Sunday, August 8, 2010

Grandma Star Hexagon Tutorial

After what seems like so long 
since I did a tutorial...
A am back...
With a 
Grandma Star Hexagon
that I am hoping you love...
I adore hexagons
because they are so versatile
you can easy join them
and make lovely patterns
and mix the colours as well...
 Here is a peek at a unusual project I have started
using Grandma Star Hexagons and adding Pentagons... 


So without further ado I will begin...
3.5mm hook
8ply yarn
needle and thread and scissors to trim...
I am writing this in English crochet terms
with American in Brackets...

 Chain 4 join with a slip stitch
to form a circle.
Round 1...
1 chain, 12 dc(sc) into circle.
Join with a slip stitch to beginning...

Round 2...
2 chain, Yarn Over hook insert into same stitch, 
Yarn Over hook pull up a loop, Yarn Over hook and draw through 2 loops,
Yarn Over hook and insert into same stitch,
Yarn Over hook pull up a loop, Yarn Over hook and draw through 2 loops.
Yarn over hook and draw through all 3 loops remaining. Pic 1...  


*5 chain miss one dc(sc)
Cluster into next dc(sc)
(cluster is as follows):
Yarn Over hook ,insert into next dc, Yarn Over hook and pull up a loop,
Yarn Over hook and draw through 2 loops,
Yarn Over hook and insert into same stitch,Yarn Over hook pull up a loop,
Yarn Over hook and draw through 2 loops.
Yarn Over hook and insert into same stitch,
Yarn Over hook pull up a loop,Yarn Over hook and draw through 2 loops.

Yarn over hook and draw through all 4 loops remaining*. Pic 2...
Repeat * - * until there is 6 petals and one dc remaining.


 5 chain.see note below...
Join new colour into the last chain of the 5 chain. Pic 3...


Slip stitch into top of cluster.
This will be into the loop that is on the left hand side. Pic 4...


Slip stitch across to 5 chain space. 1 chain.
Remember to work over your ends.
Keeping them to the left of work helps. Pic 5...


Round 3...
6 dc(sc) in this and all 5 chain spaces to end
join with a slip stitch to first dc. Pic 6...


Round 4...
3 chain to count as first Treble(dc) ,
Treble(dc) into next 2 dc(sc), 3 chain. Pic 7...


*Treble(dc) into next 6 dc(sc), 3 chain* 
* - * Repeat 5 times. Pic 8...


Continue around. Pic 9...


3 treble(dc) into last 3 dc(sc) remaining,
Join with a slip stitch into top of 3rd chain at beginning...pic 10...


36 treble(dc) and 6 – 3 ch spaces.
Fasten off and sew and trim ends...

These motifs can be joined
by simply omitting the second chain in the corner and slip stitching to
adjacent motif corner. Use this method for all joining of sides...

 I do hope the tutorial has worked out
and has been helpful...
And of course full of granny goodness...

32 comments:

Leah said...

How sweet you are to share another of your wonderful creations! Thank you...again!

Hi there said...

I love this, thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Although I have other projects to finish off I will be trying out one of these today.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much. Another one to add to my to do list. x

"Never Knew" said...

These are very cute! I've seen a few soccer balls around, like this one on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17374592@N00/4730175331/in/pool-africanflowers#/photos/17374592@N00/4730175331/in/pool-1374354@N21/

Thanks for sharing your pattern!

Caz from Never Knew :)

Allison said...

ooooh, grandma star hexagon looks stunning. i can't wait to try out this tutorial. thanks for including the us terms, too. i'm off to find a hook and yarn!

Martha said...

A very good tutorial

Debi Y. said...

Oh - I love this one. Thanks for sharing. :)

Neicee said...

Wow! Thanks so much for such a wondeful totorial!

Deb said...

oh! muchas gracias!! es un tutorial magnífico!

Mihaela said...

Like always, a great tutorial for a beautiful pattern!

Thank you!

Casey said...

I like how this looks! Also, love the ball you made of them :)

凱許倫 said...

良好的開端,已是成功的一半。..................................................

needlekrafter said...

Michelle,
Thank you so much for sharing this pretty pattern- so generous and kind of you. I continue to check your blog regularly and am inspired. I love the colors in the hexagon ball that you made- so lovely! I can't wait to make this pattern. :)

ZOE said...

HOLA MICHELLE PRECIOSO TODO LO QUE HACES ME A ENCANTADO EL COJIN EXAGONAL,TIENES UN GRAN TALENTO EN TUS MANOS, FELICIDADES POR TU GRAN BLOG,UN BESAZO CON CARIÑO.

Susan said...

Thank You for the pattern!!!

KooKoo said...

I just have to try this out, thanks!

Annemarie's Breiblog said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for this lovely pattern!

Posy Linda said...

You're the best!!! Thanks for the great tutorial. I appreciate it.

أسيرة اللوحة said...

It's awesome

thanx ^^

Barbara said...

Love your hexagon! Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Kirsty said...

So beautiful!

Clever, clever you.

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Oh, Michelle, I'm looking forward to trying this tutorial. I just noticed your "title"..."My Friend Flickr". How cute! Thanks sweetie we love you!

Bethel of Bethania said...

Thanks for a great tut... love this hexi...

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much! I am imagining all types of projects for this little beauty!

Maria said...

Such a pretty bally thingy, can see that pattern worked many ways

ZOE said...

hola michelle por tu gran trabajo, quiero que te pases por mi blogs para recoger un regalo,un abrazo.

Karen said...

Looks like fun, cant wait to try making these.

Tania said...

I AM NOT LOOKING. I am suffering from End Weaving In Stress Disorder and REFUSE to start another project involving multiple colours that isn't a monotonous, join as you go, crocheted circle.

But damn that cushion is lovely.

Lola Nova said...

You are amazing!
That is all.

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely pattern. I am a brand new crocheter but I think I'll give this a go as it seems quite simple (thanks to your ace tutorial).

thelittleroomofrachell said...

V pretty and somehow delicate looking! Lovely.

thelittleroomofrachell said...

V pretty and somehow delicate looking! Lovely.