Dutch Rose Hexagon Motif

Dutch Rose Hexagon Motif

You may use this motif for any project, but it is originally featured in the Dutch Rose crochet blanket pattern.

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Materials

Stitch Descriptions (US)

  • cl (yoh, insert hook in st/sp, yoh, pull up lp, yoh, draw through 2 lps) 2 times, yoh, draw through all lps
  • ch chain
  • beg beginning
  • beg cl (beg dc, dc) – counts as 1 cl – Note: the beg dc does not count as a st here. When joining the round, join with slip st in the dc
  • beg dc (sc, ch 1) – counts as 1 dc
  • beg large shell All in same ch-sp: [beg cl, (ch 2, cl) 2 times]
  • beg small shell All in same ch-sp: (beg cl, ch 3, cl)
  • dc double crochet
  • large shell All in same ch-sp: [(cl, ch 2) 2 times, cl]
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • rep repeat
  • RS/WS right side/wrong side of work
  • sc single crochet
  • sk skip
  • small shell All in same ch-sp: (cl, ch 3, cl)
  • sp space
  • ss slip stitch
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • yoh yarn over hook

Chart Instruction

Video Instruction

Written Instruction

Note: Full and half hexagon motifs are worked according to the yarn color quantity listed on pages 2 and 3. The motifs are joined using whip stitch to make the blanket body, an optional striped corner is added, and a simple lace border completes the piece.

Rnd 1 Sl knot, ch 3, ss in first st to make ring. All in ring: Beg large shell, ch 2, large shell, ch 2, ss in beg cl. [2 large shell, 2 ch-sp]

Rnd 2 (Beg dc, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, 5 dc in next 5 ch-sps, dc in first ch-sp, ss in beg dc. [30 dc]

Rnd 3 (Beg dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, * ch 1, sk 1, dc in 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, rep from * 5 times omitting final (dc, ch 2, dc), ss in beg dc. [24 dc, 6 ch-2 sp, 12 ch-1 sp]

Rnd 4 Beg large shell in ch-2 sp, * ch 1, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, large shell in ch-2 sp, rep from * 5 times omitting final large shell, ss in beg cl [6 large shell, 12 dc, 12 ch-sp]

Rnd 5 * (sc in ch-2 space, ch 3) 2 times, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 2 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 3, rep from * 5 times, ss in first sc. [36 sc, 18 ch-sp]

Rnd 6 Beg small shell in ch-3 sp, (large shell in next 2 ch-sps, small shell in next ch-sp) 6 times omitting final small shell, ss in beg cl, cut yarn. [12 large shell, 6 small shell]

Note: the ch-3 sps of the small shells will be oriented toward your 6 hexagon “corners.”

Rnd 7 Turn the motif over to the WS. Work only this round with WS facing. Reattach yarn with ss around first sc of Rnd 5, * (sc around sc st, ch 3) 2 times, sk 2 sc, (sc around next sc, ch 3) 2 times, rep from * 5 times, ss in first sc, turn back to RS. [24 sc, 24 ch-sp]

Rnd 8 Work this round into the ch-sps of Rnd 7. (Beg dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, * 3 dc in next 3 ch-3 sps, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, rep from * 5 times omitting final (2dc, ch 2, 2dc), dc in first ch-sp to complete corner, ss in beg dc. [78 dc, 6 ch-sp]

Rnd 9 * (Sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk 2, sc, ch 3, sk 1, sc, ch 3, sk 1, make a special sc to anchor Rnd 6 as follows: before you make sc in the next st, insert your hook between the 2 large shells of Rnd 6. Then insert the hook through that next sc to make your sc st. This will make a “tack” in Rnd 6, anchoring it. (Ch 3, sk 1, sc) 2 times, ch 3, rep from * 5 times, ss in first sc. [56 sc (6 of these are the special sc), 56 ch-sp]

Rnd 10 (Beg dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-sp, * 2 dc in next 6 ch-sps, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch-sp, rep from * 5 times omitting final (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc), dc in first ch-sp to complete corner, ss in beg dc. [96 dc, 6 ch-sp]

Rnd 11 (3 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in 16 dc to next corner) 6 times, ss in first sc, cut yarn leaving a tail about 12-15in long for whip stitch join later. [114 sc]


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