I’ve started crocheting a hexagonal block mood blanket. In May, my mom brought me a bunch of pretty acrylic yarn skeins in soft grey, creamy white, honey yellow, navy and cornflower blue from a rummage sale in California. I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to join the mood blanket trend that I missed out on when it first became very popular a few years ago. It will be baby or lap sized, so it’s not too much of a commitment. Right now I’m behind several days, but since I keep a running list of each day’s overarching mood, it’s not really a problem.
This blanket is proving useful in charting my mood swings and good and bad mental health days. I’ve come to realize that my 20’s have been considerably angstier that my teens, with the added stress of having to perform like an adult on both a daily and long-term basis. I also find myself idly worrying that my desired color combinations for the blanket may be impacting my behavior and feelings. It doesn’t seem to be an issue yet, anyway. Since I’m behind and not viewing the mood list more than once a day, I really don’t have to think about how the palette will play out all that much.
The pattern I’m following is essentially this:
Chain 4, slip stitch to join.
Chain 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc, *ch 2, 2 dc* five times, ch 2, slip stitch to join.
Chain 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc to first chain space, *dc into space, chain 2, dc into space* to complete corner, dc across to next chain space, complete corner, repeat until you come to the start of the round, slip stitch to join.
Repeat this pattern until there are 7 rounds in total, slip stitch to join and complete.
When joining hexagons together, I slip stitch into the loops on the reverse side behind the top stitches until I reach the next corner, then slip into the back loops along the borders of my live hexagon and those to which it’s being joined.
Really just loose instructions, but maybe they’ll give you an idea if you want to make a mood blanket of your own. There are definitely better written patterns and charts out there, but I’ll be happy to clarify anything if needed. Just let me know in the comments!
So far I’ve been very lazy about weaving in loose ends, unfortunately.
What have you been working on? Do you find yourself compelled to log your own moods in some creative way?