If you're not already aware, I'm obsessed with hexagons. More complex than squares, but still perfectly symmetrical. I love them. I'm doing the stashbusting hexagon blanket, and hexagon's with yarn from Sarah, and it looks like another one is in the works. Yummy.
Yesterday I was thinking about making a real granny hexagon. Not that the Attic24 one is wrong, but one that looks more like a traditional granny square but with two extra sides. I had two ideas in mind: one would be a granny circle with a last round making it a hexagon, like Attic24's but more grannyish, and one that just started as a hexagon and grew and grew.
After making two hexagon daughters (which were the cutest thing EVER.)
This is Day 17 for Every Day in May.
I did 3dc granny clusters in each ch2 space, and 1dc in each around. This is what I got:
Hm. Not so much.
Then I tried again and did *2dc, ch2, 2dc* granny clusters in each space and chain stitches in between which resulted in this:
Much better. I kept going:
Yay hexagon! It's not as grannyish as I had imagined, but it still works. My mom saw it and was so excited she wants a blanket out of them, so I'm working on some of those. I wrote up a pattern for it and will post it soon. Maybe even a photutorial too.
And Day 16:
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