I saw Lucie’s post about the Collaborative Hexie Blanket Project and thought to myself “what a lovely idea, I definitely want to be part of this”. Made By Patch has generously launched this project, we send in the hexagons and she will make them into a blanket then there will be a prize draw and the lucky winner gets the blanket. The rules are quite simple, use 100% cotton yarn, make your finished hexagons 15cm across and the last round must be white. Simples…………….
Oh, you can send up to a maximum of 5 hexagons and you will have as many chances in the draw as you send hexagons.
I realised once I checked my stash that did not have enough cotton yarn so I got busy online and ordered some from Wool Warehouse and set to work making my hexagons. The yarn I indulged myself with is Debbie Bliss Cotton DK, simply gorgeous, so soft and it is machine washable so will be easy to maintain despite the pale colours I have chosen. The soft shades are quite a change for me as I usually go for bright colours.
This is a shape I have not made before so I took the hint and visited the suggested links and fell in love with the African Flower design from Heidi Bears.
There are some amazing patterns on Heidi Bears using this design, I love the Hippo, go take a peak.