Dahlia Hexagon Crochet Pattern

Today I'm so excited to share my Dahlia Hexagon for "The Blog Hop Crochet Along"!
Leading up to this crochet along, I couldn't decide what type of hexagon to create, until I stumbled across some nature and landscape Pinterest boards and landed upon the beautiful yet simple Dahlia flower!



What You'll Need
7.00mm Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn {10ply} - I was provided with Knit Picks' Brava worsted yarn,
though any worsted weight yarn should work.
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
5 inches
{From corner to opposite corner}
  
Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Denim
Dove Heather

The Blog Hop Crochet Along: Hexagons - learn how to make eight new hexagon patterns and turn those hexagons into eight different projects!

I am super duper excited to be sharing the details of our second crochet along today! This time around we are not only creating afghans, but also multiple different projects using those hexagons!
  • Starting Monday April 6 and going through Thursday April 16th, our eight bloggers will all be sharing a new hexagon pattern. There will be a new pattern each day Monday - Thursday. Try out each pattern as we go along! It's a great way to learn and practice new techniques. You can use all of them in your final project or pick your favorites.
  • Then, on Monday April 20th, we will each be posting tutorials for turning your hexagons into something great! You pick the project and the hexagons - we will show you how to put it together! The great thing about this is that our projects range from a small to large!
If you want to crochet along with us, be sure to join our facebook group to keep up to date on all the new posts and patterns! For now, here's what you will need to get started:


Round 1~ Taking your 7.00mm crochet hook and worsted yarn (Dove Heather), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 12 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 12 hdc's now.
Round 2~ Change yarn colour to Denim. Chain 3, crochet 1 Popcorn Stitch in the same stitch {Note: Since the chain 3 counts as the first double crochet, only crochet 4 double crochets instead of 5 for the first popcorn stitch}. *Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 1 Popcorn Stitch in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Now, place your hook directly under chain 3, and slip stitch around it. You should have 6 popcorn stitches now.
Round 3~ Change yarn colour to Dove Heather. Chain 3, crochet 1 Popcorn Stitch in the "Chain 3" space you made in the previous round {Note: Since the chain 3 counts as the first double crochet, only crochet 4 double crochets instead of 5 for the first popcorn stitch}. *Crochet 2 Popcorn Stitches in the space between the previous round's popcorn stitches. Repeat from the * all around. You should have 12 popcorn stitches.


Round 4~ Change yarn colour to denim. Chain 1, Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the "Chain 3" space you made in the previous round. *Chain 1, then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the space between the previous round's popcorn stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first half double crochet. You should have 12 half double crochets and 12 chains now.
Round 5~ Turn your work so that you are crocheting from the other side of the hexagon. Chain 2. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the "Chain 1" space you made in the previous round. Chain 1 and crochet 3 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch/space. Crochet 3 Half Double Crochets into the next "Chain 1" space. *Crochet 3 Half Double Crochets into the next "Chain 1" space, Chain 1 and crochet 3 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch/space. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into top of chain 2.


Round 6~ Turn your work so that you are crocheting from the other side of the hexagon. Chain 1, crochet 1 Single Crochet in the same stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 5 stitch. *Chain 1, then crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 9 stitch. Repeat from the * all around. {Note: The "Chain 1" helps to create the corner. Make sure to have 9 single crochets on each side of the hexagon}. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


Hope you all enjoyed this quick hexagon pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,



Crochet Along - $50 KnitPicks Giftcard Giveaway

Have you all been following along on our Blog Hop Crochet Along this past week? What's been your favourite hexagon so far?
I can't wait to publish my hexagon pattern this coming Thursday, I hope you enjoy them!

Today I'm excited to share our Crochet Along Giveaway... We'll be giving away a $50 KnitPicks giftcard!


If you'd like the chance to win this giftcard, all you need to do is follow the prompts in the rafflecopter widget below and you'll be entered to win!
{If you are reading this in your email, please click over to enter.}

There are no country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. {However Knit Picks only ships to the US, Canada and Australia}
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Monday April 20th at 12:00am EST

Pretty Pig Headband Crochet Pattern

For some very odd reason, pigs have always been a recurring  theme in my life.

One of my favourite movies as a toddler happened to be "Babe", and every time I entered a Chinese restaurant I'd be greeted by the cliche "Chinese Zodiac Year" poster, which as you can guess by now, I was born in the year of the pig.
There's also a series of books and a tv show about a pig called, wait for it... Olivia!

So as odd as it all is, I now love and have embraced my inner pig! haha

 

Materials
4.50mm Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn (DK) - King Cole Cottonsoft
Tapestry/Yarn Needle
Scissors

Size
This headband fits Newborn - Adult.
{Easily adjustable, as explained in pattern}
Width: 3.5"

Gauge
5 rows x 6 stitches in sc = 1 inch


Headband:
Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK pink yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 19 Chains. {Note: Add or take away sets of 2 foundation chains if you'd like to create a thinner or wider headband.}
Row 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. * Skip 1 chain stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next chain. Repeat from the * all across, making sure to crochet 1 Single Crochet into the last chain stitch.
Row 2 - 108~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. * Skip 1 stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all across, making sure to crochet 1 Single Crochet into the last stitch. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple sets of rows, depending on your head's circumference.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ends of the headband together.

Snout:
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK pink yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 6 stitches now.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 12 stitches now.
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 18 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a baby or toddler, skip crocheting Rnd 4 and Rnd 5.}
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 24 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a child or preteen, skip crocheting Rnd 5.}
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. *Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 30 stitches now.
Rnd 6- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. {Note: Crochet every stitch in this round only in the back loop.} Do not slip  stitch into the first single crochet of this round.
Rnd 7- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round. Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Taking your tapestry needle, sew the snout onto the top of the headband, towards the front. Add some detailing to the snout, using black yarn.

Ears
Rnd 1- Taking your 3.50mm crochet hook and DK pink yarn, start of by making a Magic Circle. Crochet 3 Single Crochets into the magic circle. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of  this round. You should have 3 stitches now.
Rnd 2- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets into every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 6 stitches now.
Rnd 3- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 9 stitches now.
Rnd 4- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 12 stitches now.
Rnd 5- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 2 Single Crochets  in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 15 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a baby or toddler, skip crocheting Rnd 6 and Rnd 7.}
Rnd 6- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 4 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 18 stitches now. {Note: If you're crocheting this headband for a child or preteen, skip crocheting Rnd 7.}
Rnd 7- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. *Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the first stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next 5 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. You should have 21 stitches now.
Rnd 8 - 13- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Do not slip stitch into the first single crochet of this round. {Note: Only crochet Rnd 8 - 9 for baby/toddler size. Only crochet Rnd 8 - 12 for child/preteen size.}
Rnd 14- Start crocheting in the first stitch from the previous round. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch of this round.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Create 2 ears.

Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ears onto the top of the headband, towards the back.


Hope you all enjoyed this piggy pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,