Emerald Opulence is a free hexagon crochet blanket pattern. It is a lovely relaxing pattern for a stunning crochet blanket to complement your home.
The seasons are definitely changing. The cooler weather is on its way and I am not mad about getting all the woolly goodness out of the wardrobe.
While going through the sample box of all the crochet goodness, I came across this hexagon crochet blanket.
My Emerald Opulence Blanket was a design I made a while ago for a crochet magazine. It was a design I was super proud of and still use to this day!
Designing for crochet magazines is a little different. You are given certain guidelines on projects, style, colours and theme of the issue.
I have to admit, if I was designing a blanket for myself or for the blog, I would never choose these colours. BUT… that is what was so fun about designing to certain guidelines.
It pushes you out of your comfort zone using colours and style you would not normally choose.
Surprisingly, it results in something completely new and exciting which you will enjoy so much!
Hexagon Crochet Blanket Design Process
This super warm and cosy hexagon crochet blanket is made of 133 crochet hexagons. I know that might sound like an awful lot but trust me, the pattern is great to work on.
It is an easy and relaxing crochet motif pattern. Before you know it, you will have a stack of these cute hexagons that will form your blanket.
I fancied elevating this design to create something cosy, classy and a statement piece for your home decor.
Hence why I added a tassel into each corner chain space of the hexagons on the edge. These add a fun element.
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Yarn I Used For My Hexagon Crochet Blanket
For my Emerald Opulence hexagon crochet blanket I used Cascade 220 Superwash yarn. It is a lovely yarn to work with that comes in a wide range of colours.
As the name also suggests, the yarn washes really well. This is especially important for blankets as you might need to wash them quite often.
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MATERIALS (contain affiliate links)
Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted/10-ply; 200 m per 100 g ball; 100 % wool)
2 balls in Teal (A),
4 balls in Golden (B),
3 balls in Purple Hyacinth (C),
6 balls in Magenta (D)
4 mm crochet hook
hexagon blocking board (optional)
a piece of cardboard to make tassels or a tassel maker
Finished hexagon measures 10 cm from point to point using 4 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
135 x 125 cm
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US crochet terms)
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain stitch
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
tr- treble crochet
ch-sp – chain space
HEXAGON CROCHET BLANKET MAIN PATTERN
With 4 mm hook and yarn A, create magic loop.
Rnd 1: 7 ch(counts as 1 tr and 3ch), 1 tr, 5 dc, [1 tr, 3ch, 1 tr, 5 dc] twice; sl st to 4th ch of beg 7 ch. Fasten off and break yarn.
Rnd 2: join yarn B in any 3 ch-sp, *1 sc in tr, 1 hdc, 1 dc, (1 tr, 2 ch, 1 tr) in next st, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 3 sc in next 3 ch-sp; rep from * around; sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off and break yarn.
Rnd 3: join yarn C in any 2 ch-sp from prev round, *miss 2 sts, 7 dc in next st, miss 2 sts, 1 sc in next, miss 2 sts, 7 dc in next st, miss 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 ch-sp; rep from * around. Fasten off and break yarn.
Rnd 4: join yarn B in any sc from prev rnd, 7 ch (counts as 1 dc and 4 ch), 1 dc in same sc, miss 2 dc of the shell, 3 sc, miss the rem 2 dc of the shell, *(1 dc, 4 ch, 1 dc) in next sc, miss 2 dc of the shell, 3 sc, miss the rem 2 dc of the shell; rep from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg 6 ch.
Rnd 5: join yarn D in any 4 ch-sp from prev rnd, 4 ch (counts as 1 hdc and 2 ch), 1 hdc in same 4 ch- sp, *2 hdc in dc from prev rnd, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 hdc in next dc, (1 hdc, 2 ch, 1 hdc) in next 4 ch-sp; rep from * around, sl st to 2nd ch of beg 4 ch instead of working the last (1 hdc, 2 ch, 1 hdc). Fasten off and break yarn.
Make 133 hexagons. Sew in all ends and block to dimension. Sew together referring to the diagram for placement.
Join D in any hdc, 2 ch, 1 hdc in each stitch around, working (1 hdc, 2 ch, 1 hdc) in each 2 ch-sp, sl st to top of beg 2 ch.
Make 46 tassels about 8 cm long using 10 strands of yarn D and 4 strands of each of yarn A and B. Attach to each 2 ch-sp around the edge referring to diagram for placement.
THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED AND WRITTEN BY VERONIKA CROMWELL OF BLUE STAR CROCHET COMPANY. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND DO NOT SHARE, COPY, ALTER OR RESELL THIS PATTERN AS YOUR OWN. YOU CAN SELL FINISHED ITEMS PRODUCED FROM THIS PATTERN WITH A LINK TO THE ORIGINAL PATTERN AND CREDIT TO ME AS THE DESIGNER. THANK YOU.
I hope you enjoyed this cute hexagon crochet blanket pattern. It is a really lovely addition to your home decor.
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