Greetings Crochet Queen,
It’s a busy little post today with lots of photos to show you how to make the popcorn stitch hexagon which I used to make Abi’s Blanky.
I so love this pattern, the way the flowers appear to be almost 3D and pop with colour!
So here is how you do it… but please note I use US terms.
If you find yourself still struggling, I will place a video and other pattern links for you to try!
OK……….. just remember that the pop corn is basically five double crochets in the space and slip stitched together at the back!!!
Chain 6 … and slip stitch into the first chain to make a circle
Once your circle is made, chain up four, this is your first double crochet, chain one.. then double crochet, chain one eleven times more out of the circle.. slip stitch to close and you should then end up with something looking like this! .. 12 double crochet, chain one spaces.
Round 2: Attach next color with a slip stitch in same space,
Begin popcorn in same space, ch 3 and add four more double
crochets.. giving you a total of five double crochets in the space
Then when you have five double crochet in your space BRING UP THE
LOOP OF THE LAST DOUBLE CROCHET LIKE THIS…..
Then, insert your hook into the first double crochet loop and pull
through the loop and close .. first popcorn made!
Chain 3 and move on to the next chain 1 space and place FIVE double crochets, loop the last stitch, pull through and create pop corns in all the spaces
Repeat around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Well done, you’ve made your popcorn flower, but now you’ve got to make this into a nice little hexagon!
Round 3 .. get your next colour and chain 3, which counts as your first double crochet, then make another two double crochet in the same space…. CHAIN 1 then in the next available chain 3 space
3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet to make a corner.. see below
So basically repeat
*3 dc ‘in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, rep from. * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off.
Don’t you just love the 3D effect!
You can see a full copy of this pattern here on my flickr pages showing the blanket made
If you prefer to have a crochet for Dummies like follow this one!
OR.. if you learn new things better with a video then go here…
Again, if you have any questions let me know and I’ll do my best to help… sending you sunny smiles to send away the clouds on this gloomy dreary wet Sunday.. all my love.. Helen xxxxx