The Lexie Hexie Blanket Pattern is a free crochet baby blanket pattern that uses hexagon blocks. You can make this retro chic blanket as big (or small) as you want it or easily customize the colours however you wish.
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About The Lexie Hexie Blanket.
When I was planning on making a crochet baby blanket for my niece, I decided to use hexagons because I had never used them in a project before, plus Lexie Hexie had a better ring to it that Lexie Ripple or Lexie Moss.
I chose to use my classic retro colours, the same ones I used in my Retro Nature Blanket, because I wanted neutral colours.
For this project, I used worsted weight yarn and 5mm crochet hook. If you’re like me and suffer from short attention span, then motifs are definitely the way to go when making blankets. Apart from customizing the Lexie Hexie with your chosen colours, you can also make whatever size blanket you wish. Each hexagon motif is approximately 6″. So if you know the size of the finished blanket you want to make, you can use this pattern to make it.
The Lexie Hexie Blanket Pattern.
- Worsted weight yarn in 7 colours. I used light blue, grey, dark brown, brown, teal, burnt orange & mustard.
- 5 mm crochet hook
- darning needle
Stitches & Terms Used:
- ch- chain
- sl st- slip stitch
- sc- single crochet
- dc- double crochet
- tr- treble crochet
1. Decide on how large and how many hexagons of each colour you will make. The Lexie Hexie Blanket is approximately 44 by 51″ . I used 77 hexagons & 8 half hexagons. The table below shows the colours I used and the numbers.
|Colour||Total Number of Basic Hexagons||Total Number of Half Hexagons|
2. Follow this pattern for a basic hexagon.
3. Follow this pattern for a half hexagon.
4. Join your hexagons (halves included) using the join as you go method or whichever method you find works best for you.
5. Weave in your ends. I used the triple tuck method. You can find the tutorial on the same on this post.
6. Crochet the border.
The border is worked using each of the 7 colours.
Rnd 1: Join in your grey yarn at any corner hexagon and work (sc, ch 2, sk 2 sts) across making sure to work ch 3 when you get to the corners. Join to the first sc with a sl st. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: NOTE: the sts in this rnd are all worked in the ch spaces. So when you see ch 1, it is automatically implied that you skip the sc from the previous round. Join light blue yarn on any ch 2 sp on the straight edges. Ch2 (counts as a dc) dc in same sp. (Ch 1, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp) across until you get to the corner sp. (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in the corner sp. (tr, dc), ch 1, (dc, hdc), ch 1, [ ( 2 sc), ch 1, (hdc, dc) ch 1, (dc, tr), ch 1, (2 tr in each of the next 3 spaces, chaining 1 after each 2tr cluster) , (tr, dc) ch 1, (dc, hdc), ch 1]. Rpt the process in the 2 remaining edges making sure to note when to work the appropriate stitches. Fasten off.
Rnd 3: The sts in this rnd are all worked in the ch 1 spaces of the previous round. So when you do a ch 2, it is automatically implied that you skip the 2 sts from the previous round .
Join teal in any ch 1 sp. Ch 1 sc in same sp.( Ch 2, sc in next sp.) Rpt across, making sure to work (sc, ch 3, sc) in all 4 corner spaces. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Join mustard yarn in any ch 2 space. Ch 2 (counts as a dc) ,2 dc in same sp. 3 dc in each ch 2 sp across the blanket, making sure to work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in all 4 corner spaces. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: Join burnt orange yarn in any corner sp. Ch 2 (counts as a dc). (Fpdc in next st., ch 1, sk next st.) Rpt across, working dc, ch 2, dc) in all 4 corner spaces. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: The sts here will be worked in the skipped sts of rnd 4. Join brown yarn in any corner dc. ch 1, sc in same st. (ch 1, sk fpdc from previous rnd, fpdc in next unworked dc from rnd 4) Rpt across, working sc in corner dcs of rnd 5 and sc ch sc in all corner spaces. Fasten off.
Rnd 7: The deep sc in this rnd are worked in the skipped sts of rnd 5. Join dark brown yarn in any corner sc. Ch 1, sc. Sc across the border working deep sc in skipped sts from rnd 5. All four corners work 3 sc. Fasten off.
And now you have a complete supper cozy, modern & awesome hexagon blanket!