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Friday, February 27, 2015

The New Grandma's Knickknacks Hex Motif Pattern!

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.

and now....

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

Special Stitches:
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!









6 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous pattern. I love your choice of colours. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  2. I love this hexagon motif! As always, your colors are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Shauna

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  3. This is a lovely design. I'll be making this for a Christmas present, I think! I'd just like to ask about round 4. In the notes, you say it's (2dc, ch1, 2dc) into one ch space, followed by 3dc into the next, but the photo shows (3dc, ch1, 3dc) into a space, followed by only 1dc into the next space, which looks less crowded. I'll be making the one in the photo! I don't know if you're aware of this. Sharon x

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  4. That is to say, the photo of the cushion cover! All the other photos show the pattern as made from the written instructions as above. My apologies. I'll still be making it like the photo, though. I like it better!

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