Well, hasn’t it been glorious weather over here in the U.K. lately? Especially last weekend … AND it was Easter Bank Holiday! 😱 If you’re from the U.K. you’ll know just how unusual this is, because it always rains when there’s a public holiday 😂
The Spring sunshine has meant that the blossoms have looked particularly spectacular. The canopy of flowers in the one’s down the road from our house has been stunning 😍
About 3:30 am yesterday morning I was wide awake with my 3 year old son who had decided that sleep was for wimps!
I couldn’t find anything to watch on TV, so as I often do started, I started messing about with my hook and yarn and decided to set about making up a blossom granny square, however after much frogging I decided on this.
It’s a really simple design and I think would look amazing made up into a blanket.
Spring Blossom Hexagon Pattern
This pattern has been written using US Crochet terms and is designed with a beginner in mind. If you can read a crochet pattern and complete basic crochet stitches you should have no problems with the pattern.
The motif can be made using any yarn, however using a different weight yarn will mean you will end up with a smaller or bigger hexagon.
It’s the perfect stash busting project but also looks good made using one main colour and a contrasting colour for the border.
The motif pictured were made using Paintbox Simply Cotton Double Knit yarn (light worsted weight yarn) in ballet pink and vanilla cream.
You are welcome to sell any items that you make from this pattern, however please don’t pass this pattern off as your own or adapt it in any way. Please also credit me as the designer on any online listings.
I would love to see your finished Hexagons!
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What you’ll need:
- 2 balls of Cotton Dk yarn in contrasting colours (Colour A: Ballet Pink & Colour B: Vanilla Cream)
- Hook: Size G / 4 mm hook
- Embroidery scissors
- Darning Needle for seeing in your ends
Crochet Terms and Abbreviations (US Terms):
• DC – Double Crochet
• CH – Make a Chain
• St. – Stitch
• FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
(this involves making a regular DC stitch, but instead of inserting your hook into the next st. you insert the hook under the post of the DC stitch from the row below: Yarn over (YO) hook, insert your hook under the post of the DC from the row below, YO hook pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, YO hook pull through 2 loops, YO hook pull through 2 loops. One FPDC completed)
• Sl St. – Slip Stitch into specified chain, chain space or stitch
• SK – skip a stitch a specified number of times
• DC2tog – Double Crochet 2 stitches together
( Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook into specified stitch(st) , pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops. YO hook insert in to the next st, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook. YO pull through last 3 loops. One dc2tog completed).
• BLO – work the stitch by inserting your hook through the back loop of the stitch only (instead of inserting your hook through both loops of the stitch)
• ** – this indicates a long repeat of the pattern, repeat the instructions between the stars the number of times (x) indicated
• ( ) – this indicates a short repeat of the pattern, repeat the instructions between the brackets the number of times (x) indicated.
Gauge is not important for this blanket but it is important to keep the same tension in order to make sure that your motif doesn’t warp or twist.
• The Chain 3 at the start of each round will count as a double crochet.
• You will be working in the round whilst making this pattern,
• The last round is worked slightly differently as you will be working through the BLO and the corner stitches will be made into the BLO of the corner chains instead of into the chain 2 space.
• I crochet over my ends and sew them in to my work at the end, however you may wish to sew them as you go.
Blossom Hexagon Motif Instructions:
Using Colour A, CH 4, Sl. St. into first CH to form a loop.
Round 1: CH 3 [counts as DC], 1 DC into loop, CH 2, (2 DC into loop, CH 2) 5 times, Sl. St. into 3rd chain of starting chain [12 DC].
Round 2: Sl St into next chain 2 space
CH 3 [counts as DC here and throughout], DC, CH 2, 2 DC in chain 2 space
(2 FPDC, 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in CH 2 space) repeat 5 times,
2 FPDC, Sl St into top of CH 3. [20 DC, 12 FPDC].
Round 3: CH 3, DC, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in chain 2 space, 2 DC, 2 FPDC, 2 DC* 5 times, 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in chain 2 space, 2 DC, 2 FPDC, Sl St. into top of CH 3, bind off yarn [48 DC, 12 FPDC].
Round 4: Attach Colour B through BLO of any DC St that comes directly after a chain space and CH 3
Each stitch in this round is completed through BLO
DC in next St., DC2tog, SK 2, DC2tog, 2 DC
Instead of working into the CH 2 space, you will be working into the BLO of the actual chains themselves
Make 2 DC through BLO of first corner chain, CH 2
Make 2 DC through BLO of the second chain – this will be repeated in each corner
(2 DC, DC2tog, SK 2, DC2tog, 2DC, 2DC in first corner chain, CH 2, 2 DC in second corner chain) repeat 5 times, Sl St to top of starting chain and bind off yarn.
Darn in your ends and you’re done!
I hope you enjoy this little mini make! 🌸
Bye for now,