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Oh My... Hexagons

feel free to use any yarn and the hook to match. This is Redheart Botique Midnight and a G hook

Learn to make this CHIQ Hexagon and stay tuned this week for a bunch of amazing patterns using it!!!

This is Round 1
Make a magic circle or chain 3 and join
Round 1 -ch2 ( counts as first hdc) 1 hdc, ch2*2 hdc, ch2* Repeat until you have 6 ch2 and 6 sets of hdc join
this is mid the first puff stitch.

Round 2 - sl to first ch space, pull yarn up and do a (all puff stitches will be 5 loops) puff stitch.chain 1 and do another puff stitch sk to next ch2 sp, repeat in each chain 2 space and sl to beginning.
*********** New to the puff stitch? Check out by step by step photo guide How to make a puff stitch in the round
At the end of round 2 it looks like this

Round 3 - sl to the ch between the 2 puffs ch 2 ( counts as first hdc) 5dc, inbetween the next puff hdc3, hdc 6 in between the next two puffs. repeat and sl to begining
This has ch2, 5hc, then 3 hdc in the next.. 

TIP * This is where we get the hexagon shape... everywhere you have a ch1 space you do 6hdc ( makes a corner) where you don't have the ch you hdc 3 ( side)***


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Thread Cross Bookmark

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Make a magic circle

Round 1
Ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2 and join.

Sides and top of cross
Ch3 2dc, ch2, dc3 in any ch2 sp. Turn and *sl to ch2, ch3,2dc, ch2,3dc. *Turn and repeat * repeat everything in this step 3 more times. Cut thread and weave in ends at the ends of the sides.

Bottom of the cross
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