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African flower hexagon

Hello Everyone!

Ever since I took up crochet a few years ago, I have loved the African flower pattern. The things you can do with them! Heidi from the Heidi Bears website uses them to make beautiful animals. You can also make bags, pincushions and much more from them, as explained on the Moogly website.

I found various patterns on the internet, each one a bit different. I’m glad to share the pattern I use with you.

I make them into something festive. If you want to join me and make it too (I promise it will be useful), be sure to have 16 of the African flower hexagons ready by 7 December, when I’ll be showing you what to use them for.

Happy crocheting!

xxx

Ann

African flower hexagon

Round 1

  • In a magic circle work ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1) x 5.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut of the threads, weave in the ends and cut them off.img_1717

Round 2

  • With a new colour: insert the needle in any of the ch 1 spaces or the previous round and work ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc.
  • In all of the next ch 1 spaces work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3, sl st in the nex st (DO NOT cut the thread).

Round 3

  • Ch 3, 6 dc in the first ch 2 space of the previous round.
  • In all of the next ch 2 spaces work 7 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut of the threads, weave in the ends and cut them off.img_1720

Round 4

  • With the third colour, insert the needle in the first st of one of the 7 dc clusters.
  • Work ch 1, 1 sc in the next 6 sts.
  • 1 dc over the two previous rows.
  • (7 sc in the next 7 dc cluster, 1 dc over the two previous rows) x 5.
  • Close with a sl st in the ch 1 at the beginning of the row (DO NOT cut the thread).

Round 5

  • Ch 3, 2 dc.
  • (in the next st work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, then 7 dc) x 5.
  • In the next st work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, then 4 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut off the thread, weave in the ends and cut them off.

 

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