How to Crochet a Hexagon
I have a bit of a facisination with Hexagons, and of course that means crochet hexagons.
Bee hives, and honey, and the way they join together, and all the maths involved.
I stumbled across making a pentagon (5 sides) by accident, when I got carried away with a granny square, the same way I did for a triangle (3 sides) when I didn’t do as many groups to start as I needed.
So , Back to basics for this lesson – Primary school.
What is a hexagon?
A 6 sided shape in basic terms.
A square has 4 sides – so you start with 4 groups of 3 Double crochets ch 2 .
A triangle has 3 sides – so you start with 3 groups of Double crochets ch 2.
A hexagon…… well it has 6 sides – so you start with 6 groups of 2 double crochets ch 2.
Note the 6 x 2 groups of DC (If you do 3 dc they have too many stitches and don’t sit flat).
I love hexagons, and knew as soon as I saw the design brief for a magazine call I wanted to make something with them. The colour palate was just amazing too, so the idea was instantly born, and I started making it even before I got the email telling me they wanted the design.
Things to bear in mind:
This is super important, as rather than with squares, you will need a lot more of them to make your project, as they all interlock with each other.
You can CJAYG – just like granny squares – and this will change the way you make blankets forever!
In fact – I’ve made a video showing exactly how you can join your hexagons together continuously.
I’m not one for half hexagons – I like the blanket to show off the shape the hexagons create rather than square them off.
But if you like straight edges – the half hexagon can be made by starting with 2dc ch 2 3 times and working backwards and forwards in rows rather than a circle.
I posted this picture on Instagram a couple of weeks back – loads of bright colourful hexagons – so if you want to see what I’m making first, and usually real-ish time – make sure you follow me @offthehookforyou
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How to Crochet a Hexagon
DC – Double crochet
SS – Slip stitch
Notes: 3 ch counts as a stitch throughout.
Pattern – How to crochet a hexagon
Round 1 (rs): Working into a magic ring, 3 ch (counts as first DC throughout) 1DC ch 2 [2 DC, ch 2] 5 times, join with a SS in top of beg 3 ch. 12 DC
Round 2: 3 ch, 1 DC , *[1DC, 2 ch, 1 DC] in ch-sp, 2 DC; rep from * 5 more times, 1 DC, 2 ch, 1 DC, SS to beg 3 ch. 24DC
Round 3: 3 ch, 2 DC, *[1 DC, 2 ch, 1 DC] in ch-sp, 4 DC; rep from * 5 more times, 1 DC, 2 ch, 1 DC in ch-sp, 1 DC, SS to beg 3 ch. 36DC
Rnd 4: 3 ch, 3 DC, *[1 DC, 2 ch, 1 DC] in ch-sp, 6 DC; rep from * 5 more times, 1 DC 2 ch, 1 DC in ch-sp, 2 DC SS to beg 3 ch. 48DC
Rnd 5: 3 ch, 4 DC, *[1 DC, 2 ch, 1 DC] in ch-sp, 8 DC; rep from * 5 more times, 1 DC, 2 ch, 1 DC in ch-sp, 3 DC SS to beg 3 ch. 60DC
Fasten off and weave in ends (or keep going the same way if you want bigger hexagons).
And I made another video – how to join them all together
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