I am going to show you the pattern that I use for making my rainbow hexagon blanket. This is my first attempt at writing a pattern, so if there are any problems I would appreciate if you let me know! The text in italics is the written pattern to each round for those who don't need photos, let me know if this makes sense.
This pattern is also written in UK terms as this is what I am used to, so for those who read US terms..
UK treble stitch = US double stitch.
Yarn: Acrylic DK – I used a combination of Stylecraft DK and Robins DK, as this is an ideal pattern for stash busting all of your spare yarn.
Abbreviations: Round = Rnd
Space = Sp
Stitch = st
Slip Stitches = Sl st
Chain = Ch
Treble = Tr
Slip stitch with the first chain to form a ring
ch 3 (counts as first tr), tr in ring, (ch 2, 2tr in ring) 5 times, ch 2, sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch-3 of this rnd.
Chain 3 (counts as first treble).
Chain 2, then 2 treble into ring.
Slip stitch into next treble stitch, then slip stitch into next chain space.
Chain 3(counts as first treble), (treble, chain 2, 2 treble) into the same chain space.
Chain 1, (2 treble, chain 2, 2 treble) into next chain space, repeat this 4 times, chain 2 and slip stitch into top of chain-3 at the beginning of the round.
Slip stitch in the next treble, slip stitch into next chain space, then chain 3(this counts as first treble)
(Treble, chain 2, 2 treble) in the same space, *chain 1, 2 treble into next chain space, chain 1, (2 treble, chain 2, 2 treble) into next chain space**
Slip stitch into top of ch-3 at the beginning of the round.
Now you can either sew the individual hexagons together, or join the hexagons as you go which is what I did. This is a lot quicker, and you can see the progress build as you crochet each hexagon rather than see piles of little hexagons that need to be sewn together.
I will do another post on joining very soon!