Boxed Honeycombs by Bonnie Barker


Hang on to your hats, folks, we aren’t going anywhere this week.  We’re staying right here in Washington, DC for some more crochet fun with Bonnie Barker of Bonnie Bay Crochet! 

We’re up to week 17 of the Friends Around the World CAL, and Bonnie’s given us another wonderfully textural design called Boxed Honeycombs.  Take a look and you’ll see why. 


Bonnie may be a die hard hockey fan but texture is the name of the game this week as we’ll be making beautiful rows of cables, giving a beautiful knitted look to our squares.  By now, you’re familiar with Bonnie’s work and you know that Bonnie is well known for these incredibly textured designs. Cables are definitely more of an advanced crochet stitch, but don’t be intimidated!  Bonnie’s video will guide you through the technique.

Written Pattern: Boxed Honeycombs by Bonnie Barker/Ravelry

Video:  Right Handed Boxed Honeycombs by Bonnie Bay Crochet/YouTube

              Left Handed Boxed Honeycombs by Bonnie Bay Crochet/YouTube

Extra Stuff

Yarn Requirements

Check out our post on yarn requirements here.  Here’s what the testers used for this square:

Lynette:  Worsted/Aran, 109 grams

Marjolein:  Stylecraft Special DK, 35 grams

Silvana:  Herrschners Worsted 8, 75.4 grams

Aprille:  Stylecraft Aran, 71 grams

Claire:  Stylecraft Aran & Boyes Aran,79 grams

Micki: Worsted, 90 grams


Additional Pattern Info

Don’t forget the extra three rounds you’ll need to do around each square to prepare for joining and finishing your blanket. Here is the link for directions on adding the extra finishing rounds.

Link to: Base Rounds For Joining Claire Sutcliffe FATW3

Translations for base rounds can be found here.

This will be necessary to get your squares to the proper ending stitch count.  It will vary slightly from week to week because the squares vary in ending stitch counts so be sure to follow the directions for each square. You may choose to add these extra rounds now or later.

I guess it’s safe to tell you that you may as well pack your bags because we’re going on a big trip next week.  Hint:  pack your summer clothes!

See you next week!


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