African Flower Hexagon Join-as-you-go Tutorial

African Flower Hexagon Join-as-you-go Tutorial

Today was a quiet day…we spent it at home, just pottering about. Gerry had to go and do rounds, and the kids did homework while I photographed the tutorial. It was a warm, sunny summers day here in SA, and the kids spent the afternoon swimming….

A visitor asked for a tutorial on how to join-as-you-go when you are crocheting African Flower Hexagons… here you are ….


Start with one completed hexagon. Crochet a second hexagon, up until you are crocheting the last round. Proceed as follows…


At the apex of the flower petal, (where you will do 2 DC into the same space , with a chain stitch in between), work up until you have made ONE of the 2 DC at the apex of the petal.


Chain 1 st.


Insert your crochet hook as shown, through the little hole of the other hexagon, at the petal point.


Yarn around hook.


Pull yarn through both the hole and the stitch on the hook.

Yarn around hook…


Chain 1 st.


Yarn around hook again, and DC into the SC loops of the round before…just as above…

(NOTE: I have just noticed that I have made a mistake by DC into the next SC space, instead of doing the second DC into the SAME SC SPACE…sorry 🙁 only noticed now…but the you can ignore my mistake and continue exactly in the same manner as described…)


Completing DC.


Second DC into same space completed. Your work should look like this picture above.


Continue to crochet DC as per the pattern, until you have THREE DCs as seen above.


Insert hook in the hexagon you are joining to, at the place where there are THREE DC from the
point where you joined the corners, as shown above…


Yarn around hook…


Pull through…and DC into the next SC loops of the previous round (just as you would crochet the round as per the pattern)…


Continue to DC until you again have THREE DC from the point at which you joined to the other hexagon…


Join at the place on the other hexagon, at the point where there are THREE DC’s from the join…you are matching DC for DC, so that your hexagon doesn’t get joined in a wonky way…


Here is a bigger picture for you to see…


Yarn pulled through…


Again, make THREE DCs …you are now at the apex of the petal, where you will make two DCs into the same space with a chain stitch in between (just as per the pattern)…


Now insert your hook, into the little hole in the other hexagon, and yarn around hook (just as before)…


Pull yarn through…


Chain one stitch…


Make a DC into the same space on the green yarn round, as the previous DC…


Continue as per the pattern, and finish off the hexagon as you would normally…


When you want to join a second round of hexagons, you need to follow the previous steps in exactly the same way, until you get to the corner join area, as seen above…


When you get to the corner, insert hook into the little hole of the right side hexagon, just as you would in the previous steps, yarn around hook…


Pull yarn through…


Chain one stitch…


Insert hook into the second little hole (as seen above ) of the left side hexagon, and yarn around hook…


Pull through..


DC into the same space as the previous DC, and continue your joining as before, every THREE DCs…

There you go….how to Join as you go!

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