Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Crochet Hexagonal Revamp

Do you remember this project from my UFO unveiling?

Well, I realised the reason that I wasn't getting on with it, was because I wasn't completely happy with the colours.
It looks good (I think), but when I laid it on the sofa it is intended for, it sort of just blended in a bit too much with the colours in the sofa, as the colours are quite close in value as is on the sofa.

I undid all the outer rows, and redid them in whitish. 

Now it really lifts the sofa when I place it on it. 
Now Im happy.

By the way, Im doing this one in an acrylic yarn from Spotlight (in Australia).  It's Moda Vera brand, and I think the name is Marvel.  Its $3 for 100g ball, and it is really quite soft.  They have a good colour range.

I didn't think I would like working in acrylic (and in some brands I tried, I definitely don't), but this one feels good to work with.
It's also what I crocheted the Fi's Flowery Granny square with, which is currently being turned into a cushion (instructions will be posted imminently....).



  1. Looks fab - you are amazing to undo them all... I am not that patient!!

  2. I think you made the right decision! loving how it's turning out.

  3. What a difference that made! It looks wonderful with the white border around it.

  4. It looks beautiful with the new outer color. Great job. What a great eye to have caught that and made a marvelous change for the better. Its looks great.

  5. I love the colors and the white really does make it pop! For some reason I am not loving my hexagon either - maybe I have too many colors going on.

  6. I love the hexagon afghan. I wish I were better at color. The white really made the colors pop out. Pretty.

    Cindy Bee

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  8. Hi Fi,
    Thanks so much for popping by my blog and for your kind comments about my new crochet shed! I love your hexagon blanket, the white edging really brings out the beautiful colours you have used. Lovely!

  9. Looks wonderful, I love purple and sage together!

    yep, where did January go!

    Sarah x

  10. Your color palette is perfectly pretty!!
    Enjoy the last day of January xx

  11. That was brave of you to rip out so much of your hard work! I am glad you are pleased with the results. Made all the extra work worth it, huh? ;-) Good color choices. So pretty and yet peaceful, too.

  12. P.S. I love how streamlined your new blog layout is. Makes all your posts really pop. =)


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