How To Crochet The Granny Hexagon

Grannies are awesome for all skill levels and because they’re so customizable and easy to make, they tend to be some of the first projects for a crocheter. We’re not making the traditional square today though. Instead I’m going to show you that the crochet granny hexagon is just as fun and easy to make. I especially love making this particular shape, since it’s not typically seen a whole lot. Although in the past few years they’ve become more popular to make in the form of blankets and stuffed animals. I think the hexagons are probably my favorite granny shape since they can be connect together in such interesting ways.

What Are Granny Hexagons?

Generally speaking the crochet granny hexagon, is 6 sided shapes made using the granny stitch with set increases, usually made in the corners that make a very interesting pattern. So, whether you use one or make multiples and put them together you’ll have a beautiful piece when you’re done. There are many variations for how to make them, however my method is based off of the granny square. The crocheted granny hexagon can also be called a hexi. (They’re also called hexies in quilting.) As I mentioned before the granny stitch is the base of every granny, so hopefully you’re familiar with it. If not, check out my tutorial on The Granny Stitch. The most common granny shape is a square, but there are plenty of others as well, for example:

Uses

I think the most popular way of using hexies is for blankets. However, I’ve also seen them used to make stuffed animals, pillows, bags, shawls, and scarves. Because hexagons make a tessellating pattern, you can connect them together in just about any way. this makes them really fun to play around with to see what you come up with.

Supplies

  • Worsted weight yarn
    • I’m using Big Twist Value yarn in soft grey
  • A J/6mm hook
    • You can change the hook sizes if you wish but, it will affect the size
  • Snips
  • A yarn or tapestry needle

Abbreviations

  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Ch = chain
  • Slst = slip stitch
  • St = stitch
  • Mc = Magic Circle
  • Sp = space

Crochet Granny Hexagon Pattern

mc for the crochet granny hexagon

Round 1. Begin with a mc, ch 4,

round 1 of the crochet granny hexagon

make 2 dcs, ch 1, make 2 dcs, ch 1, make 2 dcs, ch 1, make 2 dcs, ch 1, make 1 dc, tighten the circle, slst to the 3rd st of the ch 4.

Round 2. Slst into the ch sp, ch 4, turn, put 2 dcs in the same sp, *ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 more dcs in the same sp,* repeat from *-* until you reach the ch 4, put 1 dc in that ch sp, and slst to the 3rd ch.

Fun Fact: Hexagons are tessalations which means that they fit togther without gaps or overlaping.

Round 3. Slst into the ch sp, ch 4, turn, put 2 dcs in the same sp, *ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the same ch sp,* repeat from *-* til you come to the ch 4, put 1 dc in the same ch sp as the ch 4, slst to the 3rd st on the ch 4.

Round 4. Slst into the ch sp, ch 4, turn, put 2 dcs in the same sp, *ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1,put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, put 2 dcs in the same ch sp,* repeat from *-* til you come to the ch 4, put 1 dc in the same ch sp as the ch 4, slst to the 3rd st on the ch 4.

Round 5. Slst into the ch sp, ch 4, turn, put 2 dcs in the same sp, *ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, ch 1, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, put 2 dcs in the next ch sp, put 2 dcs in the same ch sp,* repeat from *-* til you come to the ch 4, put 1 dc in the same ch sp as the ch 4, slst to the 3rd st on the ch 4.

Weaving in the ends

Snip your tail leaving about 4-5 inches, tie off, and weave in your ends using a yarn or tapestry needle.

That’s your hexi finished! They’re beautiful little shapes that work up pretty quickly. If you want to make the hexi bigger, just follow the pattern of putting 2 double crochets in each chain space and 2 granny clusters in each corner for the increase.

These are a good project to use for crochet therapy because you can make them one at a time and put them together when you have more time.

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