Vintage Flowered Hexagon
Materials: Knit Picks Brava Worsted (worsted weight) acrylic yarn (218 yds/100 g per skein): 4 skeins in Solstic Heather (CA), Fig (CB), Dove Heather (CC) and Denim (CD); Hook size (I-9) 5.5 mm.
[ ] . . . . . . . Work instructions within brackets as many times as directed.
( ) . . . . . . . Used for additional or clarifying information.
ch- . . . . . . . refers to chain or space previously made (i.e. ch-1 space)
dc— double crochet
hdc— half double crochet
st(s) — stitch (es)
sl st— slip stitch
st-sp—space between sts
Stitch space (st-sp): work stitches under all the loops of the stitch (between the posts of the stitch) from previous row.
Switch colors on the last yarn over of the final slip stitch of each row.
Three color changes (Starting at the top then counter clockwise in photo):
Hexagon #1 – CA, CB, CC, CD; #2—CB, CD, CC, CA; #3—CD, CC, CA, CB
(Hexagon #1 color change)
Rnd 1: (CA) Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st in 1st dc and switch to CB. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: (CB) Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same st-sp as ch-3 just made (1 2-dc shell made), [2 dc in next st-sp] 11 xs, sl st in 1st dc and switch to CC. (24 dc/12 2-dc shells)
Rnd 3: (CC) Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same st-sp as ch-3 just made (1 3-dc shell made), [sk next st, 3 dc in st-sp of 2-dc shell from rnd 2] 11 xs, sl st in 1st dc and the next 2 sts, switch to CD. (36 dc/12 3-dc shells)
Rnd 4: (CD) Hdc in next st-sp (after 1st 3-dc shell), ch 1, [sk 3 sts, 6 dc in st-sp after 3-dc shell, ch 1, sk 3 sts, hdc in st-sp after 3-dc shell, ch 1] 5 xs, sk 3 sts, 6 dc in st-sp after 3-dc shell, ch 1, sk 3 sts, sl st in 1st hdc and next st, finish off. (6 6-dc shells made, 9 sts on ea side of hexagon)