A couple of months ago, I saw a pin on pinterest of this blog post and I knew I just had to make myself one of these afghans! And today, I finished it! I’m so pleased with it and I’m so glad that I have it done in time to enjoy it for the whole winter. After all, I don’t store away my snow décor after Christmas – I enjoy my winter things all winter long!
The pattern I followed is free from artoftangle.com. As far as crocheting patterns go, I thought it was pretty easy to follow. Once you figure it out, you just make as many snowflake hexagons as you want! The pattern calls for 59, but I actually made my blanket slightly larger – I made 68. I just added one hexagon to each row. Each hexagon took me around an hour to make.
I started making the afghan probably about 8 weeks ago or so, and I tried to work on it a little every day. Once you have some hexagons done, you essentially sew them together in strips and then sew the strips together. Then magically, in no time, it turns into a blanket!
Once you have the blanket as large as you want it to be, you put the edging on. It was easy to do, but took longer than I expected. The edging just repeats single, triple, single, triple, all the way around. It gives it a nice little bumpy edge!