This nice hexagon pattern features a centre 6-petals flower that recalls the shape of Japanese cherry tree flowers.
It is super versatile and can be used for bags, blankets, etc.
Gauge is not important as you can adjust the size of the finished hexagon by adding/removing rounds. Due to the use of bobble stitches I advise using a hook that is slightly bigger than what the yarn recommends.
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Stitches and abbreviations:
Yo: yarn over
Ss: slip Stitch
Sc: single crochet
Hdc: half-double crochet
Dc: double crochet
Sc in bl: single crochet in backloop
Bs: bobble stitch: 1) yo and insert hook into stitch and pull a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops. 2) Repeat number one in the same stitch until you have a total of 6 loops on your hook. 3) yarn over, pull through all 6 loops at once (keep this part a bit tighter than the rest). 4) Chain 1 to close bobble stitch.
Round 1: start with a magic loop, ch2 (counts as first hdc), make 11 idc so that you have 12 in total, Ss into second chain of the first hdc
Round 2: ch2, (yo and insert hook in the last stitch from the previous round and pull a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops), repeat () 3 other times until you have 5 loops on your hook, yo and pull through all of them, ch1 (you just made the first bobble); (Ch2, skip one idc from the previous round and work Bs into the next stitch) (repeat 4 times), ss into the ch1 that closes the first bobble stitch – you should now have 6 bobble stitches and 6 ch2 spaces.
Round 3: (Ss into first ch2 space, 3 dc into the hdc from round 1 that you skipped in round 2, ch 2), repeat 5 other times, you should have 6 3dc groups and 6 2ch spaces. Ss into the first dc you made for this round.
Round 4: ch 3 (counts as 1dc) in first stitch from round 3, dc in next 2 st, (dc in ch2 space, ch2, dc in same space) – this is the first corner. Dc in first dc from previous round, repeat 5 other times: you should have 6 corner spaces and 5 stitches on each side of the hexagon
Round 5: ch 3 (counts as 1dc) in next stitch from round 4, (dc in next 2 st, (dc in ch2 space, ch2, dc in same space) – this is the first corner. Dc in first dc from previous round, repeat 5 other times: you should have 6 corner spaces and 7 stitches on each side of the hexagon
Round 6: ch 3 (counts as 1dc) in next stitch from round 5, (dc in next 3 st, (dc in ch2 space, ch2, dc in same space)* – this is the first corner. Dc in first dc from previous round, repeat 5 other times: you should have 6 corner spaces and 9 stitches on each side of the hexagon
If you want to make a bigger hexagon you can continue in the same way, each round will have 2 more stitches on each side of the hexagon
Last round: ch 1, sc in bl until you reach the last st before the corner, (sc, ch2, sc) in corner, repeat until the last stitch and join with a ss in beginning ch1