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Hexagon Medley Crochet Wrap a free pattern by Kristyn Crochets

Nana’s Crafty Home is excited to host this free pattern as Kristyn has stepped away from blogging for the time being.  Kristyn is also very interested in continuing to design patterns and we are planning on hosting them here at Nana’s Crafty Home in the future as guest posts!

Hexagon Medley Crochet Wrap a free pattern

This wrap’s design features a mixture of hexagons and triangles with Lion Brand Mandala yarn**  creating an attractive medley of shapes and colors.

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While planning for my hexagon series I originally imagined filet crochet hexagons using Mandala yarn but I just kept coming back to the motif designs.  I really liked how the hexagons were affected when you set them side by side creating a triangular space between them.  I opted to add in a little filet mesh to show off the hexagon while keeping it simple.   I often get impressed with the combination of filet mixed with solid rows.

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

The pattern for the motifs are similar to the traditional hexagon and triangle motifs only I’ll be changing how we start out our rounds.   The simple tweaks to the traditional motifs are to achieve the filet mesh and to size the triangles for matching up later.

You may also like the Sassy Autumn Ribbed Cowl a free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home!  Also made with Lion Brand Mandala yarn — an easy and beautiful pattern!

If you would like to purchase the ad-free pdf version of this pattern you can find it on Ravelry here.  Thank you so much for supporting Kristyn’s work!

Skill Level:

Easy

Finished Size:

81in. from tip to tip by 17in. wide

Supplies:

Stitches/Abbreviations:

MR – Magic Ring

SS – Slip stitch

CH – Chain

DC – Double Crochet

BLO – Back Loop Only

* to * indicates a repeated stitch sequence.

Notes:

  • Before you begin you should first decide how you would like to use the colors in your Mandala.  My wrap has the hexagons in mostly blue ,and the triangle are in the other colors from the mandala.  If you take a look at your Mandala label you will see a picture of the color sequences in your cake.  Determine what color is used the most (there can be “shades of the same color like my blues) and try to make hexagons when you are working that section.  If you are in a section that will not have the prominent color then make a triangle or two until you reach your color again.  Of course you can do yours how you like, I thought my particular selection turned better with a bit of planning.

Hexagon Medley Wrap Pattern:

You will need to make 4 hexagon motifs and 6 triangle motifs.  The hexagons and triangles have been slightly altered to work with the filet mesh.  The stitch pattern repeats itself; 2 rows of DC in each stitch, followed by 1 row of filet mesh.

Hexagon Motif (make 4):

Round 1:

Make a MR, CH1, *3DC into the MR, CH2,* 6 times, pull MR closed and SS to the first stitch of the round. (18DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

Round 1 should have 6 sides with 3DC, and 6 “corner” spaces or CH2 spaces.

Round 2:

SS into the next stitch, CH1, DC in the same stitch, DC in the next stitch *(DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 space, DC in each stitch until you reach the next CH2 space,* 5 times, (DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 space, DC in the last stitch (there will already be a SS in this stitch, you will need to DC in the SS or over the SS), SS to the first stitch of the round. (30DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

When beginning a new round, be sure to ALWAYS SS into the next stitch before making your first stitch
Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern
The amount of stitches between the “corner” or CH2 spaces will grow by 2 on each side, in each round.

Round 3:

SS into the next stitch, CH1, DC in the same stitch, CH1, skip 1DC,  *(DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 space, CH1, skip 1 stitch and DC in the next stitch until you reach the next corner space,* 5 times, CH1, skip 1DC, (DC, CH2, DC) in the last CH2 space, *CH1, skip 1 stitch, DC in the next stitch,* until you reach the last stitch, CH1, skip the last stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round. (24DC, 18-CH1 spaces, 6-CH2 spaces)

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern
Every 3rd round will be a “mesh” round, DC in every other stitch and use a CH1, when skipping over a stitch.

Round 4:

SS into the next CH1 space, CH1, DC in the same space, DC in the next stitch, *(DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2, space, DC  in each stitch and CH space until you reach the next CH2 space, * 5 times, (DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 space, DC in each stitch and CH1 space, SS to the first stitch of the round. (54DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern
The next two rounds will be “solid” rounds, be sure to DC in each stitch and CH1 space.

Round 5:

SS into the next stitch, CH1, DC in the same space, DC in the next stitch, *(DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2, space, DC  in each stitch until you reach the next corner space, * 5 times, (DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 space, DC in each stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round. (66DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern
There is 11 stitches between CH2 spaces.

Rounds 6 through 14:

Repeat rounds 3 through 5,  3 more times, keeping in mind that stitches between the corners spaces will increase with each round.

Rounds 15 through 16:

Repeat rounds 3 and 4, one more time, fasten off and weave in ends.

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

Triangle Motif (make 6):

Like the hexagon motif, the triangle will also be worked with 2 rounds of solid DC and 1 round filet mesh.  This motif only takes 7 rounds to complete.

Round 1:

Make a MR, CH1, place 5DC into the MR, *CH2, 5DC into the MR,* 2 times, CH2, SS to the first stitch of the round.  (15DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern
The triangle starts with 5 stitches along each side and only 3-CH2 spaces.

Round 2:

SS into the next stitch, CH1, DC in the same stitch, DC in each stitch until you reach the first CH2 space, *(3DC, CH2, 3DC) in the next CH2 space, DC in each stitch until you reach the next CH2 space,* 2 times, (3DC, CH2, 3DC) in the last CH2 space, DC in each stitch remaining, SS to the first stitch of the round.  (33DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern
Just like the hexagon, be sure to SS into the next stitch before when starting your next round.

Round 3:

SS into the next stitch, CH1, DC in the same stitch, *CH1, skip 1DC, DC in the next stitch,* until you reach the first CH2 space, CH1, skip 1DC, *(DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 space, CH1, skip 1DC, DC in the next stitch, until you reach the next CH2 space,* 2 times, CH1, skip 1DC, (DC, CH2, DC) in the last CH2 space, CH1, skip 1DC, DC in the next stitch until you reach the last stitch, CH1, skip the last stitch and SS to the first stitch of the round.  (21DC, 18-CH1 spaces, 3-CH2 spaces)

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern
Every 3rd round will be a filet mesh round.

Round 4:

SS into the next CH1 space, CH1, DC in the same space, DC in each CH1 space and stitch until you reach the first CH2 space, *(3DC, CH2, 3DC) in the next CH2 space, DC in each stitch and CH1 space, until you reach the next CH2 space,* 2 times, (3DC, CH2, 3DC) in the last CH2 space, DC in each stitch and CH1 space remaining, SS to the first stitch of the round.  (57DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

Round 5:

Repeat round 2, keeping in mind that your stitches between the CH2 spaces will grow each round.

Round 6:

Repeat round 3.

Round 7:

Repeat round 4, fasten off and weave in ends.  (you should have 99 stitches total and 3-CH2 spaces)

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

Here’s what you should have:

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern
You should have 4 hexagons and 6 triangles.

Join Motifs:

Before you begin joining your motifs it helps to lay them out and decide where you want your pieces to go.  Your shapes should be joined as pictured below and it is kind of fun to arrange the colors around a bit before you settle.

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern
This was not my final arrangement, I replaced the brown with a blue, but forgot to snap a photo.

To join these motifs I used a simple SS, working in the back loops only, with the wrong sides facing out.  You could sew them or use any joining method you prefer.  I thought this method hid the seams well and was pretty quick to work up.

You’ll want to join two triangles as pictured along 2 adjoining sides of a hexagon.  Then join another hexagon to the adjacent sides of the triangles, and repeat.  The triangles will only be joined between the hexagons, no triangles are used for the outer tips.

Begin Joining:

Find the CH2 spaces (or corners) on both hexagon and triangle you are joining.  Insert your hook in the BLO, in both the hexagon and triangle, of the CH space closest to the first stitch you will be joining, complete a SS (yarn over, and pull through all 3 loops).

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

Working in each stitch, BLO, on both hexagon and triangle complete a SS until you reach the next corner or CH2 space.

Complete a SS in the first CH, in the CH2 space on both hexagon and triangle.

Grab your next triangle to be joined, locate the CH2 space that will be joined, and insert hook in BLO, in the CH space closest to the stitch you will be joining and in the 2nd CH space left on the hexagon.

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

Continue to SS along until you reach the next CH2 space.  Complete a SS in the first CH spaces, Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join the next hexagon to the other side of the triangles, and then repeat until all motifs are joined as pictured.

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

Border:

Add a final round of DC around the entire piece.  Join yarn in any stitch, DC in each stitch, until you reach a CH2 space.

When the CH2 space you are working in is joined to another motif and has a CH2 space next to it, make a DC2tog over both CH2 spaces, resume working 1DC in each stitch.

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

When you reach the hexagons at each end of the piece; DC in each stitch; when you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC), in the same space.  You should only have a total of 6, 3 on each side.

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

Blocking and Tassels:

I highly recommend you block your piece after you finish your border.  You may need to get creative finding an item around the house that will fit, a yoga mat, or Styrofoam sheet works.  Spray your piece with water and pin and shape the piece.

I spent a little extra time on those spaces where a triangle meets the hexagon, just lightly tap and spread out the motifs until the border is even, pin and let air dry.

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern

Finally add a tassel to each tip and most of all enjoy!

Hexagon Medley Wrap a free crochet pattern