Last night, which happened to be a Friday, I was at home enjoying a beer and some crochet (as you do). I commented on Instagram that if you had told me in my 20's that this would represent my perfect evening, I would have looked at you bewilderedly and probably laughed. But here I am, on the doorstep of 40, and I couldn't be happier with an evening in with some yarn and my hooks! And as your comments indicated, I'm not alone. It's nice to have found my tribe of fellow crochet nerds!
I felt compelled to play around without an agenda or a plan, just to see where my hook took me. As it turned out, it took me down the path of creating a petite, lacy hexagon, with a flowery center. I hope you enjoy experimenting with your own color combinations and making your own! I'm calling it Friday Night Hexagon, which, while not necessarily descriptive of the motif (save for its shape), captures for me the joy of weekend night crochet.
Friday Night Hexagon (written in standard US terms)
Finished size: 4.75" in diameter
Hook: 3.75 mm Clover Amour Hook
Yarn: #2 Sport Weight cotton, shown here is a mix of Scheepjes Catona and Rico Design Essentials Cotton DK (the latter is not technically sport weight, but it's on the thin side of DK)
Bpsc: back post single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Dc3tog: double crochet three together
Fpsc: front post single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
Sc: single crochet
Sl st: slip stitch
Round 1: Into magic ring, ch5 (counts as 1st dc, ch2), [2dc, ch2] 5 times, 1dc. Join with sl st to top of initial ch3. Fasten off A. (12 dc, 6 ch6 sp)
Round 2: Join color B in any ch2 sp. Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 4dc in same sp. 5dc in each ch2 sp around. Join with sl st to top of initial ch3. (30 dc)
Round 3: Sl st into next 2 st, ch5 (counts as 1st dc, ch2), 1dc in same st. *Ch3, sk 2 st, 1sc in sp between next 2 st, ch3, sk 2 st, (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in next st* Repeat from * to end. Omit (1dc, ch2, 1dc) on final repeat. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of initial ch5. Fasten off B. (12 dc, 6 ch-2 sp, 12 ch3 sp)
Round 4: Join color C in any ch2 sp. Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), (3dc, ch2, 4dc) in same sp. *1dc in next sc, (4dc, ch2, 4dc) in next ch2 sp* Repeat from * to end. Omit (4dc, ch2, 4dc) on final repeat. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of initial ch3. Fasten off C. (54 dc, 6 ch2 sp)
Round 5: Join color D in any ch2 sp. Ch1 (does not count as st), *(1sc, ch1, 1sc) in ch2 sp, 1bpsc around each of next 4 st, 1fpsc around next st, 1bpsc around each of next 4 st* Repeat from * to end. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (12 sc, 6 ch1 sp, 48 bpsc, 6 fpsc)
Round 6: Sl st into ch1 sp. Ch1 (does not count as st), *(1sc, ch2, 1sc) in ch1 sp, sk 1 st, 1hdc in each of next 2 st, 1dc in next st, 1dc3tog over next 3 st, 1dc in next st, 1hdc in each of next 2 st, 1sc in next st* Repeat from * to end. Join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off D. (18 sc, 24 hdc, 12 dc, 6 dc3tog, 6 ch2 sp)
Round 7: Join color E in any ch2 sp. Ch1 (does not count as st), *(1sc, ch3, 1sc) in ch2 sp, ch3, sk 2 st, 1sc in next st, ch3, sk 1 st, 1sc in next st, ch3, sk 2 st, 1sc in next st, ch3, sk 2 st* Repeat from * to end. Join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off E. (30 sc, 30 ch3 sp)
You can join the hexagons as you go on the final round using the chain spaces. What will you make with your Friday Night Hexagons? A pretty table runner, or a cushion cover? Or perhaps a cute, shabby chic bag? The sky is the limit with crochet motifs like this one! Please tag your makes with #mobiusgirlcrochet so that I can see all of the beautiful things you're making!