Saturday, 15 September 2012

Crochet starburst hexagon pattern tutorial

I've wanted to try and post a tutorial for this motif for a while, and now I've been able to take some photos to accompany it, so here we go! This is what I am using to make my hexagon throw.

Starburst hexagon
Materials: Rowan Pure Wool DK in 4 different colours (I used shade 026 Hyacinth, shade 025 Tea Rose, shade 037 Port and shade 052 Orchid - my favourite shades at the moment).
4.00mm crochet hook

Using colour A, chain 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch.

Round 1: chain 3 (counts as first stitch) and work 11 trebles into ring. Finish round by slip stitching into top of 3 chain from start of round. Fasten off colour A.



Round 2: Join in colour B, joining yarn into one of the spaces between two of the stitches from round 1 (it doesn't matter which space you use). Chain 3 (counts as first stitch), work 1 treble into same space, then work 2 trebles into each of the spaces between the stitches from round 1. You should have 24 stitches at the end of the round (12 groups of 2 stitches). Finish by slip stitching into top of 3 chain from start of round. Fasten off colour B.




Round 3: Join in colour C, again joining yarn into one of the spaces between the groups of trebles from round 2. Work 3 chain (counts as first stitch), then work 2 trebles into the same space. Into each remaining space between the pairs of stitches from the last round, work 3 trebles. You should have 36 stitches at the end of the round (12 groups of 3 stitches). Finish round by slip stitching into top of 3 chain from start of round. Fasten off colour C.



Round 4: Join in colour D, joining yarn into one of the spaces between the groups of trebles from round 3. Work 3 chain (counts as first stitch), then work 2 trebles into the same space. *Work 3 trebles into next space, then 3 trebles, 2 chain 3 trebles into next space to make the first corner of your hexagon. Repeat from * 4 more times. Work 3 trebles into next space, then 3 trebles 2 chain into last space (which will be the same space which you worked into at the start of the round. Slip stitch into top of 3 chain from the start of the round to complete, and fasten off.



And there you have it (I hope!). A nice little hexagon which you can now use for whatever takes your fancy: cushions, throws, bags - the only limit is your imagination. Sadly with me my imagination seems a little limited at the moment, so I'm making a throw!



32 comments:

  1. Thank-you for the pattern! I love hexagons! Is the pattern in UK terms or English terms? I can't wait to try it!

    Sherry

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  2. Thanks!

    The pattern is in English/UK terminology. There is a handy chart to convert to USA terminology here: http://www.yarnfwd.com/main/crochet.html

    The main stitch used in this pattern is called a treble in UK terms, I think its known as double crochet in USA terms. Hope you enjoy the pattern!

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  3. I can't wait to try your pattern. I have been searching for a pattern for an afghan for my granddaughter. Thank you. P. A. M.

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  4. Hi! I've been making my hexies (you can see them at lakesidequilting.blogspot.com) and wonder how you put them together. A million years ago I made a granny square afghan and just whip stitched them together. I'm wondering if there's a better way?

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    1. yes there is if you gogle how to put cochet hexigons together by bella coco its a indepth toutorial on how to put hexies together

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  5. I can't wait to try these! Like Carolyn, I wondered how you would put them together in a blanket? Would you need to do half/part hexies? If so, do you have a pattern for that, or know where I might find one?

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put together this tutorial. I'm a relative newbie to crochet - it's so helpful to have people showing me the ropes!

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  6. Hi Carolynn and Erinaree

    You could either stitch the motifs together by over sewing the edges or use the join as you go method from attic 24. If you Google crochet joining techniques you will find many methods. When making hexagon blankets I have always been happy not to have square edges so I wouldn't bother try to make half hexagons for that. Do what makes you happy though- enjoy!
    Jen

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  7. This is a lovely tutorial! I'm the editor of AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com and I know my readers would just love this pattern. Let me know if I can link to your tutorial with full credit to you and we can get started. Email me with any questions!

    Nicola Trumbull, Editor
    www.AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com
    ntrumbull (at) primecp (dot) com
    Prime Publishing LLC
    3400 Dundee Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062

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    1. Hi Nicola,

      Thanks, and yes, it's fine it you would like to link to this pattern on your website.

      I don't know if you need any more information from me?

      Jen

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    2. Hi Jen,

      This is great! I'm excited to feature your pattern :)

      Shoot me a quick email so we can talk about other details. Thanks!

      Nicola Trumbull, Editor
      www.AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com
      ntrumbull (at) primecp (dot) com
      Prime Publishing LLC
      3400 Dundee Road
      Northbrook, IL 60062

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  8. Thank you so much!! I just finished writing all the instructions down, and anxious to go and get started with my hex's!! Out of all the blogs I have visited, I must say, your instructions are very, very good, as well as your pictures. I have visited attic24 many times, and while I like her blog very much, I find yours to be very professional. Thank you!!

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Wow, thanks! I have very little experience in writing patterns actually, but I guess I have read a lot of patterns over the years so perhaps something has sunk in there!

      Hope you enjoy making these!

      Jen

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  9. Thank you for this pattern. I love the hexies and even though I usually quilt them, you have inspired me to pick up my dusty crochet hook. These are so pretty!

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  10. 2 chain 3 trebles into next space to make the first corner of your hexagon: I am stuck on this part of making the corners. Do you mean chain 2 then make 3 trebles into the next space? Or just as it is read, if so how do you do that?

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    1. Hi Lindy,

      Sorry I haven't been able to get back to you before now, I'm afraid I don't always have time to respond to queries like this very quickly. So, I think the point you are struggling with is making the corners. To form a corner in any crochet shape, you normally work 1 treble, 2 chain 1 treble (or whichever stitch you are using instead of trebles) at the point where you want your corner to be. It might help you to check out a few tutorials of crochet shapes online - try this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOvwKdxO9jE.

      I hope that helps, and thanks for stopping by!
      Jen

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  11. hi Lindy Lu..I am now crocheting my throw so I could help you to understand the pattern while Jen is away...when you crochet the part make 3 trebles then chain 2 and then again make 3 trebles, all in the same space, you will end with 6 trebles joined with 2-chain in one space which will create the corner of your hex, hope it will work for you:)

    Jen - thank you so much for sharing, lovely pattern

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    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for trying to help out Lindy Lu and thanks for stopping by!

      Jen

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  12. Great tutorial! Can you please tell me, are you crocheting over your tails as you add each new color or weaving them in later?

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    1. Hi Tiniree,

      A combination of both I guess - I try to hold the yarn at the back of the work and stitch over it, but I still usually end up with quite a few ends to fasten in.

      Jen

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  13. Fantastic pattern! Featured today on Moogly: 10 Free Hexagon Patterns! :) http://www.mooglyblog.com/free-crochet-hexagon-patterns/ :D

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  14. I was wondering if you could explain to me how to join these beautiful hexagons?

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  15. CAN YOU ADD ANOTHER ROW

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  16. Hello! I stopped by for this pattern... but where is it please? Thanks.

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  17. thanks for sharing the pattern with us...I am looking for something to make an afghan for my grandson...and I think this is it...thanks again...

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  18. i love this pattern and have finsihed an afghan altho while looking at it i decided it needs to be bigger so am making more motifs...my question is this...do you happen to have a pattern for a half a hexagon to fill in the big gaps on the sides...any help much appreciated...my email is mattsmom424@aol.com

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  19. fabulous!!! a hexagon pattern that i can do. This is worded simply and I sat here with the instructions and have crocheted my first one of I know many. thank you am looking forward to learning more

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  20. Hi, i have now made 60 hexagons and now up to joining them. Is there another tutorial please for joining them please? Thanks Liz

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  21. Thank you for the great tutorial. Do you have a pattern for a half hexagon so that I would fill the edges to make them straight. Your help would be appreciated.

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  22. I've been looking for a well-explained and clear tutorial for hexagons for my beginner's crochet class, and this is perfect! Is it ok with you if I use it with my rookie hookies (we are a registered charity). Look forward to hearing back from you :-)

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  23. I've used other hexagon patterns but I love this one so much that I'm going to keep adding rows until it's 32"-36". (baby blanket size. Hopefully, it will actually look as good as it does in my mind. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

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  24. Fantastic tutorial. Itching to get started, getting bored with various square designs. let's see what designs I can come up with for hexs. Thank you for such a clear UK based tutorial

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