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Caledonia by DROPS Design

Knitted blanket with hexagons and lace pattern. The piece is worked in DROPS Safran.

Tags: blankets, circle, lace,

DROPS Design: Pattern no e-275
Yarn group A
Measurements of blanket: approx. 104 cm x 130 cm.
Measurements of hexagon: approx. 31 cm from corner to corner. Approx. 26 cm from side to side.
DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group A)
600 g colour 12, peach
1 hexagon weighs 34 g.

The piece can also be knitted with yarn from:
"Alternative yarn (Yarn group A)" – see link below.

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 3 MM – or the size needed to get 24 stitches and 32 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

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100% Cotton
from 1.15 £ /50g
DROPS Safran uni colour DROPS Safran uni colour 1.15 £ /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.

See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all the rows in the pattern seen from the right side.

First work 18 hexagons, which are worked in the round from the middle outwards. Start with double pointed needles and change to circular needle when you have enough stitches. To finish, assemble the blanket by sewing the hexagons together.

Cast on 7 stitches with double pointed needles size 3 mm and Safran – leave a strand length of approx. 20 cm, it will be used to tighten the hole in the middle of the hexagons.
ROW 1 (wrong side): Purl 1 row.
ROW 2 (right side): * Knit 1, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* 4 more times, knit the last 2 stitches = 12 stitches.
Divide these stitches between 3 double pointed needles, 4 stitches on each needle - with the start of the round in the transition between 2 needles.
Continue working in the round from the right side:
ROUND 1: * Knit 1, 1 yarn over *, work from *-* to end of round – the 5 yarn overs from row 2 are knitted twisted to avoid holes = 24 stitches (= 8 stitches on each needle).
ROUND 2: Knit 1 round.

Now work pattern A.1 (= 4 stitches) a total of 6 times in the round – i.e. work 2 repeats of A.1 on each needle. REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! When the whole of diagram A.1 has been completed, cast off loosely with knit – at the same time, make 1 yarn over in each corner and cast these off as normal stitches – the corners will then be more noticeable. The hexagon measures approx. 31 cm from corner to corner and 26 cm from side to side. Use the strand to tighten the hole in the middle. Cut and fasten the strands. Work a total of 18 hexagons.

Lay the hexagons as shown in the sketch and sew them together stitch for stitch. Make sure the seams are not tight!


= knit
= purl
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over. On the next row either knit or purl the yarn over (see next round in diagram), to leave a hole
= between 2 stitches make 1 yarn over. On the next round knit the yarn over twisted to avoid a hole
= knit 2 together
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted together stitches

Comments (6)

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Vita Olsen 15.10.2018 - 19:45:

5.sidste mønster pind (2 ret sammen, slå om) gentaget bør strikkes omvendt, så der startes med slå om. Herved undgås 2 omslag efter hinanden ved overgang til næste mønster pind, ligesom retmasken i slutningen af pinden fortsætter pænere igennem mønsteret.

Françoise 21.09.2018 - 17:35:

Bon courage à toutes ! Je me suis lancée avec du coton à crocheter n° 10 pour crochet 1,5 avec 7 aiguilles n° 2,5. Après un premier hexagone pour me faire la main, j'ai décidé de ne faire plus que une augmentation une fois sur deux après le losange. Le travail fini est plus à plat... Et d'une vingtaine de cm, certes ma couverture est loin d'être terminée ! Cependant, les motifs sont simples et rapides d'exécution. Je coudrai au fur et à mesure.

Liloo 14.04.2018 - 16:51:

Bonjour, Peut-on utiliser aiguilles circulaires au lieu des doubles pointes pour faire ce modèle? Merci pour ce beau modèle.

DROPS Design 16.04.2018 kl. 09:01:

Bonjour Liloo, les hexagones se tricotent en rond sur aiguilles doubles pointes, vous pouvez les tricoter sur aiguille circulaire en utilisant la technique dite du magic loop. Bon tricot!

Filipa Prieto 23.03.2018 - 13:26:

Love the design and love the color!

Pia 13.12.2017 - 12:01:

Superfint tæppe. Det må jeg lave når opskriften kommer.

Véronique 11.12.2017 - 16:01:

Ouvrage magnifique ! Très long à faire mais le résultat est bluffant !

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