Weekend Makes: Puff Stitch Hexy

Its no secret that I love puff stitches. They and their slightly more structured cousin bobble stitches feature heavily in my books and designs. They are just so fat and cozy, don't you think? They add weight and substance to crochet fabric that can sometimes be a bit too lacy. 

This weekend, upon finishing a deadline garment with little puff stitches at the collar, I was itching to continue the theme.  With a lot of Libby Summer's Fine Aran to use, I decided a throw for our bed would be the perfect mindless between deadlines project.

Each Hexy was designed to use almost exactly 25g of worsted/DK weight yarn (the libby summers is a fine- aran, so not terribly far off a thickish DK). The alpaca in the wool gives it a glorious drape that is going to be perfect for snuggling under. 

If I haven't already converted you to the glory of puff stitches, let me try now. 

 

1. Yarn over

2. Insert hook into stitch (or in this case space), yarn over and pull through.

3. Work steps 1 &2 a total of 5 times. 11 loops on hook.

4. Yarn over and pull through. 

Notes:

Can be worked in any yarn with appropriate hook, but size of hexagons will be affected.

Ch5. Join in the round with a slst.

Round 1: 3 ch, [1 PS, 2 ch] six times. Join into the top of the beg-ch. [6 PS sts]

Round 2: Slst to 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, [(1 PS, 2 ch, 1 PS) in 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss 1 PS] six times.  Join into the top of the beg-ch. [ 12 PS sts]

Round 3: Slst to 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, *(1 PS, 2 ch, 1 PS) in 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss 1 PS, 1 PS in 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss 1 PS; rep from * around.  Join into the top of the beg-ch. [ 18 PS sts]

Round 4: Slst to 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, *(1 PS, 2 ch, 1 PS) in 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss 1 PS, [1 PS in 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss 1 PS] twice; rep from * around.  Join into the top of the beg-ch. [ 24 PS sts]

Round 5: Slst to 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, *(1 PS, 2 ch, 1 PS) in 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss 1 PS, [1 PS in 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss 1 PS] 3 times; rep from * around.  Join into the top of the beg-ch. [ 30 PS sts]

Round 6: Slst to 2 ch-sp, 3 ch, *(1 PS, 2 ch, 1 PS) in 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss 1 PS, [1 PS in 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss 1 PS] 4 times; rep from * around.  Join into the top of the beg-ch. [ 36 PS sts]

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Your hexies don't have to be a blanket - make them in bulky cotton yarn for a trivet or pot holder or join in one long strip for a scarf.