After seeing how much my younger son enjoyed the granny square blanket I made him, the older son wanted one, too. He liked the idea of using hexagons for his, and he wanted the colors to remind him of being in a forest by a lake. Together we brainstormed ideas for the perfect lap-sized blanket, and now my teenager 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!
The project is great for beginners! If you can:
make a slip knot
then you can do this. And if you can’t do these things, I’ve included resources that will help you learn.
Tools and Materials
Boring Office Guy’s blanket is an 11 hexagon by 9 hexagon lap sized afghan