Learn how to make a crochet granny hexagon with this free tutorial! This easy free pattern using the granny stitch is perfect for all skill levels.
The granny hexagon can be used to make so many projects, from coasters to blankets.
If you love to crochet granny squares, this one is for you! You can find the free pattern below with step-by-step photos.
I love how crochet hexagons and other granny motifs let you play with color. This classic pattern is my new favorite shape to crochet!
Stitches and Yarn for a Crochet Hexagon
My basic crochet hexagon pattern uses double crochet stitches and chain stitches, and can be worked in any yarn weight.
Whether you choose one or two colors or go crazy with a rainbow palette, the possibilities are endless.
This hexagon crochet pattern is also a great way to use up scraps of yarn.
I used a worsted weight yarn to make my sample hexagons and a 5 mm crochet hook. Any yarn weight is suitable for this versatile pattern – just use a corresponding hook size.
Construction of a Granny Hexagon
You will need to know how to make basic stitches, including chains, slip stitch, and double crochet stitches. The pattern is worked in rounds.
There are many ways to crochet a granny hexagon, but I wanted mine to be firm and not too open. I was really pleased with the sturdy hexagon with a nice, solid texture.
- Each hexagon has six corners with ch-1 spaces, and six sides.
- After completing round 2, work two double crochets (dc) in each corner chain space, followed by a chain stitch (ch) and two more dc in the same space.
- In the spaces between corners, work three dc in each space.
- In round 3, add one group of three dc to each side.
- In round 4, add two groups of three dc to each side.
- Your hexagon will grow by one group of three dc on each side, while maintaining (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each corner.
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What to Make with Granny Hexagons
Granny hexagons can be used to make so many crochet projects. Here are a few ideas to get you started!
- Blankets: With granny hexagons, you can create a unique crochet blanket. Use leftover yarn for a one-of-a-kind piece or a single color for a classic feel.
- Scarves: Connect granny hexagons to make a stylish, cozy scarf perfect for any season. Pick a bulky yarn for winter or a light one for spring or fall.
- Bags: Crochet hexagons are very popular for bags! Raid your stash for your most colorful cotton yarn.
- Coasters: Make colorful coasters with larger hexagons to brighten your home, or use one color for a uniform look.
- Home Decor: From pillows and wall hangings to table runners, granny hexagons can be used to create a range of home decor items.
- Small amounts of Worsted Weight yarn
- 5 mm hook
- Yarn needle
- You can use any yarn weight and matching hook depending on your preferred size of hexagon
- This pattern is worked in the round
- Ch 3 at beginning of a row counts as 1 dc
- Pattern written in US terms
- Finish off the end of the round with an invisible join for a neat finish
- You could use a magic ring instead of a ch 4 to begin your first round
Hexagon in sample is made using worsted weight yarn. Each side measures 3in [7.5cm]
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- Beg beginning
- Ch chain
- Sl st slip stitch
- St stitch
- Dc double crochet
- Rep repeat
- Sp space
How to Crochet a Granny Hexagon
Ch 4 and join into a ring
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 1, (3 dc in ring, ch 1) 5 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.
You will have 6 groups of (3 dc, ch 1)
Round 2: Join next yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, 5 times, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.
You will have 6 corners with (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in each one
Round 3: Join next yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp (1st corner made), 3 dc in next sp, * (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next sp; rep from * 4 more times, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.
You will have 6 corners with (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each one and 1 group of 3 dc in each side
Round 4: Join next yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, (3 dc in next sp) 2 times, * (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next sp) 2 times; rep from * 4 more times, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Fasten off.
You will have 6 corners with (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each one and 2 groups of 3 dc in each side
You can make a larger hexagon by adding more rounds. Add one extra group of three dc on each side, while maintaining (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each corner.
You may also enjoy this collection of creative patterns for granny squares
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