Cro­chet blan­ket

Hook sim­ple flo­ral hex­ies

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HOW TO MAKE A CRO­CHET BLAN­KET MA­TE­RI­ALS

DMC Natura Medium, 100% cot­ton, 75m/82yd per 50g, three balls in Aqua (138) (Yarn A), six balls in Cream (03) (Yarn B), one ball in Dark Blue (177) (Yarn C), three balls in Pale Blue (07) (Yarn D), three balls in Pink (134) (Yarn E) and one ball in Red (55) (Yarn F) 4.5mm (UK 7, US 7) cro­chet hook Yarn nee­dle

TEN­SION

Each hexagon mea­sures 12.5cm (5") across

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ch-sp chain space ss slip stitch htr half tre­ble tr tre­ble yrh yarn round hook rep re­peat tr4­tog tre­ble 4 to­gether – (yrh, insert hook in next st, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) four times, yrh and draw through all loops magic ring hold yarn in your hand and wrap work­ing yarn around fore­fin­ger twice to cre­ate ring, slip ring off your fin­ger and insert hook to pick up first st, ch2, then work the nec­es­sary sts for round 1 and close the ring tightly by pulling the loose end 3-tr clus­ter 3 tre­ble clus­ter – (yrh, insert hook in st in­di­cated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) three times, in­sert­ing the hook in the same st each time, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Ap­prox. 90 x 94cm (35 x 37") If you hit on any­thing even re­motely re­sem­bling one of th­ese cro­chet beau­ties in a char­ity shop, you know you’ve struck gold. We’re not leav­ing it to chance, though – we’re tak­ing mat­ters into our own hands and hook­ing up a hand­made blan­ket that’ll stand the test of time.

The fresh colour palette sets this cro­chet pro­ject apart from its vin­tage sis­ters – we got our yarn from our pals at Wool Ware­house ( www.wool­ware­house.co.uk), but you could also use your own stash.

In­struc­tions

The blan­ket is made up of 39 mo­tifs in nine colour com­bi­na­tions. Be­gin by com­plet­ing Rounds 1-4 of each mo­tif fol­low­ing the colour scheme in the chart on page 90. The mo­tifs are then joined on Round 5 fol­low­ing the lay­out. Fi­nally, a bor­der is added around the edge.

Hexagon mo­tif

Make 39 mo­tifs up to the end of Round 4 us­ing the colour scheme given in the chart on page 90 Round 1 make a magic ring, ch2 (does not count as a st here and through­out), 12tr into the ring, ss into 1st tr to join, pull ring tight [12tr] Round 2 ch2, (3-tr clus­ter, ch1) 12 times, ss into 1st 3-tr clus­ter to join, break yarn and fas­ten off [12 3-tr clus­ters] Round 3 join new yarn with a ss into a 1ch-sp, ch2, 4tr into each 1ch-sp around, ss into 1st tr to join [48 tr] Round 4 ch2, (tr4­tog, ch4) 12 times, ss into 1st tr to join, break yarn, fas­ten off and sew in ends [12 tr4­tog and 12 4ch-sps]

Join­ing

Once you’ve com­pleted all 39 mo­tifs, use the main im­age as a lay­out guide. Start­ing at the top right (Mo­tif A), work Round 5 which will also join all the mo­tifs Round 5 us­ing Yarn B through­out, for the first mo­tif join yarn in any 4ch-sp, ch2, (1tr, 5htr) in first 4ch-sp, *(5htr, 1tr) in next 4ch-sp, ch3, (1tr, 5htr) in next 4ch-sp; rep from * 4 times, (5htr, 1tr) in next

4ch-sp, ch3, join in 1st tr of round [72 sts and 6 3ch-sps] For the sec­ond and sub­se­quent mo­tifs, work Round 5 in the same way but re­place the ch3 with joins as in­di­cated in the fol­low­ing steps, re­fer­ring to the im­ages For the next mo­tif, in place of the 4th and 5th ch3 of Round 5, make a sin­gle join to the pre­vi­ous mo­tif as fol­lows: ch4, ss into the point (a 3ch-sp) of hexagon to be joined, 3ss along the first 3 ch from hook Rep to join the re­main­ing mo­tifs of Row 1 lay­out in the same way. Start the next row by join­ing the next mo­tif be­low the 1st and 2nd mo­tifs of the pre­vi­ous row mak­ing a sin­gle join at the 2nd ch3, a dou­ble join in place of the 3rd ch3 as fol­lows; ch4, ss into next point to be joined, 3ss along the first 3 ch from hook, ch3, ss into next point to be joined, 3ss along the 3 ch; fol­lowed by a sin­gle join in place of the 4th ch3 To join the next mo­tif to the side of the pre­vi­ous mo­tif and to the 2 mo­tifs above make a sin­gle join in place of the 2nd ch3, a dou­ble join in place of the 3rd and 4th ch3 and a sin­gle join in place of the 5th ch3 Rep to join the re­main­ing mo­tifs in this row Start the next row, join­ing the next mo­tif to the lower left edge of the 1st mo­tif of the pre­vi­ous row and mak­ing a sin­gle join in place of the 2nd and 3rd ch3 Com­plete the next 4 mo­tifs of this row as per the pre­vi­ous row. Join the last mo­tif of this row mak­ing a sin­gle join in place of the 3rd ch3, a dou­ble join in place of the 4th ch3 and a sin­gle join in place of the 5th ch3 Con­tinue in this way, us­ing the im­ages as a guide, un­til all 39 mo­tifs have been joined.

Bor­der

To edge the blan­ket, join Yarn B in any 3ch-sp of the outer edge, ch2, work htr around the blan­ket, work­ing 3htr in each 3ch-sp, 1htr in each st and 3htr around the 3ss of each sin­gle join, ss into 1st htr of round to join [750 htr] Weave in ends and steam the blan­ket on the wrong side.

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