The Traditional Hexagon Motif is similar to the granny square – one of those patterns for the ages! It’s also similar in look to a granny square – but of course, it has 6 sides, and a few other moves that make it unique. Here’s how to crochet the Traditional Hexagon Motif!
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How to Crochet the Traditional Hexagon Motif – Right Handed
How to Crochet the Traditional Hexagon Motif – Left Handed
As Seen in this Video (click for more info)
Furls Crochet US – K, 6.5mm hook
Traditional HALF Hexagon Motif Pattern & Video (NEW!)
Pattern for the Traditional Hexagon Motif
Beginning cluster: [ch 2, dc2tog] in the indicated ch sp
Cluster: dc3tog in the indicated ch sp
Ch 6, sl st in first ch made to form ring.
Round 1: Working into the ring, beginning cluster, [ch 3, cluster] 5 times, ch 1; join with hdc in beginning cluster. (6 clusters)
Round 2: Beginning cluster in ch-1/hdc ch sp, [ch 3, cluster, ch 3, cluster] in next 5 ch-3 sps, ch 3, cluster in ch-1/hdc ch sp, ch 1; join with hdc in beginning cluster. (12 clusters)
Round 3: Beginning cluster in ch-1/hdc ch sp, *[ch 3, cluster, ch 3 cluster] in next ch sp,** ch 3, cluster in next ch sp; rep from * around finishing last rep at **, ch 1; join with hdc in beginning cluster. (18 clusters)
Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same ch-1/hdc ch sp, 3 dc in next ch sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch sp,** 3 dc in next ch sp twice; rep from * around, finishing last rep at **, dc in same ch-1/hdc ch sp as first st of rnd, join. (72 dc)
And that’s how it’s done! What would you like to make using the Traditional Hexagon Motif? It makes lovely blankets, rugs, and even garments! Be sure to share your hexies with me on social media – I love seeing what you’ve made!
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Hi Tamara, That is a wonderful tutorial for the Hexagon pattern. I would like to make my Great-Great-Grandson an afghan using that pattern. Hi is 6 years old and said Red and Black are his favorite colors. I can see that pattern in those colors as an Afghan. I think the airy pattern would not be too heavy for a 6 year old and he would grow into it of course. How can I know how many patterns to make and how much yarn to buy for a48x 72 inch afghan? I suppose I would have to make half a hexagon for the sides or could it be joined as is? Thanks for any help you could give me. Judi
I’ll have to make a half-hex tutorial, thank you for the inspiration! The yarn you choose will determine how much, and how many to make – if you use a thick chunky your hexes will be much larger than a DK. So I would recommend grabbing some of whatever yarn you want to use from your stash and seeing how much one hexagon takes and how big it is. From there you should be able to see how much yarn you’ll need and how many hexagons. 🙂 If nothing else, you can start making them and just lay them out together until you get the size you like!
A half hex tutorial is exactly what I’m looking for! I’ve made a Bunche of hexis in a golden yellow with the intention of it looking like honeycomb but I think the halve size would make edging a blanket much easier 🙂 thanks no advance 😉
The new half hexagon is up! 😀 https://www.mooglyblog.com/traditional-half-hexagon-motif/
Tamara, Thank you for your help and suggestions. I will keep them in print for the fall. I am currently making my Great Granddaughter an afghan, and plan to start Cody’s in October. I look forward to your new tutorial. Thanks again, Judi
🙂 My pleasure! Thank you!
Wow! You probably get tired of people telling you how terrific you are 🙂 But you never fail to amaze and encourage me to try new stitches and patterns. I am working on some letters from your crochet alphabet and stopped by to check the pattern and here was this gem. You are one of the best and I appreciate all your hard work.💖
Thank you so much Steph! That’s the best thing you could say! ♥
Hi Tamara, I love your site. I follow along every time your start a new project and it inspires me to use it in my own patterns. I love this one in particular, I was looking for a new idea for a tree skirt for the holidays and this will do the trick. I;m thinking red and white sparkle from red heats collection, Or something similar.
Thanks again I’m a huge fan and follow your on FB, pinterest and instagram.
Thank you so very much Myra! ♥
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You explained this so well, thank you! Is there a similar tutorial for a less holey shape?
I don’t have one yet, but that’s a good idea! 😀 Thank you!
I am using this to make an afghan to be given as a wedding present. Is there a “half” version of this pattern, to fill in the edges? And make it a straight edge?
Thanks, so much.
I don’t yet, but it’s on my to-do list!
Well, if you “to do”, before the end of Sept. I’ll tinker with one. If I figure it out, I’ll drop a line. Is there a way to post a picture of the project I’m worling on? Maybe FB…
Facebook is usually easiest! 🙂 You are welcome to post photos to the Moogly Facebook page!
Up now! 😀 https://www.mooglyblog.com/traditional-half-hexagon-motif/
Hi! Can you tell me how to do the cluster stitch for the Hexagon Motif?
Hi Skye! I demo it in the videos above. 🙂
Thank you for this pattern and video. I would like to make my hexagons 7 rounds. I’m assuming that it’s sort of like a granny stitch in that you just increase the number of side clusters and keep the cluster-chain 3-cluster in the same space for the corner, correct? Do you think it would work well? I’m making a temperature blanket and using one hex per week.
Yes, that should work! 🙂 Sounds very pretty!