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Honeycomb Bee Baby Blanket

During lockdown I was about to become an Auntie again and who doesn't love to crochet when a baby is on the way?! Inspired by Steph Lewis' pattern for a beehive banner, I thought the pattern would make a lovely blanket.






Pattern

I worked up a few hexagons to get started and used them as a gauge to work out how many hexagons I would need, turned out it was a lot! I made about 50 in different colours, I didn't really plan the colour combinations so once I got closer to finishing I was a bit more selective about the colour of each hexagon.





Yarn

I used a selection from my stash, it always feels good using up yarn left over from other projects and creating something lovely too.

They were all Aran weight and I'm really please with how they all compliment each other.



Blocking? Should I? Shouldn't I?

I eventually decided I shouldn't, I figured they were all turning out pretty similar so just ploughed on with joining them! I joined them using mattress stitch as I love the finish it gives with no ridges. See my blog post on mattress stitch here.


Boarder

After taking over the kitchen table to join all the hexagons, everyone was please when I moved on to the next stage - the boarder.


I crocheted a boarder of one round of treble crochet in cream and a round of double crochet in mustard to finish.




What is your favourite baby pattern?

Katie x




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