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:
DC- Double Crochet
SL ST- Slip Stitch
join to form ring
CH 3 (counts as first DC)
DC 17 into ring, join in 3rd CH of previous CH 3
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)
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
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.
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