Mini Mixer Garland

The Mini Mixer Garland is a cheery and bright accessory.  Triangle and hexagon motifs in yellow, blue, orange and hot pink make this garland a bright addition to your next little get together.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 42” wide x 3” long

Gauge: Hexagon Motif Rnds 1-2 = 1” [2.5 cm], Triangle Motif Rnds 1-3= 1” [2.5 cm]

Materials

Lace weight yarnYarn: Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Cotton Size 10 (100 % Cotton; 350 yards [320 meters]/80 grams): 487 Royal (MC, 1 ball), 431 Pumpkin (A, 1 ball), 332 Hot Pink (B, 1 ball), 422 Golden Yellow (C, 1 ball)

Hook: US size B/2 (2.25 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Single crochet join (sc join): Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, draw through both lps on hook.

Treble Cluster (tr cl): (Yo twice, insert hook into st, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 2 lps twice) 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps to form cluster.

Beginning DC cluster (beg dc cl): Ch 2, (yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.

DC Cluster (dc cl): (Yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

Weave in loose ends as you progress.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

For the hexagon and triangle motifs colors A-C are alternated, each color is used in the first round twice, then in other rounds the colors alternate as specified.

For the triangle motifs MC is used in the final round.

Pattern

Hexagon (make 6 total – 1 each in color sequence: A, B, C; A, C, B; B, A, C; B, C, A; C, A, B; C, B, A)

Rnd 1: With A, make magic ring, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join to first st. Fasten off. (12 sc)
Rnd 2: With B, sc join in any st, *(ch 3, tr cl, ch 3) in next st**, sc in next st; rep from *5 more times, ending at **, join to first st. Fasten off. (12 ch-3 sp, 6 tr cl, 6 sc)
Rnd 3: With C, sc join in tr cl, ch 4, *sc in next tr cl, ch 4; rep from * 4 more times, join to first st. (6 sc, 6 ch-4 sp)

Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-4 sp, ch 1, *6 sc in same ch-4 sp, ch 3, sk next sc; rep from *, join to first st. Fasten off. (36 sc, 6 ch-3 sp)

Triangle Motif (make 6 total – 1 each in color sequence for rnds 1-6: A, B, C; A, C, B; B, A, C; B, C, A; C, A, B; C, B, A

Rnd 1: With A, make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join to first st. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *(ch 3, tr cl, ch 3) in next st**, sc in next st; rep from * twice, ending at **, join to first st. (6 ch-3 sp, 3 tr cl, 3 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 4, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next tr cl, ch 4**, sc in next sc; rep from * twice, ending at **, join to first st. Fasten off. (6 ch-4 sp, 9 sc, 3 ch-3 sp)

Rnd 4: With B, beg dc cl in any sc, *ch 5 (dc cl, ch 3, dc cl) in next ch-3 sp, ch 5**, dc cl in next sc; rep from * twice, ending at **, join to first st. (9 dc cl, 6 ch-5 sp)

Rnd 5: With C, sc join in any dc cl, *ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3**, sc in next dc cl; rep from * twice, ending at **, join to first st. (15 sc, 15 ch-3 sp)

Rnd 6: Beg dc cl in first sc, *[ch 4, sc in next sc] twice, ch 4, dc cl in next ch 3-sp, [ch 4, sc in next sc] twice, ch 4**, dc cl in next sc; rep from * twice, ending at **, join to first st. Fasten off. (6 dc cl, 12 sc, 18 ch-4 sp)

Rnd 7: With MC, sc join in first ch-4 sp on side of triangle, *[ch 4, sc in next ch-4 sp] 5 times, ch 3**, sc in next ch-4 sp; rep from * twice, ending at **, join to first st. (18 sc, 18 ch-4 sp, 3 ch-3 sp)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *[ch 4, sc in next sc] 5 times, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp**, sc in next sc; rep from * twice, ending at ** join to first st. Fasten off. (24 sc, 15 ch-4 sp, 3 ch-3 sp)

Finishing

Garland Band

With MC, ch 8, join to first ch to form ring.

Row 1: Ch 1, 12 sc into ring, join to first st, *ch 12, alternating shape motifs, sc in ch-3 sp of first hexagon, ch 6, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 12, sc in ch-3 sp of first triangle, ch 6, sk next (2 sc, ch-4 sp), sc in next sc, ch 6, sk next (ch-4 sp, sc), sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 6, sk next (sc, ch-4 sp), sc in next sc, ch 6, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * until all motifs are joined, ch 20, sl st in 8th ch from hook to form ring, ch 1, 12 sc into ring, join to first st.

Row 2: Sl st in each ch and sc across to first ring.

Fasten off.

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