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I am a polymer clay artist turned fiber addict. I can often be found at Polka Dot Cottage (http://www.lisaclarke.net), writing about my adventures in polymer, fabric, yarn, photography, and everyday ...

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Lakeside Forest Blanket

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Lakeside Forest Blanket
Lakeside Forest Blanket
Lakeside Forest Blanket
Lakeside Forest Blanket
Lakeside Forest Blanket
Lakeside Forest Blanket cover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • make a slip knot
  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch
  • double-crochet

Pattern Description:

My teenage son wanted an afghan that would remind him of being in a forest by a lake. Together we brainstormed ideas for the perfect lap-sized blanket, and now he loves his straight-sided hexagon afghan in shades of blue, green, and brown.

This design is easily adaptable for different colors and different dimensions, and is a great project to do for your favorite kid. Getting him or her involved in color choices makes it fun, and builds some eager anticipation for the finished product.

An older child can even help with the crocheting!


More than just a simple crochet pattern, this ebook is like a mini-class. Each topic includes step-by-step instructions and photos where appropriate.

You will learn:

The crochet pattern for a rectangular hexagon blanket with straight sides
How to crochet a granny hexagon
How to connect one hexagon to another
How to connect one hexagon to two or more others
How to crochet a half hexagon
How to take the zig-zag edge of a hexagon blanket and straighten it out
How to add a border


Advice for choosing colors and yarn
How to plan your design
How to change colors
How to weave in ends
Links to resources to help you learn more

Fully illustrated.


not critical

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 11 hexagons by 9 hexagons


  • G (4mm) hook

Suggested yarn:

2700 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Berroco Vintage


Greens, Blues, Browns

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