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Monday, July 22, 2013

Crocheted Hexagon Granny ~ So Close And Yet...

I was hoping to continue with my yarn dyeing experiments, but Joann's sale schedule is not cooperating with my desire to purchase what I need using a coupon, so it will have to wait. So we're back with the crocheted hexagon granny afghan, and in spite of the horrifically hot weather we have been experiencing here lately, it is still moving along at a respectable rate of speed! Take a look at its progress since last time we talked about it...

All the hexagons were joined together.

Then the half hexies were made...

...and joined to make the short ends straight.

In the pattern as written by Lisa over at Polka Dot Cottage, the instructions say to fill in the long sides as well, but I kind of liked the zig zag look as it was, so I decided to add the border with the long sides not straight.

For the border, I decided to do one round of medium and one round of dark in each shade starting with green, then blue and ending with brown. That would be a total of six rounds of border and bring the finished size of the afghan to a nicely usable size for cuddling.

This sounds like a happy ending for this post on the progress of this afghan, but wait! There's more!

I ran out of the dark green when I was THIS close to finishing the round! This close! Can you believe it? What this means, of course, is that I will also run short on the other two dark rounds since they will be longer and I used the same amount of dark of each color in the hexagons. So I will have to order more yarn before I can finish this afghan!

As you can see in the picture, I did begin the next round of border in the medium blue, so at least I can continue that almost to the end while I'm waiting and do the same with the dark blue and the two browns. Next time I have pictures of this afghan, I hope it will be all finished and folded up neatly, ready to wrap and send to the new bride.

Happy Stitching!

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  • I am really loving this afghan and that border is so perfect - a great finishing touch!! Sounds like you are having some Texas heat - our typical forecast is hot, humid, high of 92. Believe me, it get old fast!

    By Blogger annemarie, At July 22, 2013 at 9:36 PM  

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