How to Crochet a Granny Hexagon

This is my tutorial for a basic granny-style hexagon, as used for my Hettie Hexagon Blanket. It is worked in one colour, in rounds and the trebles are worked in clusters. The finished hexagon measures 16cm across from one side to the other, or 18cm across corner to corner.
 
You will need:
DK yarn (I used Stylecraft Special DK)
4mm crochet hook (or appropriate size for your yarn)
Darning needle
Scissors
 
 
Stitches (UK terms):
ss - slip stitch
ch - chain
tr2tog - treble two together (or two-treble cluster)
tr3tog - treble three together (or three-treble cluster)
 
To Start:
Chain six.

 
Slip stitch (ss) into the first chain to join into a round.
 
 
Round One:
Ch3.
 
 
You will now be working into the centre of the circle of stitches you have made.
 
 
Bring your yarn round the hook, insert the hook into the circle, bring the yarn round the hook again and pull back through the circle to give three loops on the hook.
 
 
Bring your yarn round the hook and through the first two loops. This completes the first part of one treble and leaves two loops on the hook.
 
 
Instead of completing the treble, work another part-finished treble into the circle as follows: Bring the yarn round the hook, insert hook into the circle, bring the yarn round the hook again and pull back through the circle.
 
 
You should now have four loops on the hook.

 
Bring your yarn round the hook and through the first two loops, leaving three loops on the hook.

 
Bring your yarn round the hook and pull through all three remaining loops to close. You now have a ch3 and a two-treble cluster (or tr2tog) worked into the circle.
 
 
Next, ch3 and continue working into the centre of the circle.
 

Work a three-treble cluster (tr3tog) into the circle (similar to the tr2tog you have just completed). To do this, bring your yarn round the hook, insert the hook into the circle, bring your yarn round the hook again and pull through to give three loops on the hook.

 
Bring your yarn round the hook and pull through the first two loops, completing the first part of a treble and leaving two loops on the hook.
 
 
Work another part-treble in the same way, leaving three loops on the hook.
 
 
Work the third part-treble into the circle in the same way. You should end up with three part-worked trebles and four loops on the hook.
 
 
Bring your yarn round the hook and pull through all four loops to close and complete the tr3tog.

 
Ch3 and work another tr3tog into the circle.
 
 
Continue round working (ch3, tr3tog) into the circle three more times, giving you five tr3tog and the starting ch3 and tr2tog (six clusters in all). 
Ch3 and join to the top of the tr2tog with a ss to complete the first round.
 

 
Round Two:
Ss into the next chain space.
 
 
Ch3.
 
 
Work a tr2tog into the chain space.
 
 
Ch3 and work a tr3tog into the same chain space.
 

 
Ch3 and work a (tr3tog, ch3, tr3tog) into the next chain space.
 
 
Continue around in this fashion until you have worked into all the spaces.
 
 
Ch3 and join to the top of the starting tr2tog with a ss to complete the round.
 

Round Three:
Ss into the next chain space, then ch3.

 
Work a tr2tog into the same space then ch3.

 
Work a tr3tog into the same space then ch3.

 
Work a tr3tog into the next chain space.

 
Ch3 and work a (tr3tog, ch3, tr3tog) into the next chain space.

 
Carry on round like this. The corners and sides of the hexagon should now become clearer. Into each corner space work two tr3tog and work only one tr3tog into each of the side spaces. All of the tr3tog are separated by ch3.

 
 
Ss into the starting tr2tog to complete the round.

 
Round Four:
Start, as with the previous rounds, by slip stitching into the next chain space, then working (ch3, tr2tog, ch3, tr3tog) into the same space.

 
Continue round, working a single tr3tog into each of the next two chain spaces, remembering to separate each by ch3.

 
As with Round Four, work (tr3tog, ch3, tr3tog) into the corner space, and continue working a single tr3tog into each of the side spaces of the hexagon. Separating all clusters with ch3.

 
 
Complete the round by slip stitching into the top of the starting tr2tog.

 
Round Five:
As with the previous rounds, starting with a (ch3, tr2tog) and working around the hexagon, work two tr3tog into each corner space and one tr3tog into each of the side spaces, separating everything with a ch3.

 
 
Ss to complete the round and weave in the ends.


Sit back and admire your lovely hexagon with a fresh cup of tea!

xx

1 comment:

  1. Fab tutorial gonna have a go later ️xxx lovely clear photos and instructions πŸ’ƒ

    ReplyDelete

Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving your thoughts - I love to read them x