A few years ago, when I was running my first online business, which was based around craft, my sister and I decided to start a forum thread called "the sister projects". The way it worked was we chose a craft project together, sought supplies, consulted on colours, sizing and all the minor details and then opposites sides of the world though we were, we made it together. We have completed the sister skirt, sister slippers (which we actually got to finish together and an extra pair for our other sister who doesn't necessarily identify as a knitter) and a blanket that to be honest never really became an official sister-project.
But this all took place a few years ago and we haven't been working on a project together for a year or two...until now. The first official sister-crochet project is under wraps. I have been eyeing off the African Flower pattern for many years and was completely inspired/compelled to make my own version when I saw this colour palette. Much to my surprise, my sister offered to help me with the stitch work when truthfully I thought I would be filming her a video tutorial. (Although I heard there may have been some help from mum!)
There are many free versions of this age old crochet motive. We based our hexagons on this dishcloth pattern by Maggie Weldon. With a few small changes such as removing the outer two layers so as to maintain small motives as well rather than (v-st in next (center) sc, dc in next 3 sc, ch 1, skip next l-sc,) we just crocheted straight on through to avoid the holes. Personal preference only.
Stay tuned for updates on the sister projects and while your at it, meet my sister! Oh yes, and if you are a beginner crocheter and aspiring to make these hexies yourself, come along to one of my crochet classes listed here.