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3 Free, Easy-Peasy Crochet Hexagon Motif Patterns

Most people hook a square pretty early on when first learning to crochet, and they immediately assume that hexagons are way too complicated. But don’t be fooled — hexagons are just as easy to make, and you can whip up these three very simple crochet hexagon motifs in less than an hour.

Simple hexagon motifs to crochet featured

Simple crochet hexagon motifs — easy-peasy but still gorgeous!

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What you’ll need:

  • Yarn and crochet hook: For practice, use whatever yarn you have on hand and the correct hook size for the yarn weight. I used a DK merino wool/cotton blend and a size G hook (4mm). You will need at least three colors to practice your three-round hexagons.
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle for the ends

Stitches to know

  • Chain – ch
  • Slip stitch – sl st
  • Double crochet – dc

If that doesn’t give you a sense of how easy this will be, there’s this: A crochet hexagon steals some techniques from crocheting circles and granny squares. You could think of a hexagon as a shape with six sides and six corners, but in crochet, those corners are more like “points” on the motif.

The granny crochet hexagon

If you can make a granny square, you can easily make a granny hexagon.

Finishing the solid crochet hexagon motif

Round 1:

Start by making a magic loop or chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Ch 2 (these do not count as a stitch), and then 12 dc into the ring. Close with a slip stitch or a neat join and weave in the ends.

Round 2:

Join the next color yarn into any stitch. Ch 3 (count as one dc) and then 1 dc into that same stitch. This is the half of the first point.

Skip a stitch, then 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc into  every other stitch around the circle. When you have completed five points, make 2 dc and 1 ch into the first stitch and join with a sl st to complete the round. Cut your yarn and weave in ends.

Granny crochet hexagon beginning of round 2

Round 3:

Join your next color yarn into a chain space at one of the points. Ch 3 (these count as a dc), dc into the same chain space.

* Skip 1 ch space, 3 dc into the next ch space (This should be the gap between your starting point the next one, making a flat side of the hexagon). 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into ch space at the next point. Repeat from * 4 more times.

Round 3 start granny crochet hexagon motif

At the end of the round, Make 2 dc and 2 chains. Join to the starting chain with a slip stitch to close the round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing last round of the granny crochet hexagon

The solid crochet hexagon

This hexagon motif is a neat solid design and is made in a single color.

Finishing last round of the granny crochet hexagon

Round 1:

Start by making a magic loop or chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Ch 2 (these do not count as a stitch), and then 12 dc into the ring. Close with a slip stitch; do not fasten off.

Round 2:

Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), 2 dc into the next stitch.

Step 1 of the solid crochet hexagon motif

*1 dc into the next stitch. This forms the first side of the hexagon. 2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc into the next stitch. This forms the first point. Repeat from * 4 more times.

Round 2 step 2 solid crochet hexagon motif

This will complete five of the six points of the hexagon. For the final point, dc into the base of the four chains that you started with.

Last step of round 2 granny hexagon motif

Join with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the four starting chains. This completes the sixth point of the hexagon.

Round 3:

Ch 4. Work 2 dc into the first stitch. This is part of the first point of the hexagon.

You then have 5 dc stitches along the side of the hexagon. *Skip 1 st, dc in the next 3 sts, skip 1 st. (This forms the first side.) Then for the point, make 2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc into the next stitch. Repeat from * four more times so that you have five completed points.

To show you why the stitches are skipped along the sides of the hexagon, I’ve completed three sides and points of the hexagon in the image below. You can see that skipping the first and last stitches does not create holes — it simply provides space for the stitches so that the hexagon lies flat.

Round 3 dc side stitches solid crochet hexagon motif

To finish, dc into the last stitch and join with a slip stitch to the 3rd chain of your starting chains to complete the sixth point before weaving in the ends.

Finishing the solid crochet hexagon motif

Flower center crochet hexagon motif

Another very simple hexagon design features a flower-like motif in the center.

Flower centre crochet hexagon motif completed

Round 1:

Start by making a magic loop or chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Ch 2 (these do not count as a stitch), and then work 12 dc, 1 ch into the ring. Close with a sl st, fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 2:

Join the second color yarn into any chain space. Ch 3 and 1 dc into that space. 2 dc into the next 11 chain spaces. Close with a sl st, fasten off and weave in ends. You will have a circle with 24 dc stitches.

Flower center crochet hexagon motif completed

Round 3:

Join your next color yarn into any space between the pairs of dc stitches in Round 2. Ch 3 (counts as one dc) and 2 dc into the ch space. This is the first side of your hexagon.

*Into the next space make 2 dc, 1 ch, 2 dc. (This is your first point.) 3 dc into the next space. Repeat from * five more times.

After making the final point, join to the 3rd starting chain with a sl st.

Round 3 of the flower crochet hexagon motif

How to use hexagon motifs

These three hexagon patterns have the same number of stitches on each of side, so you can easily either sew them together or join them as you go.

I designed this chunky five-round hexagon motif last fall to capture the rich autumnal colours in a large bed throw. It also has a retro style that I love, and the finished throw has a strong visual impact in my otherwise white room. The hexagon motif pattern is free on my blog.

Round 3 of the flower crochet hexagon motif

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11 Comments

Pauline Kirk

I am impressed with your sight and hope to learn much from you. Thanks

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Kathryn Senior

Thanks Pauline I hope you drop back often and visit my posts here on Craftsy. I’ve just started to build a pattern store too xxxxxxx

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Judi

When I was a very young girl I asked my Grandmother if she would teach me to crochet. Of course she said yes and we sat down for a lesson. After a hour or so she threw her hands up in the air and said you will never learn how to do this. That was the end of that. Now several decades later I would like to try it again. Do you have lessons for beginners.?

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Kathryn Senior

Hi Judi Craftsy has a class on learning to crochet – I haven’t tried it but the online courses are usually very good. Its 50% off at the moment and seems like good value. If you have any problems you can also connect with me on Facebook – Crafternoon Treats – or leave another comment. Always happy to help xxx Kathryn Link to that class: http://www.craftsy.com/class/crochet-basics-and-beyond/4728

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Julie

Hi! I really like the flower center hexagon. I’m considering making a “temperature afghan” using this granny hexagon. I have a question about the instructions. On the very first round when you crochet 12 dc in magic ring, do you add a chain between the dc? Also, when I do not include the first chain 2 as a dc, it always comes out as too many stitches at the end. Why do you not count it as a dc? I’ve seen the instructions both ways and I’m never sure which to do.

These “fiddly” little details are what messes me up when I crochet! And I have been crocheting for many years! Another things I’m not really sure about is which stitch to go into when you join the round.

I appreciate any help you can give me! Again, I really love this block! 🙂

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Kareema Griest

If I want to make the hexagon bigger, do I ch 4, 2 dc in 1st St, skip 1 St, DC in next (#), skip 1 st, work (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next (corner) St? Increasing the # of DC in the middle by 1 for each row?

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Kareema Griest

If I want to make the hexagon bigger, do I ch 4, 2 dc in 1st St, skip 1 St, DC in next (#), skip 1 st, work (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next (corner) St? Increasing the # of DC in the middle by 2 for each row?

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Tracie Holladay

That afghan is stunning!!

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R

How many hexagons did you make in the afghan?

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Hanna

I LOVE LOVE this and have started a project using your pattern. Would you be able to help me with making a half hexagon so I could make a straight edge blanket? Would so appreciate it!!

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Nancy

Thanks a million! I just couldn’t figure out how to crochet a hexagon until I read your instructions. Thanks for the photos too! Cheers!

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