Pattern – Mohair shell wristlets

I recently made a pair of teeny tiny wristlets / fingerless mitts in newborn size to go with a shell stitch bonnet I wanted to make. I thought I’d share the pattern with you all.

Level: Intermediate

Yarn: Drops Kid Silk (Light Pink 03)

Guage: 14dc and 15 rows = 4 inches

Abbreviations:
sc
– single crochet
slst – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
Rnd – round
sk – skip
fsc – foundation single crochet
ch – chain

Special Notes:

Beginning Ch 2 counts as first dc throughout.
You will need to know foundation single crochet for this pattern.
These are only to be used as photography props and babies should never be left alone with them.

Special Stitches:

Shell:
3 dc
sk 1
1 sc
sk 1

Method (make 2):

Rnd 1:
FSC 15
Join to form a circle (15 stitches)

Rnd 2:
Ch 2
1 dc in same stitch
sk 1 sc
sc in next
sk 1 sc
shell x3
dc in same stitch as first dc (4 shells, 15 stitches)

Rnd 3:
ch 1
1 sc in same stitch
sk 1
shell x3
sk 1
3 dc in next stitch
sk 1
slst to join

Rnd 4:
Repeat rnd 2
Fasten off and weave in ends

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Pattern – Granny Hexagon Block

I recently purchased some Special DK by Stylecraft for making baby blankets. I ordered 17 colours (I know I might have a slight addiction to yarn purchasing!!!) and these have been hidden in various locations to stop my other half finding them and telling me off. Anyway, I digress.

I want to make a fun and summery throw to go over the bed in our spare bedroom, so I thought what better way than to try my hand at a honeycomb blanket made from granny square hexagon blocks.

Hexagon crochet granny square block

Here’s how to make a granny square hexagon crochet block:

Materials:
Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic)
1 x 100g ball (295m/322yds) each of:
1390 Clematis (A)
1188 Lavender (B)
1422 Aspen (C)
1034 Sherbet (D)
5mm hook

Abbreviations:
ch chain
dc double crochet
slst slip stitch
rnd round
*…* repeat between
sk skip

Finished measurement:
5 inches side to side / 6 inches corner to corner

Tension:
4 dc to 1 inch
4 dc row over 2.5 inch

Special Stitches:
Corner cluster

3 dc in same stitch
ch 1
3 dc in same stitch

Side cluster
2 dc in same stitch

Notes:
This block  is worked in the round using US terms. I’ve used a 5mm hook, but you can use a 4mm hook for a stiffer fabric. I wanted something a bit more squishy.
Attach each new colour each round in the top of the starting ch 2 of the previous round.

Method:

Form a magic ring
Rnd 1:
With colour A
ch 2
2 dc into ring
*ch 1
3 dc into ring*
repeat 4 more times
slst to join
Fasten off and weave in ends

Rnd 2:
Attach colour B to a ch 1 made in Rnd 1
ch 2
2 dc in same stitch
ch 1
3 dc in same stitch
ch 1
sk 3
*corner cluster
ch 1
sk 3*
repeat 4 times
slst to join
fasten off and weave in ends

Rnd 3:
Attach colour C to ch 1 made after corner cluster
ch 2
1 dc in same stitch
ch 1
sk 3
*corner cluster
ch 1
sk 3
side cluster
ch 1
sk 3*
repeat 4 times
corner cluster
sl st to join
fasten off and weave in ends

Rnd 4:
Attach colour D to ch made after corner cluster
ch 2
1 dc in same stitch
ch 1
sk 3
side cluster
ch 1
sk 3
*corner cluster
ch 1
sk 3
side cluster
ch 1
sk 3
side cluster
ch 1
sk 3*
repeat 4 times
corner cluster
sl st to join
fasten off and weave in ends