I have decided to make a rug for the girls - but I want to make something that isn't "too" nanna and propel me straight into the retirement home. I also want to challenge myself by trying something a little different to the standard "granny square". It was my sister who suggested I have a look at rugs made from hexagons (check them out here). I LOVE them!! Ok - design sorted. But how????? do you do hexagons??? This hunt lead me to Attic 24 a beautiful blog written by Lucy, who loves crochet and colour. Lucy has been kind enough to share her pattern for hexagons here.
This is my first attempt at a hexagon - I have to admit, I'm pretty impressed with myself - mistakes and all!
Ok - so I have a design and a pattern, now for the hardest decision of all ....... what colours to use????? I want this rug to be funky and it is for the girls, so I decided to go with bright, happy colours in 8 ply pure Australian Merino wool. (not a great representation of the colours in this piccie - but it will have to do).
I am going to make the centre of the hexagons all the same colour - orange, and then mix the colours up for each block.
Lucy has a great way of joining the blocks as you go - eliminating that dreaded task of sewing all the blocks together at the end. As this step is done when doing the "hexagon" round of the block, you need to get a few circles done first - here is my handiwork so far ....
I have to admit - I'm very excited about this project and am grabbing every spare minute I have to make more circles. I am going to try and join a few of them tonight - so stay tuned!!