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July 26th, 2006

Crocheted hexagon

The story:
In September 2005, someone posted a request for help figuring out a crocheted hexagon. I was intrigued, and had a try at it. I think I figured it out.

I liked the motif well enough to use it as one of my images, and in July 2006, I got a question about it. Since the instructions that I had given the original poster were screened when crochet went inactive, I am repeating them here.

The instructions:

Chain 4, join in the first chain to form a ring

Round 1: ch2, *sc into ring, ch1* 5 times, join with a sl st into ch2 space (= 6sc separated by ch1 spaces (looks circular at this point))

Round 2: ch2, sc into same space, ch1, *sc into next ch1 space, ch1, sc into same space, ch1* 5 times, join with a sl st into ch2 space (= 12sc separated by ch1 spaces (looks lumpy/circular at this point))

Round 3: ch2, sc into same space, ch1, *sc into next ch1 space, ch1, sc into next ch1 space, ch1, sc into same space, ch1* 5 times, join with a sl st into ch2 space (= 18sc separated by ch1 spaces, with distinct corners formed by sc-ch1-sc (looks slightly hexagonal at this point))

Okay, I'm bored!

Basically, the corners are two sc in a ch1 space, and everything else is 1 sc in a ch1 space, and every sc is separated by ch1.

A larger view of the motif:
katrina hexagon

I used Lily Sugar'n Cream (Delft Blue and Rainbow Bright), and an H8/5mm hook. I tend to crochet tightly, so I made a conscious effort to crochet loosely. From side to side, the motif measures 7.25"/18cm, and from point to point, it's about 8.75"/22.5cm. Nine rounds of the main color, then 2 rounds of the contrasting color.

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