As 2022 drew to a close, I completed my crochet blanket. Starting November 1st, I crocheted almost every day. On December 22nd, my hexagons were done. Then I spent a week sewing everything together. My “hexiket”, as I affectionately named the project, is now a cozy addition to our living space.
My hexiket project was planned in 2018. That spring, after I named my bisexuality, I decided to make a crochet blanket in bi colours. I loved the hexagon design, found a pattern, and purchased the yarn. Everything was logistically set. The only thing I lacked was motivation.
I already knew how to crochet, having been taught by one of my late grandmothers. But it was challenging to accept I’d be refreshing my skills without her. I tried practicing the individual crochet stitches the pattern required. I then found videos on how to create an entire hexagon. The breakthrough came when I found a well-paced hexagon tutorial video. From there, my hexagon-making flourished!