Crochet Hexagon Snowflakes Blanket Pattern

How to Crochet the Flower Power Blanket

Hi guys! Today’s pattern is full of texture, and is so fun to crochet, once you get the hang of it. The Flower Power Blanket is made up of hexagons and trapezoids that are joined together as you crochet, so there is no extra sewing involved – yay! I designed this blanket to be customizable, so you can make a size that suits you. The free pattern below, shows you how to crochet a baby blanket, but instructions are provided to make your own size. If you prefer to have the math (yardage and number of hexagons/trapezoids) already done for you, the ad-free printable PDF includes 5 additional sizes (lapghan, small throw, large throw, queen, and king) with blanket diagrams for each size. I hope you enjoy making this blanket as much as I did!

Flower Power Blanket Free Crochet Pattern by This Pixie Creates
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Crochet Skill Level: Intermediate

This blanket pattern is considered an intermediate level crochet pattern because it uses a variety of stitches and techniques. However, there are step-by-step pictures included below, to make the crochet process easier. If you need/want more support in addition to the written pattern, the Ad-free Printable PDF includes complete video tutorials for the hexagon, trapezoid, and join as you go method.


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Materials: 

  • 6.0 mm crochet hook 
  • Scissors 
  • Yarn Needle
  • Bernat Premium, Weight 4 Medium (100% Acrylic, 360 yd / 329 m, 7 oz / 198 g) – Parchment
  • Steamer / Spray Bottle / Iron (with Steam setting) 

Yardage:

  • 1040 yds / 951 m (3 Skeins of Bernat Premium)

*Yarn Note: You can use ANY medium 4 worsted/aran weight yarn as a substitute. 


Yarn Choice:

If you have been following along with my blog, you probably know I love using inexpensive, but good quality acrylic yarn. For this reason, Bernat Premium is one of my favourite yarns. There are tons of colours to choose from, it’s soft and durable, and each skein comes with 360 yards or 329 meters, which means that 1 skein goes a long way in a crochet project. This yarn has been $3.97 CAD + tax at Walmart for the past 6 years. They have just raised the prices to $4.77 CAD + tax, but even with the $0.80 increase, it’s still a good deal.

I recommend buying this yarn from Walmart if possible because it is marked at $9.99 USD on Yarnspirations; so please save yourself some money if you choose to use this yarn!


Alternative Yarn Options:

Bernat Premium is a regular worsted/aran weight yarn that is on the thicker end of the spectrum. You can use any worsted/aran weight yarn for this project, as long as it meets the gauge. Here are a few of my favourite alternative yarn options that are extremely similar in weight, feel, and will help you meet the gauge.


Flower Power Crochet Blanket Free Pattern

Can you Make this Blanket in Multiple Colours?

Of course! I encourage you to experiment with your colour choices, and really make this pattern your own. This is a sample of the blanket that I made when I was first testing out the design. It shows the hexagons up to Round 5, using the join as you go method. Using multiple colours, creates a candy-cane effect when you join the shapes as you crochet!

Flower Power Blanket in Multiple Colours

Abbreviations: 

  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Sk – skip
  • [ ] – repeat instructions inside brackets
  • YO – yarn over
  • MR – magic ring 
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Reverse Sc – reverse single crochet (a.k.a crab stitch – see tutorial)
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet  
  • Ps – puff stitch (see tutorial)
  • Rnd – round 
  • H – hexagon 
  • T – trapezoid
  • RS – right side
  • BLO – back loop only

Gauge / Pattern Measurements (Width x Length): 

Hexagon:

  • Width: 8.25”
  • Length: 8.75” 

Trapezoid:

  • Width: 4.125”
  • Length: 8.75” 

Blanket:

  • Width: 33″
  • Length: 37″

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Flower Power Blanket Pin

Customizing the Size of Your Blanket: 

This blanket is 4 hexagons wide by 5 rows long, measuring 33″ wide by 37″ long. For this blanket you’ll need a total of 17 hexagons and 6 trapezoids. However, you can easily customize your blanket by making any number of hexagons, and joining them as you go. Then, add trapezoids around the left and right side of the blanket to create straight edges.


*The Ad-free Printable PDF has sizing instructions for 6 blanket sizes (baby, lapghan, small and large throw, queen, and king), along with the number of yards, hexagons and trapezoids needed to make each size. Complete video tutorials for the hexagon, trapezoid, join as you go method, and border are also included.


Blanket Layout

There are two versions of the baby blanket that use the same amount of yardage, but have a different layout. Each diagram shows the layout of the blanket, so you can follow it as you join the shapes.

Version 1: Make 17 Hexagons and 6 Trapezoids

Version 2: Make 18 Hexagons and 4 Trapezoids


The Back Loop Only (BLO) Technique – Photo Tutorial: 

  • Each crochet stitch has a front and back loop; these are the two loops that we normally work into when completing a stitch. However, for Rnd/Row 8, we will be working into the BLO of each hdc st of Rnd/Row 6. 
  • In Rnd/Row 7, we work a sl st into each st across/around. Each sl st pops to the front of our work, and leaves the front and back loop of Row/Rnd 6 sts free. 
  • In Rnd/Row 8, we will be working into the BLO of each st of Rnd/Row 6. We know that we have done this correctly, when we can see 3 loops (the front and back loop of the sl st, and the front loop of the hdc). 
  • If it makes things easier, you can think of this loop as the “Fourth Loop or Bump”. 
  • By working into the BLO for Rnd/Row 8, it creates a 3D braid and cabling effect that is so pretty!

Puff Stitch:

  • YO, and insert the hook in the st.
  • YO and draw up a loop – there should be 3 loops on the hook. 
  • Repeat Step 2, two more times in the same stitch-  there should be 7 loops on the hook.
  • YO and pull through the first 6 loops on the hook – there should be 2 loops remaining on the hook. 
  • YO and pull through the last 2 loops to close the st. 

Reverse Single Crochet:

The reverse single crochet (also known as the crab stitch) is crocheted exactly how it sounds: in reverse. Regular single crochets are worked from right to left (for the right-handed stitcher); however, the reverse single crochet stitch is worked from left to right, with the RS of the work facing you. Changing direction creates a beautiful simple texture! 

If you prefer more of a visual, here is a video tutorial (1:41).

  • Step 1: Make sure the RS of the blanket is facing you. 
  • Step 2: Ch 1 to start.
  • Step 3: Instead of starting in the first st to the left, insert the hook in the first st to the right, and make a sc. 
  • Step 4: Continue to make a sc in each st across, always working in the next st to the right.

Prefer to follow a video tutorial instead of a written pattern? The Printable PDF includes video tutorials for the hexagons, trapezoids, and join as you go method!


Hexagon Motif: 

Notes: 

  1. The beginning ch of each rnd does NOT count as a st.
  2. Do NOT turn at the end of each rnd. 

Make a MR.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, [Ps, Ch 1] 6 times in MR. Join with a sl st. <6 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp>

Make a sl st into the ch-1 sp, before starting Rnd 2.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps, ch 1) in ch-1 sp] 6 times. Join with a sl st. <12 Ps, 12 ch-1sp>

Make a sl st into the ch-1 sp, before starting Rnd 3.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps) in ch-1 sp, dc in next st, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next st] 6 times.  Join with a sl st. <12 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp, 18 dc>

Make a sl st into the ch-1 sp, before starting Rnd 4.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps) in ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 sts] 6 times.  Join with a sl st. <12 Ps, 6 ch-1 sp, 30 dc>

Make a sl st into the ch-1 sp, before starting Rnd 5. 

*Tip: Mark every second Ps of Rnd 4 with a stitch marker because it is very easy to skip these sts. 

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in ch-1 sp, [hdc in next 7 sts, 3 hdc in ch-1 sp] 5 times, hdc in next 7 sts, 1 hdc in first ch-1 sp to finish the corner. Join with a sl st. <60 hdc>

*Tip: Mark the second (center) hdc in each ch-1 sp of Rnd 5 with a stitch marker; these are the corner sts. 

Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first corner st, [hdc in next 9 sts, 3 hdc in next corner st] 5 times, hdc in next 9 sts, hdc in first corner st. Join with a sl st. <72 hdc>

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sl st in each st around. Finish the rnd with a sl st in the third loop of the first st of the rnd. <72 sl st>

*Tip: Mark each corner st with a stitch marker. For Rnd 8, we will be crocheting into the BLO  of Rnd 6 sts – see photo tutorial above.

Rnd 8 (First Hex Only, Non-Joining): Working in the BLO of Rnd 6, ch 1, 2 hdc in first corner st, [hdc in next 11 sts, 3 hdc in next corner st] 5 times, hdc in next 11 sts, hdc in first corner st. Join with a sl st. <84 hdc>

Fasten off and repeat this process to make all of the hexagons needed for your size. 

Before starting Rnd 8 of the second hexagon, read the join as you go instructions below (or watch the video tutorial) to see how to join the hexagons and avoid seaming. If you choose not to use the Join as you Go (JAYGO) Method, you can complete Rnd 8 like normal, fasten off, and sew the shapes together with a yarn needle at the end of the project.

Join as You Go Method (Hexagons – Rnd 8): 

  • Active Hex – the hexagon you are currently completing 
  • Join Hex – the hexagon you are joining to 

Step 1: Working in the BLO of Rnd 6, ch 1, 2 hdc in first corner st, hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next corner st. The second hdc is the corner st of Rnd 8. 

Step 2: Line up the side of the active hex with the join hex. Pull up the loop on the hook, so you don’t lose it, and remove the hook. Insert the hook into the corner st of the join hex. Place the loop back on the hook, tighten it, and pull it through the corner st of the join hex (this joins the two corner sts)

Step 3: In active hex, make 1 hdc in the corner st to complete the corner (this is the same st that the 2 hdc were worked into in Step 1)

Step 4: Pull up the loop on the hook, so you don’t lose it, and remove the hook.  Insert the hook into the next st of the join hex. Place the loop back on the hook, tighten it, and pull it through the st of the join hex (this joins the hdc of the active hex to the matching st of the join hex). 

Step 5: Hdc in next st of active hex. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 across the next 10 sts. 

Step 6: 2 hdc in next corner st of active hex, making sure to join each st to the matching st of the join hex. One side is joined! 

If joining to another shape, repeat Steps 1 – 6. If not joining to additional shapes, complete the remaining sides of Rnd 8 as normal (pg. 11)


Trapezoid Motif: 

Notes: 

  • The beginning ch of each row does NOT count as a st. 

Make a MR. 

Row 1: [Ch 1, Ps] 5 times in MR. Turn. <5 Ps, 4 ch-1 sp

Row 2: Ch 2, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps, ch 1) in ch-1 sp] 3 times, (Ps, ch 1, Ps) in last ch-1 sp. Turn. <8 Ps, 7 ch-1 sp>

Row 3: Ch 2, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps) in ch-1 sp, dc in next st, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st] 3 times, (Ps, ch 1, Ps) in last ch-1 sp. Turn. <8 Ps, 4 ch-1 sp, 9 dc>

Row 4: Ch 2, [(Ps, ch 1, Ps) in ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 sts] 3 times, (Ps, ch 1, Ps) in last ch-1 sp. Turn. <8 Ps, 4 ch-1 sp, 15 dc>

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc in first ch-1 sp, hdc in next 7 sts, [3 hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next 7 sts] 2 times, hdc in last ch-1 sp, hdc in last st. Turn. <31 hdc

*Tip: Mark the first and last hdc of Row 5 with a stitch marker, as well as the second (center) hdc in each ch-1 sp. These are the corner sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first corner st, hdc in next 9 sts, [3 hdc in next corner st, hdc in next 9 sts] 2 times, 2 hdc in last corner st. Turn. <37 hdc>

Row 7: Ch 1, sl st in each st across. Turn. <37 sl st>

Slip Stitch in each st

Fasten off and repeat this process to make all of the hexagons needed for your size. 

Before starting Row 8 of the trapezoid, read the join as you go instructions below (or watch the video tutorial) to see how to join the trapezoids and avoid seaming. If you choose not to use the Join as you Go (JAYGO) Method, you can complete Row 8 as written below, fasten off, and sew the shapes together with a yarn needle at the end of the project. 

Row 8: Working in the BLO of Row 6, ch 1, 2 hdc in first corner st, hdc in next 11 sts, [3 hdc in next corner st, hdc in next 11 sts] 2 times, 2 hdc in last corner st. Turn. <43 hdc

Fasten off and weave in ends. 


Join as You Go Method (Trapezoids – Row 8): 

  • Active Trap – the trapezoid you are currently completing 
  • Join Hex – the hexagon you are joining to 

Step 1: Working in the BLO of Row 6, ch 1, make 1 hdc in first corner st. The first hdc is the corner st of Row 8. 

Step 2: Line up the side of the active trap with the join hex. Pull up the loop on the hook, so you don’t lose it, and remove the hook. Insert the hook into the corner st of the join hex. Place the loop back on the hook, tighten it, and pull it through the corner st of the join hex (this joins the two corner sts)

Step 3: In active trapezoid, make a second hdc in the corner st of Row 7 to complete the corner (this is the same st that the first hdc was worked into in Step 1)

Step 4: Pull up the loop on the hook, so you don’t lose it, and remove the hook.  Insert the hook into the next st of the join hex. Place the loop back on the hook, tighten it, and pull it through the st of the join hex (this joins the hdc of the active trap to the matching st of the join hex).

Step 5: Hdc in next st of active trap. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 across the next 10 sts.

Step 6: 2 hdc in next corner st of active trap, making sure to join each st to the matching st of the join hex. One side is joined!

If joining to another shape, repeat Steps 1 – 6. If not joining to additional shapes, complete the remaining sides of Row 8 as normal (pg. 15).


Border:

Notes: 

  • The valley is the dip between the hexagon/trapezoids, and the peak is the highest point of the blanket (the ch-1 sp or corner st). 
  • Do NOT turn at the end of each rnd. 

Make sure the blanket is RS up, and attach yarn with a sl st in the top left corner ch-1 sp and ch 1 to start.

Valleys and Peaks Diagram for Blanket

Rnd 1: 

  • (Left & Right Side, the straight sides): Sc in each row/st across until corner. There should be approx. 24 sc in each trapezoid, and 14 sc in each hexagon. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in corner st. 
  • (Bottom & Top, the valley/peak sides): Sc in each st across. If there is a valley, sk 2 sts; if there is a peak, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp peak. Repeat this across until the corner. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch-1 sp. 
  • Join with a sl st to close the rnd. 

Rnd 2: 

  • (Left & Right Side): Sc in each st across until corner. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch-1 sp. 
  • (Bottom & Top): Sc in each st across. If there is a valley, sk 2 sts; if there is a peak, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp peak. Repeat this across until the corner. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch-1 sp. 
  • Join with a sl st to close the rnd.

Rnd 3:

  • Ch 1, reverse sc in each st around. Sk all ch-1 sps center corner sts, and continue to sk 2 sts in the valleys. This creates rounded corners and evens out the border.

Blocking the Flower Power Blanket: 

Blocking is the process of wetting a piece of crochet to make the ends and rows straight. To block this blanket, you will need a steamer / spray bottle / iron (with steam setting), straight pins, and a blocking mat / carpet / foam.  

Block your work by stretching out the blanket (vertically and horizontally), and placing straight pins along each side of the blanket to hold it in place. Spray the blanket with water, use a steamer, or an iron on steam setting. Let the blanket sit for a few hours or overnight to retain its shape. Unpin it, and your blanket is complete.

Blocking a Crochet Hexagon Blanket

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Flower Power crochet blanket pattern, please reach out to me. I am happy to help! Send me an e-mail through my contact page.

End Notes:  

Yay! You just made your first Flower Power Blanket. I hope your family, friends, and loved ones use and love this blanket for years to come.

Check out some more fun and budget-friendly crochet patterns on the blog.

Disclaimer: You are welcome to sell items that you’ve made from this pattern; however, you are not allowed to use my pictures or sell my pattern as your own (Copyright @ ThisPixieCreates).


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This wraps up Day 32 of the 365 Day Challenge. I hope you enjoy making your Flower Power Blanket as much as I did! Please tag me on Instagram @thispixiecreates, or on Facebook because I would love to see how your blankets turn out. Have a wonderful day, and happy crocheting!

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Love, Dayna

7 thoughts on “How to Crochet the Flower Power Blanket”

  1. This is THE NICEST HEXI PATTERN I have seen to date!! Love your design, And I can tell you did put a lot of love into it!! 💕💕 Thanks for releasing on Valentines Day! Be my valentine, fellow yarn goddess!! 😍

    1. Awwww Maria thank you so much!! I’m really glad you like the design, and I hope you have fun making it. I’d love to be your Valentine – Happy Valentine’s Day!! <3 <3

  2. This is a wonderful pattern! It’s perfect with lovely texture, simple to bring it all together and my only complaint is I don’t have enough time in the day to add this to my project list immediately. I’ve pinned it and added the name to my want to make soon list. I congratulate you on a smashing throw I’d be proud to display on my sofa 🤩

    1. Nora, thank you so much for your sweet comment – it made my day!! I am so glad you like the pattern, and I hope you get some time to make it soon. I wish we had more time to make all of the things we want to hahaha. And thank you for taking the time to pin it; it really makes a difference. Have a wonderful day! <3 <3

      Sincerely,
      Dayna

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  4. I have never done anything like this and this pattern really makes me want to try, a quick question: you make all the shapes first, right? And then you attach them all? I’ve pinned it, hope to try it soon!

    1. Hi Sara,

      Thanks for asking! You can make all the shapes on their own, and then attach them at the end. But, I used a join as you go method, which helps you join the shapes as you make them. You make the first hexagon on it’s own, but every shape after that, you use the join as you go method to attach it to the rest of the blanket. There are pictures in the pattern to show you how to do this, but if you prefer videos, they are included in the paid PDF.

      Thank you so much for pinning it! I hope this helps/makes sense! 🙂

      Sincerely,
      Dayna

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