Grid Hexie

Grid, the silent frost giantess, brought back the cold of winter once more, so the wintery colours are fitting for the 11th hexie of #52weeksofhexies. Bymami crochets/designs a new hexie each week and the plan is to crochet them all together into a blanket in the end. The blanket will be named ‘Valkyrie’. Read more about the project and find the pattern for the first hexie here and see all the hexies here.

Important to know about the hexies: Some hexagons end with a stitch count of 60, while others end with 66 stitches. The uneven number of stitches will be aligned when the blanket is assembled in the end. Also, because of time pressure, the patterns have not been tested, so if you discover any mistakes, please let me know so I can fix it!

Hexie #11 Grid
Crocheted in Drops Lima in colors Grey blue (6235), Sea green (9018) and Dark blue (4305), from Hobbygarn. One finished hexie uses app.10g of yarn.

YOU WILL NEED
Drops Lima
A 5 mm crochet hook
A darning needle for fastening ends

ABBREVIATIONS
st / stitch
ch / chain
sc / single crochet
dc / double crochet
tog / together
sp / space
beg / begin
rep / repeat
SK / skip

HOW ITS MADE
The pattern states where to begin each round, not how to begin it. All rounds are closed invisibly or using a slip stitch to the 1st stItch. The 1st stitch is replaced by ch1=1sc, ch2=1dc etc.

  1. In a magic ring, put *dc3tog, ch2*. Repeat 6x total (18)
  2. In a ch2 sp put *[2 dc, ch1, 2 dc], ch2*. Repeat in all remaining ch2 spaces, 6x total (42)
  3. Beg in a ch2 sp: *[3 dc, ch1, 3 dc] in ch sp. SK 2 dc and put 1 sc in ch1 sp, SK 2 dc*. Repeat 6x total (48)
  4. Beg in a ch1 sp between two groups of 3dc: *[1 sc, ch1, 1 sc] in ch sp, 2 sc, ch1, SK1, now crochet dc3tog into ch sp from 2nd rnd (same ch sp where you put the sc in rnd 3), ch1, SK1, 2 sc *. Repeat 6x total (60)
  5. Beg in a corner ch sp: *[1 sc, ch1, 1 sc], 3 sc, 1 sc in ch sp, SK the dc3tog, 1 sc in ch sp, 3 sc*. Repeat 6x total (66)

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