the final result with you.
I hope you have found this tutorial useful, leave me
lovely comments below if you have ever made a hexy blanket or want to start
one! I love hearing your your crafting adventures!
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