Aren’t they just the cutest little batties you have ever seen? I made them for the girls. They hold the bats by the wings, pull and giggle. Good thing I sewed the wings on tight!
In my search for a hexagon granny to make blankets for my girls, I just couldn’t find one that I really LOVED. Then I realized that there were some gorgeous crocheted flowers with six sides, and I could make a hexagon granny from one of those. So this pattern was born.
Thought I would update you on my progress with the blankets. I had started by making the hexes without the last round. It started getting a bit monotonous. A stack of hexes is pretty and all, but by no means is it very blankety. I started to think, “what’s the use of the join-as-you-go method, if you don’t join AS you go, but wait ’til the end?” So I started connecting hexes. It was so satisfying.
I do so adore seeing all those hexes lovingly snuggled up to each other.
I love Wednesdays. Every other(ish) Wednesday morning is started by going to visit my friend, Jenn. Her girls are 3 1/2 and 4 1/2, wonderful playmates for my 2 year old girls. The four girls play in the playroom, and Jenn and I sit in the living room, chatting and crafting. Most of the time knitting or crocheting. When we don’t go to Jenn’s we tend to have PJs day at home. The middle of our day goes as most. In the girls eat dinner by themselves, we play a bit, read, and off to bed they go. Now on Wednesday evenings Doug does not get home until after midnight. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband, but I love my me time, also. So once the girls go to bed I make myself a dinner without the restrictions of what Doug will (or won’t) eat. I just love my Wednesdays!
This was a Jenn day! Today Jenn worked on her Christmas-y colored dishcloths, while I worked on my flower/hex blankets. It was a very nice morning chatting and yarning,
I found the perfect yarn and made the perfect hexagon for my Fort Blanket project. Look at these pretty colors! After browsing around looking for patterns I saw a beautiful six petal flower that I knew would become the hexagon I was searching for. I took my hook in hand and experimented a bit. The finished hex was better than I had dreamed.
This is just a sneak peak of the hexes,
So I had an idea the other day! The girls (26 month old twins) and I were sitting on the couch under an Afghan my Nana made. We were having a great time, but the fort was a bit small. So I thought I would like to make two granny square type blankets and stitch them together. That way we will have a BIG fort blanket, but as the girls get bigger I can separate the blankets and they can each have one. I don’t want squares, though. I’m thinking 6 sides (Hexagons).
I do know how to make hexagons, so now I just need to buy some fun yarn and come up with some pretty patterns. I want to do patterns with two or three colors, or non-open stitches. I don’t want tons of holes other then the center and the corners. That being said, I do like this one, even with the holes.
So yesterday I tested out a hexagon I already knew how to make.
I wasn’t too keen on it. I think I will start off with the pattern I linked. I’ll test more after I buy the yarn on Monday.
The whole time I was crocheting, the twins were saying “hat, hat, hat?”. So this morning I transformed the hex into this: