Here's my super speedy crocheted hexagon how-to.  You need to use chunky yarn for these (I used the Patons Inca I was sent as a freebie last week!)  This yarn is apparently around 14 ply.  Next week I'll show you how to make a 4 round 8 ply (DK) yarn version in a slightly different pattern.

I used Patons Inca* yarn in a variety of colours
A 6mm hook
Scissors
A yarn needle

I'm using UK/Australian crochet terminology:
Stitches used: chain stitch, double treble, slip stitch

Foundation Ring:
Make slip knot.
Chain 4
Join with a slip stitch to make a ring.

Round One:
Chain 4
*Double Treble (DTR)  into the ring you just made.
Chain One *
Repeat the pattern between the * and the * 11 times.
This gives you 12 DTR and one lot of 3 chain.
Slip stitch into the top of the initial 4 chain stitches and fasten off firmly.

Round Two:
Tie on your new colour between any pair of DTR stitches.
Chain four stitches
DTR once into the 'gap' below (closest to where you just chained 4 up from!)
*Chain one
DTR twice into the next gap between stitches in the round below.*
Repeat the  pattern between * and * 10 more times (you should have 12 clusters of 2DTR)
Slip stitch into the top of the initial 4 chain stitches and fasten off firmly.

Round Three:
Tie on your new colour between any 2DTR cluster - this will be the final round of your hexagon
Chain 3 then treble 2 into the nearest gap in round below (a gap is the 'one chain' space between the 2 DTR clusters)
*3 TR into the next gap across, 2 chain, 3 treble into the same gap as before.
3 TR into the next gap*
Repeat the pattern between the * and the * all the way around circle as shown.
Slip stitch into the top of the initial 3 chain stitches and fasten off firmly.

That's it. You can sew these ones together, or use another joining method if you please!

I've made you some videos too. Excuse my lack of simultaneous camera/crochet skills and the fact that my battery ran out in the last one!

Let me know if you use this how-to, won't you?!  Do you want to make hexagons?!

x Pip




I had to reshoot the third video (round 3) - there was a technical issue! The one above is the reshot (proper!) one!

 

Approx 14 ply
Tension 13 Stitches to 10cm
Needles 7.00mm AUS
50 Grams - 58 Metres
50% Wool, 30% Acrylic, 20% Alpaca

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