This cheery creation is plenty large enough to stretch right over a queen-sized bed, while a siesta on the verandah sofa is a well-deserved reward for your super- sized hooking efforts.
If you need a bit of a refresher on your knitting and crocheting terms, we've gotchya.
Intermediate skill level.
190 x 150cm (rug size), 190 x 220cm (throw size)
Gather your supplies:
Patons Cotton Blend 8 ply 50g: 3 (4) balls Yellow 06; 4 (5) balls Orange 07; 4 (5) balls Pink 15; 6 (8) balls Apple Green 16; 4 (5) balls Aqua 17; 8 (12) balls Bright Red 18; 6 (9) balls Denim 21; 4 (6) balls Fresh Green 24; 3 (5) balls Coral 26; 5 (8) balls Mineral 29; 4 (5) balls Persian Green 30; 4 (5) balls Cloud 34; 4.5mm crochet hook or size needed for tension; wool needle
Strip 1 (make 3)
(see Make my day bed assembly diagram, above).
First motif: Follow First flower hexagon motif instructions or diagram (see opposite), using Cloud for Rounds 1 and 2, Aqua for Round 3, Denim for Round 4, then Aqua for Round 5 (see B on Flower colour table, opposite).
Second motif: Follow Simple join motif instructions or diagram using Fresh Green for Rounds 1 and 2, Persian Green for Round 3, Apple Green for Round 4, then Persian Green for Joining Round to join to First motif (see D on Flower colour table).
Motifs 3 to 14 (21): Work as for Second motif, making colourways as shown in assembly diagram and working join in adjacent motifs.
Strip 3 (make 3), Strip 5 (make 3) and Strip 7 (make 2) Use appropriate colours for motifs as shown, working join in adjacent motif ... 11 strips.
Strip 2 (make 3), Strip 4 (make 3), Strip 6 (make 2) and Strip 8 (make 2) Use appropriate colours for motifs as shown, working join in adjacent motif and joining to adjacent strips in final round ... 21 strips.
Note: For ease of working, create two sections of Strips 1 to 7 and one section of Strips 1 to 5, then join each of these together with Strip 8 motifs.
Note: To make this project portable, work rounds 1 to 4 incl. of all Flower hexagon motifs following Flower colour table in. Make my day bed quantities listed (above). Later, use appropriate colour to work joining round, following assembly diagram.