Crochet Lace Flower Hexagon
I made my red and yellow Crochet Lace Flower Hexagon with cotton thread No 5 and a 2,5 mm crochet hook and its final size is 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter.
Besides your thread and hook, you will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.
With the first color ch 6 and sl st in first ch to form a ring.
- Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2 sp), (dc in the ring, ch 2) 8 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch5.
- Round 2: Sl st in ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as hdc), in same sp work (3 dc, hdc), in each ch-2 sp around work (hdc, 3 dc, hdc), join with sl st in 2nd ch of first ch2. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
- Round 3: Join the second color with sl st between 2 petals (between 2 hdc), ch 6 (counts as dc and ch-3 sp), sc in 2nd dc, * ch 3, dc between next 2 hdc (between the next 2 petals), ch 3, sc in 2nd dc; repeat from * around, ch 1 and join with hdc in 3rd ch of first ch6 to create last ch-3 sp of the round.
- Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) around, ch 2 and join with dc in first sc to create last ch-5 sp of the round.
- Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same sp, * in next ch-5 sp work (2 dc, ch 3, sl st in top of last dc, 2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st in top of last dc, 2 dc), sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * around omitting last sc, join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
I crocheted this red motif with only one color of cotton thread size 10 and a 2 mm crochet hook. Its final size is 8,5 cm (3,3 inches) in diameter.
In order to block your motifs, so you could hang them as Christmas ornaments, you will need white pva glue (or your favorite starch), stainless steel pins (or toothpicks), plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board.
Print out this blocking template. It will help you make your motifs symmetrical. Tape it on your blocking board and then cover it with plastic wrap.
Prepare a mix of equal amounts of white craft glue and water, or use your preferred starch.
Soak the snowflake in the solution, squeeze out the excess and spread it out on the plastic wrap-covered pinning board, having right side facing up. Use stainless steel pins and start by pinning the center. Work your way out pinning as you go until you reach the desired look. While it is still wet, you can sprinkle glitter and make it sparkly. Let dry completely. Remove from the board.
To hang the snowflake, attach a piece of thread, yarn, ribbon, invisible thread or wire.
The stiffening solution will permanently damage your pins, so it’s best to set the used ones aside for use in future starching projects.
See this interesting Crochet Pinwheel Motif perfect for creating shawls, summer cardigans and summer dresses.