Hexagon Flowers Afghan

 

One of the first afghans I made was in the seventies.  Orange, kelly green and yellow was a good color combination back then.  It was months before my brother’s wedding and I wanted to make him a granny square afghan for a wedding gift.  I didn’t have any money at the time, so my brother bought the yarn and I crocheted the afghan.  He loved it.  I think he still has that afghan to this day along with others I have given him over the years.

The best part about giving my brother these afghans is the appreciation he expresses at least once a year.  He says: “An afghan is one of the best gifts you can give because everytime you wrap up in it you feel warm thoughts about the person who made it”.  Then he thanks me once again until next time.
It’s a good feeling to make others feel good with our needlework.

This hexagon motif afghan features pink flowers in the center surrounded by a sea of blue.  It is worked in worsted weight yarn with 60 large motifs and 12 fill in motifs.

Floral Hexagon Afghan

FP279
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Intermediate
Size: About 48 inches by 80 inches.
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn:
Twinkle Blue – 62 ounces, Coral – 12 ounces, and Antique Gold – 8 ounces.
Crochet Hook: Size M/N-13 (9.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Motif Measures 8½ inches at widest point.

TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook.
Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.

*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, check out these YouTube videos by Maggie!

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

Special Stitches
popcorn (pc): Work 4 dc in st indicated, remove loop from hook, insert hook in first dc, pick up dropped loop and pull through dc, ch 1 to tighten.

MOTIF (Make 60)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Twinkle Blue, ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 1, 12 sc in ring; join with sl st to first sc. (12 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join Coral with sl st to any sc of Rnd 1, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 3 dc in same sc, remove loop from hook, insert hook in first dc, pick up dropped loop and pull through dc, ch 1 to tighten (popcorn),.* ch 1, skip next sc, pc in next sc; rep from * 4 times, ch 1, join with sl st to 1st pc. (6 popcorns) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join Twinkle Blue with sc to first popcorn, * working over ch 1 of previous round, 3 dc in next free sc of Rnd 1 (corner), sc in next pc; rep from * around ending to correspond; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next dc, 3 sc in next dc, sc in next 3 sts, * 3 sc in next dc, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * around ending to correspond; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join Antique Gold with sc to any corner-sc, 2 sc in same sc, sc in next 5 sc, * 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 6: With right side facing, join Twinkle Blue with sc to any corner-sc, 2 sc in same sc, sc in next 7 sc, * 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc; rep from * around; join.
Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), * pc in next sc, dc in next 4 sc, repeat from * all around ending to correspond; join with sl st to first dc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, * 3 sc in next pc, sc in next 9 sts; rep from * around ending to correspond; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 9: With right side facing, join Coral with sc to any corner-sc, 2 sc in same sc, sc in next 11 sc, * 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 10: With right side facing, join Twinkle Blue with sc to any corner-sc, 2 sc in same sc, sc in next 13 sc, * 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc; rep from * around; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

FINISHING
Block all Motifs. Sew Motifs together through back loops of sts. Join Motifs so that there are 5 Motifs in 1st row and 6 Motifs in 2nd row. Repeat these 2 rows ending with 5 Motifs in last row.

FILL-IN MOTIF (Make 12)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Twinkle Blue, ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 1, 7 sc in ring. (7 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: With right side facing, join Coral with sl st to 2nd sc of Rnd 1, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 3 dc in same sc, remove loop from hook, insert hook in first dc, pick up dropped loop and pull through dc, ch 1 to tighten (popcorn),.* ch 1, skip next sc, pc in next sc; rep from * once. (3 popcorns) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: With right side facing, join Twinkle Blue with sl st to sc before first popcorn, ch 3, 2 dc in same st as joining, * sc in next pc, working over ch 1 of previous round, 3 dc in next free sc of Rnd 1 (corner); rep from * once, sc in next pc, 3 dc in next free sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: With right side facing, join Twinkle Blue with sc in first dc, sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 5: With right side facing, join Antique Gold with sc to any corner-sc, sc in same sc, * sc in next 5 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 2 sc in last sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 6: With right side facing, join Twinkle Blue with sc to any corner-sc, sc in same sc, (sc in next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc) twice, sc in next 8 sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 7: With right side facing, join Twinkle Blue with sl st to first sc, ch 3, dc in same sc, dc in next 3 sc* pc in next sc, dc in next 4 sc, repeat from * across, ending with 2 dc in last sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 8: With right side facing, join Twinkle Blue with sc to first dc, 2 sc in same st as joining, * sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st; rep from * across, ending, with 2 sc in last dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 9: With right side facing, join Coral with sc to first sc, 2 sc in same sc, * sc in next 11 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 2 sc in last sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 10: With right side facing, join Twinkle Blue with sc to first sc, 2 sc in same sc, * sc in next 13 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * across, ending with 2 sc in last sc. DO NOT FINISH OFF. Working along straight edge in sides of rows, work sc in each sc row and 2 sc in each dc row across. Finish off and weave in ends.

FINISHING
Sew Motifs in position along irregular edges.

FRINGE
With wrong side toward you, attach Twinkle Blue in corner st, sc in same space, pull up a 2-inch loop, * drop loop from hook, hold fingers over st just worked to prevent loop from pulling out, insert hook in next st, pull yarn through, yarn over and pull through loop, then pull up a 2 inch loop, repeat from * all around edge; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

Comments
  1. Di Sturgess

    Can’t see where there are “12 fill in motifs” in this pattern …..

    • webmaster

      Thank you for spotting this! The 12 fill in motifs are now live on the site. The end section must have been omitted when transferring the pattern online.

  2. Sir Napsalot

    Sorry, still couldn’t see where the 12 fill in motifs are supposed to fit.

  3. Deermusic

    Sorry. Neither the picture nor the diagram shows “fill-in motifs.”

    • betts

      From what I can see they would go in around the edges where it looks like a motif is missing, where there is an indentation.

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