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:: How To Crochet A Hexagon In Ten Minutes!

May 10, 2013

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
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 * 10 more times.
This gives you 11 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


  • Reply Lynette May 11, 2020 at 6:11 AM

    Came across some pictures of your hexagons and knew immediately this needed to be my first crochet project so I was over the moon when I found your tutorials on YouTube.

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  • Reply Mel April 26, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    Do you have a pattern please for a half hexagon to even up the edge?

    • Reply Pip April 27, 2019 at 9:39 AM

      I don’t – but I really love the pretty edge created by NOT filling it up with a half hexagon – if you google image search ‘hexagon edge crochet’ you can see lots of different edges – but the unfilled edge is my fave! x

  • Reply elizabeth March 28, 2016 at 7:33 AM

    I’d like to know if you have further instructions on joining the hexagons to form a blanket? LOVE the pattern….have begun working on my hexagons. Amazed how quickly they come together. Thank you again

  • Reply Stacey December 4, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    I’m an American expat living in Paraguay and I’m using some typical/traditional cotton yarn to make a queen-sized blanket using your tutorial. I’m so excited! Thanks for posting the tutorial!!

  • Reply mishel nesbitt October 25, 2015 at 2:23 AM

    hi,thank u so much for this very informative & easy to understand post.i have been trying to work out how to crotchet hexagons from a pattern i found,but even my crocheting friends had difficulty trying to help me.ur instructions & video were fabulous.i am making a Santa stocking as a Christmas gift,so thanx heaps xo

  • Reply barbara April 17, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    Very easy to understand, unique, How can you make one large larger ?

  • Reply Sam April 4, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    I taught myself to crochet with your blog post this rainy Easter weekend and I’m hooked. Well, ‘crochet hooked’ anyway! Thanks so much!

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes April 5, 2015 at 5:50 AM

      Argh! This makes me so happy! Thanks for telling me! Happy hooking!!! xx

      • Reply Sam May 22, 2015 at 10:29 PM

        Still crocheting hexagons – you could say I’m crochet cray cray! 160 done, about 740 to go to finish a blanket for our bed!

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  • Reply Stella December 18, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    I would like to reference your tutorial in a post I’m writing where I used your pattern to make bolster ends. Please let me know if that’s ok.

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes December 18, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      Of course, Stella! And thank you! x

  • Reply Monica November 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Thank you! I just finished a blanket using your pattern. Yours was the most demonstrative and easy to follow I could find.

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    Thanks for the tutorial. This was exactly what I was looking for.I have done several purses using the african flower motif but this time I wanted something different and this was perfect!! Thanks so much!!

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