What is a Hexagonal Motif Shawl and Why is it Unique?
This hexagonal motif shawl is crocheted by joining a hexagon shape, each with 6 sides. The great thing about each piece is you can easily create a stash buster crochet shawl. As a result, the final form is unique with an even number of sides, unlike the triangular shawls, which have 3 sides. As a result, the hexagonal motif shawls tend to have more intricate designs than the triangular ones.
This particular design reminds me of a butterfly. And when I was young we would give our caterpillars milkweed to eat so they could eventually emerge from their cocoons to be beautiful butterflies.
The hexagonal motif shawls are unique in their design and style. They are perfect for outdoor events like weddings or festivals where you might want to keep yourself warm with your gorgeous wrap while still having easy access to your phone and camera.
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Why You Should Try Making a Hexagonal Motif Shawlette This Season
A shawl is a perfect and versatile accessory that can be worn in different ways and with many outfits.
There are many shawl patterns out there, but if you want something unique and beautiful, why not try making a hexagonal motif shawl?
Ever wanted to have a shawl that’s both cozy and stylish? Then, add a hexagon patterned wrap to your wardrobe this season.
A shawl is usually draped over the shoulders as an extra layer, but this style has different benefits. Firstly, it can be bunched and worn as a scarf to keep your neck warm during the cold weather. It also adds some stylish detail to any outfit!
One of the best things about the hexagon patterned shawl is that it looks good over any outfit - from casual wear to fancy dress wear! You can wear it with anything, and you will always look dressed up.
How the Hexagon Shawl can be used as a stash buster:
Each one of the hexagons is made individually and attached together as you go. And as you can see, lots of colors of hexagons can create a beautiful patchwork piece. So you can take the yarn from your leftover projects and make the half or full hexagon motifs.
Can you use a DK or worsted weight yarn? Absolutely! This pattern uses three strands of fingering weight yarn held together which would be similar to thicker yarns. And a shawl is very flexible in its finished size. So you could make one with one strand of fingering yarn and have more hexagons or use a thicker yarn and get a similar effect.
About the Yarn used for this crochet pattern:
This design came about from a special request. My all-time favorite yarn shop is Four Purls in Winter Haven, Florida. This is a special set of yarn is developed and curated by Emma's Yarn. You can order the Smalliday Set 2021 in three different base choices.
I'm not going to lie, I think I swatched 15 different ideas for this shawl. All I could think about is how beautiful the yarn is, and I want to do it justice. The stunning array of colors reminds me of a butterfly.
And just like a butterfly, this design didn't start at the end. It started with the same steps as a caterpillar. A lot of hard work, a bit of growth, and lots of snacks haha. As this really started to show its true form, I couldn't help but this process of designing was so similar, hence the name for the pattern.
In honor of cute little caterpillars that eat a lot of milkweeds, I named it the Milkweed Leaf Shawl. And I hope this shawl comforts you during a time of growth. If you are like me, during the hard times I might want to spend some time in a cocoon on the couch and enjoy my yarn. It's never a bad idea to take some time for yourself when you are working through life's struggles. And you will come out on the other side as a stunning butterfly, promise.
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Emma’s Yarn Practically Perfect Sock
80% Wool - Merino, 20% Manufactured Fibers - Nylon / Polyamide
Emma’s Yarn Super Silky
80% Wool - Merino, 20% Silk
Practically Perfect Small Set:
(80% Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon – 2,025 yards)
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Stsc - stacked single crochet (see notes)
st(s) - stitch(es)
Not Critical, each hexagon is approx 8 x 8 inches
Unblocked is 23 x 60 inches
Blocked measurements are shown below
A: 26 inches
B: 80 inches
Join as you go: The video tutorial will demonstrate how to join the motifs as you go, this is what is recommended but use your preferred method. This starts at 8 minutes and 35 seconds in the video.
Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): Do NOT chain, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops, insert hook in the vertical bar below, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loop on hook.
How to Crochet Stash Buster Shawl – Step-by-Step Instructions
Hexagon Full Motif
|1||Using the 1-to-3 strand method, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc 11 into a magic ring, join with a slst to the first st in the round.||12|
|2||Ch 4 (counts as dc and first ch 1), *dc in next st, ch 1*; repeat from * to * around, join.||12 chain spaces &1 2 dc sts|
|3||Sl st to the first ch sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch sp*; repeat from * to * around, ending with a ch 5 and sl st to the first ch in the round, join.||12 ch-5 spaces & 11 sc sts|
|4||Sl st in first ch 5 sp, *ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*; repeat from * to * around, ending with a ch 5 and sl st to the first ch in the round to join, then sl st in the next 2 sts.||12 ch-5 spaces & 11 sc sts|
|5-6||Repeat Round 4.||12 ch-5 spaces & 11 sc sts|
|7||Ch 3 (counts as stitch), dc in same ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, *(2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3*; repeat from * to * around ending with a 2dc into the same as the first ch 5 sp, ch 2, sl st to ch 3 to join. Fasten off.||18 ch spaces & 30 dc sts|
Hexagon Full Motif Chart & Key
Hexagon Half Motif
|1||Using the 1-to-3 strand method, dc 6 into a magic ring, do not join, turn.||6|
|2||Stsc in first (or ch 3), ch 1, *dc in next st, ch 1*; repeat from * to * across, dc again in last st, turn.||6 ch spaces & 7 dc sts|
|3||*Ch 5, sc in next ch sp*; repeat from * to * across, ch 5, sc in last sts, turn.||7 ch-5 spaces & 7sc sts|
|4||*Ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp*; repeat from * to * across, ch 5, sc in last sts, turn.||7 ch-5 spaces & 7sc sts|
|5-6||Repeat Row 4.||7 ch-5 spaces & 7sc sts|
|7||Ch 3 (counts as stitch), dc in ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, *(2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3*; repeat from * to * across ending with a dc into the last ch 5 sp, dc 2 in last ch 5 space. Fasten off.||8 ch spaces & 15 dc sts|
Half Hexagon Motif Chart & Key
Finishing the Stash Buster Shawl
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block and wear.
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