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Babette Blanket turned into Hexagon cover

April 12, 2010 - - 9:16 PM

Instead of the Babette Blanket, I have decided to crochet a Japanese throw with hexagon flowers.

The book is “Organic Cotton Knits: Easy on the Skin” by the publisher Ondori. The pattern is called Hexagon multi-cover (六角モチーフのマルチカバー).

This is my first piece for the project.

The photo was processed with the “Old Toy Camera” Photoshop action by Dave Ward.

Babette Blanket – Doing research

February 18, 2010 - - 5:41 PM

After buying the yarn I sat down and did some research on the internet. If you pick a popular pattern by Interweave you can be sure, other crocheters had some great tips and tricks how to go about it.

Always a great place to start is Ravelry. Besides the project pages there is a Babette group called “Babette & Hexagon Blanket Crochet Anonymous“. There I found four helpful techniques for making the perfect square:

  • Magic ring: When starting a squares you do not crochet a chain but you use a technique regularly used in Amigurumi. This way you do not have a hole in the center, but instead a neat beginning. There is an image tutorial and a video at “Hook & Needles“.
  • Starting a DC in the round without a chain: In order to not make the chain stitches stand out, you can start your round directly with a double crochet instead of the chain stitches. Please watch this video by TXCr1cket to find out how.
  • Changing color in the round without a chain: When you change color and still want a clean color change then try this method by Hypercycloid.
  • Changing color in the corner: In order to make the bumps less visible Hypercycloid also suggests to do the color change in the corner. This way the square will look neater.

I am so glad, I found this advice, because I will be able to use it for other crochet projects 🙂 .