Made By Patch Collaborative Hexagons

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.

Crochet African Flower 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.

Debbie Bliss Cotton DK

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.

Crochet African Flower Hexagon3There are some amazing patterns on Heidi Bears using this design, I love the Hippo, go take a peak.

22 thoughts on “Made By Patch Collaborative Hexagons

  1. cormeg7 May 9, 2014 / 23:43

    I’m in love with the color choice! I’ve never used Debbie Bliss but i’ve been wanting to. Hard to get the yarn I want in the US without paying an arm and a leg for it.


    • May 10, 2014 / 14:29

      So sorry to hear that, if I can help at all I would be happy to send some yarn over to you. Not quite sure how we would do it but if it helps we could try to work it out.


  2. Ann at KFI March 18, 2014 / 22:28

    Lovely hexagons.!
    The colors you selected go together very nicely.


    • March 19, 2014 / 22:44

      Thank you, I am really happy with the yarn too. It’s the first time I have used it and it’s so soft and snuggly.


    • March 16, 2014 / 21:37

      Thank you, I took them to show my Mum the other day and she didn’t like them very much but I am with you I think they worked out quite well.


      • fallfromgrace349 March 17, 2014 / 14:22

        aw, thats a shame she didnt like them, hopefully she will warm to them 🙂


  3. Patch March 16, 2014 / 09:05

    Looking forward to the next parcel now! 😀


    • March 16, 2014 / 21:35

      Thank you, I will get them off to you next week. Have you received many yet? Thank you for doing this lovely project, it is very brave of you offering to join all the hexagons into a blanket.


      • Patch March 17, 2014 / 09:10

        Including yours we have 25 so far and I know there are more coming. Not sure if I am brave or slightly mad!! Email me for the address when you are ready to post them.


  4. lovelucie1 March 16, 2014 / 08:08

    I love the African flower hexagon which I too came across while looking up hexagon patterns. I’m determined to do a project involving these. Still deciding which way to take them. I love your colour combinations. I’m rather tempted with them.


    • March 16, 2014 / 21:33

      I know what you mean, it is a lovely pattern. I have been looking at the Hippo for ages. Let me know if you want the shade colours.


  5. slippedstitches March 16, 2014 / 02:27

    I really love your crochet. Beautiful stitches and wonderful, interesting color combinations.


    • March 16, 2014 / 21:32

      Thank you so much. I really love playing with colours and trying different things. These pale shades were a bit of deviation from my usual bright colours.


  6. thelandroverownerswife March 15, 2014 / 23:33

    What a lovely mix of colours. I can’t wait to see the finished blanket. I wonder how easy it will be to spot yours and Lucies contributions 🙂


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