How to Crochet a Hexagon (pattern)

Here’s a pattern I came up with after discovering the magic of Granny Squares:

A few things you might want to know before hand:

A “V Stitch” Is the name of a very simple crochet Stitch. You can create a V Stitch by Double crocheting, followed by Chaining one, and Double crocheting into the same Stitch as the first double crochet. The two double crochets should look like a V with a chain attaching the legs at the top. In my pattern, I use a variation of the V Stitch: Instead of a Chain 1, you will Chain 2. So the V stitch will be formed by Double crocheting, followed by Chaining two, and Double crocheting into the same Stitch as the first double crochet.

*Note This stitch is also referred to as a “Corner stitch”.

Abbreviations used in pattern:

CH- Chain

DC- Double Crochet

ST/STS- Stitch/Stitches

SL ST- Slip Stitch

SP- Space

Begin By-

CH 7

join to form ring

ROUND 1

CH 3 (counts as first DC)

DC 17 into ring, join in 3rd CH of previous CH 3

ROUND 2

CH 3 (again, it counts as the first DC, and will throughout)

*DC in next ST, CH 2, DC in same ST (this forms a V Stitch)

DC in next 2 STS*

repeat from * four times

DC in next ST, CH 2, DC in same ST

DC in next ST, join in 3rd CH of previous CH 3

(NOTE: although my pattern says to “join in 3rd Chain of previous CH 3” I must admit that I get lazy sometimes and just SL ST into the CH 3 itself, instead of bothering with trying to get into the 3rd chain)

ROUND 3

CH 3, DC in next ST

DC in CH 2 SP, ch 2, DC in same CH 2 SP

(NOTE: The chain 2 spaces we created while crocheting the V stitches, form the 6 corners of our hexagon. By crocheting V stitches of our new round into the V stitches of our previous round, we are continuing the corners throughout the pattern)

DC in next 4 STS

*create V ST in CH 2 SP

DC in next 4 STS*

repeat from * three more times

create V ST in CH 2 SP

DC in next 2 STS

join in 3rd Chain of previous CH 3

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And there you have it, A crocheted Hexagon.

If you want to make it larger, the pattern will continue on very similarly. As it grows, you just need to be sure you have the right amount of DC between each V ST. The fourth round should have 6 DC between each V ST. The fifth round should have 8 DC between each V ST… etc

And remember that every time you start a new round, you need to begin with a CH 3, which counts as the first DC.

Please don’t hesitate to comment, as a new blogger, I need all the input I can get. Positive, negative, questions, it’s all productive. Thanks.

-RoboTrish

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22 thoughts on “How to Crochet a Hexagon (pattern)

  1. Thanks for this. I’ve started working out a design for hexagons to use instead of granny squares, to make a double-bed over blanket. Mine is in pairs of trebles(UK), but the problem has been in keeping fairly straght sides and peaky corners as it grows to 9 rows/8.5 inches across. Three chain in a corner was too peaky and yet only 2 chain left then a bit rounded – coming from an engineering background I still expect things to be square and straight when necessary!! I’m still on my first two prototype hexagons, and my wife has suggested I try your pattern, but it will have to sustain the shape out to approx 8.5 inches across. Here goes (in snowy Sleaford, Lincs)

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  2. hello there thanks for the pattern i have been using theses hexagons to make a baby blanket and its coming along well but i think im gonna need some half hexagons to even out the edges i was wondering if you had a pattern for this particular half hexagon.

    many thanks 🙂

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    1. You know, I am also currently making my first full blanket with these hexagons and I thought the same thing! there are quite large gaps at the edges. I will try to come up with a pattern for them as soon as possible ^_^

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  3. this is wonderful, I have been looking for this pattern. My sister used to make this a lot, she used it for dollies and doubled and tripled the yarn to make rugs.
    Thank you,

    Sharron

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  4. Thanks for your pattern – I found a baby sweater pattern made from two hexagons in the most recent WEBS (www.yarn.com) catalog and thought, rather than buying the whole pattern, I’d try to just find a pattern for a hexagon online and I can wing the rest. I tried a different one first that was far too fiddly and wasn’t making solid sides – then I found yours in a Google search. Exactly what I was looking for! Only comment I have about the pattern is that I’ve seen the “V” stitch more often described as a “dc, ch, dc”. Don’t know that I’ve seen a term for the “dc, ch2, dc” you describe, but I’ve always thought of it as a “corner stitch” (like you’d use for a Granny Square).

    Would also suggest, as a sometimes blogger myself, that you put dates on your posts – Helps to know whether what I’m commenting on will be read or if it’ll be lost in the archives of posts made many years ago.

    Thanks again!! 😀

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    1. Thanks Michelle!!
      a baby sweater out of hexagons? sounds cute!

      You’re right about the V stitch. It is more often described as dc, ch 1, dc, so mine is more of a variation on the V stitch. I’ve never seen the term corner stitch, though you’re right, the V stitch in my pattern is the exact same stitch used to make a corner in granny squares. I’ll correct that. The date of my post is located on the top left hand corner of the post ^_^

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  5. I have tried several hexagon patterns and they all seemed hard. This one was very simple and the directions were easy to follow. Thank you.

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  6. This is the best hexgon pattern I have seen yet. Do you have any join as you go instructions for the hexgon motif? Thanks for a great patters. Lillian.

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  7. The pattern creates a sharp hexagon. Can you share how to connect the hexagon together especially the way ‘join on the go’ method? Thank you.

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  8. I have been searching for a simple hexagon pattern and finally I have found the perfect one, Thank You!!
    I just started crocheting about 7 months ago and I am completely addicted.

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