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How to connect one granny hexagon to two (or more) others

How is everybody doing with their hexagon blankets? I’ve heard from a few of you who said you started – yay! It’s fun to know that I’m not doing this by myself, and I really can’t wait to see how yours are progressing. If you blog about it, be sure to link to your post […]

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How to connect one granny hexagon to another

So, you made your first hex for the Lakeside Forest Blanket. Congratulations! That’s one down, ninety-eight more to go… Before I show you how to connect two hexes together, let’s talk a little bit about blanket design and the placement of these hexagons. My blanket will be 11 x 9, and the motifs will be […]

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How to crochet a granny hexagon

Are we ready to start making our Lakeside Forest Blankets? In this lesson, I’ll show you how to crochet a single granny hexagon. We’ll be joining all of the hexagons as we go, so consider this your starting motif. It is the only one you will make that is a standalone hexagon. Any subsequent motifs […]

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Crochet-along! Choosing colors

Are you interested in working on a hexagon blanket alongside me? I’m almost ready to post the first tutorial: how to crochet a hexagon, and how to join it to a second hexagon. Assuming I don’t have the flu, I will get that written up and posted by tomorrow. (I have a slight fever and a […]

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Cousinly Vests

I know I should save this post for after Christmas, and after the gifts have been safely distributed, but darn it, I need a little cheer right about now, after a weekend of thinking about terrible, terrible things that continue to linger in my mind. These four coordinating vests for four cousins do cheer me up […]

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Not bad, for homemade

Spring weekends. Something about the sunny sky and warm breeze stirs feelings of domesticity in me. This is the time of year when I start thinking about farmer’s markets, fresh ingredients, and maybe finding some healthier ways to do some of our favorite foods.  So it was perfect timing that the library had a copy […]

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Flufy’s Granny Square Blanket, part two

Ready to finish that blanket? If you’ve been following along so far, at this point you should have something that looks  like the image above. If you missed Part One of this project, where I explained how to get this far, read this post first and then come back here to get the scoop on […]

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Happiness is a handmade blankie

I finished it. And a nine-year-old somebody was very happy. Did you see the post where I showed you how to make granny squares and put them together? Well, sometime in the next few days, I will show you how to make a border. Then you can make your own nine-year-old son (or your niece, […]

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Eamonn’s blanket and crochet hooks

I’ve been wanting to give you a progress report on Eamonn’s blanket for a few weeks now.  I would take a picture of the blanket, but then I wouldn’t have time to blog, and by the time I sat down to do it, I’d have more progress to show. So I’d wait until I had […]

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Flufy’s Granny Square Blanket, part one

I don’t know if I’m just more in-tune to it lately, or if there really has been a surge in the popularity of granny squares these last few weeks, but ever since I started work on Eamonn’s blanket, I’m seeing them all over the place.  I had intended to show you this new blanket when […]

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