Lakeside Forest Blanket
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!
You don’t need a whole lot of crochet skills to pull this off. If you can:
make a slip knot
then you can do this.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
The blanket is an 11 hexagon by 9 hexagon lap sized afghan, and requires roughly 2700 yards of worsted weight yarn and a G (4mm) hook.
This pattern is available by itself, or in an ebook with a photo tutorial.
TOPICS COVERED IN THE TUTORIAL
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