I hope your having a great day. :)
Today I thought I'd share a pattern that I've had tucked away for a few months, it is an extension of my Dotty Flower pattern, by adding a couple of rounds I have turned them into hexagons that can be joined and made into blankets, cushion covers or whatever you like!
It is quick and easy and I really like how they turn out!
I'm using US terminlogy, so for Australian/UK terms,
sc = dc,
dc = tr,
tr = dtr,
dtr = trtr
(I'll pop the original flower pattern here too, to make things a bit easier. If you want to check out the whole tutorial with photos you can find them in the original post over here.)
4 mm hook, small quantities of 8ply/DK yarn in 3 colours
2dc Cluster: Yo, insert hook in stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops ( 2 loops left on hook) , yo, insert hook in same stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on hook) , yo and pull through all loops on hook.
Petal Cluster: Step 1- *Yo twice, insert hook into 2 ch space, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops, leave last loop on hook ( 2 loops on hook) * .
Repeat * to * (3 loops on hook)
Step 2 - Yo 3 times, insert hook in skipped stitch of round 1, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops, leave last loop on hook ( 4 loops on hook)
Repeat Step 1 into the same 2 ch space ( 6 loops on hook) .
Step 3- Yo and pull through all loops on hook.
Chain 4, slip stitch into 1st chain to form a ring.
Round 1: ch2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 dc into ring, slip stitch join to 1st dc, fasten off.
Round 2: Join next colour to any stitch, ch2, make a 2dc cluster into same stitch, *ch2, skip 1 stitch, make a 2dc cluster in next stitch, * . Repeat * to * 4 more times, to make 6 cluster, ending with 2ch and slip stitch join to 1st cluster. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join next colour to any 2ch space. *Ch 4, make a petal cluster, ch 4, slip stitch into same 2 ch space, slip stitch into next 2ch space. * Repeat * to * making 6 petals around the flower in the 2 ch spaces of previous round. Slip stitch into 1st space to join, fasten off and weave in all threads.
All finished! :)
.....and here are the extra 2 rows:
Dotty Flower Hexagon:
Background Rd 1: Join background colour to top of any petal, Ch1, *3sc in same stitch in top of petal, 5tr in stitch on top of Round 2 dots*, Repeat * to * 5 times, slip stitch to 1st sc.
Background Round 2: Ch1, Make 1 sc in each stitch of previous round, except in the corners of the hexagon where you make 3 sc in the same stitch, ( this will be the middle stitch of 3sc in top of each petal)
Join with slip stitch to first sc. Bind off.
.........In this photo you can see the 5 trebles in between each petal and how it should look after the 2 rounds.
.......and here you can see the 3sc in the top of each petal in the first round. In the final round, the corner are made by making 3sc into the middle stitch of these 3 stitches of the first round.
So that is the Dotty Flower Hexie, I am thinking of making a couple of pillow cases for our bed with these hexies, I think it would be lovely and colourful.
Happy days to you!