There is something sweet about this cheerful blanket. After releasing The Buzzing Beehive Blanket, I did not think I could ever think of another style. But I love when inspiration strikes, and I had been itching to do some cross-stitch. So I combined my love for crochet and cross-stitch together and created The Honey Bee Blanket.
About the Yarn
Living in Florida means it's warm most of the year. So choosing a blanket yarn is very important, and I'm very particular. I love it when I find a soft cotton yarn that creates a stunning blanket.
For this blanket, I stumbled upon Loops & Threads Creme Cotton from Michael's Craft Stores. It's the yarn that inspired the crochet blanket. I purchased the colors that spoke to me, and then they sat in a basket for a while. Whenever I saw them, I thought it would make a beautiful bee theme.
One of my crochet friends also released a pattern recently with this yarn and I love it so I just have to share. It's called The Beach Day Pullover by Sincerely Pam. It's a great design to show how diverse this yarn is and this really is a beautiful pullover for the warmer months. And can easily be layered during the cold months.
Want to make adjustments?
I know a lot of people do not want to cross stitch the be design, so I've also included a crochet tapestry option as well. The bee will simply be mirrored and turns out beautiful.
Other yarns can also be used if a different fiber is desired. The key thing is to make sure the gauge works. Each hexagon needs to come out as, well, a hexagon. So as long as each piece can be blocked to a hexagon which is equal on all sides, then substitutions are fine.
The blanket can also be sized larger or smaller by making more hexagons for the center and the sides. A visual schematic of the finished blanket in the pattern will help in deciding adjustments.
• 6.5 mm (K) Furls Odyssey or size to obtain gauge
• Yarn Needle
Favorite Crochet Hooks:
32 inches (81 cm) wide
48 inches (123 cm) long
RS- Right Side
sc- Single Crochet
sc2tog - Single Crochet Two Together
sl st- Slip Stitch
WS- Wrong Side
Loops & Threads Creme Cotton
Cream 2 skeins
Mustard 3 skeins
• Approx. 1,650 Yards [1,509 meters]
Before blocking: 15 sc sts and 15 rows = 4” [10 cm] with K-hook
This pattern is worked in pieces and joined together similar to a quilt. Blocking pieces before joining is recommended.
CROCHET & TAG
I hope you have enjoyed making the The Honey Bee Blanket Pattern!
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