I have been working hard at getting some samples made of my new Grandma's Knickknacks Hex Motif so that I could share it with you here at Laurel's Place...I just love how it looks all joined together! And so...here it is...
Isn't it cute?
For this sample I used a 5.0(H) hook and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Yellow, Limelight, Tropical Pink, Mango and Turquoise.
Won't this make a beautiful baby blanket?
I used the join as you go technique to crochet these hexes together. I joined in the corners and in the 2 spaces on the sides. In this version it is quite easy to tell where to join.
I also made an option for a 5th round that gives the motif more of a honeycomb look when joined:
In this sample I used a 5.0(H) hook and Vanna's Choice solids yarn in Aqua, Eggplant, Fern, Raspberry, Mustard, Kelly Green and Magenta.
I think this will be a gorgeous blanket in these rich jewel tones!
I also used the join as you go method for this sample, joining at the corners and in the middle stitch of each side.
Here is a decorative pillow I made with the optional 5th round joined by whip stitching through the inside loops using a yarn needle:
I made this pillow in the colors of my Ravelry "Block a Month Crochet Along" blanket project. They are Vanna's Choice solids "Taupe" and "Pink Rose" and Loops and Threads Impeccable solids "Fern", "Aran" and "Rouge". Here I used a 4.0(G) hook and the finished pillow measures 14x16 inches.
Grandma's Knickknacks Hex Motif Pattern
This motif made with worsted weight yarn and a 5.0mm (H) hook will measure approximately 3 1/2 inches and with the optional round 5 will measure approximately 4 1/2 inches.
Pattern is in US crochet terms
dc3tog: Yarn over, insert hook into space and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, (yarn over, insert hook into same space and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops) two times, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.)
If you need help getting started with the first 3 rounds, check out my Grandma's Knickknacks Blanket Tutorial.
Start with a magic ring
Round 1 - Ch3 plus 11 dc in ring, sl st to join, fasten off. (12 sts)
Round 2 - With a new color sc in space between any two dc of round 1, ch1, *sc in next sp, ch1. Continue from *around and join with a sl st to first sc, fasten off. (12 sc, 12 ch-1 spaces)
Round 3 - With a new color make dc3tog in any ch-1 space of round 2, ch2, *dc3tog in next sp, ch2. Continue from *around and join in top of first dc3tog. Fasten off. (12 dc3tog clusters and 12 ch2 spaces)
Round 4 - With a new color (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in any ch-2 space of round 3 (corner made), 3dc in next ch-2 space, *(2dc, ch1,2dc) in next space, 3dc in next sp. Continue from *around and join in first dc. Fasten off. (42 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)
Optional Round 5 - With a new color (hdc,ch1, hdc) in any ch-1 corner sp (corner made), hdc in next 7 sts, *(hdc, ch1, hdc) in next ch-1 corner sp, hdc in next 7 sts. Continue from *around and join in first hdc. Fasten off. (54hdc, 6 ch-1 sps)
That's it! Pretty simple I think. If you find I have made any silly mistakes please let me know so I can get it corrected. Thank you for checking out my new pattern and happy hooking my friends!