Hi I'm Emma and part of the Yarnish Design Team. I also work two days at Yarnish HQ and now manage this blog! I live in Sydney with my husband and 4 sons and have been a crocheter for many years, designing since 2015 - which includes patterns for digital release, magazines and Yarnish kits.
You can find me on Instagram as emma_crochets
I was the designer behind the Advent MCAL (linked here) and have recently written a half hexagon motif to go with it - originally posted on my own blog - Emma Wilkinson Designs. You can find more of my Yarnish makes patterns here!
I am also posting the pattern here:
Yarn: Scheepjes Catona, 100% cotton, 10 g/25 m
Hook: 4 mm
Gauge: Motif width 10 cm, and half hexagon 5 cm height
1 x 10g ball will yield 4 half hexagons or 2 full motifs.
Written is US terms and works in rows.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet two stitches together (see below)
dc3tog - double crochet three stitches together (see below)
BL/O – Back loop/ only
OP - open picot (see below)
sl st – slip stitch
st/s – stitch/es
sp – space
YO – yarn over (hook)
dc2tog – Starting cluster *YO, insert hook into st/sp, YO pull up loop, YO and draw through 2 loops, rep from *, 3 loops remain on hook, YO and draw through 3 remaining loops on hook.
dc3tog – Cluster. *YO, insert hook into st/sp, YO pull up loop, YO and draw through 2 loops, rep from * twice, 4 loops remain on hook, YO and draw through 4 remaining loops on hook.
open picot - (sc, ch 2, sc) into same st or sp, except when joining; work as (sc, ch 1, sl st to other motif, sc) See this blog post at for more information on joining motifs.
Start with a Magic Ring.
Round 1: Ch 2, dc2tog, (ch 2, dc3tog) 3 times, turn.(4 clusters).
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc next sp, (ch 1, 5 dc in next sp) twice, dc in top of cluster, turn. (17 dc, 2 ch)
Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc) BLO dc in same st, BLO dc in next 4 sts, 2 BLO dc in next st, ch 1, 2 BLO dc in next dc, BLO dc in next 3 sts, 2 BLO dc in next dc, 2 BLO dc in next st, ch 1, 2 BLO dc in next dc, BLO dc in next 4 sts, 2 BLO dc in next dc turn. (23 BLO dc, 2 ch)
Round 4: Ch 1, OP in 1st st, *sc into next 3 dc, OP in next st, sc into next 3 dc, OP in next sp, rep from * twice more, with the final OP in the final st.
Fasten off. For best results I recommend blocking.
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more stories on the design team. If you missed it, catch up on the last post 'Meet Shelby'