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FREE Hexagon Pattern & the Blog Hop Crochet-along!

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We are so excited to be part of a Crochet Along with 7 other fabulous crochet designers!

Knit Picks is our wonderful sponsor who sent us yarn to complete our projects and is offering the chance to win a $50 gift card to KnitPicks!

How to join in the fun:

1. Choose your favorite hexagon designs and start crocheting away.

2. Join our The Blog Hop Crochet Along facebook group.

3. On April 20th each designer will give instructions on how to use your hexagons to make something spectacular.

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Check out the final projects below. So creative and so fun!

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  • Project 1: Heart Pillow by Persia LouYou will need 24 hexagons. This would make such a fun wedding gift!
  • Project 2: Round Ball Pillow by Lizzie Bella CrochetYou will need 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons (pentagon pattern will be included in her hexagon post). Hello cozy chic!

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  • Project #3: Snowflake Cowl by Gleeful ThingsYou will need 16 hexagons (more or less depending on the length you prefer). I almost wish we were getting more snow this week so I could work one of these up and appear outside looking gorgeously swathed in snowflakes. Whether or not you live in a state that’s officially greeted spring, you are going to want to whip one of these up for next winter!
  • Project #4: Drawstring Project Bag by Fiber Flux. You will need 10 hexagons. The perfect way to carry projects with you on the go!

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  • Project #5: Coin Purse by Flamingo ToesYou will need 3 hexagons. Too darling! The editor has a feeling she’s going to custom order one of these from Abbey… 😉
  • Project #6: Vintage Flower Pouf by The Firefly Hook. You will need 50 hexagons and 7 pentagons (pentagon pattern will be included with her hexagon post). We will fill you in later on this special piece. Abbey’s mom helped with the sewing!

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  • Project #7: Camera Strap by Whistle & Ivy. You will need 10 hexagons. So comfortably stylish – Monika may need this!
  • Project #8: Bamboo Handle Bag by Hopeful Honey. You will need 18 hexagons (14 standard size and 4 smaller hexagons crocheted with a smaller hook). What a beautiful, practical design!

The Firefly Hook’s Hexagon:

I wanted a different color scheme for each hexagon so they could be sewn together in a way that made each color pop.

To make my final project you will need 50 hexagons and 7 pentagons in all. pouf-02

Vintage Flowered Hexagon & Pentagon 
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.

Abbreviations
[ ] . . . . . . . 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)
ch— chain
dc— double crochet
hdc— half double crochet
rep— repeat
st(s) — stitch (es)
ea— each
sl st— slip stitch
sk— skip
sp(s)—space(s)
st-sp—space between sts/between posts of sts
xs— times

Notes:
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 Pattern:
(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)

Pentagon Pattern:

Rnd 1: (CA) Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc), 9 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st in 1st dc and switch to CB. (10 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] 9 xs, sl st in 1st dc and switch to CC. (20 dc/10 2-dc shells)
Rnd 3: (CD) Hdc in next st-sp (between 1st 2-dc shell), ch 1, [sk 1 st, 6 dc between next 2-dc shell, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc between next 2-dc shell, ch 1] 4 xs, sk 1 st, 6 dc between next 2-dc shell, ch 1, sk 1 st, sl st in 1st hdc and next st, finish off. (5 6-dc shells made, 9 sts on ea side of hexagon)

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