Granny Hexagon Throw Construction

I have explained how I made the Granny Hexagons, Half Hexagons and Quarter Hexagons here.

This page explains what to make and how to put together the pieces to make one throw like this.

Granny Hexagon Throw

Size

Approximate size (excluding tassels): 90cm x 125cm

Equipment

I used Stylecraft Special DK in colours: Lemon, Blush, Cloud Blue, White, Raspberry, Grape and Meadow. I started with 100g of each, and this was just enough for me to make all the hexagons, half hexagons and quarter hexagons and also to join them. I found that I needed some extra lemon and raspberry at the end for the border and the tassels.

Stylecraft Special DK

4mm hook.

Scissors

Needle for weaving in ends.

Abbreviations/Crochet Stitches (UK terms)

  • Ss        slip stitch
  • Tr         treble crochet (in US terms this is a Double Crochet)
  • Ch        chain
  • * *       Instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified in the pattern
  • Beg-ch denotes the chain worked at the start of the round, forming the first stitch.

Step 1: Making Granny Hexagons rounds 1-6

You will need to make 33 granny hexagons. Each hexagon will have 7 rounds. But you will make all 33 hexagons up to round 6 and add the 7th round when you join the hexagons. There are 7 different hexagons. Picture below gives you the number of each hexagon you will need to make.

Seven hexagon variations and number of each required

Step 2: Half Hexagons

You will need to make 12 Pointed Half Hexagons using the same colour as in the table above. The number of each is indicated in the picture below.

You will also need to make 4 flat-topped half hexagons, 2xG and 2xE.

Quarter Hexagons

You will need to make 4 quarter hexagons.

Arrangement of Hexagons

Arrange you hexagons as follows (all with the wrong side of round 6 facing up).

Joining

I joined the pieces using the join as you go method. Which meant that each hexagon was joined to the next one whilst adding the 7th round. Below is a table of the 7th round colours.

The join-as-you-go joining method is used for this project, In essence, it means that whilst you are adding round 7 to a hexagon you slip stitch to the adjacent hexagon in the corresponding spaces between the treble clusters. Start with joining the hexagons and then add the half hexagons and finally the quarter hexagons.

A quick summary of the join-as-you-go method for these Granny Hexagons is as follows:

  1. Complete one side of you hexagon including the first 2tr of the corner (Fig 1).
  2. Instead of the ch1 to form a corner, slip stitch into the corner space of the adjacent hexagon (Fig 2).
  1. Work along the second side of the Granny Hexagon, making a slip stitch to the adjacent hexagon in between each group of 2tr (Fig 3).
  2. When you reach the corner, work the first 2tr and replace the ch1 with a slip stitch in the corner of the adjacent hexagon, then work the final 2tr in the corner space (Fig 4).

All the hexagons joined.

Border

The border is really simple. I added in five rounds of treble clusters (2 trebles forming a cluster) in the following colour order: Blush, Cloud Blue, Lemon, Meadow and Raspberry. In each corner I worked 2 trebles, chain 2, 2 trebles.

Border round 1: Using Blush. Pull up a loop in any corner space. Ch3 (counts as 1tr). 1tr in the same space. Work along the side of the blanket working 2tr in each space between groups of 2 trebles from the main body of the blanket. On reaching the corner, work [3tr, ch2, 3tr]. Continue along the remaining sides. When you reach the corner where you started, work 2tr in the corner space, ch2 and ss into the top of the beg-ch3.

Note: you may wish to adjust the number of chains/stitches in each corner so that the work lies flat.

Border round 2: Using Cloud Blue. Pull up a loop in any corner space. Ch3 (counts as 1tr). 1tr in the same space. Work along the side of the blanket working 2tr in each space between groups of 2 trebles from the round below. On reaching the corner, work [3tr, ch2, 3tr]. Continue along the remaining sides. When you reach the corner where you started, work 2tr in the corner space, ch2 and ss into the top of the beg-ch3.

Border round 3: Using Lemon. Repeat round 2.

Border round 4: Using Meadow. Repeat round 2.

Border round 5: Using Raspberry. Repeat round 2.

Border

Finally I added a tassel in each corner (using Raspberry yarn). See here for my tutorial on how to make these.

Tassels.
Finished.

This project was thoroughly enjoyable and I am thrilled with the result. The blanket/throw is so perfectly straight and has a lovely drape to it. The tassels add to the boho vibe too. I think I might be keeping this one!!