Crochet Hexagon Afghan

 

Crochet Hexagon Afghan

This crochet hexagon motif absolutely gorgeous and looks great as an afghan for your lap, baby blanket or as a bedspread. The crochet hexagon pattern is the perfect project to work on whilst watching TV as the pattern is repetitive and the hexagons are easy to crochet. You can make an afghan using many different colours of yarn or you can choose one based colour and 3 shades of another colour which looks really great as well. The possibilities are endless so just let your imagination run wild and create a hexagon afghan that will keep you nice and warm during winter.

Abbreviations:

Ch – ChainSc – Single Crochet (US)dc2tog – Double Crochet 2 Together
dc3tog – Double Crochet 3 Together
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space

What you’ll need:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Your chose of yarn – I am using 3 shades of purple and white 100% acrylic yarn, 8ply.
  • Yarn needle/ Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Dc2tog and dc3tog are a type of decrease so it decreases one and two stitches, respectively and is another way of crocheting hexagons rather than the granny or solid hexagons. If you haven’t done the dc2tog or dc3tog please find the pattern below to follow.

dc2tog instructions:

Step 1: Yarn over (YO), insert hook in stitch (st), YO, pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (should have 2 loops remaining on hook)
Step 2: YO, insert hook in same st, YO, pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (should have 3 loops remaining on hook)
Step 3: YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook to dc3tog.

dc3tog instructions:

Step 1: Yarn over (YO), insert hook in stitch (st), YO, pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (should have 2 loops remaining on hook)
Step 2: YO, insert hook in same st, YO, pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (should have 3 loops remaining on hook)
Step 3: YO, insert hook in same st, YO, pull up loop, YO, pull through 2 loops (should have 4 loops remaining on hook)
Step 4: YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook to dc3tog.

 

Hexagon Pattern:

Make as many hexagons depending on what you are crocheting that you desire.

1 hexagon measures approx. 17cm/6.7 in lengthways.

Make a slip knot and ch 4, then sl st into the last chain from hook to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, dc2tog into ring (this counts as a dc3tog), *ch 1, dc3tog into ring* repeat this 5 times, ch 1, then sl st into dc2tog cluster (should have 6 dc3tog clusters).
Round 2: Ch3, dc2tog into ch 1 from previous round (counts as 1 dc3tog), ch 1, *dc3tog into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc3tog into same ch 1 sp*, repeat this 4 more times, ch 1, dc3tog into last sp, ch 1, sl st into dc2tog cluster (should have 12 dc3tog clusters).
Round 3: Ch3, dc2tog into ch 1 from previous round (counts as 1 dc3tog), ch 1, *dc3tog into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc3tog into next ch sp, ch 1, dc3tog into same ch 1 sp*, repeat this 4 more times, ch 1, dc3tog into the ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc3tog into last ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st into dc2tog cluster (should have 18 dc3tog clusters; 12 dc3tog for the corners and 6 dc3tog on the edges).
Round 4: Ch3, dc2tog into ch 1 from previous round (counts as 1 dc3tog), ch 1, *dc3tog into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc3tog into next ch 1 sp, dc3tog into next ch sp, ch 1, dc3tog into same ch 1 sp*, repeat this 4 more times, ch 1, dc3tog into the next ch 1 sp, ch 1, dc3tog into the next ch 1 sp, dc3tog into last ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st into dc2tog cluster (should have 24 dc3tog clusters; 12 dc3tog for the corners and 12 dc3tog on the edges).
Round 5: 
Ch 3 (ch 3 counts as 1 dc), dc 2 into ch 1 sp from previous round, *dc 3 into next 3 ch 1 spaces, dc 3 into next ch 1 sp, then ch 1 and dc 3 into the same ch 1 sp (makes 1 corner)* repeat this 5 times, dc 3 into last ch 1 sp, ch 1 and sl st into ch 3 to join the work.
Round 6: Ch 1, *sc 1 into each st, then sc 2 into corner (ch 1 sp)*, repeat this along the entire hexagon.

To finish the work sl st into the ch 1 and secure the work. Weave in the ends.

 

To join the hexagons together to make the afghan, I used the whip stitch. If you need more help with this pattern or joining the work together, please view the YouTube video below.

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