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Tutorial: How to Crochet a Half Hexagon

Whether you’d like to fill in the edging on a hexagon afghan or simply want to make multi-colored hexagons, this free pattern will teach you how to crochet a half hexagon and customize the size to meet your needs.

Whether you’d like to fill in the edging on a hexagon afghan or simply want to make multi-colored hexagons, this easy, free pattern will teach you how to crochet a half hexagon and customize the size to meet your needs.

Whether you’d like to fill in the edging on a hexagon afghan or simply want to make multi-colored hexagons, this free pattern will teach you how to crochet a half hexagon and customize the size to meet your needs. Hexagons are my fave. That’s why I’ve used them in this popsicle stick hexagon shelf, this giant squishy knit object and most recently in my “Happy Hexagons” free afghan pattern.

This free crochet afghan pattern is customizable, so you can use it to make a baby blanket, lap blanket or even a bedspread. Makes a great modern, gender-neutral baby shower gift idea or an afghan for the couch. Click for the free pattern and photo tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.comFor my afghan, I decided I liked the look of the geometric edge, but if you’d like a straight, even edge on your own blanket, half hexagons are where it’s at.

These half hexagons are made very similarly to my basic hexagon pattern, but the difference is that these are worked in back and forth rows and the full hexagons are worked in the round. I think hexagons and half hexis are the perfect portable crochet project to stash in your purse.

Whether you’d like to fill in the edging on a hexagon afghan or simply want to make multi-colored hexagons, this free pattern will teach you how to crochet a half hexagon and customize the size to meet your needs.Hexagons are similar to crochet circles or squares in that once you understand the basic math of the increases, you can customize your hexagon to whatever size you wish by just adding more rounds (or in the case of a half hexagon, rows) and continuing to increase as you go.

If you’re wondering how to get the edges of your hexagons straight and your edges just so, make a $2 blocking board and they’ll all look nice and tidy.

ice aAnd then to sew these little beauties together, check out this post on how to join hexagons with an invisible seam.

This photo tutorial will show you how to join crochet hexagons with a technique that results in an invisible seam. Great for sewing hexagons together, but can also work for granny squares or other crochet pieces. | MakeAndDoCrew.comHalf Hexagon Free Crochet Pattern

Supplies
• any yarn (I used this cotton yarn)
• corresponding hook to achieve appropriate gauge (I love this affordable set of hooks!)

Abbreviations – US Terms
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space

How To Crochet a Half Hexagon

NOTE: Using worsted weight yarn and a size H hook, this pattern will create a half hexagon that has a 6” diameter, which is the perfect size to complement to my “Happy Hexagons” afghan pattern. For a larger or smaller half hexagon, just increase or decrease the number of rows. 

Make a magic ring. ch 1 to secure the ring.

Whether you’d like to fill in the edging on a hexagon afghan or simply want to make multi-colored hexagons, this free pattern will teach you how to crochet a half hexagon and customize the size to meet your needs. Row 1: ch 2, dc, [ch 2, 2 dc] repeat 2 times; turn. (each side = 2 dc)

Whether you’d like to fill in the edging on a hexagon afghan or simply want to make multi-colored hexagons, this free pattern will teach you how to crochet a half hexagon and customize the size to meet your needs. Row 2: ch 2, dc in first dc, 1 dc in dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in turning chain; turn. (each side = 4 dc)

Whether you’d like to fill in the edging on a hexagon afghan or simply want to make multi-colored hexagons, this free pattern will teach you how to crochet a half hexagon and customize the size to meet your needs. Row 3: ch 2, dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in next 4 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in turning chain; turn. (each side = 6 dc)

Whether you’d like to fill in the edging on a hexagon afghan or simply want to make multi-colored hexagons, this free pattern will teach you how to crochet a half hexagon and customize the size to meet your needs. Row 3: ch 2, dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 6 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in next 6 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in turning chain; turn. (each side = 8 dc)

Row 4: ch 2, dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 8 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in next 8 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in turning chain; fasten off. (each side = 10 dc)

Betcha can’t stop at just one hexagon project! Here are a few more to satisfy your geometry cravings.

How to DIY a Hexagon Shelf with Popsicle Sticks
Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need is popsicle sticks, glue and some stain to make this inexpensive home decor knockout. Click to see the full tutorial and download the free hexagon template. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

How to Crochet a Basic HexagonFree pattern for a basic crochet hexagon. Super clear step-by-step photo tutorial. This pattern can be used to make any size hexagon for pillows, rugs, patchwork afghans or even clothes. | MakeAndDoCrew.comEverything You Need to Know About the Beekeeper’s Quilt PatternTips, tricks and yarn recommendations for the Beekeeper's Quilt knitting pattern by Tiny Owl Knits. Learn how to sew your hexagons together and tips for planning your quilt.

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7 Comments

  • Pam Bateman
    January 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I love crocheting hexagons and it’s so nice to find someone else who does too! But I didn’t know what to do with the edges when sewing them together.. Thank you so much for your tutorial on the half-hexagon. I am going to try it. Also thank you for showing me how to join them better than I have been doing up to now.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 26, 2017 at 12:33 am

      You’re welcome, Pam! Aren’t hexagons the best? I think they’re my spirit shape. 🙂

      Reply
  • Elisabeth
    February 13, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I love new paterns

    Reply
  • Angela
    July 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I love your method of sewing the hexis together! I’ve never thought of this. I usually do a whipstitch thru the back loops, but can see how this method makes a much flatter join. Definitely going to try this! Thanks.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 11, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Yeah, I like the flatter join too! I think it better shows off all the hard work you put into making pretty hexies. 🙂

      Happy crocheting, Angela!

      jess

      Reply
  • Ruth Hamilton
    January 30, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Hi, thank you for these and the half hexagon instructions also. But in the half ones, you turn at the end of each row, rather than cutting and re-joining. But won’t this make the half hexies a mix of right and wrong-sided? Won’t they look quite different to the full ones when you join them on to your blanket edge? Or am I missing something? Many thanks.
    Ruth

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