Has anyone crocheted the cherry heart weekender blanket?

(12 Posts)
Suddengeekgirl Sun 19-Jul-15 08:36:26

I've just started it and I was wondering if you could reassure me. confused

I'm doing the join as you go, so the hexagons are slip stitched together at their corners iyswim.
I've done a little and I was worrying a bit about it not being very strong or being a bit gappy as there's the 6 trs of each side between the slip stitches.

Will it sort itself out as it gets bigger? I'm sort of hoping that the more hexagons I join together the more it'll pull together?

How did yours turn out?

I'm making it for dd who is 4 so it'll need to cope with a bit of playing with rather than just laying on a bed.

paintinglady Sun 19-Jul-15 08:49:00

I haven`t made the blanket , but i googled the blanket you are talking about about . To me it doesn't look like it should be be slip stitched at the corners . it looks like a single crochet has been used to attach the hexagons together , but i could be wrong.

Suddengeekgirl Sun 19-Jul-15 18:36:21

The instructions just say to join with a sl st in the corners.
I've had a look at all the pics on Instagram #weekenderblanket and lots of those look like they're just joined in the corners confused

Tutu1000 Sun 19-Jul-15 18:39:34

I've googled this and I think you are right Suddengeekgirl the hexies do just seem to be just at the corners. On some of the pictures I saw you could quite clearly see the gaps between the long sides of the hexies. I think I would have to have then joined on all sides as I would be worried the blanket would be robust enough if they were just joined at the corners.

paintinglady Sun 19-Jul-15 19:39:49

Sorry i must be looking at the wrong blanket

Suddengeekgirl Sun 19-Jul-15 20:57:48

The joins are very neat when the blanket is flat.
But if it's got any sort of pull on it the gaps bag open a bit iyswim.

I might have to experiment with joining.... confused

MiaowTheCat Mon 20-Jul-15 14:59:11

I haven't done that one - but I've done the Attic 24 hexie one and that's joined with a slip stitch between each set of 3 trebles and is very stable in how it's joined - could you look at that and adapt toward it slightly?

Suddengeekgirl Mon 20-Jul-15 17:59:26

That's what I've spent my afternoon attempting.
Lots of frogging! confused

Suddengeekgirl Mon 20-Jul-15 18:15:15

Am I right in thinking that if I slip stitch around lots of small hexagons to join them then it's likely to be quite a stiff blanket? Or not so drapey? confused

I'd prefer to crochet them together rather than sew as I think it's more sturdy.

Suddengeekgirl Mon 20-Jul-15 20:52:15

So.... This is what I've come up with. It has the centre of the cherry heart pattern then more of a granny style. The joining method is as attic24 tutorial.

What do you think?

MiaowTheCat Wed 22-Jul-15 11:24:35

Lovely - I know the attic24 one gives quite a strong blanket - mine's withstood various toddler tugs of war games

Suddengeekgirl Wed 22-Jul-15 20:43:02

Thanks miaow smile
Glad to hear the joining will be sturdy - I'm making a long line to measure up for the width of the bed and it seems pretty secure so far.

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