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How to Crochet Hexagons + Half Hexagons with Video!

How to Crochet Hexagons + Half Hexagons with Video!

Whenever I think of modern design, I think of geometric shapes and bright colors. So of course, when I came up with the pattern for the Hudson Baby Blanket, I wanted to use different colors of hexagons and half hexagons to make a modern and easy pattern. In this post, I’ll show you how to crochet hexagons and half hexagons so that you can use them for the Hudson baby blanket or any pattern you choose!

how to crochet hexagons

How to Make Crochet Hexagons

Making a crochet hexagon is really easy, and you’ll see how once you know the basics, you can adjust these to be any size you like. I’m going to be increasing each row by 2 stitches per side for this lesson, but you can even change that if you want. Let’s start with the video tutorial and then we can go through the step-by-step!

For a practice piece like this, you can use any hook and yarn you like. I used a 4.00mm crochet hook and Knit Picks Brava Worsted Yarn for this. I did another blanket using hexagons the follow this same hexagon pattern using a 12.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn. You can find the full pattern and instructions for the Candy Shop Blanket over here!

Candy Shop Baby Blanket Pattern Hexagon blanket

Full Crochet Hexagons

Round 1: Start with a magic loop and secure it with a slip stitch. Chain 2 (count as DC). Work 1 DC into the magic loop. Chain 2 again.  *DC 2, chain 2* five more times into the magic loop. You should have 6 sets of DC and 5 chain-2 spaces now.  Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to finish the round. Then, pull the loop closed.

how to crochet hexagons

Round 2: Ch 2, DC. (DC, ch 2, DC) into the chain-2 space. *DC 2, [DC, ch2, DC]* repeat around and slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 2. (4 DC per side).

how to crochet hexagons

Round 3: Chain 2, DC 2. (DC, ch 2, DC) into the chain-2 space. *DC 4, [DC, ch2, DC]* repeat around to the last ch-2 space. DC 1 and slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 2. (6 DC per side).

how to crochet hexagons

Round 4: Chain 2, DC 3. (DC, ch 2, DC) into the chain-2 space. *DC 6, [DC, ch2, DC]* repeat around to the last ch-2 space. DC 2 and slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 2. (8 DC per side).

Round 5: Chain 2, DC 4. (DC, ch 2, DC) into the chain-2 space. *DC 8, [DC, ch2, DC]* repeat around to the last ch-2 space. DC 3 and slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 2. (10 DC per side).

Round 6: Chain 2, DC 5. (DC, ch 2, DC) into the chain-2 space. *DC 10, [DC, ch2, DC]* repeat around to the last ch-2 space. DC 4 and slip stitch to the top of the beginning ch 2. (12 DC per side).

See how the hexagon is getting wider with each round?

how to crochet hexagons

You can stop whenever you want. If you want to make your crochet hexagon bigger, continue working in the same pattern, increasing by 2 stitches per side for each round. If you want it smaller, stop at an earlier round. You can also play around with different stitches and yarn weights to get different results!

how to crochet hexagons

Half Hexagons

When you lay out all of your hexagons, you’ll notice that you don’t get any straight edges. You’ll have the points of the hexagons make up to sides and the other sides will have gaps that you only need half a hexagon to fill. So, here is the pattern for making those half hexagons and filling the space.

how to crochet hexagons

Round 1: Start with a magic loop and secure it with a slip stitch. Chain 2 (count as DC). Work 1 DC. Ch 2, *DC 2, ch 2* twice more. Pull the tail ends to close the loop. You should have 3 sets of DC and 2 chain-2 spaces now.

how to crochet hexagons

Round 2: Chain 2, turn. *DC 2, then (DC, ch 2, DC) into the ch-2 space* twice. DC 2, increase. (4 DCs per side)

Round 3: Chain 2, turn. .*DC 4, then (DC, ch 2, DC) into the ch-2 space* twice. DC 3, increase. (6 DCs per side)

how to crochet hexagons

Round 4: Chain 2, turn. *DC 6, then (DC, ch 2, DC) into the ch-2 space* twice. DC 4, increase. (8 DCs per side)

Round 5: Chain 2, turn. *DC 8, then (DC, ch 2, DC) into the ch-2 space* twice. DC 5, increase. (10 DCs per side)

Round 6: Chain 2, turn .*DC 10, then (DC, ch 2, DC) into the ch-2 space* twice. DC 6, increase. (12 DCs)

how to crochet hexagons

And that’s all there is to it!

These crochet hexagons are super easy to make and I used mine to make the Hudson Baby Blanket. It’s a great beginner project and you’ll get tons of practice making crochet hexagons with this pattern. Once I had the hexagon pattern down, it was just a matter of crocheting my little stack of hexagons in each color, something I could easily do while watching Netflix! Then, I seamed them all together and added a border. 

Related: Hudson Baby Blanket Pattern

Hudson Baby Blanket pattern with Crochet hexagons

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jan hallowll

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

great instruations...thanks love this patterns....would like more like this

jan hallowll

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

great instruations...thanks

Shehla Ahmed

Thursday 13th of August 2020

Yay! I'm glad you like it :)

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