Hexa-Whirl - A free crochet pattern!

Scheepjes Whirl yarn is my new favourite yarn!!! I absolutely love the ombre effect of the colours changing...it's so magical! Whirl comes in 39 different colour ways so the hardest part about working with it is to choose which one to use! Each cake of yarn has a whopping 1000 metres of yarn! That's 1 kilometre!

When Whirls first came out, I got so excited about the colours, I just bought a few to look at and adore for a while, and didn't actually have a project in mind for them yet.

After a while an idea began to form and so the Hexa-Whirl pattern was started.

And I really love the result!








What you'll need:

- 2 x Scheepjes Whirl cakes (or more if depending on the size you would like to make your blanket)
- 1 x Scheepjes Catona yarn that matches the inside of your Whirl
- 1 x Scheepjes Catona yarn that matches the outside of your Whirl
- Crochet hook (I used a 3mm, but Scheepjes recommends a 3.5mm-4mm hook for Whirl)
- Needle for finishing off
- Scissors
- 4 Beads to add to tassels (optional)
- Hexa-Whirl pattern which can be downloaded here for UK terms or here for US terms

Swedish translation can be downloaded here / Svenska mönstret kan hämtas här)



I used 2 cakes of Scheepjes Whirl in the colour way "Raspberry Rocky Roads" and Scheepjes Catona in 114 Shocking Pink and 393 Charcoal.



This pattern uses the join-as-you-go method (as explained in the pattern) so in the last round you will join the hexagons to each other. To get the ombre effect I started in the corner and fanned out, adding hexagons in an outward direction toward the opposite corner. If you are working from more than one cake of Whirl then you will need to work from all cakes simultaneously. So make a hexagon from cake 1, then make a hexagon from cake 2 and join it, and so on. Once you've made a hexagon from each cake, start with cake 1 again and repeat the process.








Don't get too stressed about making sure the colours shade properly, it can be a bit higgle di piggle - the most important thing is to have fun!








Once you're finished making and joining all your hexagons the final thing to do is to make 2 tassels from each ball of Catona yarn and attach to the alternate corners.







My hexagons measure 6cm across - it isn't important that yours are the same, but be aware that if they are bigger you may need more yarn or you can just make less hexagons.

My finished blanket is 97 x 110cm and is 15 hexagons by 16.



Don't forget to tag your projects on Facebook and Instagram using #madewithdbc I'd love to see your creations!

*Disclaimer - if my pattern resembles anyone else's, it is purely coincidental*

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    1. Thank you Maggie! You are most welcome. I hope you enjoy it :)

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    1. You're very welcome! I'm so happy that you like it :) Thank you for your comment!

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  3. What is a ‘needle join’? The directions are clear for joining the first 2 hexies, but I’m not sure of the order for subsequent ones to get the color change to work out right. I’m using 3 whirls. Q

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    1. Hello - I'm so sorry for taking SO long to reply to you, I was away on holiday and unable to reply.

      Here is a link to a great explanation of the 'needle join' by Dedri from "Look at What I Made": http://bit.ly/1OhsM5T You don't have to finish them off with the needle join, I just find it gives a much neater finish.

      I've added a graphic of where to place the hexagons. It's only using 2 whirls, but you can get the idea. You will just slot your 3rd one in after number 2 and then start again with number 1. Unfortunately I can't give an exact placement graph as each colour whirl is different. You need to just gauge where to put your next hexagon. If you work in order (from Whirl 1, then 2, then 3) it will work out.

      I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any more questions or need more help :)

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