Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Hexagon Mania Afghan
Lion Brand® Silky Twist
Pattern Number: L10555

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 45 x 56 in. (114.5 x 142 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jan 24, 2013)
HALF HEXAGON #1 (make 2) … Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc (increase made), dc in next 2 dc, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * once more, dc once more in last dc (increase made) - 13 15 dc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end of this row. Fasten off. Row 3: With RS facing, join B with sl st in first dc, ch 3, dc in same st as join, *dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, dc in each dc to turning ch, 2 dc in top of turning ch - 17 21 dc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end of this row. Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, *dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, dc in each dc to turning ch, 2 dc in top of turning ch end of row - 21 27 dc and 2 ch-2 sps. Fasten off. Rows 5 and 6: With E, rep Rows 3 and 4 - 39 dc and 2 ch-2 sps.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

927-203 Silky Twist Yarn: Paradise Pink

Bright magenta


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Note: (A)

927-204 Silky Twist Yarn: Ash Mist

Light steel gray


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Note: (B)

927-205 Silky Twist Yarn: Teal

Deep blue-green


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Note: (C)

927-206 Silky Twist Yarn: Cactus

Tweed Light golden green and medium green


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Note: (D)

927-213 Silky Twist Yarn: Amethyst

Tweed Grape purple and blue-violet


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Note: (E)

927-214 Silky Twist Yarn: Tangerine

Bright orange


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Note: (F)

927-207 Silky Twist Yarn: Oatmeal

Tweed Light cream and tan


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Note: (G)

927-211 Silky Twist Yarn: Hyacinth

Light dusty purple


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Note: (H)

927-212 Silky Twist Yarn: Purple Haze

Tweed Bubblegum pink, grape purple, and cream


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Note: (I)

927-208 Silky Twist Yarn: Java

Warm chocolate brown


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Note: (J)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
One Hexagon measures about 11 in. (28 cm) across. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1.

Afghan is made from 18 Hexagons and 4 Half Hexagons.

2.

Hexagons are worked in joined rnds with RS facing at all times, changing color every other rnd.

3.

Half Hexagons are worked back and forth in rows, changing color every other row.

4.

Hexagons and Half Hexagons are arranged as shown in Assembly Diagram, then crocheted together.

A border is worked around the entire outside edge.


INSTRUCTIONS



HEXAGON #1 (make 8) With H, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch 2 in this rnd and in all following rnds), (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 5 times, 2 dc in ring; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 18 dc and 6 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 5, dc) in first ch-sp, *dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 4 more times, dc in last 3 dc; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 30 dc and 6 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With RS facing, join F with sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same ch-sp, *dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 4 more times, dc in each dc to end of rnd; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 42 dc and 6 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 4: (Sl st, ch 5, dc) in first ch-sp, *dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 4 more times, dc in each dc to end of rnd; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch - 54 dc and 6 ch-2 sps at the end of this rnd.

Fasten off.

Rnds 5 and 6: With A, rep Rnds 3 and 4.Fasten off.



HEXAGON #2 (make 5)Make same as Hexagon #1, working in the following color sequence: work Rnds 1 and 2 with I, work Rnds 3 and 4 with B, work Rnds 5 and 6 with E.



HEXAGON #3 (make 5)Make same as Hexagon #1, working in the following color sequence: work Rnds 1 and 2 with G, work Rnds 3 and 4 with C, work Rnds 5 and 6 with D.



HALF HEXAGON #1 (make 2) With I, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and in all following rows), 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) 2 times - 9 dc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc (increase made), dc in next 2 dc, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * once more, dc once more in last dc (increase made) – 15 dc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end of this row.

Fasten off.

Row 3: With RS facing, join B with sl st in first dc, ch 3, dc in same st as join, *dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, dc in each dc to turning ch, 2 dc in top of turning ch - 21 dc and 2 ch-2 sps at the end of this row.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st as join, *dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * once more, dc in each dc to turning ch, 2 dc in top of turning ch - 27 dc and 2 ch-2 sps.

Fasten off.

Rows 5 and 6: With E, rep Rows 3 and 4 – 39 dc and 2 ch-2 sps.Fasten off.



HALF HEXAGON #2 (make 2)Make same as Half Hexagon #1, working in the following color sequence: work Rows 1 and 2 with G, work Rows 3 and 4 with C, work Rows 5 and 6 with D.



FINISHING Arrange Hexagons and Half Hexagons as shown in Assembly Diagram.

From WS, join J with sl st at edge between 2 pieces.

Working through edges of both pieces, sc across to join pieces.

Join remaining pieces in the same way.



Border With RS facing, join J with an sc along outside edge of Afghan.

Sc evenly spaced around entire outside edge; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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