Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Granny-Style Hexagon Pattern

I've recently done a post on Clever Nesting about my newfound joy for hexagons. You can use this granny style shape to make just about any type of accessory you desire. I did a tutorial
(that will be posted next week) on joining granny-style hexagons (or squares, or really anything done in the granny square style motif) so I thought I would share my simple recipe for a granny-style hexagon. Disclaimer: hexagons and granny-style shapes in general are not new (as Draco220 pointed out). You can find a variety of them in any decent motif pattern book.


Chain 4



Round 1: 11 double crochet in first chain (chain three counts as one double crochet).


Slip stitch into top of chain three to join (If you are changing colors, this is where you will do it. During the slip stitch, pick up a strand of the new color and pull through). 12 double crochet.

Round 2: Chain 3 (while this is not the correct amount to chain for a hdc, I like the way it looks when the motif is complete). Half double crochet into same space as joinng, chain 1.

Two half double crochet and chain 1 in each dc around. 12 half double crochet and chain 1 sets. Slip stitch into the top of beginning chain three with new color.

Round 3: Slip stitch into chain 1 space. Chain 3. Two double crochet in same space. Chain 1. Three double crochet and chain 1 in each chain space around. 12 dc+ch1


Slip stitch with new color into top of beginning chain three.

Round 4: Slip stitch into next chain 1 space. Chain 3, two double crochet.
3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet in next space (corner made). *3 double crochet in next chain space. 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet in next chain space.* Repeat this four more times.

Join with a slip stitch into beginning of chain three. Cut yarn and pull through.

There you have it!

Please note: this is not the hexagon I used for my pincushion. I modified that one a bit in order to make the hexagon have less holes in it.

18 comments:

  1. Wow, isn't that pretty?

    I wish I can crochet.

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  2. Oh I'm gonna have to try this at some point.

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  3. Just the hexagon I have been looking for! Thanks so much for the pattern.

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  4. I suddenly have an urge to learn how to crochet!!

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  5. Of all the same hexagon motifs in various books throughout history, what makes yours so different besides color change????

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  6. draco220: Nothing makes this particularly special (not even the color change). Someone on another blog asked for the pattern I use for hexagons so I thought I'd go ahead and share it. I don't claim that is super special or even particularly original. Which is why I said it is a simple recipe for a granny-style hexagon.

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  7. Thanks for posting this! Your instructions look very clear to a novice crocheter like myself. I can't wait to give this a try!

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  8. REALLY looking forward to your joining tutorial! Having to join pieces has kept me from many a project. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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  9. Your tutorial is wonderful, well photographed and explained...if I was a newbie, I would want to have something so clear and user friendly...thank you!

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  10. I love your tutorial. I'm making my first granny square throw/lap blanket. Next time I'm going to spice things up and make your hexagons! p.s love the color scheme you chose for the hexagons.

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  11. Great colour choices. I must give this a go as I've never been able to master the crochet thing!

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  12. Looks great, good colours, nice clear photos, good all round :)

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  13. thank you so much for the tutorial, I will try to try it in next few days, I can't wait! :)

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  14. Oh, I must try this one! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. I stumbled upon this on Pinterest and I love it! I was wondering though, ho would i go about adding more rounds so I can make it bigger? Thank you for any help you may be able to give!

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  16. nvm, I figured it out! Lovely tutorial I was having the hardest time with hexagons!

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