Hexagons on the Move

We went on a small road trip last Saturday. I was going to spend about 3 hours in the car all up so I thought I shouldn’t miss the chance to do a bit of crocheting while being chauffeured for the day. I packed my backpack full of yarn – 700g of yarn to be exact. Seven beautiful bright colours adorn my hexagon crochet blanket. I’ve crocheted and joined 16 hexagons and packed them with me. All I needed was my hook and a small pair of scissors and I’m off!

Richard was looking at my bag when I got in the car. He had already packed a picnic for us and we were planning a walk too. He was rather surprised to see my bulging backpack! “What have you got in there?” he asked inquisitively. I grinned and told him to just drive. As soon we hit the freeway, I unzipped my bag and pulled out the ends of the yarn carefully. I began my first hexagon, proud at how organised I was.

Crocheting Hexagons in the Car

I even had a little “bin” next to me by the passenger door where I tucked the scrap bits of yarn and my pair of scissors.

Crocheting Hexagons in the Car

And between our seats, I placed the 16 joined hexagons so I can refer to them when I’m crocheting. I’ve decided on these 16 to be the foundation of my crochet blanket that I will just follow from now on.

Crocheting Hexagons in the Car

I’ve placed a safety pin in the centre of each of these “foundation” hexagons so that I will not be confused when I start joining other hexagons to them. Is there a smarter way to do this? I really don’t know much about crocheting. I don’t know the proper name of the so-called foundation hexagons that I’ve crocheted. Please enlighten me if you do!

I’ll talk more about where I actually went last Saturday later this week. All I can say now is that it involved RINGS. ;)

To be continued…

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10 Responses to “Hexagons on the Move”

  1. Sandra says:

    Hi Han, I think they are called granny hexagons. The moment I saw these on your blog, my mind went *ohh Granny hexagons!* …. I may be wrong though.
    Take care.

  2. Cath says:

    These look great! Are you teaching yourself? You must show me how you know what “v” to end in each row…I just can never “see” it in crochet. My nana used to crochet granny blankets – they still look so cosy to me.

    Cath’s last blog post..Phew!

  3. Umi says:

    Looks like it’s coming along very nicely. Can’t wait to see the whole piece spread out on your bed.

  4. melita says:

    Wow so lucky a holiday and you get to craft!!! Bliss!
    Great photos and craft organisation skills!

  5. Sherri says:

    Love your hexs I finished mine up a few weeks ago Im thinking of doing another afghan:) Happy Crocheting! Love your blog too!

    Sherri’s last blog post..

  6. Salihan says:

    Sandra: I think you’re right! Thank you!

    Cath: I’ll bring it along this Sunday and I can show you how I’ve been doing it. :)

    Umi: Thanks Umi but it might be quite a wait before it’s finished!

    Melita: Thank you Melita!

    Sherri: Aren’t afghans addictive? I’m thinking of my next one already. :P Happy crocheting to you too!

  7. Sandra says:

    I bought granny squares slippers from a lady that made them and I wear them in cold weather. Very comfortable. Here’s a page I found with the way the squares are joined to make a footwear. This picture shows just one colour, the ones I wear has 2 or 3 colours.

    http://www.jpfun.com/patterns/free/wearables/f124002_grannyslippers.shtml

  8. Salihan says:

    Sandra! Thanks so much for the link to the granny slippers! I know a few people who would just love them, including myself. I know Richard wouldn’t be too happy that I’ve fast tracked into nanna-hood but meh! :D Have a great weekend!

  9. Sandra says:

    Honey, I checked my slipper, it looks like this.
    http://www.learn-how-to-crochet.com/crochet-slipper.html

    The only advise I can give is not to make knots on the base, that can hurt the base of the foot.
    Enjoy my dear friend,

  10. Salihan says:

    Thanks for the tip and pattern link! :)

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