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Yarn – Scheepjes “Cotton 8” (100% Cotton; 50g/170m)

Colors (1 ball each):

  • 719 Pink
  • 718 Light Pink
  • 529 Violet
  • 726 Moors
  • 721 Heath
  • 563 Bright Blue
  • 723 Sea Green
  • 665 Light Blue Green
  • 664 Pastel Green
  • 508 Soft Yellow
  • 669 Olive

The Sunshine Blanket is designed with your happiness in mind. The color palette exudes Spring, and flowers, and cotton candy, and all the playful, fun things. Plus, there is no border but there are pompoms. A ray of sunshine, indeed.

#SunshineBlanket

US Size 3.25mm hook, Tapestry needle for weaving ends (NOT! lol – see note in pattern)

Gauge Motif measures about 4in at widest point

Measurements Finished piece measures about 26x34in, and is easily resized by using larger gauge yarn and hook, or by making more motifs.

Schematic

Sunshine Schematic.png

Key Stitch Descriptions (US)

  • ch chain
  • beg beginning
  • beg dc (sc, ch 1) – counts as 1 dc
  • dc double crochet
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • RS/WS right side/wrong side of work
  • sc single crochet
  • sk skip
  • sp space
  • ss slip stitch
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • V-st (dc, ch 1, dc) in st/sp indicated
  • yoh yarn over hook

Instructions

Note: Full Hexagons are worked in random colors through rnd 5, and joined as-you-go on the sixth round to make the blanket body. Then half hexagon motifs are joined on. Short sides are left as a zig-zag, and fun pompoms are added to the “peaks” to finish the piece.

Full Hexagon Motif (Make 72)
Rnd 1 (RS) Using any color, slip knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring. All in ring: Beg dc, 11 dc, ss in beg dc. [12 dc]
Rnd 2 (Beg dc, dc) in next st, 2 dc in 11 sts, ss in beg dc. [24 dc]
Rnd 3 2 sc in 24 sts around, ss in first sc, cut yarn. [48 sc]
Rnd 4 Using next color, ss in any st, (beg dc, 2 dc) in next st, (ch 1, sk 3, 3 dc) 11 times, ch 1, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [36 dc, 12 ch-sp]
Rnd 5 Using next color, ss in any ch-sp, (beg dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same chsp, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp, rep from * 4 times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, 2 dc in first corner to complete it, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [54 dc, 18 ch-sp]

Join Full Hexagon Motifs

Rnd 6, Motif 1 (reference schematic on first page) Using any color, ss in any corner ch-sp, (beg dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-sp, * (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-sp) 2 times, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in corner ch-sp, rep from * 4 times, (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-sp) 2 times, ch 1, dc in first corner ch-sp, ss in beg dc, cut yarn. [60 dc, 24 ch-sp]
Rnd 6, Motifs 2-7 Work as for Rnd 6, Motif 1, but on the side that will be joined, make an sc in each ch sp of the completed motif – this sc takes the place of the ch-sp on the motif in progress. So on the joined side, work an sc on the completed motif 5 times, where the ch-sps would be. Finish round as normal, ss in first st, and cut yarn. Reference photo above if needed.
Rnd 6, Rem Motifs Work as for Rnd 6, Motif 2, but when a corner is reached, where 2 motifs meet, sc in the corner ch-sp of the first motif, then in the corner ch-sp of the second motif. Continue around, joining as many sides as necessary, then complete the round as normal, ss in first st, and cut yarn. Reference above photo if needed.

Half Hexagon (Make 10)

Row 1 (RS) Using any color, slip knot, ch 3, ss in third ch from hook to make ring. All in  ring: Beg dc, 6 dc, turn. [7 dc]
Row 2 Beg dc, 2 dc in 6 sts, turn. [13 dc]
Row 3 Sc in first st, 2 sc in 12 sts, cut yarn. [25 sc]
Row 4 With RS still facing, and using any color, ss in first st, beg dc in same st, ch 1, sk 1, (3 dc, ch 1, sk 3) 6 times – skipping only 1 st at the end, dc in final st, cut yarn. [20 dc, 7 ch]
Row 5 With RS still facing, and using any color, ss in first st, beg dc in same st, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-sp,* ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-sp, rep from * 1 time,  ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-sp) 2 times, ch 1, dc in final st, cut yarn. [29 dc, 10 ch-sp]
Row 6 With RS still facing, and using any color, ss in first st, beg dc in same st, sc in corner ch-sp of adjacent motif, 2 dc in ch-sp on current motif, (sc in next ch-sp on adjacent motif, 3 dc in next ch-sp on current motif) 2 times, sc on completed motif, 2 dc in corner ch-sp on current motif, sc in corner ch-sp on first and second adjacent motifs, 2 dc in same corner sp as previous to complete corner, continue around in this manner, joining all 3 sides. DC in final st and cut yarn. Rep for rem half hexagons.

Pompoms (Make 14)

Using any color, make pompoms that measure about 1.75in in diameter. I wrapped the yarn around 3 fingers 130 times (not too tight) in one color, then switched to add 3 more colors, 20 wraps each. I tied a yarn piece tightly across the middle and cut the loops at both ends to create the pompom. I then trimmed to 1.75in. Alternatively, a pompom maker may be used. Attach pompoms to top and bottom edge of blanket, at the “peak” of each hexagon (7 at each end).

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Yay! All done! Weave ends and give yourself a fist bump!

Note: Despite what I just said, I did not weave ends for this project. I tied off all the ends  using Surgeon’s Knots and then cut them off to about 2mm. It is so liberating and I have not had any ends come loose yet, even after washing. Run to YouTube and learn about the  surgeon’s knot – used also by fishermen who need strong knots too. Bless.

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    • Thank you! I’m glad you like the colors – they’re currently fueling my enthusiasm haha ✨✨