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Intro

For the ‘Inspirational Hexies’ blog series I have designed two hexagon patterns for you to use and apply your own color scheme on (or use the ones I made). One has a granny stitch pattern and the other has solid rounds of double crochets (US). You can find the pattern for those hexies here. I have created a blanket with those hexies, using a floral and solid join, which you can find the pattern of here. The pattern page you are now on, will show you the pattern for half hexies to fill in the side gaps and how to join them to the blanket. 

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Yarn

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  • 1.5 x 50g balls of Scheepjes Stone Washed* (regular, not XL), 130m/50g in color Moonstone for joining the half hexies to the blanket. (You’ll need approximately 1/4th of a ball per half hexie)  

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Notions 

  • 3,5 (E) mm hook to use for the Scheepjes Catona
  • 4 mm (G) hook to use for the Scheepjes Stone Washed/River Washed   
  • Thread clippers 
  • Darning needle 

Gauge & Size 

Use the same hooksize you’ve also used for your whole Hexie motifs.

Notes & Helpful Tips 

  • You can start a new color by working a standing stitch or start with a sl st and work from there. 
  • The first stitch after a corner can be a bit hidden. Dedri Uys from Look at What I made has an excellent tutorial about recognizing these hidden stitches! Find it HERE.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms) 

ch chain
ch-sp chain space
sl st slip stitch
st stitch
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
sk skip
sp space
pic picture
R Round
{text} important/helpful notes and picture references
[…] work the steps within these brackets for the number of times that’s stated behind it
*…* work the steps within these asterisks for the number of times that’s stated behind it 

The Pattern 

Note before you start:

  • The half hexies are worked in rows instead of rounds, but the work is not turned, so you always start at your right hand with the right side facing you.
  • Each row is worked with a different color, so each row you start with a new color and at the end of the row, you fasten off that color again.
  • You will find a chart at the end of the written instructions.

Half solid hexie (make 3)

R1 (RS) Using Stone Washed/River Washed and 4mm hook, in a magic circle; ch2 {counts as first st}, 5dc, do NOT turn. 
Stitch count: 6 dc

R2 (RS) With RS facing again; 1dc in top of ch2 {pic 1}, 1dc in first dc, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in next dc, sk next dc, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in next st, 2dc in last st.
Stitch count: 12 dc, 2 corner-sp

R3 (RS) With RS facing again; 2dc in first st {could be a bit hard to spot when starting with a standing st, pic 1}, *1dc in each st to ch-sp, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in ch-sp* work between * * a total of two times, 1dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st.
Stitch count: 18 dc, 2 corner-sp

Note: you only sk the first st after the FIRST corner, the first stitch after the second corner is NOT skipped.

R4 (RS) With RS facing again; 2dc in first st, 1dc in each st to ch-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch-sp, sk first st after corner {might be a bit hidden, pic 1}, 1dc in each st to ch-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in ch-sp, 1dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st.
Stitch count: 27 dc, 2 corner-sp

R5-7 (RS) rep R3 for three more times.
Stitch counts (always 2 corner-sp): R5:
33 dc, R6: 39 dc, R7: 45 dc

R8 (RS) rep R4 once.
Stitch count: 54 dc (18 dc per side), 2 corner-sp

Half solid hexie chart

Half granny hexie (make 3)

R1-2 Using Scheepjes Catona and a 3,5mm hook; rep R1&2 of the half solid hexie. Stitch counts remain the same.  

R3 With the RS facing again; 2dc in first st {= first dc group}, sk next st, 2dc between next two sts {pic 1&2}, *sk next 2 st, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner-sp, sk next 2 st, 2dc in space between sts* work between * * for a total of two times, sk second to last st {already hidden by 2dc group, see arrow in pic 3}, 2dc in last st {pic 4}.
Stitch count:  9 dc groups, 2 corner-sp

R4 (RS) With RS facing again; 2dc in first st, sk next st, *[2dc in space between 2 dc groups] until you’ve reached the next corner-sp, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner-sp* work between * * for a total of two times, [2dc in space between 2 dc groups] until you’ve reached the last 2 st, sk next st, 2dc in last st.
Stitch count: 12 dc groups, 2 corner-sp

R5-9 Rep R4 for 5 more times.
Stitch counts (always 2 corner-sp): R5: 15 dc groups, R6: 18 dc groups, R7: 21 dc groups, R8: 24 dc groups, R9: 27 dc groups (9 dc groups per side)

 

Half granny hexie chart

Joining the hexies to the blanket

Notes before you begin: 

  • Scheepjes Stone Washed in the color Moonstone is used for both borders.
  • You work in rows again, but now you will turn after each row.
  • See schematic below for which join to use and where to place which half hexie: Capital letters tell you which hexie to use, a small ‘a’ represents a solid join and small ‘b’ represents a floral join.

Solid joining border (use it 2 times)

R1 (RS) Using Scheepjes Stone Washed in the color Moonstone and a 4mm hook, with the RS facing you; 2sc in first st, *sc across to corner-sp, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] in corner-sp* work between * * for a total of two times, sc across to last st, 2sc in last st, ch2 {doesn’t count as a st here and throughout}, turn.
Stitch count: 20 sc per side

R2 (WS) 2dc in first st, *dc across to corner-sp, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in corner-sp* work between * * for a total of two times, dc across to last st, 2dc in last st, ch2, turn.
Stitch count: 22 dc per side

Note before you begin R3&4: please read the pattern carefully, because the sides of R3&4 are not worked symmetrical.

R3&4 *dc across to corner-sp, [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in corner-sp, sk st after corner-sp* work between * * for a total of two times, but don’t sk the st after corner-sp for the second rep, dc across to end, ch2, turn. Rep instructions for R4, at the end of R4 ch1 instead of 2, turn.
Stitch count: R3: 23 dc per side, R4: 24 dc per side

Notes before you begin R5: 

  • R5 is used to finish the border and attach the half hexie to the blanket.
  • If you are joining a hexie, you will have both the half hexie and the blanket with the RS facing you {pic 1}.
  • The instructions use ‘finished motif’ to indicate a hexie that’s already finished and attached to the blanket, and ‘current motif’ to indicate the hexie you are currently working on and that is not yet finished.
  • Please look at the schematic of the blanket to see which border to combine with which hexie and where to place it.

R5 (RS) 1sc in first st, ch1, sl st in corner-sp of finished motif, ch1, sc in same first st of current motif {pic 2}, *1sc in next st, ch1, sl st in picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in same st as last sc of current motif, 1sc in next 2 st,
[ch1, sl st in next picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in next 4 st of current motif] 4 times in total, ch1, sl st in next picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in next 3 st of current motif, ch1, sl st in last picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in same st of current motif, 1sc in last st, 1sc in corner-sp, ch1, sl st in corner-sp of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in corner-sp of current motif {pic 3}, 1sc in next st* work between * * for a total of three times, omitting the instructions for the corner-sp at the end of the last rep, end with: 1sc in the last sc, ch1, sl st in corner-sp of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in same st as last sc of current motif, cut yarn and work away ends. {pic 4}

Solid join chart

Floral joining border (use it 4 times)

R1 (RS) Rep R1 of the solid border instructions. Stitch counts remain the same. 

R2 (WS) 2dc in first st, [ch2, sk next 2 st, 1dc in next 7 st] twice, ch2, sk last st, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner-sp, [ch2, sk next 2 st, 1dc in next 7 st] twice, ch2, sk last 2 st, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner-sp, ch2, sk next st, [1dc in next 7 st, ch2, sk next 2 st] twice, 2dc in last st, ch2, turn.
Stitch count per side: 18 dc, 3 ch-sp

R3 (RS) 2dc in first st, ch2, sk next st, *[2sc in ch-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st, 1dc in next 3 st, ch2, sk next 2 st] twice, 2sc in next ch-sp, ch2, sk last 2 st, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st* work between * * for a total of two times, [2sc in ch-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st, 1dc in next 3 st, ch2, sk next 2 st] twice, 2sc in last ch-sp, ch2, sk next st, 2dc in last st, ch2, turn.
Stitch count per side: 10 dc, 6 sc, 6 ch-sp

R4 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st, *[2dc in ch-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st, 2dc in ch-sp, 1dc in next 3 st] three times, ending with 2 dc on the last rep, [2dc, ch2, 2dc] in corner-sp, 1dc in next 2 st* work between * * for a total of two times, [2dc in ch-sp, ch2, sk next 2 st, 2dc in ch-sp, 1dc in next 3 st] three times, ending with 1dc on the last rep, 2dc in the last st, ch1, turn.
Stitch counts: top side: 26 dc, 3 ch-sp, sides: 25 dc, 3 ch-sp

Note for R5: Because the instructions for all sides aren’t the same, the instructions seem very longwinded and complicated, but the actual crochet isn’t that hard. Please also look at the crochet diagram for extra visualization. 

R5 (RS) 1sc in first st, ch1, sl st in corner-sp of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in same st of current motif,
1sc in next 2 st, ch1, sl st in picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in next 2 st of current motif,
*[1sc in next ch2-sp, ch1, sl st in picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in same ch2-sp of current motif, 1sc in next 4 st, ch1, sl st in picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc same st of current motif, 1sc in next 3 st of current motif] twice, 1sc in next ch2-sp, ch1, sl st in picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in same ch2-sp of current motif, 1sc in next 3 st, ch1, sl st in last picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in next 2 st of current motif, sk last st before next corner, 1sc in corner-sp of current motif, ch1, sl st in corner-sp of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in same corner-sp of current motif, sk first st after corner, 1sc in next 2 st, ch1, sl st in picot of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in next 3 st of current motif*
work between * * for a total of three times, but on the last side omit the instructions from where it says to ‘sk last st before the next corner’, ending with 1sc in last 2 st, ch1, sl st in corner-sp of finished motif, ch1, 1sc in same st as last st of current motif, cut yarn and work away ends.

Floral join chart

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Copyright 

All patterns are for unlimited personal use. Do not reproduce, sell or publish (parts of) the patterns. Patterns may not be copied in any way (print or digitally), in part or in full, except for personal use. Items may be sold that are made from this pattern as long as the designer is credited.

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