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Hexagon Burst: Free Pattern 

I am so excited to finally offer my Hexagon Burst free pattern to you all! This hexie was made with the classic Sunburst square in mind (hey-hey Priscilla Hewitt – my crochet idol!) but I made 2DC clusters in place of the puff stitches, and I added an oversized outer petal round. Oh yeah, and I jammed a zillion petals on it.. 🙂

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Pattern is available on Ravelry in PDF format for a small $2 fee – ad-free and easy to print. Also on Etsy, and LoveCrochet.com! See free pattern below.

Blanket info

  • Scheepjes ColourCrafter Velvet* – DK weight – One ball each, colors: 860-Fonda, 855-Chaplin, 850-Crawford, 844-Hepburn, 841-Kelly, 851-Gardner, 852-Garland, 848-Rogers, 856-Grant, 858-Martin, 859-Burton, 854-Turner, 853-Leigh
  • Size H hook for body and G hook for final Border round.
  • Size: 50×64″

Here’s a general outline of how the blanket is constructed.

First, make the pretty motifs!

Once you make all the motifs, join them with your favorite method! I’ve been crushing hard on the Flat Zipper Join by Dedri Uys. Any join will work, so use your fave!

If I’m honest, I used my freebie SC PLT join on the blanket in the photos, but I didn’t include it in the pattern because I wanted to avoid complexity. By all means, read up on it and join as you go on Round/Row 9 of motifs. Go wild!

In the actual pattern, I describe a simpler join method involving slip st through back loops only.

Once all motifs are joined, we’ll square off the zig-zag edges and make the 7-round Big Leaf Border. And ta-da! Done! 🙂

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Notions & Sizing

  • US Size 5mm hook – body
  • US Size 4mm hook – final Rnd of border
  • Tapestry needle for weaving ends
  • Gauge Full hexagon motif is 10 inches tall from flat top to flat bottom. If you choose alternate yarn and hook, beware dimensions will vary.
  • Measurements Finished piece is about 50x64in

Key Stitch Descriptions (US Terms)

  • ch chain
  • 2dc-cl Work as for dc2tog, but work into the same st/sp, creating a cluster
  • 3dc-cl Work as for dc3tog, but work into the same st/sp, creating a cluster
  • 4dc-cl Work as for dc4tog, but work into the same st/sp, creating a cluster
  • beg beginning
  • beg dc (sc, ch 1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg tr (sc, ch 2) – counts as 1 tr
  • dc double crochet (wrap yarn around hook 1 time)
  • dc2tog (in next St work dc up to final step, leaving behind one loop on hook) 2 times, yoh, draw yarn through all 3 lps on hook
  • dc3tog (in next St work dc up to final step, leaving behind one loop on hook) 3 times, yoh, draw yarn through all 4 lps on hook
  • dc4tog (in next St work dc up to final step, leaving behind one loop on hook) 4 times, yoh, draw yarn through all 5 lps on hook
  • dec decrease
  • hdc half double crochet
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • RS/WS right side/wrong side of work
  • sc single crochet
  • sc2tog (insert hook in st indicated, yoh, pull loop to front) 2 times, yoh and pull yarn through all 3 lps on hook
  • sk skip
  • sp space
  • ss slip stitch
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tr treble crochet (wrap yarn around hook 2 times)
  • yoh yarn over hook

Layout

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Full Motif

full hex chart

Half Motif

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Blanket Body

Full Hexagon motif (Make 27)

Rnd 1 Sl knot, ch 4, ss in fourth ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: Beg tr, 23 tr, ss in beg tr. [24 tr]

Rnd 2 In next st, beg tr, (ch 1, tr) 23 times, ch 1, ss in beg tr, cut yarn. [24 tr, 24 ch-sp]

Rnd 3 Join new yarn with ss in any tr, (beg dc, dc) in same st, (ch 2, 2dc-cl) 23 times, ch 2, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [24 2dc-cl, 24 ch-sp]

Rnd 4 Join new yarn with ss in any ch-sp, (beg dc, 3dc-cl) in same sp, (ch 2, 4dc-cl in next ch-sp) 23 times, ch 2, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [24 4dc-cl, 24 ch-sp]

Rnd 5 Join new yarn with ss in any ch-sp, (beg dc, 3 dc) in same sp, 4 dc in 23 ch-sps, ss in beg dc. [96 dc]

Rnd 6 Beg dc in same st as join, dc3tog, (ch 3, dc4tog) 23 times, ch 3, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [24 dc4tog, 24 ch-sp]

Rnd 7 Join new yarn with ss in any ch-sp, (beg dc, ch 1, 2 dc), in same sp, * 5 dc in next 3 ch-sps, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, rep from * 4 times, 5 dc in next 3 ch-sps, dc in first ch-sp, ss in beg dc. [114 dc, 6 ch-sp]

Rnd 8 (Beg dc, ch 1, dc) in first ch-sp, * (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 9 times, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-sp, rep from * 5 times omitting final (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 1, ss in beg dc. [66 dc, 66 ch-sp]

Rnd 9 3 sc in first ch-sp, * sc in each st/sp 21 times, 3 sc in next ch-sp, rep from * around motif until beg corner is reached, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [144 sc]

Note: I used brights for flower portion, and darks for final 3 rnds to make the flowers “pop.”

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Half Motif (Make 6)

Row 1 (RS) Make sl knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: (Beg tr, 13 tr), turn. [14 tr]

Row 2 Beg tr in first st, (ch 1, tr) 13 times, cut yarn, turn. [14 tr, 13 ch-sp]

Row 3 Join new yarn with ss in first st, beg dc in same st, ch 1, (2dc-cl in next tr, ch 2) 11 times, 2dc-cl in next tr, ch 1, dc in final st, cut yarn, do not turn. [2 dc, 12 2dc-cl, 11 ch-2 sp, 2 ch-1 sp]

Row 4 (RS) Join new yarn with ss in first st, beg dc in same st, 2dc-cl in ch-1 sp, (ch 2, 4dc-cl in next sp) 11 times, ch 2, 2dc-cl in ch-1 sp, dc in final st, cut yarn, turn. [2 dc, 2 2dc-cl, 11 4dc-cl, 12 ch-sp]

Row 5 Join new yarn with ss in first st, beg dc in same st, 4 dc in next 12 ch-sps, dc in final st, turn. [50 dc]

Row 6 Beg DC in first st, ch 2, (dc4tog, ch 3) 11 times, dc4tog, ch 2, dc in final st, cut yarn, do not turn. [12 dc4tog, 11 ch-3 sp, 2 ch-2 sp]

Row 7 (RS) Beg DC in first st, 2 dc in ch-2 Sp, * 5 dc in next 3 ch-sps, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, rep from * 1 time, 5 dc in 3 ch-sps, 2 dc in next ch-sp, dc in final st, turn. [59 dc, 2 ch-sp]

Row 8 (Beg dc, ch 1, dc) in first st, * (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 9 times, ch 1, sk 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-sp, rep from * 2 times omitting final (dc, ch 1, dc), ch 1, sk 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in final st, turn. [35 dc, 34 ch-sp]

Row 9 Sc in first st, * sc in all sts/sps to next “corner” ch-sp, 3 sc in corner-sp, rep from * 2 times omitting final 3 sc, sc in ch-sp and in final st, cut yarn. [73 sc]

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Join Motifs

Arrange motifs like in schematic on page 2. Make 5 vertical strips as follows: holding motifs right side together, whip st flat bottom and top edges together. Once 5 strips are complete, whip st strips together, zig-zagging from top to bottom in the same manner.

Fill Side Gaps

Along zig-zag sides, fill each triangle dip one by one as follows:

Row 1 With RS facing and any leftover yarn color – I chose the darker shades, locate the center sc at the “peak” on right hand side of triangle gap (white arrow). Join yarn with ss in the sc to the LEFT of that center st, sc2tog over same and next st, sc in 19 sts, sc2tog over next st and center sc on motif corner. Working now on next motif, sc2tog over center sc of corner and next sc, sc in 19 sts, sc2tog, turn. [4 sc2tog, 38 sc] 

Row 2 Beg dc, dc3tog (counts as dc4tog here and throughout), (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 7 times, ch 1, sk 1, dc4tog, (ch 1, sk 1, dc) 7 times, ch 1, sk 1, dc4tog, turn. [3 dc4tog, 14 dc, 16 ch-sp]

Row 3 Beg dc, dc3tog, dc in 11 sts, dc3tog (note: these 3 sts are ch-sp, dec, ch-sp), dc in 11 sts, dc4tog, turn. [2 dc4tog, 1 dc3tog, 22 DC]

Row 4 Beg dc, dc3tog, dc in 7 sts, dc3tog, dc in 7 sts, dc4tog, turn. [2 dc4tog, 1 dc3tog, 14 dc]

Row 5 Beg dc, dc3tog, dc in 3 sts, dc3tog, dc in 3 sts, dc4tog, turn. [2 dc4tog, 1 dc3tog, 6 dc]

Row 6 Beg dc, dc3tog, sk center dec, dc4tog, turn. [2 dc4tog]

Row 7 Sc2tog, cut yarn. Repeat to fill all 12 gaps.

Border

Note: For my border, I used every darker shade of leftover yarn balls until they ran out. This created a fun color effect, and helped to conserve yarn.

Rnd 1 Join yarn with ss in any corner st/sp, (3 sc in corner, sc evenly in all sts across to next corner) 4 times, ss in first sc. (Tip: Be sure to SC enough sts so make a flat border. Too few will create puckering, and too many will cause ruffling.)

Rnd 2 (Beg dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner st, dc in all sts across to corner st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner st, rep around in this manner until first corner is reached, dc in first corner, ss in beg dc.

Rnd 3 (3 sc in corner, sc in all sts to next corner) 4 times, ss in first sc.

Rnd 4 (Beg dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner st, * (sk 2, 4 dc in next st) across to next corner, (4 dc, ch 1, 4 dc) in corner st, rep from * around to first corner, 3 dc in first corner, ss in beg dc.

Rnd 5 (Beg dc, 3dc-cl) in corner sp, * (ch 3, dc4tog) across to corner sp, ch 3, 4dc-cl in ch-sp, rep from * around to first corner, ch 3, ss in beg dc.

Rnd 6 3 sc in top of 3dc-cl, (3 sc in all ch-sps across to corner, 3 sc in 4dc-cl), rep around to first corner, ss in first st.

Change to size G hook, or hook one size smaller than main hook.

Rnd 7 Reverse sc in all sts around (Note: do not add any extra sts at corners), ss in first st, cut yarn. YAY!

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15 replies »

    • You’re very welcome! I love it too – it’s one of my favorites that I’ve made, mostly bc the yarn has so much personality. It has an instant cozy feeling, but maintains that rockin’ vibe. Lurve it!

  1. Love it, love it, love it. Thank you so so much for the pattern. You are an angel to create such beautiful work and share it with the rest of us.

  2. I’m making this and loving it. Can’t wait to post pics!!
    I’m struggling a little with the side gap fills. Here’s the instruction:

    Row 3 Beg DC, DC3tog, DC in next 11 sts, DC3tog (note: these 3 sts are ch sp, dec, ch sp), DC in next 11 sts, DC4tog _2 DC4tog, 1 DC3tog, 22 DC total_ Turn work.
    Row 4 Beg DC, DC3tog, DC in next 3 sts, DC3tog, DC in next 3 sts, DC4tog _2 DC4tog, 1 DC3tog, 6 DC total_ Turn
    work.

    In row 3 there are 11 DC on each side of center (22 total). Then in row 4 you make the first 4 stitches into one, DC in the next 3 and there are still 4 stitches before the center but instructions are to DC 3 tog (at the center?) before seemingly starting back on the other side of center. I can’t figure this part out!

    Thanks for a great pattern. I have loved it. Just need a little help over the finish line!
    Anne

    • Hi there! I’ll take a close look at this on Monday – sorry for this delay! I don’t want to hastily look at it, so I’ll need a quiet headspace of the morning workday hours to get it right 🙂
      Happy crafting! Looking forward to seeing pics,
      Rachele C.

    • I am also having the same problem with the side gap. I also have the same number of stitches “too many” to do as the instructions say.

  3. Side gap pieces:Steps 4, 5 and 6 do not work, starting with step 4. I have tried to modify step 4 to get it to work, but then 5 and 6 do not work out. I need help with these pieces so I can finish this item.

  4. It looks like there is a missing row! Row 4 should be included as:

    Row 4: Beg DC, DC3tog, DC in 7 sts, DC3tog, DC in 7 sts, DC4tog

    Then continue on in pattern for what would now be Rows 5,6,7 👌🏻

    Thank you! I’ll update the pattern soon!
    Rachele C.

    • Thank you Rachele!! I finally got a chance to sit down with it tonight and it works beautifully! 11 more side gaps to go… and a border! 🙂