Part 1 - Crocheting the Flowers
Jarol Heritage - Double Knit - 100g balls
I chose three colours.
4mm crochet hook
This is how I do my African flower hexagons - I'm sure there are other ways too.
- Colour 1 - 6 chain and join to form a ring
- Round 1 - Colour 1 = 3 chain, 11 trebles
|Here you can see several Round 1s complete.|
- Round 2 - Colour 2 = 3 chain, 1 treble 1 chain 2 trebles / * miss two trebles - then in next space do 2 trebles, 1 chain, 2 trebles / repeat from * all the way round - slip stitch to join round. You should now have six groups of 2tr/1ch/2tr.
|Round 2 in progress.|
- Round 3 - still using colour 2 = slip stitch into first 1 chain space, 3chain, 7 trebles, 1 chain / *8 trebles into next 1 chain space, 1 chain - repeat from * for remaining 4 groups and slip stitch to join round - fasten off colour 2.
|Round 3 in progress|
- Round 4 - Join in colour 3 by slip stitching between first 3chain and treble of Round 2. / 2 chain, half treble into space between each treble. In between groups you need to half treble by putting the hook down to the loop of Round 2 as well as Round 3 - this gives you a nice loopy petal effect. / Continue to half treble into each space all the way round and slip stitch to join the round.
|Beginning Round 4|
|Continuing Round 4|
|Forming the loop!|
|Round 4 - loop formed.|
- Round 5 - continue in colour 3 - you could return to colour 1 or add a forth colour if you wanted. / 2 chain / half treble into each space all the way round / slip stitch to join and fasten off.
|Round 5 under way|
Using 3 colours there are 6 combinations that can be made. I decided to make 4 of each combination - therefore 24 African Flower hexagons.
|Here are all 6 combinations - some at various stages of completion.|
|All 24 complete and the end sewing in bit awaits.|