Super Hexagon Blanket!

//khold //Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 — 9:36 pm

I’ve recently fallen in love with Super Hexagon, a minimalist action game by Terry Cavanagh. After playing the game, I’ve realized that the overall geometry of the game (read: hexagons) lends itself very well to crochet!

This idea actually sprouts from a common technique used to crochet circles. Imagine a circle made of discrete stitches. As you crochet around the circle, you’ll eventually have to make more stitches along the circumference if you want it to lie flat (i.e., radius gets bigger, you need to place more stitches around the outside. The places where you create more stitches are called increases). If you place your increases at the same point on the circle every time (e.g. 0 degrees, 60 degrees, 120 degrees, 180 degrees, 240 degrees, and 300 degrees), it’ll be very easy to remember where to place them, but your shape will end up a hexagon. For small numbers of rows, the stitches will bunch up and look like a circle, but if you continue further and further out, you’ll see the delineations. I’ve played on this effect to recreate a level from Super Hexagon.

Time Spent:
Two weekends (marathoning It’s Always Sunny and Parks & Rec on Netflix!)

Materials Used:
18 skeins of Lamb’s Pride Bulky yarn in Cream, Victorian Pink and Lotus Pink
Size M crochet hook

Total Cost of Materials:
~$200

Pictures!

Super HexBlanketSuper Hexagon Blanket!
Super HexBlanket 2Draped over the couch
Super HexBlanket 3It’s very warm!

This was my biggest project I’ve ever crocheted, and one of the most fun! Now it’s time to rest my hands.

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