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Night Owl Crochet Hexagon Blanket Free Pattern by Kristyn Crochets

The Night Owl Hexagon Blanket is a free crochet 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!

Night Owl Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

This is a simple blanket to make using the easy to learn hexagon motif, in various colors all joined to create this cute owl.  After making this blanket you should be very comfortable with the hexagon and half hexagons.  This pattern was a lot of fun to play with colors and surprisingly entertaining.  I decided to break my steps up in stages and crochet a little, sew a little, and block a little, every time getting more excited at the results.  Anyhow enough rambling, I truly hope you enjoy this project as much as I did, if you decide to let this be your night owl I would love to see how it turned out.

The pattern instructions now include 6 sizes!  Please note this is based on measurements from the original design.  The written pattern is for the Toddler size and I can confirm the size.

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

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Night Owl Blanket Pattern

Skill:

Easy

Finished Size:

42in. by 52in. – Toddler/Small Throw  (Size confirmed, this size is shown in pattern.)

53in. by 70in. – Large Throw

64in. by 82in. – Twin

75in. by 94in. – Full

86in. by 91in. – Queen

97in. by 102in. – King

Gauge:

Not super important just maintain the same throughout.  I got about 4 stitches and 1 rounder inch.

Supplies:

Recommended Amazon supplies:

Stitches/Abbreviations:

CH – Chain

DC – Double Crochet

HDC – Half Double Crochet

MR – Magic RIng

SC – Single Crochet

SS – Slip Stitch

Night Owl Hexagon Blanket a free crochet pattern

Notes:

  • The entire pattern is written in Toddler size, there are notes throughout regarding other sizes.
  • Please follow the appropriate text color defined below for sizes other than Toddler:
    • Large Throw
    • Twin
    • Full
    • Queen
    • King
  • A * to * indicates a repeated stitch sequence.
  • The Hexagon is worked in rounds all facing up, the half hexagon motifs are worked in rows and are turned after each row.

Night Owl Crochet Hexagon Blanket – Free Pattern:

Making the owl blanket is quite simple, we start off with making up the 3 types of hexagon motifs, the whole hexagon, and the two, half hexagons. The motifs are made up of 3 to 8 rounds depending on the size you are making.  I have listed below the colors, type, and amount of motifs needed for each blanket size.  Hopefully its lined out for you well enough for you to make your own color pics, which I would very much love to see!

For Toddler, Small Throw, Queen and King Sizes:

Whole Hexagons:

27 Teal – for the main body color for the owl

15 Charcoal – for the outline of the owls belly

13 Berry – for the belly of the owl

7 Tangerine – for the beak and feet

2 Black – for the pupils in the eyes

17 Guacamole – for the log

12 White – for the eyes

43 White – for the background

136 – Total

Pointed Halves:

22 White – for the top and bottom edges background

22 – Total

Squared Halves:

12 White – to even out the sides of the background

2 Guacamole – for the sides of the log

14 – Total

For Large Throw, Twin, and Full Sizes:

Whole Hexagons:

27 Teal – for the main body color for the owl

15 Charcoal – for the outline of the owls belly

13 Berry – for the belly of the owl

7 Tangerine – for the beak and feet

2 Black – for the pupils in the eyes

17 Guacamole – for the log

12 White – for the eyes

64 White – for the background

157 – Total

Pointed Halves:

22 White – for the top and bottom edges background

22 – Total

Squared Halves:

14 White – to even out the sides of the background

2 Guacamole – for the sides of the log

16 – Total

Hexagon Motif (make 136/157 **see above for colors**):

Depending on the size you are making you will want 3 to 8 rounds for each hexagon.  Follow the color coding for your specific size.

Here is the video on how to crochet the whole hexagon by Kristyn or continue for simple written instructions:

Make a MR, CH2,

Round 1:

*Place 2DC into the MR, CH2,* 6 times, SS to the first stitch of the round. (12DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

Round 2:

SS in the next stitch, DC in the same stitch, *place (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 last CH2 space, DC in each stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round. (24DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

Round 3:

SS in the next stitch, DC in the same stitch, *place (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 last CH2 space, DC in each stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round. (36DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

*Stop here for Toddler/Small Throw Sizes**

Night Owl Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Make 136 of these in the indicated colors and/or sizes.

Round 4:

SS in the next stitch, DC in the same stitch, *place (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 last CH2 space, DC in each stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round. (48DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for large throw*

Round 5:

SS in the next stitch, DC in the same stitch, *place (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 last CH2 space, DC in each stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round. (60DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for twin*

Round 6:

SS in the next stitch, DC in the same stitch, *place (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 last CH2 space, DC in each stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round. (72DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for queen*

Round 8:

SS in the next stitch, DC in the same stitch, *place (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 last CH2 space, DC in each stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round. (96DC, 6-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for king*

Pointed Half Hexagon (make 22):

Follow the color coding for your specific size.

The complete video tutorial for the Pointed and Squared Half Hexagon can be found here, or continue for simple written instructions:

Make a MR, CH2,

Round 1:

DC into the MR, *CH2, 2DC into the MR,* 2 times, CH2, DC into the MR, pull MR closed. (6DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

Round 2:

CH1, turn your work, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 3 times, DC in each remaining stitch. (12DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

Round 3:

CH1, turn your work, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 3 times, DC in each remaining stitch. (18DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for toddler/small throw sizes*

Night Owl Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
Make 22 of these in your background color shown here in white.

Round 4:

CH1, turn your work, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 3 times, DC in each remaining stitch. (24DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for large throw*

Round 5:

CH1, turn your work, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 3 times, DC in each remaining stitch. (30DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for twin*

Round 6:

CH1, turn your work, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 3 times, DC in each remaining stitch. (36DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for full*

Round 7:

CH1, turn your work, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 3 times, DC in each remaining stitch. (42DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for queen*

Round 8:

CH1, turn your work, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 3 times, DC in each remaining stitch. (48DC, 3-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for king*

Squared Half Hexagon (make 14/16 **see above for colors**):

Follow for color coding for size.

Make a MR, CH2,

Round 1:

*2DC, CH2, into the MR,* 2 times, 2DC into the MR, pull MR closed. (6DC, 2-CH2 spaces)

Round 2:

CH1, turn your work, place 2DC in the first stitch, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 2 times, DC in each stitch until you reach the last stitch, place 2DC in the last stitch. (12DC, 2-CH2 spaces)

Round 3:

CH1, turn your work, place 2DC in the first stitch, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 2 times, DC in each stitch until you reach the last stitch, place 2DC in the last stitch. (18DC, 2-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for toddler/small throw*

Night Owl Hexagon Blanket a free crochet pattern
Make 12/14 of these in your background color, and 2 in your log color.

Round 4:

CH1, turn your work, place 2DC in the first stitch, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 2 times, DC in each stitch until you reach the last stitch, place 2DC in the last stitch. (24DC, 2-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for large throw*

Round 5:

CH1, turn your work, place 2DC in the first stitch, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 2 times, DC in each stitch until you reach the last stitch, place 2DC in the last stitch. (30DC, 2-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for twin*

Round 6:

CH1, turn your work, place 2DC in the first stitch, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 2 times, DC in each stitch until you reach the last stitch, place 2DC in the last stitch. (36DC, 2-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for full*

Round 7:

CH1, turn your work, place 2DC in the first stitch, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 2 times, DC in each stitch until you reach the last stitch, place 2DC in the last stitch. (42DC, 2-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for queen*

Round 8:

CH1, turn your work, place 2DC in the first stitch, *DC in each stitch until you reach a CH2 space, (DC, CH2, DC) in the CH2 space,* 2 times, DC in each stitch until you reach the last stitch, place 2DC in the last stitch. (48DC, 2-CH2 spaces)

*stop here for king*

Joining the Hexagons:

Before you join your motifs you may want to block them first, I used a light spray of water and pinned them to my blocking board, this really gave it that polished neat, gorgeous, I just love this yarn, look in the end.

Below is the layout of the owl with hexagons, this is how you’ll want to arrange your color scheme.  You may choose to work all your hexagons then join them at once or just join them as you go along.  I used the “mattress stitch” to join my hexagons, which I’ll explain in a moment.  You can however, use a “whip stitch” or even a slip stitch from the back side.  These should show no seam provided you use a matching yarn color and work in the Back Loops Only (BLO).  Whatever method you are most comfortable with should work, :-).

Night Owl Hexagon Blanket a free crochet pattern
Lay out your hexagons as pictured, Follow the purple guideline for Toddler, Small Throw, Queen, and King sizes. Add extra rows as pictured in the pink outline for Large Throw, Twin, and Full sizes.

Mattress Stitch:

  1. With your hexagons facing down and the back side facing you line up 2 hexagons in the order they should be joined.
  2. Starting in the CH space that is next to the first stitch to join on both motifs, insert needle in the BLO through both CH spaces.

    Night Owl Hexagon Blanket a free crochet pattern
    invisible seam joining method
  3. Pull yarn through and insert the needle in the BLO through the same CH spaces, to secure the yarn.
  4. Insert your needle through the BLO in the next stitch that is next to where your yarn ended up from the prior stitch.
  5. Weave needle through the matching stitch in the BLO on the adjacent motif, pull yarn through.
    Night Owl Hexagon Blanket a Free Crochet Pattern
    crochet join motif

     

  6. From here repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have joined along all sides.
    Night Owl Hexagon Blanket a free crochet pattern
    how to join crochet hexagons

     

  7. Keep in mind that you want to line up the CH2 spaces so that they match up to each adjacent hexagon

Make & Do Crew has another method for joining hexagons with an invisible seam and you can find the tutorial here.

Add a Border:

After you have your hexagons and half hexagons joined, its time to add the border.  I decided to keep it slightly simple, as to not take away from the owl.

Round 1:

Starting along one side join your white yarn in the first stitch, SC in each stitch, SC once in each CH2 space, and SC along the row ends.  I added 2 SC per row.  When you reach the corner, place 3SC in the corner space.  Work your SC all the way around in the manner until you reach the first stitch of the round, SS to the first stitch and fasten off.

When working along the half hexagon, add 2SC per row, for a total of 12SC across each half hexagon.
Night Owl Hexagon Blanket a free crochet pattern
Crochet one round of SC around entire blanket.

Round 2:

With Teal, join yarn, I joined in the same stitch that I fastened off in round 1.  HDC in each stitch around, place 3HDC stitches in the corner stitch (this is the center stitch from the 3SC that you added in round 1), SS to the first stitch of the round and fasten off.

Night Owl Hexagon Blanket a free crochet pattern

Round 3:

Join white yarn, SC in each stitch, place 3SC in each corner stitch, SS to the first stitch of the round, fasten off and weave in ends.

Hexagon Owl Blanket a free crochet pattern

Owl Hexagon Blanket a free crochet pattern

From here just stand back an admire, until next time, happy crocheting!