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Crochet Hexagon Blanket… In a day?

I came across this awesome hexagon design for an afghan.  The only problem?

I don’t crochet afghans.

They take too long, give me visions of creap-o acrylic, and I can’t understand why someone would choose a blanket made from yarn over am-in-a-spa? squishy fabric.  I don’t even like saying the word.  Afff-ghan.  af-GHAN.  af-a-gan.  Ew.

I can’t control my fingers, though, and when they see something they like, they must crochet it.

I’ve modified the pattern a bit so I only do 5 rounds in each hexagon (the pattern calls for 7) because I noticed it was after the 5th round that I would start to get bored.  See, I was serious about this whole hating afghans things.

But I’ve been working since around 11am and 5 hours later, here’s my progress.  I must say that I’m really enjoying this pattern.  In fact, I’ve kinda been addicted to it.

I’ve made it my goal to get it finished by tonight.  Ambitious?  Maybe, but we’ll see.  I have 22 hexagons finished and figure I only have 11 more to go.  Average in at 9 minutes/ square, that’ll take me around 2 hours + seaming… might be a late night.


  • Amber

    October 23, 2010

    Did you finish? I LOVE this pattern, haven’t tried it yet, and have been thinking about it. I love the colours you’ve chosen. Were these leftovers or did you choose them for this project? They work beautifully together.

  • JJCrochet

    August 16, 2011

    Yes – I did finished the blanket! Sorry this is a late reply, but here’s the finished afghan: My goal in crocheting this afghan was using up some scraps and the project was a great stash – buster! You should definitely try the pattern.

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