Geometric Lace 2

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Geometric Lace – My second project for a fabulous Instagram girl @lemonade_and_magnolia!

Check out the pattern for sale on Ravelry and Etsy, or look into buying this blanket as a custom, handmade item.

Original design included the hex design below with the most hippy-licious colors…

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…but I decided to change the design up a bit and created more of a flower shape.

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I had so much fun with this layout. One groovy color in each corner and a pretty green in the middle. These are joined using my favorite method, which I detailed step-by-step in the pattern. Once you try it, you’ll use it for everything! It’s inspired by the techniques of my crochet idol, Priscilla Hewitt.

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Tip: Color

When I make a Geometric Lace, I want to make sure I don’t leave any of my yarn out when I blend the colors, so I gather every bit of my remnants and I separate them by color. I decide hex colors by matching tone, hue, shade, etc. I often start a hex and then decide it would look better in a different place. What I like about join-as-you-go is that it’s a more organic construction process. The blanket really gets a chance to evolve. But it can get messy!

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All cleaned up and just like with Geometric Lace 1, I couldn’t wait for that lace border… You see I worked a lot more though, so no extra hex removal surgery!

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Adding the border – this version has larger hexagons than the first one I made, so I added a round of DC to get some height in the gaps before the wagon wheel lace design layer. Look at the difference.

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More views of the finished piece… Color-lover overload!

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