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>Juggling hexes. I have been working on another hex afghan. I purchased a lot of chenille yarn from a dollar store, and the colors actually go together very well . I purchased all they had and didn’t get a choice in colors; there were about 30 skeins. So I figured, price wise, this is an inexpensive project. I may end up putting it in the butterfly room because my house colors are far from pastel, but that room is leaning toward pastel. I thought about making a ripple afghan but not really feeling like that at the moment. Also, since my other hex blanket that is in the works needs more colors and I wanted that to only be made using scrapes, it was put on hold till I produce more scraps (that is a funny sort of thing, producing scraps instead of an item). I saw this group on flickr “hexagon love” that was all about hexes, so I decided to draft yet another pattern for hexes, similar to the ones I see in the group. This will be the third hex pattern on this blog; check out links in this post to find the other two. Here are two versions of this pattern. One is for all one color; the other changes colors almost every row except last two.

Hook size is according to the yarn you use. It can be made with any size yarn or thread if you’re using correct hook; see your package for details on hook sizes.

Pattern for single color:

Chain six sl st in first chain to form ring

Round 1: chain 4 (counts as double crochet and chain 1) dc, ch 1 around till you have 12 dc including turning chain. Slip stitch in top of turning chain and in next chain 1 space ( 12 dc and 12 ch)

Round2: chain 3 (counts as double crochet now and through out this piece)dc in same space chain 2. * 2 dc ,ch2 in every chain 1 space on previous row around* join with slip stitch to top of turning chain slip stitch across to next space. ( 24 dc, 24 ch)

Round3:chain 3 (counts as double crochet now and through out this piece)dc in same space twice more, chain 2. * 3 dc ,ch2 in every chain 2 space on previous row around* join with slip stitch to top of turning chain slip stitch across to next space. ( 36 dc, 24 ch)

Round 4. sc in space chain4 ,*sc in next sp chain 4 around* join with slip stitch to first sc, slip stitch into next sp. (12 sc, 48 sc)

round 5.chain 3 (counts as double crochet now and through out this piece)dc in same space three more, chain 1. * 4 dc ,ch3 ,4dc in next chain 4 space on previous row around, chain1 4dc in next chain 4 space ,chain 1*around join with slip stitch to top of turning chain cut and finish thread (60 dc, 12 ch1, 6 chain 3)

Multi color pattern:

Chain six sl st in first chain to form ring

Round 1: chain 4 (counts as double crochet and chain 1) dc, ch 1 around till you have 12 dc including turning chain. Slip stitch in top of turning chain cut and finish yarn ( 12 dc and 12 ch)

Round2: join into any space with slst. chain 3 (counts as double crochet now and through out this piece)dc in same space chain 2. * 2 dc ,ch2 in every chain 1 space on previous row around* join with slip stitch to top of turning chain slip stitch cut and finish yarn. ( 24 dc, 24 ch)

Round3: join into any space with slst. chain 3 (counts as double crochet now and through out this piece)dc in same space twice more, chain 2. * 3 dc ,ch2 in every chain 2 space on previous row around* join with slip stitch to top of turning chain cut and finish yarn. ( 36 dc, 24 ch)

Round 4. join into any space with slst. sc in space chain4 ,*sc in next sp chain 4 around* join with slip stitch to first sc, (12 sc, 48 sc) ( two options here you can cut and finish yarn and change color or continue on with same color by slip stitching into next sp.)

round 5( if you cut and finished thread on last round. do this join into any space with slst. if not then continue with part outside of this parenthesis) chain 3 (counts as double crochet now and through out this piece)dc in same space three more, chain 1. * 4 dc ,ch3 ,4dc in next chain 4 space on previous row around, chain1 4dc in next chain 4 space ,chain 1*around join with slip stitch to top of turning chain cut and finish thread (60 dc, 12 ch1, 6 chain 3)

Joining for either version is done on 5th round by a slip stitch instead of a chain between the four double crochets or a ch1, slip stitch ch 1 in the corners

You can also have the colors carry over and have two or three rows of the same color by doing a mixture of single color version with mixed color version.

Update
I made this into a scarf as I decided I didn’t like the way chenille wore for a blanket soft and pretty but wears out to quick.

DO NOT USE THIS PATTERN TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!

Hexagon Love. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

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