Crocheted items

Hexagon Crochet blanket No. 2

Last couple of weeks was spent working on this custom order for little baby ‘L’. The customer requested two shades of yellow with personalized crocheted letter.

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Pattern for this blanket: hexagon blanket pattern, for half hexagon.

Previous blankets: Fall colors.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft Lemonade and sunshine

Crochet hook US size G

Finished dimensions: 36X50”

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This blanket is off to its recipient. If you like this blanket and would like one in different colors or size visit my etsy store for more details.

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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Crocheted items

Starburst Hexagon blanket no. 5

Hope you are having a great weekend. As I get ready for my first craft fair, and stock up my inventory, I finished which I think might be the last one before the fair next week. This is the same pattern as my usual starburst hexagon blanket except I actually followed the pattern (just kidding. For the most part. I used a different joining technique). Now that I think about this I have probably never really followed a pattern to the T.

Anyway, Here is the free pattern for the starburst hexagon blanket.

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I used a random granny square generator to get the random color distribution for the four colors. I love this tool to create a random look.

Then used the join as you go technique I described in an earlier blog post to get the twisted look at the joining edge.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn in the colors:

White, soft pink, watermelon, and limelight.

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Finished dimensions: 21” X 29”

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This blanket is now available on etsy.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Crocheted items

Fall Blanket Hexagons!

My first hexagon blanket in fall colors is here. For this blanket, I was looking for a nice blend of fall colors. I used 5 shades from yellows-reds and brown.

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The tutorial for solid hexagons that I’ve used for this blanket is available for free here. This pattern is super straight forward and you can basically modify the pattern by changing the number of hexagons. I just went diagonally. and I really am liking the way the colors blend into each other. This pattern in great for gradients. You can use closely related colors here and they’ll have an awesome flow.

I made these hexagons and joined them as you go. I will be posting a tutorial for join as you go hexagons and solid squares soon. This join as you go was for the last round of the hexagon.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn

sunshine, mango, pumpkin, harvest red, and chocolate.

Finished dimensions: 24 X 30”

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I do not have any edging for this blanket yet and I am having the hardest time deciding if I should or not. So for now there is no edging.

I did make a bunch of half hexagons for squaring off the edges.

pattern for half hexies:

Ch4, join in the round by a slip stitch

ch3 (first dc) , *2dc ch2* three times, dc and turn

ch3, *dc in same space, dc on the next 2 dc, dc in space, ch2* three times, dc and turn

ch3, *dc in same space, dc on the next 4 dc, dc in space, ch2* three times, dc and finish off

As I said before, the last round you join in its space as you are crocheting it.

I promise I’ll have a tutorial soon. 🙂

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This blanket is now available on etsy. Have a great weekend everyone.

Crocheted items

Sunburst Hexagon Crochet Blanket No. 4

This past week I have been working on  this super colorful crochet blanket. It has 5 colors and joining in white.

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After creating random squares on random granny square generator, I made all the rounds in three randomly chosen colors using this pattern. Finally, I joined them using continuous join as you go hexagon, the tutorial for this can be found here. I love continuous joining and this tutorial is really awesome. Saves a whole lot of time and ends to sew in.

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Materials:

Caron Simply soft yarn in the colors:

white, Harvest red, Lemonade, Blue Mint, Watermelon, and Limelight.

Finished dimensions: 24X28”.

I didn’t do any edging on this blanket. My husband convinced me that the staggered edge looks good. Now, I think so too.

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This blanket is now available on etsy.

I am now working on a Fall themed blanket. Follow me on instagram  (@anerdycrocheter) to get updates on the WIPs and some tutorials coming soon.

Have a great weekend everybody.

Crocheted items, Knitting projects

Textured stripes Knitted Blanket No. 3

I am loving doing these monochrome blankets for a custom order. They define the pattern so well.

Here is the third textured stripe blanket. This is where you can find the free pattern. I have made this in two different color combinations before. Here is the ravelry link for that.

I just used white, two shades of grey and black for this and went for the gradient.

Finished dimensions: 32X39”

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Have a great colorful weekend everybody! 🙂

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