Granny Hexagons

Well I have finally finished my Granny Hexagon Blanket. As promised, I have now provided details on how I make crochet Granny Hexagons, half hexagons and quarter hexagons – please find the pattern/details here.

My next task is to write up a few more details on how I put my Granny Hexagon blanket together. More updates soon.

Granny Hexagons

This page provides details on how I make granny hexagons, half hexagons and quarter hexagons.

Granny Hexagons

Granny hexagons

Notes about my Granny Hexagons:

There are many different ways of making crochet hexagons, just like with Granny Squares. I simply adapted my favourite Granny Square method to have 6 sides instead of 4. I found that this only worked if I changed the granny clusters (groups of 3 trebles) into groups of 2 trebles. The instructions below are in UK terms.

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As I do with my Granny Squares, I turn the hexagon over after each round and start the new round in a different corner.

Granny hexagon

Abbreviations/Crochet Stitches (UK terms)

  • Ss        slip stitch
  • Tr         treble crochet
  • Ch        chain
  • * *       Instructions between asterisks will be repeated as specified in the pattern

Round 1.  Use Colour A

  • Chain 4; slip stitch in 1st chain to form a ring (alternatively you can use a magic ring).
  • Chain 3 (counts as 1 tr); 1 tr into ring; ch 1;
  • *2 tr into ring; ch 1*
  • Repeat from * 4 more times so that you have 6 x two-treble groups in total.
  • Ss into the top of starting chain 3 to close round.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

6 groups of [2tr]

Round 2.  Use Colour B

  • Turn work over.
  • Pull up a loop in any ch1 (corner) space.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1 tr), 1tr into same space.
  • Work *2tr, ch1, 2tr* in the next ch1(corner) space.
  • Repeat *to* 4 more times.
  • Work 2tr in the ch1 corner space where the round was started, ch1, ss into the top of starting chain 3.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

six groups of [2tr, ch1, 2tr] 

Round 3. Use colour C.

  • Turn work over.
  • Pull up a loop in any of the ch1 corner spaces.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1 tr), 1tr into same space.
  • 2tr in next space.
  • Work *[2tr, ch1, 2tr] in ch1 corner space, 2tr in next space*
  • Repeat *to* four more times. 
  • Work 2 tr in the ch1 corner space where the round was started, ch1, ss into the top of starting chain 3.  
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

[2tr,ch1,2tr] in 5 corners and 2tr in the space along the sides.

Round 4. Use colour D.

  • Turn work over.
  • Pull up a loop in any of the ch1 corner spaces.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1 tr), 1tr into same space.
  • 2tr in each of the next two spaces along the side.
  • Work *[2tr, ch1, 2tr] in ch1 corner space, 2tr in next two spaces along the sides*
  • Repeat *to* four more times. 
  • Work 2 tr in the ch1 corner space where the round was started, ch1, ss into the top of starting chain 3.  
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

[2tr,ch1,2tr] in 5 corners and 2tr in each of the spaces along the sides.

Round 5. Use colour E.

  • Turn work over.
  • Pull up a loop in any of the ch1 corner spaces.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1 tr), 1tr into same space.
  • 2tr in each of the spaces along the side.
  • Work *[2tr, ch1, 2tr] in ch1 corner space, 2tr in the spaces along the sides until you reach a corner*.
  • Repeat *to* four more times. 
  • Work 2 tr in the ch1 corner space where the round was started, ch1, ss into the top of starting chain 3.  
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

[2tr,ch1,2tr] in 5 corners and 2tr in each of the spaces along the sides.

Subsequent Rounds:

Repeat round 5.

Make as many as you need for your project. You can add as many or as few rounds as you like. You can then join the hexagons however you wish. I usually use the join-as-you go method. However if you want the work to have straight edges to your project (such as in a blanket), you will need to make some half Granny Hexagons and quarter Granny hexagons.

Half Granny Hexagons

You might notice from my photos above that two different types of Half Granny Hexagons are needed. Along the sides of my blanket in the photos there are ‘pointed’ Half Hexagons (the corner at the top), and along the top and bottom of the blanket are ‘flat topped’ Half Hexagons. Complicated, I know!!.

Half Hexagons

Pointed Half Hexagon

Round 1:

  • Ch3, ss into first chain to form a ring (or make a magic circle).
  • Ch3 (counts as 1 tr)
  • Work 1 tr into the ring and then ch1, 2tr, ch1, 2tr, ch1, 2tr.
  • Fasten off.

3 groups of 2 trebles

Round 2:

  • Turn over
  • Pull up a loop in the space between the first two trebles.
  • ch3 (counts as 1 tr)
  • In first ch1 space work [2tr, ch1, 2tr]
  • Work [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in next ch1 space
  • Work [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in last ch1 space
  • Work 1tr in space between last two trebles in round 1.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

1tr, [2tr, ch1, 2tr] x3, 1tr

Round 3:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in 1 space between single treble and 2 trebles.
  • Ch3 (counts 1 tr), 1tr in same space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space
  • 2tr in next space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain corner space.
  • 2tr in next space
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space
  • 2tr in last space (between 2 trebles and last single treble).
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

2tr,([ 2tr, ch1, 2tr], 2tr) x3

Round 4:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in space between first two trebles.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1 tr).
  • Work 2tr in next space.
  • In chain 1 corner space work [2tr, ch1, 2tr].
  • 2tr in each space along to next corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner.
  • 2tr each space along to the next corner
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • 1tr in space between final two trebles.
  • 1tr in between the final two trebles.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 5:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in 1 space between single treble and 2 trebles.
  • Ch3 (counts 1 tr), 1 tr in same space.
  • 2tr in spaces to first corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space
  • 2tr in each space along to top corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain space top corner.
  • 2tr in each spaces along to the last corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in ch1 corner space
  • 2tr in each space along to end.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 6:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in space between first two trebles.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1 tr).
  • Work 2tr in each space until you reach corner.
  • In chain 1 corner space work [2tr, ch1, 2tr].
  • Work 2tr in each space along to the top corner.
  • [2tr, ch1. 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • 2tr in each space along to next corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner.
  • 2 tr in space until you reach the final two trebles.
  • 1tr in space between final two trebles.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Subsequent Rounds:

Repeat rounds 5 and 6.

Flat-topped Half Hexagon

Round 1:

  • Ch3, ss into first chain to form a ring (or make a magic circle).
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, 1ch).
  • Work [2tr, ch1] into the ring three times.
  • 1tr into ring.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

1tr, ch1, [2tr,ch1]x3, tr

Round 2.

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in first chain 1 space.
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch1).
  • Work 2tr into same space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in next chain 1 space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in next chain 1 space.
  • In final chain 1 space work 2tr, ch1, 1tr.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 3.

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in first chain 1 space.
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch1), 2tr into same space.
  • 2tr in next space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • 2tr in next space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in next chain 1 corner space.
  • 2tr in next space.
  • 2tr, ch1, 1 tr in final chain 1 corner space.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 4.

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in first chain 1 space.
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch1), 2tr into same space.
  • 2tr in each space along to the corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • 2tr in each space along to the next corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • 2tr in each space along to final chain 1 space.
  • 2tr, ch1, 1 tr in final chain 1 corner space.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 5 and subsequent rounds:

  • Repeat round 4.

Quarter Granny Hexagons.

In order to make a blanket with four right-angle corners you will need to make 4 corner Granny Hexagons. Again this gets a bit complicated as you will need to make two different types!! These will be a mirror image of each other. You will need two each to complete a square or rectangle blanket/project.

Quarter Granny Hexagons (A-left and B -right)

Quarter Granny Hexagon A (left)

Round 1:

  • Ch3, ss into first chain to form a ring (or magic circle).
  • Ch3 (counts as 1tr).
  • Into the ring work 1tr, ch1, 2tr, ch1, 1 tr.
  • Fasten off.

Round 2:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in first chain 1 space.
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, 1ch).
  • Work 2tr into same space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] into next chain 1 space.
  • 1tr into final chain 1 space.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 3:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in first space (between 1 tr and 2tr
  • 1tr into same space.
  • Work [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • Work 2tr in next space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 1tr] in final chain 1 corner space.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

NB. Photo shows work from wrong side.

Round 4:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a look in first chain 1 corner space.
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch1)
  • 2tr into same space.
  • 2tr in each space along to next corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • 2tr in space.
  • 1tr in space between last two trebles.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 5:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in first space (between 1 tr and 2tr
  • 1tr into same space.
  • 2tr into next space.
  • Work [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • Work 2tr in each space along to next corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 1tr] in final chain 1 corner space.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

NB. Photo shows work from wrong side.

Round 6:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a look in first chain 1 corner space.
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch1)
  • 2tr into same space.
  • 2tr in each space along to next corner.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • 2tr in each space along to end.
  • 1tr in space between last two trebles.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Subsequent rounds – repeat rounds 5 and 6.

Quarter Granny Hexagon B (right)

Round 1:

  • Ch3, ss into first chain to form a ring (or magic circle).
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch1).
  • Into the ring work 2tr, ch1, 2tr.
  • Fasten off.

Round 2:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop between first two trebles.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1tr).
  • Work [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 space.
  • Work [ 2tr, ch1, 1tr] in next chain 1 space.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

NB. Photo shows work from wrong side.

Round 3:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in first chain 1 space.
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch1).
  • 2tr into same space
  • 2tr in next space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • 2tr in last space.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

NB. Photo shows work from wrong side.

Round 4:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop between first two trebles.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1tr).
  • 2tr in next space.
  • Work [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • Work 2tr in each space along until chain 1 space.
  • Work [ 2tr, ch1, 1tr] in next chain 1 space.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 5:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop in first chain 1 space.
  • Ch4 (counts as 1tr, ch1).
  • 2tr into same space
  • 2tr in each space along to the next chain 1 corner space.
  • [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • 2tr in each space along to the end.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Round 6:

  • Turn over.
  • Pull up a loop between first two trebles.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1tr).
  • 2tr in each space along to chain 1 corner space.
  • Work [2tr, ch1, 2tr] in chain 1 corner space.
  • Work 2tr in each space along until chain 1 space.
  • Work [ 2tr, ch1, 1tr] in chain 1 space.
  • Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Subsequent rounds – repeat rounds 5 and 6.

So, at last, I have explained how I make Granny Hexagons, half hexagons and quarter hexagons.

For details on how I constructed the granny hexagons to make this Granny Hexagon Throw please see here.