Hello Lovelies ,
Well, I did it !! I completed my Kaleidoscope blanket on Monday evening . Yesterday I was at work all day so today was the first opportunity I've had to photograph it . I was so happy that the sun shone, despite the perishingly cold temperatures.
So would you like to see how it turned out ?? I do hope so. This morning I donned new stripy socks especially for the occasion...here I am stood on my little crochet covered stool ...........
Mainly because it's the best way to get an overhead shot like this ........
Whoooo Hooooo. I LOVE it :0)
This blanket has been a long time in the making, mainly due to me getting distracted by other ,speedier projects.
I made 120 hexagons in total ,but ended up using 112 of them. As you can see alternate rows are different widths, mine ended up 12 and 13 hexagons wide and nine hexagons deep.........
Having the spares was great for being able to choose combinations I liked right up to the end ......
So the finished blanket measures 163cm x 102cm ( 65" x 40" ) .Big enough to reach from my toes to my shoulders...ideal :0)
It was made from mostly Cygnet acrylic yarn . I bought it from a couple of local charity shops which sell this brand as new stock...not donated, for around £1.50 for a 100g ball. There's also stylecraft shrimp in there and an apple green from Wilkinsons .
I love the solidness of this pattern and it makes quite a weighty blanket....930 grams ( or 2Lb 1 oz )
Which works out at costing £14 ish for the whole blanket. I wouldn't like to try and work out the number of hours it's taken....I'ts quite a time consuming motif, but I guess as you only need 112 for a decent sized blanket it's not that slow.
What I can work out is that I would not have managed to get it finished as quickly in the end without all your wonderfully encouraging comments. It really was the reason I buckled down and got it done.
So ♥♥♥ THANK YOU !!!! ♥♥♥
As you can see I've gone a bit over the top with pictures but I was having such fun and I know you lovelies like looking at pretty crochet :0)
The border is 2 rows of half double crochet ( U.K. half treble ) .I treated the wavy edges like a ripple and decreased in the bottom of the V's and increased at the top. Despite this after one round this is what was happening ....
So I did the next round with the wrong side facing me and the turned it back over again for the final single crochet ( U.K. double ) and picot round.
I did not have a plan for where this blanket would end up , but right now I'm loving the look of it at the end of our bed .........
So that's where it will be staying for the time being.
It's certainly blanket weather here at the moment.Hope you are keeping warm if you are in the U.K.