African Flower Crochet Half Hexie: How To

Alright we are now going to tackle the dreaded half hexie………dun dun dun!!

All jokes aside the half hexie isn’t that hard to master. You’ve just got to learn how to break down your stitches.

It is very similar to a regular hexie, except for the beginning and end of each round. The beginning and end of each round cut their petals in half with the stitch counts. It will have two regular, full petals and then two cut in half petals.

Just like the full hexie, I’m going to be jumping right into the pattern and then giving tips at the end.


Pattern Level – Intermediate

Terms Needed to Know

– dc = double crochet

– sc = single crochet

– chain

Materials Needed

Favorite Yarn & Hook

*There will be no slip stitching together*


Round 1: Start with your magic circle and crochet 6 dc (one of these will be a chain; 1 chain, 5 dc). Close your magic circle and then tie off your end. Leave it as a half circle.

Round 2: CHANGE COLORS. Starting from where you ended on round one, chain 2 and add 1dc in the same spot as your chain. Add 4 dc in every other space between the previous rows dc; for the next two petals. For the last petal add 2 dc on the top of the chain from round 1.

Round 3: Chain 2 and turn your work. Add 2dc in the same spot as your chain. Add 6 dc in the middle of the 4 dc cluster for the next two petals. Add 3 dc on the very last stitch from round 2. Tie of your end.

Round 4: CHANGE COLORS. Starting where you started round 3 chain 1, with new color. Add single crochets in each stitch from previous round. Make sure you have a long sc between each petal (3 total). Tie of your end.

Round 5: CHANGE COLORS. Starting where you started rounds 3 and 4, chain 2. Add a dc in each stitch from the previous round. Make your corners on the stitch that is in the middle of the cluster of six or “petal” of the flower. For the corner crochet 1 dc, chain 1, 1 dc; all in the same stitch. Finish the row by tying off your end.

TIPS

– If you can visualize cutting a regular full hexie in half then the half hexie will be a lot easier.

– Always start your second round on the last dc from round one and not the chain. This will make the petals look nicer.

– Don’t worry about the side with most of the chains starts curving a little bit. This can be straightened out when joined together with other hexies and when a border is added.

– Leave your tails long enough to sew them in so they’ll have less of a chance of coming undone.

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