Crochet Hugs & Kisses Hexagon Quilt Blanket
It’s true, I love Caron Big Cakes the most! I cannot get enough of them. This particular colorway, Cherry Cake, was really calling to me. I finally figured out why. When I was a child, I had a handmade quilt with the same colours, all bordered in white. I think it was probably a scrap quilt as all of the colours were random. So that was the inspiration behind the Crochet Hugs and Kisses Hexagon Quilt Blanket Pattern.
So I decided to incorporate the Hugs & Kisses design into a random-looking, quilt-style afghan using this yarn. Nothing was planned here. I just let the beautiful self-striping yarn flow. I bordered each hexagon in white to tie everything together.
If you choose to use Caron Big Cakes as I have, you will get 11 hexagons from a ball of yarn. So if you want to make a bigger size blanket, it’s easy to plan out. Also, you can plan your colours with any yarn you wish, but I would suggest continuing to border each hexagon with the same colour.
Hugs & Kisses
Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber
Caron® Big Cakes™
(10.5 oz / 300 g; 603 yds / 551 m)
Color A – Caron Big Cakes 2 Balls
Color B – Caron One Pound
5.5 mm / Size I
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Sp = Space
St = Stitch
Tr = Treble Crochet
X-st: Skip next st, dc into next st, cross back and dc into skipped st; 1 X-st made.
Pc (popcorn stitch): Work 4 dc into the next st, drop the loop from the hook, insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group; 1 pc made.
47” at widest section
Make 19 Hexagons
Rnd 1: With color A, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. – 6 sc
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), (tr, dc) in same st as ch 3, [(dc, tr, dc) in next st] 5 times, sl st to beg ch, sl st to next tr. – 12 dc, 6 tr
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, sc) in tr, *sc in next 2 st **, (sc, hdc, sc) in next tr; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg sc, sl st to next hdc. – 24 sc, 6 hdc
Rnd 4: Ch 3, (tr, dc) in same st, *X-st, twice**, (dc, tr, dc) in next hdc; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg dc, sl st in next tr. – 12 X-st, 12 dc, 6 tr
Rnd 5: Ch 1 (sc, hdc, sc) in tr, *sc in next 6 st **, (sc, hdc, sc) in next tr; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg sc, sl st to next hdc. – 48 sc, 6 hdc
Rnd 6: Ch 3, *hdc, hdc, PC, hdc, hdc, PC, hdc, hdc ** dc in next hdc; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg dc. – 12 PC, 36 hdc, 6 dc
Rnd 7: Ch 1 (sc, hdc, sc) in same st, *sc in next 8 st **, (sc, hdc, sc) in next dc; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg sc, sl st in next hdc. – 60 sc, 6 hdc
Rnd 8: Ch 3, (tr, dc) in same st, *X-st 5 times**, (dc, tr, dc) in next hdc; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg dc, sl st in next tr. – 30 X-st, 12 dc, 6 tr
Rnd 9: Ch 1 (sc, hdc, sc) in tr, *sc in next 12 st **, (sc, hdc, sc) in next tr; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg sc. Break color A. – 84 sc, 6 hdc
Rnd 10: Join color B in next hdc, ch 3, (tr, dc) in same st, *dc in next 14 st **, (dc, tr, dc) in next hdc; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg dc, sl st in next tr. – 96 dc, 6 tr
Rnd 11: Ch 1 (sc, hdc, sc) in tr, *sc in next 16 st **, (sc, hdc, sc) in next tr; rep from * 4 more times, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg sc. Finish off. – 108 sc, 6 hdc
I just whipped the hexagons together with the front sides together and in the back loop only. You can use your favorite joining method.
One Caron Big Cake makes 11 hexagons.
Comments on “Crochet Hexagon Quilt Blanket Pattern”
Thanks for posting this blanket. I’m still a beginner at crocheting but I’d like to attempt this. I just made a sample with my practice yarn. I’d like to make this using mandala yarn which is weighted #3. Will I need to adjust anything? What difference will there be?
Thanks for your help.
You can still use that. Use the suggested yarn on the ball band. The project will be much smaller if you are downgrading to a #3 weight yarn.
Hi all!!!! I’m in desperate need of a video of the hugs and kisses hexagon quilt. I keep messing up, but I guess that’s good because I am learning what I’m doing wrong. But a video for this would be amazing! It is beautiful!
there isn’t a video for the hexagon blanket, but there are a few for the hugs and kisses on youtube. hopefully its enough to help you where you’re stuck
Thank you. I’m pretty proud of myself! I just kept on crocheting and frogging until I got it right!!! It took quite a while,but I did it without a video!! And I honestly think it is one of my best projects!!!! I’m definitely going to make a few of these for friends as well
I love hearing that, well done!! 🙂
Mikey said he would like to see a photo of our work when we do one of his Stitch alongs.
I think I saw his request to send a pic of the mandala Afghan to be sent before February 20th.
now that I’m finished I can’t find that request which had the address to send it to.
Can anyone help me?
I do remember the post I am looking to try to find it again for you.
if you go the very bottom of the Mandela cal page it’s there, I had looked myself and I guess I didn’t go down far enough because just now when I looked again I found it, I would have posted sooner for you had I of seen it the first time!
where can I find the pattern for the hugs and kisses quilt ?
A blue pattern button has been added, you can find the pattern by clicking on that. Hope that helps.
Do you have a video to show how to make the hugs and kisses quilt?
Morning Darla, not at this time. – Michael
I’m so glad I found you on fb for my own self. I’ve been looking for friends who crochet and after over 50 years I feel so blessed. I love seeing all of the member’s crocheted items. It’s like going to a Museum of crocheted pieces! EACH piece is a work of art a handmade item crocheted with love and talent! . Thank you so much and May God bless us all!
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