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Crochet Solid Hexagon

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Crochet Solid Hexagon 

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Solid Hexagon
Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Solid Hexagon

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle



Note:  I always use a chain 1 as the step up at the beginning of the round to create full stitches at the beginning of my work.  The chain tends to leave gaps and holes.  You can use other techniques for the beginning stitch on your round.  The outcome will be the same.

Attach a slip knot to the crochet hook.
Make a chain of 4, join with the beginning chain.
Round 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch,  *Work 2 DC through the center of the chain, CH 2.  Complete 5 times total from *.  Work 2 more DC, CH 1, SC in the first stitch to join.


Round 2:Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work 2 DC through the same CH space, work 1 DC in ea of the next 2…

Youth Size Crochet V-Stitch Cap with Ruffle 18-20 Inches - 45-50 Centimeters- Lightweight Summer

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Youth Size Crochet V-Stitch Cap with Ruffle  18-20 Inches - 45-50 Centimeters -Lightweight Summer

Skill Level - Easy

Use a smaller crochet hook to make a smaller cap.


Size -18-20 Inches - 45-50 Centimeters Size H/5mm crochet hook


Size -20-22 Inches - 50-56 Centimeters Size I/5.5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
V-Stitch - DC, CH 2, DC, in the same space
V-Stitch Increase - DC, CH 2, DC, CH 2, DC, in the same space

Attach the yarn to the hook with a slip knot. 
CH 4, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 1: CH 4, DC through the same chain, this completes the first V-stitch. Work 5 remaining V stitches  through the center loop.  Join with the beginning stitch.  (6 V-stitch total)


Round 2: SL ST to the CH 1 space.  CH 4, DC, CH 1, DC in the same CH 1 space, this completes the first V-stitch. Work a V-Stitch Increase - DC, CH 2, DC, CH 2,…

Similar Crochet Techniques - Different Name, Different Purpose -Crochet Decrease vs. Crochet Cluster - Crochet Tip #62

The crochet decrease may be similar or the same as a cluster of stitches.  Keep in mind that you can decrease by skipping stitches as well, but with this tip we are addressing the stitches joined at the top. The purpose of the stitch is what will make them different, while the anatomy and structure of the stitch may be identical.  It is something to keep in mind and to help prevent confusion.  I am providing two video examples.  The first is the Double Crochet Decrease.  The second is the crochet cluster.  A cluster can consist of a couple stitches to many stitches.

Double Crochet Decrease


Crochet Cluster

How to Crochet with Several Strands of yarn

This is a demonstration on how to work with several strands of yarn at the same time.  It is not an actual project.  Working with several strands is slow and may cause discomfort in your wrist if you are not used to working with several strands.  You will want to take breaks and stretch your arm out on occasion to reduce potential discomfort.

The two following links will advance you to the segments in the video, for attaching more yarn and hiding the yarn tails.

How to add more yarn - Attaching New Color - Time Code 5:27

Hiding Tails - Time Code 6:58
How to Crochet with Several Strands of yarn