Today I will show you how to crochet the granny hexagon with step by step instructions, diagram and photos.
The granny stitch hexagon is one of the basic shapes used in crochet and uses the same stitches as the granny square except that, instead of clusters of 3 double crochet stitches, I used clusters of 2 double crochet stitches.
This way, it uses less yarn and the shape is tighter and more defined. It also works up faster as it has less stitches to make.
If you are looking for a solid hexagon pattern, head over HERE for the step by step tutorial.
Check out how I used the granny hexagon to make an adorable deer baby lovey.
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- Marriner Yarns DK yarn or, for my international readers, Red Heart Super Saver
- crochet hook to match your yarn weight, I use this set for all my designs, it has a hook for every yarn
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Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- magic ring (MR) – tutorial here
- chain (ch)
- slip stitch (sl)
- double crochet (dc)
I finally made the diagram for this hexagon, hope this is clear enough for you to follow. Here is a picture of it.
This pattern works in the round without turning. Chain 3 at the beginning of the round counts as a double crochet.
It uses the slip stitch to move the yarn near the gaps where the double crochet stitches are worked.To create the corner: 2dc, ch1, 2dc
Create a magic ring.
Round 1: ch3 (counts as a dc), 11dc in the magic ring, sl st in the first dc (which is the ch3), sl st in the next chain
Round 2: ch3, dc in the gap between the double crochet stitches from previous round, *2dc in the following space*, repeat ** section 10 more times, sl st in the first dc (which is the ch3), sl st in the next 2 chains to bring the yarn into the next space.
Round 3: ch3, dc in the space between the clusters of double crochet stitches from previous round, create the corner in the following space between clusters (2dc, ch1, 2dc), *2dc in the next space between clusters, corner in the following space*, Repeat ** section 4 more times, sl st in the first dc in the round, sl st in following 2 chains to bring the yarn to the next space.
Round 4: ch3, dc in the space between clusters, create the corner in the ch1 space of the corner from round 3, 2 sets of 2dc in the following 2 spaces between clusters, (now you reach the next corner), create the corner in the ch1 space of the corner from round 3.Continue making 2dc in each space between clusters and create a corner in each ch1 space of the corner from previous round until you reach the ch3 you made at the beginning of the round, sl st on top of the ch3 and in the following chain to reach the next gap.
There is no limit on how big you can make the hexagon. For the following rounds follow the rule of making clusters of 2dc in each gap between the clusters in the previous round and create the corner in the ch1 space of the previous corners.
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