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
2700 yards of Worsted weight
Thank you for your interest in my designs!
Nearly all of these patterns are actually full-blown tutorials with many step-by-step photos. If you don't need that level of hand-holding, you can get some of the patterns by themselves.
These "Just the Patterns" versions are less expensive, and available at my website: http://www.lisaclarke.net/downloads