Once I had a plan with of some deliciously soft wool and some big squares. It was going to happen, but definitely not the way I wanted it to. After collecting dust for a long time, I decided to do something about it – Rippit Rippit said the frog, and so the squares became hexies instead. Big, fat chunky JAYGO hexagons. My first JAYGO and i LOVE this way of connecting the pieces on the fly. You progress rapidly and you get this awesome feeling of accomplishing very fast when you see the blanket growing between your hands. The finished size is 70×90 cm, but if you want you can add all the hexies you want to make the size that fits you!
“Dreamy soft wooly blanket for baby to play on or tuck under when strolling with the carriage”
YOU WILL NEED
A 6,0 mm crochet hook
11 balls of Drops Nepal in 5 colors (I used the colorways 2x camel (0618), 2x olive (7238), 2x denim blue (6314), 2x llight greygreen (7120) og 3x pistacchio (1477))
An embroidery needle for sewing ends
Hexie All rounds begin with a ch3 (counts as first dc) and ends with a sst to the 3. chain
- 12 dc in a magic ring.
- 2 dc in every st.
- Sst 2x to the space: *3 dc in space between 2dc*, rep * around.
- sst 3x to the sp: *3 dc in sp between 3dc’s, (3 dc, ch1, 3 dc) in next sp (corner)*, rep * around.
Half hexie Turn after every row
- Ch 3, 6 dc in a mr.
- Ch 3, 2 dc in next 5 st, 1 dc in last st.
- Ch 3, 3 dc in sp between 2dc’s (6x).
- Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *3 dc in sp between 3 dc’s, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp (corner)*, rep *, 3 dc in sp, 2 dc in last sp, 1 dc to top of ch 3 from last row.
- Begin wherever you like. Put 1 dc in each st along the edge of every hexie, (2 dc around post of every dc and a dc in mr) along edge of every half hexie. In every corner put (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc). In each point on the short side of the blanket put 3 dc. In the dents (between the points) put 5 dc tog (in the last two st of a hexie, in the sp between the hexies and in the first two st of the next hexie).
- Repeat 1. with sc instead of dc.
- Repeat 1., but in back loops only.
TIP: If you want a wider edging, repeat steps 2. and 3.