In these uncertain times I’ve so enjoyed the simple things in life and crochet is no exception. My granny hexagon is relaxing and soothing to make. It can made with as many rounds as you like, by adding just a few rounds to make a small motif for joining into a blanket or make as a much larger hexagon like mine, that I’m making into a summer cushion for my garden bench. I’ve used Stylecraft classique cotton dk, but any dk yarn will do. It’s a fab fun way to use up your stash too. The pattern below follows a traditional granny square stitch but instead of using 3tr group stitches together I’ve used just 2tr groups stitches, there’s also an alternative method at the bottom of the pattern for using treble cluster stitch which gives a very pretty effect but you will need to remember to add a chain stitch between your 2 treble cluster stitches . ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2020 For my patterns pop over to our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative
You will need:
UK English. US abbreviations below in brackets.
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
tr = treble (US double crochet
sp = space space
sk st. = skip skip
beg = beginning. beginning
2trcl = 2 treble cluster see notes below ( US 2 double crochet cluster) RS = Right side WS = wrong side
2 treble cluster stitch: (Yoh, insert hook into magic loop or ring, yoh and pull through a loop, yoh and pull through 2 loops,) twice, yoh pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.
Pattern notes: To keep your hexagon flat and minimise the need for blocking, I have flipped my hexagon over after each round, alternating each round from RS and WS rounds, start each new round with the change of colour in a different corner to the previous round, and from where you fastened off . This will keep that back of your work neat and less bulky as sewing in your yarn ends will be evenly distributed on the back.
Foundation Round: using a 4mm hook, make a magic loop or ch5, ss to join in to a ring.(RS))
Round 1 In the magic loop or ring, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, (2trcl, ch1,) 5 times, ss to join to beg ch- 3, fasten off. (6trcl groups, 6 x ch-1sp’s) flip your hexagon over as described in my pattern notes above. (RS)
Round 2 Attach a new colour yarn in any ch-1sp of previous round, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, 2tr, in same ch-1sp, (2tr, ch1, 2tr,) in each ch-1sp, around, ss to join into beginnings ch-3, fasten off. Flip your hexagon over. (WS)
Round 3 Attach a new colour yarn in any ch-1 space of round 2, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, 2tr, in same ch-1sp, 2tr, in the next sp, (2tr, ch1, 2tr,) in next ch-1 sp, 2tr, in next sp repeat from * to * around ss to join into beg ch-3sp. Flip your hexagon over.(RS)
Round 4 Attach a new colour yarn in any ch-1 space of round 3, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, 2tr, in same ch-1sp, 2tr, in each of next 2 sp’s, (2tr, ch1, 2tr,) in next ch-1sp , 2tr, in each of next 2 sp’s, repeat from * to * to complete the round, ss to join into beg ch-3. Flip hexagon over.(WS)
Round 5 Continue as round 4 by working (2tr, ch1, 2tr,) in every ch-1sp and 2tr in every space between, remembering to flip your hexagon after each round.
Alternate way to make your hexagon like mine below is to work exactly as the Foundation round and round 1 above, then for Round 2 instead of working (2tr, ch1, 2tr,) in each ch-1sp, work ( 2trcl, ch2, 2trcl,) ch1, and 2trcl, ch1, in every sp between, flip your hexagon as above. Continue working 2trcl, ch1, in place of all 2tr, in the spaces between and (2trcl, ch2, 2trcl) in each ch-1p instead of (2tr, ch1, 2tr,) ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2020
Foundation Round: using a 4mm hook, make a magic loop or ch5, ss to join in to a ring.
Round 1 In the magic loop or ring, ch3 (counts as tr), 15tr into the ring, ss to join to beg ch- 3, fasten off. . (RS)
Round 2 In the magic loop or ring, ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, (2trcl, ch1,) 15 times , ss to join to beg ch- 3, fasten off. (RS) no need to flip your hexagon if you are using it as small motif
Round 3 As round 3 of main hexagon pattern, follow as Round 4 to make as large as you like.