Chunky crochet hexagons

Chunky hexagon blanket finished featured

A free tutorial for the chunky crochet hexagon motif used in my Autumn-inspired chunky hexagon blanket

I made the hexagons for the autumn blanket using Stylecraft Special Chunky yarn.

Gather your supplies

Stylecraft Chunky Yarn (100% acrylic) in four colours of your choice.

In this example I used dark brown, meadow, camel and spice.

I used a size 6mm hook (size J). I find the Clover Soft Touch hooks are lovely to work with.

Stitches used

  • Chain
  • Slip stitch
  • Treble (UK terms;  double crochet (US terms)

Making the chunky crochet hexagon motif

Round 1

You can start with a magic circle if you prefer.

  • Make four chains and join with a slip stitch.
  • Make 3 chains and then 11 trebles into the ring.
  • Close the round with a slip stitch into the third chain of your first three chains.
  • Pull the tail end to tighten the ring and weave in that end. This creates a nice firm centre without a hole.

Hexagon motif free tutorial step 1

Round 2

I kept the same colour yarn for round 2 but you could change colour if you like.

  • Make 3 chains then another chain (this will create the first chain space for the next round.
  • Make 11 trebles followed by a chain into the top of the 11 trebles in the previous round. Work through both loops of the top of the treble stitch.
  • Join with a slip stitch into the third of the first three chains and fasten off.
  • Weave the end through the top of a few stitches and then weave in to the wrong side. Stylecraft Chunky yarn does have a tendency to try to escape so needs more rigorous weaving in than other yarns might.

Hexagon motif free tutorial step 2

Round 3

For this round I changed colour to meadow.

You have 12 chain spaces from the previous round and you make three trebles into each one to create a circle.

  • Join your yarn and make 3 chains then 2 trebles into the first space.
  • Then make three trebles into each space all round.
  • Join with a slip stitch, fasten off and weave in the ends as in the previous rounds.

The third round pulls the second round stitches out so that they form a nice cartwheel appearance.

Hexagon motif free tutorial step 3

 

Round 4

Join a new colour yarn. I have used camel here.

This round will form your crochet hexagon. It is basically a square with 6 corners (even though that does not really make sense!).

  • Join your yarn and make 3 chains and 2 trebles into the first space.
  • Make a corner in the next space by doing 3 trebles, chain, 3 trebles into the same space.
  • In the next space just 3 trebles again.
  • The space after, another corner.
  • When you get all the way round you should have 6 corners and 6 treble triplets between them.
  • Join with a slip stitch into the third chain of the first stitch, fasten off and weave in the ends.

Hexagon motif free tutorial step 4

Round 5

Change colour again for the final round. For your first hexagon, or hexagons that you are making to sew together, you need to make the complete round.

If you are joining the hexagons as you go, there is a separate tutorial for joining hexagons. You need to work only 2, 3 or 4 sides of your hexagon if you are joining with another 1, 2 or 3 hexagons in your project.

  • Join your new colour and make 3 chains and 2 trebles into the first space (choose one just before a corner).
  • In the corner space make 2 trebles, 1 chain, 2 trebles. I found that putting 3 trebles in this round made the hexagon too bulky; just 2 works better.

Hexagon motif free tutorial step 5

Carry on all the way round so that your hexagon grows bigger.

I joined this hexagon into my blanket so the finished hexagons in the final picture are in the different colourways I used to start my blanket. Find out more about the colours I used in my chunky crochet hexagon blanket.

Hexagon motif free tutorial step 6

Free tutorial hexagon motif first four joined

5 thoughts on “Chunky crochet hexagons

  1. Virginia Fuller says:

    Patricia, I love the detailed instructions and pictures of your work as you go along. thank you so much. it makes following your instructions so easy.

    Virginia

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