Grandmother’s Flower Garden Throw Started

Most people would choose to do a Grandmother’s Flower Garden throw in the beautiful colors that flowers typically come in.  I love those colorful throws and blankets,  but I also wanted to coordinate with my neutral living room décor.  So I had to go a different way.

Zip had to get in the picture.
Zip had to get in the picture.

I found Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn on sale, and I liked the neutral colors they had.  They go very well with the colors of my sofa and pillows, and match one of my dogs perfectly! Continue reading “Grandmother’s Flower Garden Throw Started”

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Simple Little Hexagons

I got new furniture this year, and with it a new color scheme.  Fun to redecorate and long overdue! That means I need new throws (need them I tell you!).  I have always wanted to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden blanket and so I think one of the new throws will have to be in hexagons.  I haven’t decided what I am going to do, exactly, if it will be in the traditional flower garden  arrangement or some other pattern, other than it will be hexagons.

I don’t plan on starting to make it until the fall, or when I find yarn on sale in colors I want for it, so I have plenty of time to get ideas and try things out.  I couldn’t help but tinker with ideas for a small hexagon, and I wanted it to be smaller than my previous hexagons, just 2 rounds and came up with this one.  It is so simple that I am certain it is not original to me in any way, someone else must have done it this way before, probably many someone’s.  I like how it is textured, which was created by crocheting the second round in between the stitches.

These are pretty small, only two rounds.  These are only 2 3/4 inches across.

LittleHexagons

and here is one a little bigger, one more round… Continue reading “Simple Little Hexagons”

Hexagon

GrannyHexagonI love Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilts. I would love to crochet one someday. Right now, I am crocheting a different pattern in blanket size, but that doesn’t stop the creative thinking and doing a little something else is a needed break. This is my version of crocheted hexagons, maybe I will make a runner.

Granny Hexagons

note: I prefer to use a slide ring to start my crochet, and often start new colors with whatever stitch is needed rather than a slip stitch and chain. Please use whichever methods you prefer instead.

Round 1

  • Make a slide ring, in the ring:
  • Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 3
  • 3 dc, ch 3
  • continue {3 dc, ch 3} until you have a total of 6 ch 3 spaces and 6 3dc clusters
  • slpst in the top of the first ch 3

Round 2

  • Attach second color with a ch 3 or dc in any ch3 space
  • 2dc, ch3, 3dc
  • continue on {3dc, ch 3, 3dc} in each ch 3 space
  • slpst to top of first stitch or in top ch of the ch3

Round 3

  • Attach in any ch3 space with dc or ch3
  • dc, ch1, 2dc
  • 3dc in next space between
  • {2dc, ch1, 2c} in next ch3 space
  • continue around, with 3dc in each space between the corners, and 2dc, ch1, 2dc in each corner. Slpst to top of beginning stitch, end off.
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