Painted Hexagons No. 1

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Painted Hexagons Pattern $3.75 Available at Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Painted Hexagons is a beautifully constructed piece that will have you feeling like an artist every time you make it. If mobility is a priority, you can crank out all of the motifs on the go, then join them (either with the continuous join-as-you-go in the pattern (itโ€™s best to have already practiced with a continuous JAYG), or with your preferred method)! Then add the simple border and marvel at your updated granny hexagon blanket. Truly a masterpiece!

For my sample blanket, I used light weight stash mercerized cotton yarn in a variety of colors and a G (4.25mm) hook. I crochet tighter than the average bird. You could use any weight yarn with your favorite hook. My finished blanket in this pattern with this yarn and hook is about 32×42โ€.

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11 thoughts on “Painted Hexagons No. 1

  1. I like so many of your blankets and would be interested in purchasing patterns, but I have no idea how hard or easy these patterns might be for a beginner (or a little more advanced beginner). Do you feel most of your blankets can be followed by a beginner or are they advanced only?
    They are all so lovely – thank you for any help you can provide.

    1. Well, I do like to make designs that are out of the ordinary, and I really try to use my imagination, so they can be a bit robust. But, the patterns are usually almost 10 pages, so I offer a lot of detail and tons of photos. Plus I can always help via email! Thank you for the kind word! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. While I do think your patterns are nice, this patten is also widely available for free. The thing I don’t like about your patterns is that a) there is almost always a free alternative somewhere online, b) you say there is are a lot of photos. I’ve seen your patterns and have regretted purchasing because there are really not many pictures, and often the joining and border isn’t available or it’s very lightly detailed. The biggest problem I would say is the lack of detailed pictures, I have several of your patterns (really wish I didn’t buy) and the photos are all available on your instagram, not actually detailed for patterns, which kinda sucks if you’re paying for patterns.

    1. Thank you so much for the feedback! I truly do document constructive comments and use them to release pattern updates which I then blast as an email to everyone who has purchased the pattern. I’ve only been publishing patterns since November 2012, so I’ve got a lot to learn, but I’m always trying to improve!

      It is partly due to my inexperience that I keep my patterns at a low $3.75 price. Many simpler patterns out there are $5 and $6 dollars or more! Another way I try to fill the gap is by making myself available to discuss questions or clarify anything on my patterns. I’m always a quick email away from clarification if needed ๐Ÿ™‚ I also make a mental note if something in particular has been fuzzy to a lot of folks, and I will log that as something to add in a future pattern update.

      I can’t fix something for my customers if I’m not made aware of it, so thank you again for taking the time to contact me!
      – Rachele C.

      1. I’ve never received a ‘blast’ email from you. and, I have purchased patterns.
        Lets be realistic $3.75 adds up, it’s still a lot for some people given they can buy a book for $10-15 with 10-20 patterns.
        I’m not trying to be rude, but if you’re going to be selling patterns even if the price is $1 doesn’t matter how long you’ve been writing them, they should be good enough for customers to be satisfied.
        The gumball pattern is available online, difference in your pattern, is just the explanation. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/happy-colours-blanket-tutorial

        http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2012/11/15/whits-knits-bears-rainbow-blanket.html

      2. The Geometric Lace and Chevron2.0 patterns are the two of my paid patterns that have received enough feedback to warrant an update. If you have those, I’d be happy to send you the newest copy in case you don’t already have it!

        I agree that it’s odd that buying online patterns is so expensive when compared to book patterns.

        Thank you for the pattern links! It’s a great idea! I’ll see if I can work on a round-up link page of free alternatives to my paid patterns to post on my website.

        Thanks for your help!
        RC

      3. Very positive and polite answer. I love your blankets and have not yet bought any of your patterns. Keep up the good work.

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