I ran across this pattern online last week and fell in love! It couldn’t have come at a better time since it is Netflix binge watching season. (otherwise known has the hot and humid summer in Georgia) Anyone that knows me knows that I don’t sit still well at all. Heck, even at work I have a stand up desk and I’m still walking in place all day and fidgeting. So, crocheting is perfect to do while watching TV for hours at a time. (Currently binge watching Arrested Development)
I learned to crochet in high school and have made numerous blankets and scarves. All of which are straight lines. I never learned how to read a pattern nor do I technically know the name of the stitch that I’m doing. It may be a double crochet or it could be a Crystal special and completely made up. (likely) I don’t even really care…none of the blankets I have made have fallen apart or even frayed so I’m winning.
Look at this pattern though…it’s a freakin hexagon! I was feeling adventurous! I read the directions and it looks like mumble jumble to me but there is a lovely diagram that illustrates how many stitches and where they go. So between that and YouTube I was able to figure out how to get started. So far I have many circles and I have stalled taking the next step to make them into hexagons. I fear that will take solid concentration and no TV. My plan is to finish more circles and then do the hexagons.
I’m not spending a dime on supplies for this project either. My plan for 2016 is to sew, knit and crochet using as much stuff out of my own craft stockpile as I can. All of this yarn is leftover yarn from projects Rose and I have done. Let me assure you that it wasn’t neatly wound into balls like it is in the picture. That was a three hour project untangling it all. I watched two movies during that. The Intern and The Night Before. (sorry Fitbit…you don’t have much to count these days)
At first it was going to be a blanket but then I got a great idea! Rose and I have been looking for something cool and colorful to hang above her bed and since this will have a cool hexi edging to it and will be colorful I think it will be perfect. (we were going to learn to macrame but that will wait)
It would be fun to do this project with other people. There are a lot of pictures of projects on Instagram (#hexiloveactually) if you want to see how the really skilled people are making theirs. I ordered the pattern online from Pink Stitches for $7.50. It has great pictures and diagrams and those pesky instructions that I need to learn to read. Until then the graphic is fabulous.
If you guys have tried this project or want to jump in and start one along with me that would be fun. Let me know if you want to and we can have a crochet-along!
**Update** I finished the wall hanging! It’s not perfect at all. My hexies won’t lay flat but I don’t care. I’m going to call it character! It was a fun project and I think it looks awesome in my daughter’s room. Most of all she likes it!
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