Rainbow Puff Hexagon

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I’m all about the puff stitch this month! I love the texture it gives to the simplest of designs!

In this post I’ll be showing you how to make this one!

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I love how the rainbow puffs peek through the corners of the hexagon!


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What you’ll need:

– Any DK/8ply yarn
I’ve used Spotlight’s 4 Seasons Flinders Cotton 8 Ply Yarn in colours: Snow (A), Deep purple (B), Aqua (C), Lime (D), Canary (E), Tangerine (F) and Dark red (G).

Alternatively, you could also use this rainbow colourway (currently my favourite combination):
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK* in colours: Paper White (A), Tea Rose (B), Washed Teal (C), Lime Green (D), Buttercup Yellow (E), Mandarin Orange (F), Bubblegum Pink (G).

– 3mm crochet hook
I’ve used a 3mm hook to avoid the second yarn peeking through stitches- the only down size to this is that it creates a stiff hexagon. If you aren’t bothered by the yarn showing or intend to cut and rejoin your yarn at each colour change (all the ends!!!), I’d highly recommend a larger hook (3.5 or 4mm).

If you’re unfamiliar with working with two colours at a time/ tapestry crochet, I suggest you check this great resource out!

-Scissors

-Tapestry Needle

Final Size: 18cm x 11 cm


Special stitches: 

Puff stitch:
(Yarn over, insert hook into chain 2 space and pull yarn through) Repeat 4 times.
Yarn over and pull through 8 loops.
Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

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Beginning Puff Stitch:
There are two ways you can do a Beginning Puff Stitch. I prefer to start my rounds with the ‘standing’ puff stitch, but most people use the chain 3 start- either one is fine 🙂

‘Standing’ Puff Stitch
Pull loop on hook up to roughly the height of a double crochet stitch.
(Yarn over, insert hook into chain 2 space and pull yarn through) Repeat 4 times.
Yarn over and pull through all but 2 loops.
Yarn over and pull through remaining loops.

‘Chain 3 Start’ Puff Stitch
Chain 3, (Yarn over, insert hook into chain 2 space and pull yarn through) Repeat 3 times.
Yarn over and pull through
all but 2 loops.
Yarn over and pull through remaining loops.

Joining a new colour

At the beginning of Rounds 2-7 you will need to join a new colour.

To do this:

slip stitch

Switching between colours in a round

To change colours before a puff stitch

Colour change 1

To change colours after a puff stitch:

Colour change 2

Pattern notes- please read before you start!

  • First puff stitch of each round is a beginning puff stitch. I haven’t specified that in the written pattern to keep the repeats simple. 
  • I’ve indicated the colour being used by the colour of the text. The black font is Colour A (white/snow), which you use in all 8 rounds.
  • Keep Colour A attached at all times- when joining a new colour, drop A and pick it up once again when you need to use it.
  • Make the final DC of each round in the slip stitch made in the first puff stitch from the previous round.
  • If you find your work curling too much, go up a hook size.
  • Try to keep your tension as consistent as possible to prevent the second yarn peeking through stitches.
PATTERN:

Working into a magic circle,

Round 1: USING COLOUR A
Chain 3, work 11 DC into circle.
Slip stitch into beginning chain 3. (12 DC)

Round 2: Work this round in spaces between stitches.

Join COLOUR B with a slip stitch in any stitch space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch), 1 DC in next space**
Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 6 DC)

Cut COLOUR B

Round 3: Join COLOUR C with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 3 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch.  (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 18 DC)

Cut COLOUR C

Round 4: Join COLOUR D with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 5 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 30 DC)

 Cut COLOUR D

Round 5:Join COLOUR E with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 7 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 42 DC)

 Cut COLOUR E

Round 6:Join COLOUR F with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 9 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 54DC)

 Cut COLOUR F

Round 7: Join COLOUR G with a slip stitch in next chain 2 space.

*(Puff stitch, chain 2, Puff stitch) into chain 2 space, 1 DC in each of the next 11 stitches** Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Slip stitch into initial puff stitch. (12 PUFF, 6 chain 2, 66 DC)

Cut COLOUR G

Round 8: Chain 1, 1 SC in same space.

*(3 SC) into chain 2 space, 1 SC in each of the next 13 stitches**
Repeat from *to ** 6 times
Omit 1 SC on final repeat. (96 SC)

Fasten off COLOUR A

Weave in all ends and block if necessary.

Feel free to put your own spin on this pattern! I also made some smaller hexagons with a larger hook and different colours!

Mini hexagons

If you have any questions, or notice errors in this pattern, please feel free to contact me at crochetbycraftycc@gmail.com

-Celine

18 thoughts

  1. Hi Celine!! Thanks a lot for sharing with us your talent. Love your colorful work, your stitches are so neat! Thank you thank you. Gabriela

  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful patterns. They are so pretty and your pictures showing each step of the way are very helpful.

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