Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hexagon Update


Hello ladies! This week the weather is a bit like a roller coaster; yesterday is was 30 degrees, now ‘only’ 19, which is about average for this time of year. I can only hope it will stabilize somewhere this summer, but I guess that wouldn’t be really Dutch, would it?

I thought it would be nice to give you a little update on my hexagon blanket.

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What I’m doing is gradually changing the colours. This means starting with a hexagon with only one colour, let’s say yellow:

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Then adding one colour, first for the first round , then for 2 rounds:

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With a third colour I make a hexagon with three different rounds, and then again like the three above.

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Going on like this, with darker shades in the same colour range, you can get something like this:

I’m almost done with crocheting the hexagons, so every day I sew on a few of them.

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Groetjes, Dorien

17 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

I'm loving this one Dorien, such a clever and beautiful use of colour!

Monique Koomans said...

Wauw, deze wordt ook weer prachtig!!

Rajeswari said...

How very clever of you to do this. It would look great when it all comes together!! Wonderfully done :)

Else Krijgsman said...

Wow! What a beautiful use of colour! Liefs Else

priscilla said...

Gorgeous ! Love the way you are putting your colors together :)

Corina said...

oh daar komt iets heel moois tevoorschijn!

Monique said...

Heel mooi en omdat je elke hexagon in dezelfde kleur tint haakt oogt het ook rustig.

Groetjes, monique

Deborah Hamilton said...

It's very smart to do the colors that way. You are a good designer.

Jeanet said...

O, dat ziet er weer heel erg veelbelovend uit...... :-)

MaxineD said...

That looks fabulous - I am looking forward to seeing the project completed.
Blessings
Maxine

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Dorien! I love colours and it's always great to see new ways to mix them. You had great idea to have lots of shades and your work will be so beautiful - like from painter's palette! x Teje
Ps. white is so good with them; when I painted my white was always finished because I used it so much.

Wendy said...

stunning, I LOVE this, you are so so clever

janitam said...

Prachtige kleuren

onlinephduk said...

I think that we have pretty similar weather. June has been a mix of cool weather, wet weather and extremely wet weather. Thank you for the pictures while describing your hexagon design, it really made it easy to follow. Great job mixing colors, using the first round and then the second.


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Yáiza said...

Wow, I love it!!! I may try to do it, but I'd better start now so I've finished by next summer... By the way, is there any pattern for these hexagons? They don't look like difficult, but I always feel more confident with a pattern/tutorial. I'll came around! Thanks!

K Habets said...

Also a verry nice blanket!! I wouldnlike to buy one for the babyroom!

Helen Keyes said...

Your blanket is very beautiful. I especially like the way you arrange and use all colors.

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