Tahiti Blanket

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The palette for this blanket is influenced by the color harmonies of Paul Gauguin’s paintings from his Tahiti series. This blanket is the perfect stash buster project.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 42″ x 40″

Gauge: 1 hexagon motif about 5″ across

Materials

Yarn:

Super fine weight yarn Scheepjes Cotton 8 (100% Cotton; 186 yards [170 meters]/50 grams):

710 Grey (MC) 3 balls; 649 Peach (CC1), 1 ball; 650 Orange/Pink (CC2), 1 ball; 659 Light brown (CC3), 1 ball; 669 Olive (CC4), 1 ball; 664 Pastel Green (CC5), 1 ball; 717 Bordeaux Red (CC6), 1 ball; 724 Petrol (CC7), 1 ball; 722 Ochre (CC8), 1 ball; 714 Canary (CC9), 1 ball; 508 Soft Yellow (CC10), 1 ball; 725 Blue (CC11), 1 ball.

Hook: US size C/2 (3.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Dc2tog decrease: (Yo, insert hook in next st, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps) 2 times, yo, pull through all lps on hook.

Dc3tog decrease: (Yo, insert hook in next st, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps) 3 times, yo, pull through all lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Any yarn and matching hook can be used for this blanket. Blanket can be made larger or smaller by increasing or decreasing number of motifs used.

Motifs are worked separately. Triangle motifs are worked in rows.

The motifs are arranged randomly. Use photo as guide when assembling blanket.

Pattern

Hexagon Motif (make 72)

With CC of your choice, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), *sc in magic ring, ch 5; rep from * 5 more times, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off – 6 sc, 6 ch-5 sp.

Rnd 2: With CC of your choice, join in any ch-5 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same sp, *ch 5, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * 4 more times, ch 2, dc in top of beg ch 3 (counts as last ch 5) – 31 dc, 6 ch-5 sp.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc under the last dc made, ch 5, dc2tog over next 2 dc (top of beg ch-3 and next dc), dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, *ch 5, dc2tog over next 2 dc, dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 dc**, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 sp; rep from * 4 more times, ending last rep at **, ch 2, dc in beg sc to join (counts as last ch 5) – 12 dc2tog, 6 dc, 6 sc, 12 ch-5 sp.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc under last dc made, *ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc3tog over next 3 dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * 5 more times, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *3 sc in next ch-3 sp, 4 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, 4 sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * 5 more times, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off – 66 sc, 6 ch-3 sp.

Rnd 6: With MC, ch 1 (counts as sc) in any sc, sc in each sc around all edges, working 3 sc in each ch-3 sp, sl st to first sc to join – 84 sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Half Hexagon Motif (make 9)

With CC of your choice, ch 4, sl st to first ch to form ring.

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in ring, *ch 5, sc in ring; rep from * 3 more times. Fasten off.

Row 2: With CC of your choice, join in first ch-5 sp from Row 1, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, *ch 5, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * once more, ch 5, 3 dc in last ch-5 sp, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc2tog over next 2 sts, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc2tog over next 2 dc, dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 dc; rep from * once more, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc2tog over next 2 dc, dc in last st (t-ch), turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next st (counts as dc2tog), *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5**, dc3tog over next 3 dc; rep from * twice more, ending last rep at **, dc2tog over last 2 sts, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, *4 sc in next ch-5 sp, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, 4 sc in next ch-5 sp**, ch 3; rep from * twice more, ending last rep at **, sc in last st. Fasten off.

Row 6: With MC, join in last st made, ch 1 (counts as sc), 2 sc in same st (corner made). Working across long edge, sc in end of next row, (2 sc around dc row) 4 times, sc in center, (2 sc around dc row) 4 times, sc around last row – 19 sc.

Working along side edge, 3 sc in first st (corner made), sc in next sc around all edges, working 3 sc in each ch-3 sp, sl st to beg ch 1 to join.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Arrange motifs using photo as a guide for color placement or use a layout of your own choice. Hold motifs with RS together and join by whip stitching through back loops only.

Steam block if desired. yarn ball

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