For the Hexagon Blanket, I’m using this tutorial from Attic24. It is so clearly written, and has clear close-up pictures that so perfectly illustrate how the stitches go, that I’ve had no problem at all figuring out what I’m doing. The Ravelry entry for the pattern is here, in case you’d like to see the other thousand blankets that people have made. They are gorgeous!
One of the things that I’m really enjoying about crocheting a baby blanket is the riot of colours. Okay, so I didn’t choose the most riotous of colours, and I only have seven to work with as opposed to the rainbow that you see over at Attic24. (She takes marvelous pictures, doesn’t she?)
Originally, I hadn’t planned to plan. I figured I’d just make each hexagon as I went along, and try not to get two similar ones too close together. However, I am at heart a planning sort of person, and so I made up this rough and imperfect diagram in Photoshop. Also, I am convinced that I will colour myself into a corner if I have no plan. And I want to make this blanket with no two hexes identical. Well, maybe two that are the same, so that when the baby gets a little older, he can have fun trying to find which two are alike! I’ve gotten a good start on colouring in the chart already, but I’m going to leave the uncoloured one up here and just show the progress on the blanket as it goes along.
I may also be unable to resist making a neater diagram for potential future blankets. This crocheting thing is pretty awesome indeed.