Thursday, 21 April 2011
Springtime Hexagon [Free Pattern]
I don't know about you, but Spring is making me VERY happy this year. Especially now that all of the delicate little flowers are blooming
These little flowers definitely inspired me to make this hexagon... I hope you like it :)
Before we begin, just a few little notes as a bit of a guide. As you can see above, I made a few different sizes by stopping at different points and by varying the weight of yarn and the size of the hook. The tutorial will guide you through all the steps needed to make the biggest hexagon (which measures approximately 4-4.5 inches before blocking), but hopefully the step-by-step pictures will help you to see how the hexagon looks after each round.
As usual, the pattern is written using US terms. For this hexagon I used DK yarn and a 4mm hook.
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
To begin, ch4 and join with sl st into the first chain to form a circle.
Ch1, and work 1dc, 1hdc, ch1 into the circle. Then work *1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, ch1* Repeat between * 5 times - you will have 6 clusters in total. Join with a sl st into the top of the first ch1.
Change colour. Join your new colour into any ch1 sp. [Ch1, 2dc, 1hdc, ch1] in the same sp. [1hdc, 2dc, 1hdc, ch1] in each of the next 5 ch1 sps. Join with a sl st to the top of the first ch1.
Change colour. Join your new colour into any sp between clusters. In this round you will be creating the "corners" of your hexagon: [Ch1, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, 1hdc, ch2] into the same sp. [1hdc, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, 1hdc, ch2] into each of the next 5 sps around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first ch1.