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Friday, September 11, 2015

Sith Empire Crochet Hexagons (now with written pattern instructions)

Looks like I added some BLO stitches to emphasize shape.. don't think I mentioned that in the pattern.

Testing design with brush strokes over hexagon photo:


Black and red stitch diagram:


This should be a fun little adventure when I get some time.  I tried this a few years ago when I was playing SWTOR but I didn't have the skills back then to make it happen.  This would be funny as a handbag or a baby blanket.  This may be the only one that will work as a hexagon.  A lot of the other symbols would be better as circles I think.

Update: Here are written instructions for this pattern.

I worked mine with worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook, but you can use anything you want.  I also used red and black yarn but use anything you want to and have fun with it.

Note for corners.  You can choose to work your corner DC’s into the gap created by the chain 2 space in the row below, or place one DC into each of the 2 chains.  The following instructions work into the gap because it’s faster and easier. (“gap” and “chain 2 space” mean the same thing)

Note for color changes.  You can carry your unused color behind or cut and tie off as you like.  If you don’t like weaving in ends, you can carry all the way up to the last row.

How to change colors in double crochet: With current color, YO, insert hook, pull up loop and pull through two loops on hook.  Drop current color and pick up new color to pull through final two loop on hook and complete the stitch.  Your stitch will be in your first color and you’ll be ready to go with the second.
  • R1: With red, work into a magic ring: Ch4, (2 DC, ch2)* repeat 4 more times, DC and slip into the third chain from the beginning ch4.
  • Artoo: Sl st into the corner gap, ch4, DC into the same gap, (DC in the next two stitches, 2 DC in the ch2 space)* repeat 4 more times, DC in the next stitch, DC in the 3rd chain of the ch4 from the previous round. Slip into the 3rd chain of the ch4 at the beginning of the round.
  • R3: Sl st into the corner gap, ch4, DC into the same gap & switch to black before finishing the stitch.  (Continuing with black, work 4 DC into the tops of the next 4 DC from the previous round and switch back to red before finishing the last of the 4 in black.  With red, work into the gap: DC, ch2, DC and switch to black before finishing the last DC)* repeat 4 more times.  Continuing with black, DC 4 (3 into the tops of previous DCs and the last into the 3rd chain.  Switch to red while finishing the last black DC)  Slip into the 3rd chain of the ch4 at the beginning of the round.
  • R4: Sl st into the corner gap, ch4, DC in the gap and change to black.  (With black, DC 6 and change to red.  With red, in the gap: DC, ch2, DC and switch to black)* repeat 4 more times.  With black, DC 6, placing the last one in the chain from previous round and change to red.  Slip into the 3rd chain of the ch4 at the beginning of the round.
  • R5: Continuing with red, slip into the corner gap ch4.  DC into the gap, DC into the next 2 stitches and change to black.  (DC 4 and change to red.  DC 2 and into the gap: DC, ch2, DC.  DC 2 and change to black.)* repeat 4 more times.  DC 4 and change to red, DC in next stitch and in 3rd chain from previous round’s starting chain of 4.  Slip into the 3rd chain of the ch4 at the beginning of the round.
  • R6: Slip into the gap and change to black (this is a weird place to color change but this whole row will be black if it’s any consolation)  Ch4 and DC into the same gap.  (Dc into the next 10 and then into the gap: DC, ch2, DC.)* repeat 4 more times.  DC 10 (last into the chain from previous row) and slip into the 3rd chain of the ch4 at the beginning of the round.
  • R7: Slip into the corner gap and change to red. Ch 4, DC into the same gap.  (DC 5 and change to black.  DC 2 and change to red.  DC 5 and into the gap: DC, ch2, DC.)* repeat 4 more times. DC 5 and change to black.  DC 2 and change to red.  DC 5, putting the last one into the chains below.
  • R8: Slip into the gap and change to black.  Ch4, DC into same gap. (DC 14.  Work into the gap: DC, ch2, DC.)* repeat 4 more times.  DC 14, slip to 3rd chain of beginning ch4.

And that’s the motif!  If you’re making a blanket, you could use the last row as a join-as-you-go row and attach it to other motifs, or just add another one between.  Happy crocheting!


2 comments:

  1. SWTOR!! I'm crazy addicted to that game and have been for years now. Thanks for the pattern, exactly what I was looking for. :)

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