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Crochet DROPS blanket with hexagons in”Cotton Merino”.

Tags: blankets, circle, lace,

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

DROPS HOOK SIZE 3.5 mm - or size needed to get 20 tr x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm, or 1 hexagon = 15 cm in diameter (17 cm from tip to tip).

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50% Wool, 50% Cotton
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DROPS Cotton Merino uni colour DROPS Cotton Merino uni colour 3.40 £ /50g
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Beg every dc round with 1 ch and beg every tr round with 3 ch.
Finish every round with a sl st in first ch on round with dc, and finish with a sl st in third ch on round with tr.

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

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

Work 5 ch with Cotton Merino on hook size 3.5 mm and form a ring with 1 sl st.
ROUND 1: Work 1 ch, 12 dc in ch-space, finish with 1 sl st in first ch on round - READ CROCHET INFO.
ROUND 2: Work 1 ch, 2 dc in each of the 12 dc from previous round = 24 dc.
ROUND 3: Work 3 ch, * 1 tr in first dc, 4 ch, skip next dc *, repeat from *-* 11 more times, 4 ch = 12 ch-spaces on round. REMEMBER THE CROCHET TENSION!
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 tr around the entire blanket, beg from one corner before short side (A).

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

Then continue as follows (B):
* 1 tr, 3 ch, 1 tr in next ch-space, 1 tr in each of the next 16 sts, 1 tr, 3 ch, 1 tr in ch-space, ** 1 tr in each of the next 14 sts (i.e. dc and ch), skip to next hexagon, skip 2 dc **, repeat from **-** 1 more time, 1 tr in each of the next 14 sts *, repeat from *-* until (C), 1 tr, 3 ch, 1 tr in next ch-space, 1 tr 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 dc or in third ch on round that beg with tr.
= dc in ch-space
= dc in st
= tr in ch-space
= tr in tr
= triple tr in ch-space
= beg here

Comments (6)

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Lolla Hosny 16.02.2015 - 22:35:

I cant understand the diagram would you plz explain from row 4 ?

DROPS Design 17.02.2015 kl. 14:02:

Dear Mrs Hosny, please find below a video showing how to work the whole hexagone, remember to follow diagram at the same time. Happy crocheting!

Devys 12.02.2015 - 18:56:

Comment peut on arriver a faire un diagramme avec 2 maille en l'air au rang 6? il y a comme un bugg? non? merci

DROPS Design 13.02.2015 kl. 09:29:

Bonjour Mme Devys, on a bien 2 ml au rang 6 entre chaque B ou (1 triple B,3 ml, 1 triple B) comme on le voit au time code 8:49 dans la vidéo ci-dessous: les brides des 2 rangs précédent vont former des pétales. Bon crochet!

Corrine 05.01.2015 - 12:59:

Rustig en mooi patroon, voor meerdere doeleinden te gebruiken.

Kristin Sontum 27.12.2014 - 13:04:

Romantic. Would like it on my bed.

Mabel Ulloa 23.12.2014 - 14:21:

Es muy delicado, femenino

Päivi 12.12.2014 - 11:35:

Ineresting pattern - could suit on the table

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