Happy hexagons!

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Patch of Made by Patch has written a post about the hexagons I sent her for her Collaborative Crochet Blanket project but, as not all of you may be her followers, I thought that I would write a post of my own.

You can see her post here:- http://madebypatch.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/rainbow-hexagons/ She takes lovely photos.

My hexagons were made using Rico Essentials Cotton and a 4mm hook. I tried to use up oddments where possible but also dipped into my stash of rainbow colours. The requirement was that they be 15cm from side to side.

First Hexagon

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This hexagon was made to get the size.

I used the pattern I found here:-

http://crafts.tutsplus.com/tutorials/crochet-fundamentals-how-to-crochet-a-hexagon–craft-9643

extending it to get the correct size.

Second Hexagon

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This hexagon is my ‘flower hexagon’ as found on my blog here:-

https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/flower-squares-and-a-hexagon/

with extra rows in blue and white to make it the correct size.

I found the third and fourth hexagons here:-
http://craftyminx1980.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/hexie-heaven-my-top-picks/

Third Hexagon

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The pattern for this one comes from here:-

http://scrapyarncrochet.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/free-grannys-garden-hexagon-crochet.html?m=1

I removed two rows in the middle to make it fit then added an extra row of dcs and the white edge.

Fourth Hexagon

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This is adapted from a pot holder pattern. The pattern is here:-

http://alipyper.com/2013/06/18/free-vintage-crochet-climbing-trellis-hexagon-pot-holder-pattern/

I realised that the edge was not going to be straight so after the first green row I did another row to straighten the edge then added the white border.

Fifth Hexagon

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This from a dishcloth pattern that I found here:-

http://plus3crochet.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/african-flower-dishcloth-pattern.html

I realise now that to get the proper African Flower look I should have used the same colour for rows two and three but I like it how it is anyway. I especially liked the texture you got with the alternating front post trebles and back post trebles.

So many hexagons!

Which is your favourite?

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12 thoughts on “Happy hexagons!

  1. Hexagons always make my heart sing! You whipped up quite a neat collection here and I enjoy the sheen of your yarn. Cheers – visiting from Woolhogs xxxx

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