vrijdag 31 mei 2013

Finished! African Flower Hexagon Blanket

 

And that was the final end I needed to weave in.... I barely made it to include this blanket officially for my "May Stash Busting Total".
And it is the only project I got done this month! What a gargantuous project.....

 

Here it is in all its glory, I am soooooooo happy with this blanket. It is so beautiful! 
Really worth the effort.

 

I made a border with rounds with either a dc or a sc. The coloured ones are single crocheted and the dark blue ones (except for the final round that one is a sc round) are double crocheted. I fiddled with some stitches to get the corners and valleys right, but I decided on sc3tog/dc3tog for the valleys and (dc,ch,dc)/(sc,ch,sc) for the corners.


I really like how the colours pop out of the blanket!
Are you ready for the blanket in its full glory?











The border is just perfect...... I am so so happy with it. It really gives a neat finish. It gives a feeling of "done-ness" if that is a word!


 

Here is a nice shot of the border!

The numbers, statistics and totals!

Time: it took me almost two years from start to finish, but in reality it took me three months or so. I absolutely hated weaving in the ends...

Yarn: 8 balls of acrylic yarn have been eaten up by this blanket. I used Wibra Ella en Scheepjes something. Don't remember the name. I have 2 partial balls left and a bit of leftovers if the blanket needs some mending in the future.

How much does it weigh: about 1200 grams! It was about a kilo the last time, so I've busted 200 grams this month.

Costs: about 20 euros.

The pattern can be found here!


Another blanket on the couch :) doesn't it look lovely?

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  1. It's so beautiful, Barbara! I love the way the flowers stand out against the dark background. Really worth the effort!

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  2. Lovely blanket!! Love the border!!:)

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    1. Thanks Preeti! I am so pleased with border :)

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  3. Beautiful stunning blanket! well done for finishing it, the border is just perfect! thanks for linking :)

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    1. Thank you Linda, it is always a pleasure linking up in your party!

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  4. Beautiful! I really like the colors and I saved the pattern so I can make one of my own.

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    1. Thanks Haakbaak, be awara though: the pattern is addictive! :)

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  5. Your blanket is gorgeous. Big projects need lots of time to germinate.
    Well worth your time and effort.

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    1. Thank you Mistea, you are absolutely right. Now it is done I can put it in perspective. I read a lot of comments on Ravelry about how long it took for others to make this blanket!

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  6. Wow, nice job! The colors are great, I love the black background!

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  7. Wow, that's something! Really nice.
    Esther.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL !!!!
    Great job for a perfect blanket !
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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    1. Thanks Anna, hope you are having a nice weekend as well :)

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  9. Wow it is looking stunning, I just love that pattern, so totally worth it!

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  10. Prachtige deken. Bedankt voor je bezoek aan mijn blog. Ik ga de linkparty in de gaten houden. Fijn weekend verder.

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    1. Hallo Gerlily, dank je wel voor je complimentje!

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  11. Oh, this is so nice!!!! I crochet a hippo from african flowers, but I am still on the start.

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    1. Oooo the hippo version! That one is so cute! Good luck with making that one, I hope you will show it when it is done!

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  12. What an awesome looking blanket. I love the way the colours jump out with the black background. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Это потрясающе!!! Очень и очень красиво!

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  14. Wooow wat een moooooi sprei.
    Super mooi gedaan.

    groetjes Conny

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  15. Hermoso trabajo me enamore de los colores!!!
    un abrazo
    te invito a visitar mi blog
    http://haberhabermagdis.blogspot.mx/

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  16. O wat heb je een prachtige deken gemaakt zeg!
    Heerlijk dat ie klaar is en dat je er gebruik van kunt maken:)
    Fijne dag.
    Liefs gerda

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  17. Lovely blanket! I love Africanflower in any combination!

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  18. Hi i can't seem to find the pattern when you click on the pattern can be found here it takes you to flick r any help would help please

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