Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hexagon Pattern

I have at least a half a dozen projects going on. Since I have crochet ADD, I decided to start another one. I love hexagons and decided to come up with my own pattern.


Each one only takes a tiny amount of yarn, so I can use all of these little balls


Materials
Yarn of your choice (I used worsted weight)
Size G (4mm) hook
Yarn needle to weave ends

Measurements
about 3.25 to 3.5 inches (depending on your tension)

Pattern (US terminology)

Ch 4, Join with sl st, forming a ring

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 Dc into the ring. Make sure you crochet over the beginning tail. Join with sl st into top of first st. Pull tail tightly to close the hole. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1, (2 dc in next st, ch 1) around. Join with sl st to top of first st. (24 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces)

Round 3: Sl st over to the first ch-1 sp. Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp. 2 dc in next ch sp. (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch sp) around. Join with sl st. Sl st over to ch-3 space. (this will set you up to sew hexagons together). Cut tail leaving several inches for sewing. 

When sewing together, whipstitch into the back loops of the hexagon. Sew from point to point. (This will be 10 stitches)


I like to use the tails of the work for sewing. Make sure after whipstitching together, you weave at least 3 inches into your work to secure the ends.

Just a note: This is a really simple pattern, not complex at all, so if there is another out there like this one or similar...it is purely coincidental. 

If you have questions feel free to ask. I'll try to answer them.
Have a great weekend!

38 comments:

  1. I think it is gorgeous, and I have a container of yarn just like yours, I am thinking that may be a great way to use it up. Thank you Liz, the pattern is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome. It is a great way to use up scraps. I'm sure you would actually finish...hahaha. I just need to focus:)

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  2. I love it and thank you for so kindly sharing it with us. Xoxo

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  3. pretty! i love all your scrap colors hexed together (what yarn is that, btw?). i was just wanting a new yarn scrap project so thank you!

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    1. Thank you and I am using all different brands. It's all worsted weight...KnitPicks, Lion Brand Vannas Choice, Caron, Patons. KnitPicks is my favorite.

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    2. and more that is from my LYS that I have no idea what it is:)

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  4. Hello Liz,

    thanks so much ... absolutely this kind of pattern I was look for! So I can scrap my yarns too :-).

    Best regards from germany
    Mimi

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  5. I'm really liking your hexie pattern. I will give it a try and I like your little display too.

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  6. Looking forward to trying this - thanks for sharing :-)

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  7. so beautiful http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

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  8. Wonderful pattern. I don't have a large bourbon glass, but I do have a large martini glass! I am thinking this will be perfect!

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  9. pattern is great, I love the shape too. Definitely want to try this one. You might have already touched on this, I don't have any problems sewing parts together, but. How do you hide the end strings,I feel like I do it all wrong and sometimes they show their heads after some use. Love to hear your tips and tricks. Thanks Luna

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    1. Luna,

      I always take a yarn needle and weave at least 3 inches into the work going in all directions. Make sure you don't just weave into a few stitches in a straight line, because it will definitely work itself out with wear.

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  10. thanks for sharing! love it, and the colours of yarn.

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  11. Adorable! Looking forward to giving this a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I just love your pattern! I am trying to make one myself but having trouble with the whipstiching and getting them all put together. Can you help me with this please?

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  13. HI just found your blog through Ravelry and these are great! Lovely work. Please check out my blog at http://mix-ture43.typepad.com and my Facebook page MixTur43 would love to see you there. Will be following you to see what other amazing and lovely projects you do.
    Thanks
    Karen

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  14. Love it! Going to use this design for my next afghan!

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  15. I'll need to put some effort into figuring out what terms go with what type of stitch, but I can't wait to try these =)

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  16. I absolutely love this pattern but am a bit confused on the round 3 pattern. Is is 2dc, ch 3, 2dc in each of the chain 1 spaces and then followed by a single dc in each space in between? Somehow I ended up with an octagon on my last attempt....any suggestions for this beginner (and somewhat frustrated) crocheter?

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    1. Yeah it sounds like something happened there. Sorry for the late reply. You do 2 dc in between the (2dc, ch 3, 2 dc). Without seeing it, I'm not sure how you ended with an octagon. Hope this helps.

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    2. I think I made the same mistake here on my first go around, I'm a relative beginner and usually stick to videos - this was my first written pattern. The 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc makes each side of a corner. Each side in the 3rd row had 3 groups of 2 dc's. Each corner is 2 dc, 3 ch, 2 dc. Trust the pattern, the last side you will only make 2 sets of dc's because the 3rd one was the first pair you did. I had to look at the pictures and then this clicked for me. I'm almost ready to sew mine together.

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  17. Very pretty and simple to do, once I had completed one. Great for tv crochet! My mind is racing with all sorts of great projects one could use this pattern for. mmm.......
    Thanks for sharing this awesome pattern!
    Jill

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    1. I like this Hexagon so much, that I've chosen it for the Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 (CAL) on FB! Thanx again!

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  18. I've been working on this and love the easiness so far. How many hexagons does it typically take for a afghan or lap blanket?

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  19. how can you achieve a bigger hexagon? I'm new to crocheting and wanted to try this pattern out for my first blanket. Would you just repeat round 3 until the desired size is achieved? Beautiful work; thanks

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  20. I used a larger needle to make them bigger. I do have a question can someone post the final blanket put together i'm struggling with how to connect them and getting a decent pattern layout.

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  21. silly question do you have any pics of sewing it together to help? I've never made an afghan before and would love the input

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  22. Hey I was wondering in row three when you say Ch 3, dc in same sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp. 2 dc in next ch sp, in terms of the 2 dc in the next ch sp, is this one of the 12 ch1 spaces or one of the 24 dc spaces we made before in the second row. Thanks for the pettern. please help

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  23. I'm making a whole bunch of these and placing them in a flower pattern. I'm making 2 flower blankets for my nieces :) Love this pattern!

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  24. I'm working on a version of this that I slightly modified the pattern for, but ultimately I think they're close to the same size. I'm curious to know how many individual hexagons you made to put together a decent sized afghan.

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  25. Thank you so much this pattern was easy to follow :)

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  26. Did you do any blocking? If so what's your method? I think I'm going to need to.

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  27. CUTE! I might just have to learn to crochet....again.

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  28. Lovely, simple pattern...just my speed for this moment. Thank you for sharing your creativity :)

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