Friday, June 16, 2017

Spring Garden Hexie Blanket


Hi there! Finally I have finished my hexagon blanket pattern the "Spring Garden Hexie" blanket.  I aimed for making a pattern which would result in a colorful blanket without too many ends to weave in. I have used the yarn Secret Garden from Scheepjes which comes both in variegated and uni color. I'm very happy with the outcome (even though there of course still are some ends to weave in :)).



The size of this blanket is for a kids blanket or a laphgan but the size is easily adjusted by adding more hexagons.The pattern is mainly built up by double crochet stitches and chains, I must say that I find it very relaxing since the pattern is easy to remember and that there are not many yarn color changes. 


This post is made in collaboration with Scheepjes. Read more about that here. 



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MATERIAL


Yarn usedScheepjes Secret Garden (20% Silk, 20% Cotton, 60% Polyester)
I used almost 11 balls for my blanket. 1 ball = about 93 m.

Colors and amount of balls used are:  

4 x 736 (Bird Bath), 
2 x 735 (Wishing Well), 
1 x 705 (Rambling Blooms), 
1 x 707 (Summer House),
1 x 706 (Falling Blossom),

1 x 737 (Shady Courtyard),
1 x 734 (Picket Fence)


Hook: 4 mm


You'll find Scheepjes Secret Garden at Wool Warehouse (world wide shipping).




Wool Warehouse


Note !! I have used another yarn for some of the tutorial images to make it easier to see the stitches.



SIZE


The finished blanket is around 90 x 80 cm.


ABBREVIATIONS, US CROCHET TERMS


st - stitch
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - treble crochet
top ch - the top ch of the ch-3 made first at previous round
sp - space
BLO - back loop only
** – repeat instructions between stars the amount of times specified
[]  - repeat instructions between brackets the amount of times specified, this is a lower level repeat than the **
() - instructions inside the parenthesis are made in the same st/ch

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DESCRIPTION


The blanket is built up by 7 hexagons4 half hexagonspadding rounds in between and a border.



HEXAGON AND HALF HEXAGON


Spring garden hexagons        
The hexagon and half hexagon pattern is found in one of my earlier posts:

Spring Garden Hexie


Make 7 hexagons in colors: 

2 of 735 (Wishing Well), 
1 of 705 (Rambling Blooms), 
1 of 707 (Summer House), 
1 of 708 (Rose Arch), 
1 of 737 (Shady Courtyard),
1 of 734 (Picket Fence).

Make 4 half hexagons in colors: 
1 of 708 (Rose Arch), 
1 of 705 (Rambling Blooms), 
1 of 707 (Summer House), 
1 of 737 (Shady Courtyard).



PADDING


Before joining the hexagons and half hexagons we will add 2 rounds on each piece. Use the color 736 (Bird Bath).

Padding for hexagon

Round 1  
Start in any ch-1 sp. Ch 4, dc in ch-1 sp (image 1), *dc in each st (BLO!) until next ch-1 sp (image 2), (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp  (image 3)* Repeat from * to * 6 times, omitting the last (dc, ch 1, dc).
Join to the 3:rd st of the beginning ch-4 with a sl st  (image 4).
Round 1 - Hexagon Padding

Round 2  
Sl st into next ch-1 sp. Ch 4, dc in ch-1 sp (image 1), * [ch 1, dc in between st 2 and 3 ahead  (image 2)] until next ch-1 sp  (image 3)(dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp *Repeat from * to * 6 times, omitting the last (dc, ch 1, dc). 

Join to the 3:rd st of the beginning ch-4 with a sl st (image 4).


Fasten off and weave in ends.



Round 2 - Hexagon Padding


Padding for half hexagon


Round 1  
Start in ch-1 sp on side which end with a ch-3 sp. Ch 4, dc in ch-1 sp (image 1), *dc in each st (BLO!) until ch-3 sp (image 2), (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp (image 3)* repeat *to* 2 times.

*dc in each st (BLO!) until next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp* repeat *to* 2 times omitting the last (dc, ch 1, dc). 


Join to the 3:rd st of the beginning ch-4 with a sl st (image 4).



Round 1 - Half Hexagon Padding


Round 2  
Sl st into next ch-1 sp. Ch 4, dc in ch-1 sp, * [ch 1, dc in between st 2 and 3 ahead] until next ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp (image 1)* repeat *to* 2 times.

* [ch 1, dc in between st 2 and 3 ahead] until next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp (image 2 and 3)* repeat from * to * 2 times, omitting the last (dc, ch 1, dc). 


Join to the 3:rd st of the beginning ch-4 with a sl st (image 4).



Round 2 - Half Hexagon Padding


Fasten off and weave in ends.


Hexagons and half hexagons with padding



JOINING


Blanket  model


Now it is time to join the hexagons and half hexagons. The assembling of the blanket is done in 2 steps:

1. Start with the seams marked in red in the image above. You will have 3 long stripes of hexagons after this step.

2. Join the stripes together, seams marked with blue.


Joining method:

Put the two pieces to be joined with the right side against each other (image 1). All st's are made through both of the pieces to be joined. BLO means the two loops held against each other, one from each of the two pieces. 

Start in the ch-1 space to the right (image 2). Sc in ch-1 sp
*ch 1, sc (BLO!) in the next st (i.e. the next dc) (image 3)* repeat *to* until the last st before next ch-1 sp. 
ch 1 and sc in the next ch-1 sp (image 4 and 5).

Joining


If you now have reached the end of the edge to be joined, fasten off and weave in ends. But if you are joining a long edge, ch 1 and sc in the next ch-1 sp and repeat the joining instructions from first * above until you reach the end. Then fasten off and weave in ends.

Back and front view of joining



Joined hexagons


BORDER


Let's finish the blanket by doing a border. Start in the ch-3 sp in the upper right corner (to the right of side A in the blanket model above.)


Round 1 

Side A
(Ch 6, 2 dc) in the ch-3 sp (image 1), *[dc in next st, dc in next ch-1 sp] repeat [to] until next ch-3 sp (image 2), 2 tr in ch-3 sp, 2 tr in next ch-3 sp (image 3)* repeat *to* until last ch-3 sp on side A (image 4).


Border side A - round 1
Side B
(Ch 6, 2 dc) in the ch-3 sp, [dc in next st, dc in next ch-1 sp] repeat [to] until next ch-1 sp (image 5), dc2tog (one leg in each of the next ch-1 sp's, (image 6))  [dc in next st, dc in next ch-1 sp] repeat [to] until next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in ch-1 sp (image 7) repeat *to* until last ch-3 sp on side B.


Border side B - round 1

Repeat side A and side B once. Make 1 dc in next ch-3 sp. Join to the 3:rd st of the beginning ch-6 with a sl st.

Round 2


Side A
Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp (image 1), dc in each st until next ch-3 sp (image 2).


Border Side A and B - round 2
Side B
(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dcin the ch-3 sp, *dc in each st until the top of a hexagon (image 3 above), 2 dc in each of the next 2 st's (the dc's made in the ch-1 sp on previous round (image 4 above))* repeat *to* until last hexagon top. Dc in each st until last ch-3 sp on the side.

Repeat side A and side B once. Join to the 3:rd st of the beginning ch-3 with a sl st.


Round 3 - This round is made with hdc's in BLO!!


Side A
Ch 3, hdc in next 2 st's, (2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdc) in next ch-3 sp (image 1), hdc in each st until next ch-3 sp (image 2).


Border side A and B - round 3
Side B
(2 hdc, ch 3, 2 hdcin the ch-3 sp, hdc in each st until next ch-3 sp but add 2 extra hdc's on the top of each hexagon (i.e. increase by 1 hdc each in any 2 st's on each hexagon) (image 3 above).

Repeat side A and side B once. Join to the 3:rd st of the beginning ch-3 with a sl st (image 4 above).


Fasten off and weave in ends! Hey, the blanket is finished! :)

Spring Garden Hexie Blanket

I hope that you have enjoyed this pattern. I had a really good time making it (at least the crocheting part, not so much on the pattern writing part ;) but it had to be done).


Spring Garden Hexie Blanket in my garden :)

If you've got questions, or find any errors in this pattern, please tell me!
It would be very nice to see your blankets, so please tag images with #intheyarngarden or #springgardenhexieblanket or feel free to leave a comment with a link to your picture.




Happy crocheting!







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1 comment :

  1. I really like your Pattern. Thanks for sharing, I think I will try it, maybe I can make potholders

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