Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Hexagon Blanket


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Hello! Thank you for all your kind comments on my last post. Usually I try to respond to each and every single comment in person, but this week was so strange that all I wanted to do was crawl under a big warm blanket and leave the world outside. Nothing serious, I just wasn’t very happy with myself.

So I took my yarn and hook and finished a new blanket. I started with hexagons arranged using the colour circle as a guide.

Starting in the left upper corner going round clockwise: blue, purple, red, orange, yellow, green, back to blue. Because I wanted to let the colours kind of flow, I used the colour circle, and I arranged the hexagons as I described here.

Because this wasn’t large enough for a nice blanket, I made two exact the same pieces.

The piece on top was turned and both pieces sewn together.

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This way the colour sequence is still according to the colour circle, but not in a way which looks forced.

This blanket was made with Drops Safran (I know, I use it a lot!!), and measures 125 x 135 cm (49 x 53 inch), it weighs approximately 1350 grams, and I used 16 skeins of white, and every colour available except black, brown- and grey shades.

The only thing I’m still wondering about, is whether it needs a border or not.

By now, my couch is starting to look very colourful; maybe I should make some solid coloured pillows?

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Have a great weekend!

Groetjes, Dorien

27 comments:

Allison said...

It's beautiful, Dorien! You did a fabulous job with those colors!

Carol said...

oh! wonderful! I love the beutiful colors!!! Congratulations!

gaia said...

G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Wow Dorien, you finished it already! Totally adorable and beautiful!!! You could make pillows with a large circle (white around) or square where only warm colours or cold. I love your way to use colours! Have a great weekend! x Teje

Deborah Hamilton said...

It is just wonderful! You really have talent for color design.

Chris in de haak said...

Wow supermooi zeg!

Kralalien said...

Wow!!!! Wat een beauty!

ceita said...

Beautiful crochet!!!

LadyEva said...

It's soo beautiful!!

Monique said...

Weer zo een mooie deken. Prachtig hoe je hebt gespeeld met de kleuren.

Het is inderdaad een vrolijke boel op jouw bank.

Groetjes, Monique

Hawthorn said...

That is absolutely gorgeous - and your final photo with both blankets really took my breath away!

Wendy said...

yet again, another stunning blanket! Your eye for colour is second to none.

Corina said...

Hij is echt prachtig zo!

Jeanet said...

Super! Geweldig! Grandioos!
En wat een geduld.....
Hartelijke groet,
Jeanet

linda said...

Congratulations on finishing your blanket it's beautiful :)

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Dorien..just glorious! I love the way you joined the two together..a great result! I am sure you'll choose just the right fabric for some more cushions too.

Anny said...

WOW that is magnificent well done! You have a great eye for colour.

Monique Koomans said...

Wat een prachtige deken. Je hebt een super goed gevoel voor kleur, de juiste combinaties. Geweldig!
Groetjes Monique

Rob said...

How about no border, but filling in the big gaps with half-hexes down the sides? Gorgeous blankie.

Karien Bruin said...

Geweldig, prachtig, inspiratie!
Ik wilde eigenlijk hetzelfde idee geven als mijn bovenbuurman Rob.
Geen border, en de zijkanten recht maken met halve hexagons.
Je hebt er een nieuwe volger bij :-)

AgueroSandra said...

Bellisimos trabajos te felicito muy muy alegres y buena elección de colores, perfecta combinación besos.

MaxineD said...

Oh Dorien this is stunning - I love the way you finished it by rotating and joining the two parts.
Blessings
Maxine

Brigitte Peetermans said...

Helemaal onder de indruk van dit schitterende deken!

Pigtails said...

Wow dit is pragtig! Hexagons is baie groot en harde werk, maar die uiteinde is stunning!

K Habets said...

Wow what a great blanket do you sale them?
What is the price for it?

Happy Knitter said...

Forgive for intruding but i fell in love with your crocheted star pillow can you tell me where i can find it?

Happy Knitter said...

Where I can find the pattern I mean, also I hope your foot surgery was successful and ha a quick recovery