Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chunky Hexies - Join as you go - Free Pattern.


As promised a while ago, I have been playing with a large hexagon motif, that is 'joined as you go' (sometimes called Jaygo) This extra large hexagon measures 25 cm x 28 cm (10 x 11 inches)


At the end of last year, in this post: http://emmawilkinsondesigns.blogspot.com/2017/12/american-yarns-review-with-free-pattern.html I started making a hexagon motif with Bernat Big Ball Chunky in teal from American Yarns. In that post I thought I might keep going and make a huge hexagon, but I changed my mind and kept it at just 4 rounds. In the photo below you can see three motifs joined together, which has been incorporated in the 4th round.


In today's post you'll find the 4 round pattern, and how to join! 

Chunky Hexie- the Pattern. 
In US terms.
1 ball Big Ball Chunky in Teal (100% acrylic, 400 g, 394 m) (linked above)
12 mm Crochet Hook. 

Single Motif.
Make a magic loop. 
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc) dc, (ch 2, 2 dc) 5 times, ch 2, sl st to 3rd ch; sl st to next ch-2 sp. (12 dc, 12 ch)
Round 2: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, 5 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into next ch-2 sp. (24 dc, 12 ch)
Round 3: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. *2 dc in next sp, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, Rep from *5 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into nect ch-2 sp. (36 dc, 12 ch)
Round 4:  (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. *2 dc in next sp, twice (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, Rep from *5 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into next ch-2 sp. (48 dc, 12 ch)


Jaygo.
All the joining will take place in Round 4. To start with, you will only need to join one side, but you may will need to join more.

You can join the motifs at any point around, I have chosen to do the join on the second side. You will need to make at least one single motif to join to! (you might make a pile of single motifs in one colour, and use a second to join)  





Jaygo Motif - 1 side.
Rounds 1- 3: As above
Round 4: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. 2 dc in next sp, twice, (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc (photo 1) into any ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch-2 space, 2 dc into next sp; sc (photo 2) into sp between two dc groups of single motif,  **2 dc into next sp; (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc (photo 3) into next ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch- 2 sp; (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, rep from ** 4 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into next ch-2 sp. (48 dc, 12 ch)
Jaygo Motif - 2 sides
Rounds 1- 3: As above
Round 4: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. 2 dc in next sp, twice, (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc into any ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch-2 space, *2 dc into next sp; sc into sp between two dc groups of single motif,  2 dc into next sp; (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc into next ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch- 2 sp; rep from * once,  **2 dc into next sp; (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc into next ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch- 2 sp; (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, rep from ** 3 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into next ch-2 sp. (48 dc, 12 ch)

Continue in this fashion to join 3 or more sides. 


If you would like to make this pattern, please share a project on Ravelry, or tag me #EWDMakes on social media so I can see! 



This post contains no affiliate links, however I did receive the yarn as part of the linked review post. 


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