Solid Hexagon


Hexagon blankets always look lovely and are a great chance for a bit of fun colour play so here is a simple hexagon pattern you can start with.

★☆☆ - Beginner


All tutorials are written in UK terms.

For help on stitches, refer to the Stitch Directory

TUTORIAL:

Start by making a chain of 5.
 Make a slip stitch into the first chain (the one furthest from the hook) to make a little loop.











ROUND ONE:

Then make a chain of 4, this will count as one treble (double) crochet stitch and one of the corner spaces.
To make the first of the six sides, make two treble (double) crochets into the loop.
Then make a chain of 2, this will be our next corner space.
Now make another 2 treble (double) crochets into the loop and another 2 chains.  This makes a second side and another corner space.
Repeat this last step again three more times.
Now we've got five completed sides and chains for all six corners.  We just need to finish the last side to end the round so make 1 more treble (double) crochet into the loop.
 Now we just need to close the hexagon by making a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the beginning chain of 4.  You can see the correct place indicated in the picture.









ROUND TWO:

If you are changing colour, cut the old yarn and join the new colour into the corner space.  If you are going to keep to the same colour, just make a slip stitch into the corner space.

Then chain 4 to start this round.  This will count as one treble (double) crochet and one of our corner spaces.
 Then make a second treble (double) crochet into the same space.
 Now we need to work along the side, by making one treble (double) crochet into each of the side stitches of the previous round.
Now we need to make another corner, so start by making one treble (double) crochet into the corner space and then chaining 2.
 Then finish the corner by working another treble (double) crochet into the same place.
 Next work along the side by making one treble (double) crochet into each stitch below.
 Then another corner by working one treble (double) crochet, making 2 chains and then making another treble (double) crochet in the same place.
Carry on all the way around the hexagon in the same way, working along the sides and making a new corner in each corner space as described.

This picture shows the hexagon with just one side left to finish.
So make the two trebles (doubles) needed to finish the side and then work a slip stitch into the third chain of the starting chain of 4 to finish the round.









ROUND THREE:

Again, either join new yarn or make a slip stitch into the corner space to start.
Make a chain of 4 and then make a treble (double) crochet into the same space to make the first corner.
Work along the edge in the same way as before, this time there will be 4 trebles (doubles) to work to reach the next corner.
Make a corner in the same way as before, by working 1 treble (double), 2 chains, 1 more treble (double) all into the corner space.  Then you are ready to work along the next side.
Carry on working around the hexagon in the same way.  This picture shows the last corner has been worked and there are just the last side stitches to go.
Work a treble (double) crochet into each of the side stitches and then make a slip stitch as before to end the round.










ROUND FOUR:

 Now you can see how the next rows will work.  Each will begin by joining a new yarn to the corner space, or slip stitching the current yarn into the corner space.  Then chaining 4 and making a treble (double) crochet into the same space.
 Work a treble (double) crochet into each of the stitches along the side and then make a new corner (1 tr (dc), 2ch, 1 tr (dc) all in same space) in each corner space.
Do the same thing all the way around the hexagon and then end the round with a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the starting chain of 4.  You can keep going with more rounds until you are happy with the size of your hexagon.











✎ WRITTEN PATTERN:

: : SOLID HEXAGON : :

4ch [counts as 1tr, 1ch], ss to 1st ch to make a loop.

R1:  4ch [counts as 1tr, 1ch], (2tr in loop, 2ch) five times, 1tr, ss to 3rd chain of beginning 4ch.

For each new round, join new yarn to corner space, or if using the same colour, ss into corner space and then:

R2:  4ch[counts as 1tr, 1ch], 1tr in same sp, *1tr into each tr to sp, (1tr, 2ch, 1tr) into corner space,* repeat from * to * around, ss to 3rd chain of beginning 4ch.

All subsequent Rounds, as R2.