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Flower Hexagon Granny How-To

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In my search for a Granny Hexagon to make blankets for my girls, I just couldn’t find one that I really LOVED. Then I realized that there were some gorgeous crocheted flowers with six sides, and I could make a hex from one of those. So this pattern was born. I will do my best to teach it to you.

ETA: I have had many questions about what yarn I used. It is Lion Brand Cotton Ease with a 4.5 mm hook, and 3 years later, it is still holding up very nicely!

and another ETA 6/8/14: Lion Brand has discontinued a lot of the colors of Cotton Ease. I would recommend using Lion Brand Hartland yarn in it’s place, and a 5.50 or 6.00 mm hook.

I have had many requests for a video and a chart for this pattern.
I have made a set for first 3 rows (the flower) and the optional dimensional flower here,
and another set for turning the flower into a hexagon here.
You can also find a video to show the join-as-you-go for grannies method here.

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Stitches
sl st ~ slip stitch
ch ~ chain
hdc ~ half double crochet
dc ~ double crochet

Bobble stitch is made as follows (this is the same as a dc2tog, only worked in the same st, instead of being worked over 2 sts) ~ yarn over, insert hook through next stitch, yarn over, pull back through stitch (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook) yarn over and insert hook through same stitch yarn over, hook back through stitch (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. This may sound hard, but it is not. Essentially you are making a dc, but skipping the last yarn over/pull through, then making another and adding the skipped yarn over/pull through to the end. The bobble stitch is also called a cluster stitch. Here is a video showing the cluster stitch.

PATTERN:

Make 3 chains and join in a ring. You can do 4 if you need a larger opening.

Round 1 (find the video and chart for the first 3 rounds and the optional inner flower here)
Chain 2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc 11 times into ring, join with a sl st to top chain of initial chain 2 (12 stitches). Fasten off and clip yarn leaving a 2-3 inch tail.

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Round 2
Attach new color yarn by knotting to tail of the last color. Pull through one of the hdc stitches. Chain 2, dc in same stitch ~ this counts as your first bobble, then ch 1. Now you are going to make some bobbles. It’s fun! (Bobble stitch into next stitch, ch 1), 11 times. Join with a slst to top chain of initial ch 2 (12 bobble stitches). Fasten off and clip yarn leaving a 2-3 inch tail.

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Round 3
You will be working this round in the spaces in between the bobble stitches.
Tie on your next color yarn. Pull yarn through the space between bobbles to the right of your knot. Sl st in that space. Dc 6 times in next space, catching the yarn tails from your knot in these stitches. *Sl st in next space, dc 6 in next space* repeat between * 5 more times. Sl st in next space, which will already have your first sl st in it. Fasten off and clip yarn (6 petals). At this point you will need to weave in your end, as the next round will not connect to this yarn. You can see the back of mine in the bottom right picture, just before I clipped the woven in ends.

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Inner flower (optional)
For my blankets, I am only putting these flowers on ¼ of the hexes, you do what makes you happy! This one is harder to explain, but hopefully the pictures will help.

Look at the second round, the one that is lime in my pictures. You see how the 12 bobbles have become 6 petals because of the way the third round pulls them? Well, we are going to be working off the post just under the center of each of these petals.

Pull your new color yarn through the top of the post in the first round (pink) that is just under the center of one of the petals in the second round (lime). Sl st, *ch 2, skip a post, sl st into next post (centered under the next petal)* repeat 5 times, your last sl st will be in the same post as your first. Do not fasten off or clip yarn.

*Sl st into ch 2 space, hdc, dc, dc, hdc sl st, all into same ch 2 space* this will make your first petal. Repeat between * 5 more times. Fasten off and clip yarn. Weave in ends (I catch my starting end when I make my first petal, so at the end I only have to weave in one end.)

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Round 4 and 5: (find the video and chart for the rest of the hexagon here)
These two rounds have the appearance of only one round, and are made with the same color. You want a nice contrast in color between this yarn and the yarn used in round 3 so that your flowers will really “pop”.

Pull yarn through the center of on of the petals in round 3 ~ you will have 3 dc on either side of where you pull your yarn through. Sl st, ch 3 *dc into the space in the second round between the petals, ch 3, sl st into center of next petal, ch 3* Repeat between * 4 more times, dc into the space in the second round between the petals, ch 3, sl st into center of next petal. Your last sl st will be in the same spot as your first. Do not fasten off or clip yarn.
Sl st into first ch 3 space. Ch 3 (counts as one dc), dc 2, ch 2 (this is the corner spacing), dc 3 in same ch 3 space. This is your first corner. *Dc 3 in next ch 3 space, (dc 3, ch 2, dc 3) in next ch 3 space* Repeat between * 4 more times. Dc 3 in next ch 3 space, sl st into top of initial ch 3. Fasten off and clip yarn leaving a 2-3 inch tail.

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Round 6
Tie on your last color yarn, work first several stitches over ends to secure them. Pull yarn through the next stitch (you see how there are 3 dc just before the ch 2 for the corner? You are pulling your yarn through the second dc). Ch 3 (this counts as your first dc) dc in next stitch, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch 2 space. Dc in next 2 stitches. You have made your first corner, it should look like the first picture.
*Ch, skip a stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, ch, skip a stich, dc in next 2 stitches, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch 2 space, dc in next 2 stiches* Repeat between * 4 more times. Ch, skip a stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, ch, sl st into top of initial ch 3. Fasten off and clip yarn leaving a 2-3 inch tail, weave in tail an clip.
TA-DA, you have a pretty hexagon with a flower in the middle!

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I am going to attempt to explain the join-as-you-go method. It is very visual, and as I pointed out before, you can also find a video to show the join-as-you-go for grannies method here. 🙂

Work your last round until you get to the second corner (dc3, ch2, dc3 part) complete the first 3 dc and the first ch, now you are going to make the second ch, but you are going to catch the corner of the hex you are attaching it to ~ as seen in the first picture. Then complete the next 3 dc, as seen in the second and third pictures. Now is your next ch stitch, which you will make catching the ch stitch of the attached hex (bottom left picture). Complete your next 3 dc, this will bring you to the corner. Make your first ch and catch the corner of the attached hex. *If you are only attaching to the one hex you will then complete your second chain and keep going with the last round as normal* To keep connecting to another hex, you are going to make your second ch but you will catch the corner of the next hex in that stitch. Compete your next 3 dc, and then catch the connecting hex in your next ch. Continue connecting in this manner. Once you have finished connecting however many hexes you need, you will continue the last round to the end.

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I hope you could follow all that. Feel free to ask questions, I have tried to be clear, but some of this is very visual.

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39 Comments

39 Comments on Flower Hexagon Granny How-To

  1. Louise
    October 18, 2009 at 11:09 pm (7 years ago)

    Brilliant tutorial! Can’t wait to give it a go. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a lovely day!

    Reply
  2. vanessa
    October 21, 2009 at 8:44 am (7 years ago)

    GORGEOUS! What a fabulous pattern, thank you so much for sharing it with us, very kind of you. Oh I do love this pattern, and your blanket is beautiful. Thank you! Love vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

    Reply
  3. WIPPYSPLACE
    March 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm (4 years ago)

    WOW–I got this off facebook–this is incredible–thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  4. Jessie
    March 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Muchas gracias, me alegra que os guste!

    Reply
  5. Debbie S
    May 24, 2013 at 9:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Is there an actual pattern to download for the hexagon grannies? I can’t seem to find it. I would love to make it. I am handicapped, and about all i can do is knit or crochet. The pattern is beautiful!

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    • Jessie
      May 25, 2013 at 7:48 am (3 years ago)

      Sure! If you click here you will go to Craftsy where you can download a printer friendly (black text, no pictures) copy of the pattern.

      Reply
  6. Peggy Cloud
    June 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this hex pattern! I am going to make this afghan next… Thank you !!!

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  7. Maria Jenkins
    October 23, 2013 at 11:14 am (3 years ago)

    Wonderfull pattern! i love it! So pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. teresa heinz
    October 23, 2013 at 11:49 am (3 years ago)

    really like this pattern would like to make for my goddaughter

    Reply
  9. Karen
    November 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm (2 years ago)

    why doesn’t the pattern tell you what size needle you should use?

    Reply
    • Jessie
      November 25, 2013 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

      Use whatever size hook that corresponds with the yarn you choose. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn and a 4.5 hook, but if I were using a worsted weight yarn I would have used a larger needle to match that yarn.

      Reply
  10. Marilyn Petroff
    June 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm (2 years ago)

    This is so cute. I have never made a hexigon but I want to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. cathy ecton
    June 22, 2014 at 12:01 am (2 years ago)

    This is so beautiful.

    Reply
  12. Ana Maysonet
    June 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Me gusta

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    • Jessie
      June 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm (2 years ago)

      Gracias

      Reply
  13. Cheryl
    August 19, 2014 at 10:40 am (2 years ago)

    So pretty!

    Reply
  14. chellsea hernandez
    August 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm (2 years ago)

    been wanting to make one of these forever!

    Reply
  15. Brie Pitta
    August 30, 2014 at 8:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful I love it!

    Reply
  16. Colleen
    November 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm (1 year ago)

    These instructions are very well written and I appreciate the pictures…….makes following the pattern more fun. Thank you!!

    Reply
  17. Amina Francis
    February 7, 2015 at 4:51 am (1 year ago)

    Hi Jessie, as a learner i found the written pattern very clear to follow and the photos was a real bonus. i am very grateful . THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing. I cant wait to start. Have a wonderful day. Amina.

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  18. Linda
    February 24, 2015 at 8:41 am (1 year ago)

    What a beautiful pattern. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m thinking this would make a lovely table runner.

    Reply
  19. keller
    March 25, 2015 at 9:39 pm (1 year ago)

    You have lovely project….I would be so-o happy to get the pattern, BUT, I have to copy 16 pages b/4 I have the pattern. I find this a waste of paper and energy. mk

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    • Jessie
      March 25, 2015 at 10:59 pm (1 year ago)

      Toward the bottom of the pattern is a link for a printer friendly PDF. No copying needed.

      Reply
  20. Gretchen
    April 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm (1 year ago)

    I love this!! how much yarn did you use for your total project and how big did the final project end up being? It’s so hard to accurately purchase the right amount of yarn, and my “big box store” has a sale going and I’d love to stock up,

    Reply
    • Jessie
      April 16, 2015 at 8:17 pm (1 year ago)

      I’m actually not sure, but I used Cotten~Ease, which I believe is discontinued, or at least a lot of the colors are. The blanket is actually big enough to cover the top of a queen size bed! I think I used about 3 skeins of each color, and about 8 or 9 colors.

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  21. Linda
    April 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm (1 year ago)

    How does Lion Brand Hartland compare to Vanna’s Choice? Since you recommend Hartland I’m wondering what you think of Vanna’s Choice. Are they comparable?

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    • Jessie
      April 16, 2015 at 11:50 pm (1 year ago)

      Vanna’s choice is more of a heavier worsted weight yarn with a matte finish. Heartland is a lighter worsted weight with a shiny finish and it has more drape. Either one will work for this pattern, it just depends on the look you like.

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