I feel like I have been crocheting hexi’s forever.
Mr. E assures me I have not. But this is still a post showing my work in progress.
About 2 years ago my niece was visiting and she was hand sewing small pieces of fabric around paper. I later learned that it was English Paper Piecing (EPP). I have read so much about it and even begun my own EPP project, but hand sewing is not a strong craft for me.
So here is my take on a hexi blanket, the most common of the EPP shapes.
I am using a bulky yarn and a size N crochet hook to create the individual pieces.
To create each hexi, create a magic loop and chain 3 ( the chain 3 counts as 1 double crochet). Double crochet *Ch 1, 2 double crochet* repeat between * 5 times. Chain 1 and slip stitch into the top of the chain 3. You will now have 12 double crochets – or 6 spaces
Round 2: Slip stitch into the next 2 stitches. Chain 3 (counts as 1 double crochet and is a leg of the the V stitch). * 1 Double crochet behind the post of each double crochet** work a V stitch (1 double crochet, chain 1, 1 double crochet) into the space. Repeat between * 5 times. Then 1 double crochet behind the post of each double crochet, into the space 1 double crochet, chain 1 and slip stitch into the top of the chain 3. You now have the 6 sides of your hexi – each side has 2 double crochet behind the post and 1 leg of the v stitch for a total of 4 posts for each hexi edge.
Round 3: Chain 3 (counts as 1 double crochet) 1 double crochet behind the post of each double crochet across, work a V stitch into the space. Repeat around and end with a V stitch. I end each hexi by cutting the yarn and pulling through the stitch, then I make an invisible join. If you are not comfortable with this method, slip stitch into the chain 3 , cut yarn and pull through
I’m joining the individual pieces using a flat slip stitch to create the rows.
Stay tuned for photo’s of the completed project…