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ak
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Posted - 08/27/2007 :  11:22:05 AM  Show Profile Send ak a Private Message
Hi!

I'm crocheting an afghan of hexagons. The hexagons I'm using are 3 rows--Chain 6, join, then (omitting the starting chains at the beginning of each row for ease of describing the instructions)

ROW 1: [dc 3 tog, ch3] around, for 6 clusters

ROW 2: [dc 3 tog, ch3] twice in each of 6 ch3 spaces, for 12 clusters

ROW 3:
[3dc, ch3, 3dc] in each "corner" ch3 space, followed by 3dc in each "side" ch3 space. Basically, you just alternate them: corner, side, corner, side - 6 corners and 6 sides. No ch1 or anything between dc groups except at the corners.

Does anyone know how to make a half hexagon based on this to fill in the edges of the afghan? I'd be happy to clarify the instructions in any way.

Many, many thanks!!!

fmarrs
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Posted - 08/27/2007 :  3:51:59 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
quote:
ROW 1: [dc 3 tog, ch3] around, for 6 clusters

ROW 2: [dc 3 tog, ch3] twice in each of 6 ch3 spaces, for 12 clusters

ROW 3: [3dc, ch3, 3dc] in each "corner" ch3 space, followed by 3dc in each "side" ch3 space. Basically, you just alternate them: corner, side, corner, side - 6 corners and 6 sides. No ch1 or anything between dc groups except at the corners.



First determine how your hexagons will be joined. Do you need a half hexagon with a point in the center or one with a flat surface in the center? Most of the time it will be a point at the center top.



ROW 1: [dc 3 tog, ch3] around, for 4 clusters and 3 spaces. then turn

Row 2:
For a hexagon with a flat surface in the center: work dc 3 tog in center space.

For a hexagon with a center point: work dc 3 tog, ch 3, dc 3 tog in center space.

Row 2: dc 3 tog in edge stitch using a ch 3 as first dc, [dc 3 tog, ch3, dc 3 tog}in next space, [dc 3 tog] in center space,[dc 3 tog, ch3, dc 3 tog}in next space, dc 3 tog at the edge

Row 3 is worked the same as directions.

Sometimes the appearance is slightly different between hexagons worked in the round and half hexagons worked back and forth.

fran

http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/
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ak
Warming Up

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Posted - 08/28/2007 :  08:22:11 AM  Show Profile Send ak a Private Message
Fran, who knew you were also a crochet master???

Thank you so much!!!
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fmarrs
Guardian angel

USA
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Posted - 08/28/2007 :  9:45:09 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I started to crochet when I was 3, mostly long chains then. I didn't learn to knit until I was 8.

fran

http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/
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