Rainbow Puff Hexagon by Celine @crafty_cc

 

Rainbow Puff Hexagon

Pattern by Celine @crafty_cc
https://bycraftycc.wordpress.com/

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I’m all about the puff stitch this month! I love the texture it gives to the simplest of designs!

In this post I’ll be showing you how to make this one!

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I love how the rainbow puffs peek through the corners of the hexagon!
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What you’ll need:

– Any DK/8ply yarn

I’ve used Spotlight’s 4 Seasons Flinders Cotton 8 Ply Yarn in colours: Snow (A), Deep purple (B), Aqua (C), Lime (D), Canary (E), Tangerine (F) and Dark red (G).

Alternatively, you could also use this rainbow colourway (currently my favourite combination):
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK* in colours: Paper White (A), Tea Rose (B), Washed Teal (C), Lime Green (D), Buttercup Yellow (E), Mandarin Orange (F), Bubblegum Pink (G).

– 3mm crochet hook

I’ve used a 3mm hook to avoid the second yarn peeking through stitches- the only down size to this is that it creates a stiff hexagon. If you aren’t bothered by the yarn showing or intend to cut and rejoin your yarn at each colour change (all the ends!!!), I’d highly recommend a larger hook (3.5 or 4mm).

If you’re unfamiliar with working with two colours at a time/ tapestry crochet, I suggest you check this great resource out!

-Scissors

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Special stitches: 

(4DC) Puff stitch:
(Yarn over, insert hook into chain 2 space and pull yarn through) Repeat 4 times.
Yarn over and pull through 7 loops.
Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.puff-stitch-1-3.jpgpuff-stitch-4-6.jpgBeginning Puff Stitch:

There are two ways you can do a Beginning Puff Stitch. I prefer to do start my rounds with the ‘standing’ puff stitch, but most people use the chain 3 start- either one is fine 🙂

‘Standing’ Puff Stitch
Pull loop on hook up to roughly the height of a double crochet stitch.
(Yarn over, insert hook into chain 2 space and pull yarn through) Repeat 4 times.
Yarn over and pull through 7 loops.
Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

‘Chain 3 Start’ Puff Stitch
Chain 3, (Yarn over, insert hook into chain 2 space and pull yarn through) Repeat 3 times.
Yarn over and pull through 5 loops.
Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

Joining a new colour

At the beginning of Rounds 2-7 you will need to join a new colour. To do this:slip stitch

Switching between colours in a round

To change colours before a puff stitch:Colour change 1To change colours after a puff stitch:Colour change 2Pattern notes- please read before you start!

– First puff stitch of each round is a beginning puff stitch. I haven’t specified that in the written pattern to keep the repeats simple.  

– I’ve indicated the colour being used by the colour of the text. The black font is Colour A (white/snow), which you use in all 8 rounds.

– Make the final DC of each round in the slip stitch made in the first puff stitch from the previous round.

– If you find your work curling too much, go up a hook size.

– Try to keep your tension as consistent as possible to prevent the second yarn peeking through stitches.

PATTERN:

Working into a magic circle,

Round 1: USING COLOUR A
Chain 3, work 11 DC into circle.
Slip stitch into beginning chain 3. (12 DC)

Round 2: Work this round in spaces between stitches.

Join COLOUR B with a slip stitch in any stitch space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch), 1 DC in next space**
Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 6 DC)

Cut COLOUR B

Round 3: Join COLOUR C with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch.  (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 18 DC)

Cut COLOUR C

Round 4: Join COLOUR D with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 5 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 30 DC)

 Cut COLOUR D

Round 5: Join COLOUR E with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 7 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 42 DC)

 Cut COLOUR E

Round 6:Join COLOUR F with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 9 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 54DC)

 Cut COLOUR F

Round 7: Join COLOUR G with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 11 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 66 DC)

Cut COLOUR G

Round 8: Chain 1, 1 SC in same space.

*(3 SC) into chain 2 space, 1 SC in each of the next 13 stitches**
Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Omit 1 SC on final repeat. (96 SC)

Fasten off COLOUR A

Weave in all ends and block if necessary.

ChartLegend

Feel free to put your own spin on this pattern! I also made some smaller hexagons with a larger hook and different colours!

Mini hexagons

If you have any questions, or notice errors in this pattern, please feel free to contact me at crochetbycraftycc@gmail.com

– Celine

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Website: https://bycraftycc.wordpress.com/

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