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Monday, 14 January 2013

Hexagon Pattern


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.

Hexagon Pattern

Hook size: 4mm
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

Starting chain

ch4, sl st in first chain to form a ring.


Chain 4.
Slip stitch with the first chain to form a ring

Round 1

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).
1 treble into ring.
Chain 2, then 2 treble into ring.
Repeat chain 2 and 2 treble into ring 4 times, chain 2 and then slip stitch into top of chain-3 at the beginning of the round.

Round 2

sl st into next tr, sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr), (tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in same ch-2 sp, *ch 1, skip next 2 tr, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next ch-2 sp **, repeat the directions between * and ** 5 more times, then ch 2, skip next 2 tr, sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch-3 of this rnd


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. 

Round 3

sl st in next tr, sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first tr), (tr, ch2, 2 tr) same ch-2 sp, *ch1 skip next 2 tr, 2 tr into next ch- 1 sp, ch1 skip next 2 tr, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) into next ch-2 sp**, repeat directions between * and ** 4 more times, then ch 1 skip next 2 tr, 2 tr in next ch-1 sp, ch1, sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch-3 of this 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**
Repeat between * and ** 4 more times.
Chain 1, 2 treble in chain space, chain 1.
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!

12 comments:

  1. Hazel, this is really good! I understand the pattern with the pictures for help! Thank you!

    I'm going to attempt something like yours, but with greys and a few brights. I will probably be asking for help.

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  2. I love your blanket, Thanks for sharing your pattern.

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  3. Very nice tutorial. The blanket looks fabulous.

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  4. Excellent tutorial, and the pictures are great. I love how pretty your blanket turned out!

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  5. Great blanket!! Love all those colours on your couch, so cheerful!

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  6. Your hexagon blanket is so colourful-- just lovely. I am working on a very big blanket just now. And loving it! Not so sure I will love the border so much though.
    Kindest Regards Linda

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  7. That blanket is extraordinary! It goes so well with your couch. Your picture tutorial is excellent! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love the color combination in your blanket!

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  9. How many hexagonal did you make and how big is the blanket? I love it!

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  10. Love the colors you used for your blanket and thanks you for the hexacon pattern.
    Marion

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  11. I am following the pattern to the T and all I am ending up with is a round. :( What am I doing wrong!

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