The end of the hexagon blanket is almost here...! My cream wool arrived last week so I'm now onto the last bit before the border :)
Last week Deb from A World of Imagination asked how I was going to edge my blanket and I've finally got to the point where I can show you :)
I figured the easiest thing would be to draw it...
The sections I've coloured orange I decided to make half-hexagons to fill what would have been quite large gaps. I don't mind the sides too much (where the green triangles are) and I think it will look quite nice with a zig-zag edge.
I've since found a couple of tutorials and diagrams to make half-hexagons but I made it up as I went along and it was really quite easy. As I speak I'm trying to make a proper tutorial but it's going to take a lot longer than I thought so I'll probably post that later.
You begin as normal - I use a magic circle, chain 3 and then make 6 trebles (US dc) into the middle. Tighten the magic circle and fasten off.
For round two slip stitch into the first chain 3, chain 3 and treble 1 (US dc) into the same stitch (makes one bobble stitch). Make 6 more bobbles in each treble from round 1.
I love the way they look like rainbows :)
Round three. Chain 3 into the first bobble of round two and make 2 more trebles to make a cluster. Chain 1. Treble 3 into the next bobble, chain 1. Repeat til the end - you should have 7 clusters in total.
They look even more like rainbows now huh?
Round 4 is made up of two rounds really, you just can't see the first.
To make sure the last round is the right way round, you want to do this bit on the reverse.
Slip stitch into the top of chain 3, chain 3 and slip stitch into the gap between the trebles. Continue to the end of the round - I keep saying round but they're anything but round!
Turn the half-hex over and slip stitch into the first chain loop thing - Chain 3 and treble 2 into the same chain and treble three into the next loop.
Treble 3 into the next loop, chain 2 and then treble another 3 into the same loop. This makes a corner.
Treble 3 into the next chain, then do the corner again - treble 3, chain 2, treble 3 into the same loops.
In the next two loops make 3 more trebles and tie off
I edged mine with double crochet (US sc) in cream (!!) to finish.
These should fill in all the big gaps to make a straight edge. I really hope what I've just written makes sense - if not feel free to email me - nicoleandthebee at gmail.com :-)
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