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Crochet DROPS blanket with hexagons in ”Cotton Merino”.

DROPS design: Pattern no cm-017
Yarn group B
Measurements: Width: approx. 92 cm / 36 1/4'' at the widest Length: 121-146 cm / 47 1/4"-57½'' with edge.
900-1100 g color no 01, off white
1 hexagon weighs approx. 17 g. 1 ball of 50 g = 2 crochet hexagons.

DROPS Hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 - or size needed to get 20 dc x 10 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm), or 1 crochet hexagon = 15 cm / 6'' in diameter (17 cm / 6 3/4'' from tip to tip).

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Tags: blankets, circle, lace,

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Beg every sc round with 1 ch and beg every dc round with 3 ch.
Finish every round with a sl st in first ch on round with sc, and finish with a sl st in third ch on round with dc.

See diagram A.1. All rounds in diagram are worked from RS.

Work 50-61 crochet hexagons and sew them tog at the end. Finish with a row with dc around the entire blanket.

Work 5 ch with Cotton Merino on hook size 3.5 mm/E/4 and form a ring with 1 sl st.
ROUND 1: Work ch 1, 12 sc in ch-space, finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round - READ CROCHET INFO.
ROUND 2: Work ch 1, 2 sc in each of the 12 sc from previous rnd = 24 sc.
ROUND 3: Work ch 3, * 1 dc in first sc, ch 4, skip next sc *, repeat from *-* 11 more times, 4 ch = 12 ch-spaces on round. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
Then continue with pattern according to diagram A.1. Beg on 4th round in diagram (see arrow). Repeat A.1 6 times in total on round.
When entire hexagon has been worked, cut the yarn and fasten.

Work 49-60 more hexagons = 50-61 hexagons.

Place 6 hexagons side by side as shown on chart, and sew them tog with Cotton Merino to make a long strip. Repeat 4-5 more times = 5-6 strips of 6 hexagons.
Place 5 hexagons side by side the same way and sew them into a long strip. Repeat 3-4 more times = 4-5 strips of 5 hexagons.
Sew every other strip with 6 and 5 hexagons tog as shown on chart.

When all hexagons have been sewn tog, work 1 row with dc around the entire blanket, beg from one corner before short side (A).

Beg in ch-space and work 3 ch (= 1 dc), ch 3, 1 dc in ch-space, 1 dc in every st (i.e. sc and ch) until next ch-space, * 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in ch-space, 1 dc in each of the next 14 sts (i.e. sc and ch), skip to next hexagon, skip 2 sc, 1 dc in each of the next 14 sc *, repeat from *-* until last tip on short side, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in ch-space, 1 dc in each of the next 14 sts, i.e. sc and ch (B).

Then continue as follows (B):
* 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in next ch-space, 1 dc in each of the next 16 sts, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in ch-space, ** 1 dc in each of the next 14 sts (i.e. sc and ch), skip to next hexagon, skip 2 sc **, repeat from **-** 1 more time, 1 dc in each of the next 14 sts *, repeat from *-* until (C), 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in next ch-space, 1 dc in each of the next 16 sts.

Then work over short side as explained above, and then work over the last long side. Finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. Fasten off.

To make the blanket more even, wet it. Place the piece in lukewarm water until it is soaking wet. Carefully squeeze out the water - do not twist. Place the piece on a carpet or mattress - carefully stretch it out to measurements found at the top of pattern. Leave to dry.


= 1 ch
= 3 ch
= sl st Finish round with 1 sl st in first ch on round that beg with sc or in third ch on round that beg with dc.
= sc in ch-space
= sc in st
= dc in ch-space
= dc in dc
= dtr in ch-space
= beg here

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