Granny Hexagon Pattern and Photo Tutorial … My Latest Love

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I am so in love with this granny hexagon pattern! Those of you who follow along in my Facebook group or on Instagram may have already seen my latest WIP … 

Granny Hexagon Pattern |

And since so many people seemed interested in making their own, I thought I would share the pattern with you.

It starts with a traditional granny hexagon pattern. I am sure there are many variations in how the granny hexagons can be worked, but this is how I do it.

One of the fun parts for me is always picking out the colors.  And this was a great opportunity for me to use some of the colors that I have left over from my Kaleidoscopic Afghan.

Here’s what I purchased … 

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Granny Hexagon Pattern |

These are the Brava Worsted Yarns from KnitPicks that I chose: 

Reds/Browns: Persimmon, Paprika, Sienna

Blues: Tidepool, Cornflower, Tranquil

Greens: Fig, Peapod, Dublin


Granny Hexagon Pattern

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsU.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion ChartHow to Make a Magic Ring, Crochet Stitch Chart Symbols.


Add this pattern to your Ravelry library.


With CA, make a magic ring (as an alternative to the magic ring, you can ch 4 and join with a slip stitch in furthest chain from hook to form a ring).

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in ring, ch 1, *2 dc in ring, ch 1, rep from * 4 more times, join and fasten off — 12 dc.

Round 2: Join CB in the last ch-sp made (I do this so I can start crocheting over those pesky ends as I go), ch 3 (counts as dc), [1dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in same ch-sp, ch 1, *[2dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch-sp, ch 1, rep from * 4 more times, join and fasten off — 24 dc.

Round 3: Join CC in the last ch-sp made, ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc in same ch-sp, ch 1, [2dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch-sp, ch 1, *2 dc in next ch-sp, ch 1, [2dc, ch 1, 2 dc] in next ch-sp, ch 1, rep from * 4 more times, join and fasten off — 36 dc.

How to crochet a granny hexagon |

Weave in the rest of those pesky ends.

How to crochet a granny hexagon |

So many color combinations!!

Granny Hexagons Crochet Pattern |

Now that we’ve covered the basic granny hexagon pattern! For joining I chose a pretty cream color, also from the Brava Worsted line from KnitPicks. Check out my post here for how to join these hexagons together using the join-as-you-go method.

 Next Step: Joining the Hexagons →

Learn how to crochet a basic granny hexagon with this free pattern and photo tutorial! There are so many gorgeous color combinations just waiting to be made. #petalstopicots

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45 Responses to Granny Hexagon Pattern and Photo Tutorial … My Latest Love

  1. March 13, 2013 at 5:38 am #

    Very nice! I could see this covering a ottoman… or on the back of comfy patio furniture to cuddle up in on a cold evening

    • Daniela April 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm #


      I love this pattern. I started to work one of it. Please tell me if you have an order when stitch them together, or you made as you wished?


  2. Dorothy March 13, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    Oh pretty pretty – I love it too. Will look forward to the next post for joining. Thanks so much for sharing. xoxox

  3. Tanya March 13, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    join as you go is the ultimate best. why on earth would anyone sew them together? looks fab!

  4. Preeti March 13, 2013 at 6:56 am #

    It’s very beautiful! Love the way you have done your color scheme. I am always confused with colors and not that color confident. If there are too many colors, I just let it go wild:) I can try your way, looks more easier to separate shades.

  5. LenkaH. March 13, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    Really nice love :o) thanks for sharing the pattern!

  6. Rajeswari March 13, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    Hexagon love – so tempting..My next blanket is a hexi one…will deff look into this pattern for the same1

  7. priscilla March 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Goprgeous , Kara !

  8. aslightobsessionwithbooks March 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Love your colour choices. It looks great!

  9. linda March 13, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    It’s lovely Kara I enjoyed making a stash-buster hexi blanket too, It’s great to make something so beautiful out of yarn you have lying about at home. 🙂

  10. Astri March 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    You make everything so colorful and easy to tackle! Thank you for sharing your beautiful hexi blanket, Kara.

  11. Sarah March 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    ooooo Love this!!!

  12. Jaclyn March 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Very nice! Love the colors. Thank you for sharing the pattern…I would like to do a Hexi blanket…maybe my next one!

  13. Sara @ My Merry Messy Life March 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Great post! I love the free pattern and tutorial and the colors you chose. This blanket is stunning! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump day!

  14. Barbara March 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    The hexies look beautiful!

  15. Kara @ Simplistically Sassy March 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    So beautiful!! I have a goal to make an afghan like this at some point! Love yours!

  16. Elisabeth March 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    So pretty! Lovely colour choice – I’ll look forward to seeing it finished 🙂 Elisabeth x

  17. Lindsey Ramsdell March 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    How many hexagons are you making for this? And what size do you plan on making? Also how much yarn did you order? I am looking at ordering Knit Picks Comfy Worsted yarn and there is about 100 yards less in a ball. I am going to do purples and blues, but join it all together with a grey color.

    • Kara @ Petals to Picots March 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

      Hi Lindsey 🙂 Your colors sound sooo pretty!! I have been wanting to try their comfy worsted too … you’ll have to let me know how you like it. As for how many skeins, and hexagons it will take, I’m not sure yet since I am still working on it. I used left over yarn from my last blanket and believe their was about a skein and a half of each color left. I just ordered 1 more skein of each since I want to make it bigger. Hope that helps. Can’t wait to hear how you make out … and maybe even get to see your project too 🙂

    • Lindsey Ramsdell March 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      Hi Kara! Thanks for the input 🙂 I think I am going to order 4 balls of each color. That should be a good start. If I have lots left over, those colors would make great baby hats and slippers. Right now I am working on a king size afghan for my hubby so I won’t be starting on mine until his is done. He picked the yarn out seven years ago and I am finally getting to it. Its about 1/4 of the way done. I am terrible for starting ten different projects and never finishing them. So this year I have made a goal to finish all of my unfinished projects. Surprisingly I only have a few left 🙂 I finally get to be a stay at home mom after years of working, so now when the kids are in school I will have time to complete things.

  18. Ana BC March 14, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    Kara, your blanket is amazing! It is so creative how you combined the colors in groups of three. It is going to be a piece of art 🙂

  19. From My Heart Of Love March 14, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    Love your afghan! Very beautiful.

  20. Amy March 15, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    Kara, this is beautiful!!! I love the look you’ve created.


  21. GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart March 16, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    This is a really beautiful Granny! It goes together so well ~ looks flawless!

  22. Kadie March 16, 2013 at 5:32 am #

    Oh my goodness I LOVE this Kara!! It is turning out beautifully. I wish I had the patience for something like this, but I get board to easily.:(

  23. knittichristi March 16, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing- this just got added to my to-do list!!!

  24. Amy March 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Fun pattern!

  25. Chiwei @ One Dog Woof March 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Oh my goodness, those ends just KILL me. It’s such a downer after having fun making all those pieces, lol!

  26. Marilyn Clark March 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    I have never made hexagon shaped grannies before…but I just pinned and tweeted this so I can be sure to add these to my “to make” list!

  27. Tamara March 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Kara, you always have the best tutorials! I can’t wait to see the joining one! Thanks so much for linking up on Hookin on Hump Day!

  28. Ana Mª March 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    Unos trabajos muy bonitos y originales . Enhorabuena por tu blog , hay mucho arte .Un saludo

  29. Teri September 22, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    Wow, these are so pretty! Can’t wait to do some of those!

    • Kara September 23, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      Thanks, Teri!

  30. Mina September 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    How would the finished edges look? I am almost finished with my blanket but not sure about finishing edges/borders.

    • Kara September 23, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      There are so many ways you can finish. I am working on a tutorial now to show how I did it. Hopefully I will have it up for you soon 🙂

  31. Claire January 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    I am wondering how many balls of each color you needed and how large your finished afghan came out to be. Do you think this could be a good scrap busting project?

  32. Laura March 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Kara: wanted you to know that I love this hexagon granny pattern. I also got the joining ideas you put on the site also. I did not know that I have also printed off the flower one in the middle of the top of this site and the cross pattern that I saw here. I like the great artistic thought in your work. Thank you so much for sharing so much with us. I look forward to future projects with you.!

    • Kara March 13, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Laura! It means so much to me 🙂

  33. Laura Miller April 8, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    On the right side of the page there is a lovely bouquet of flowers. Are there patterns for this bouquet? (I’m new and this is the first time I’ve used the site.) Thank you.

    • Kara April 8, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

      I’m not sure what flowers you are referring to. Perhaps they were in my Pinterest box??

  34. Jamie July 4, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    I was just wondering how many hexagons you ended up making for this project!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I am still learning and I may be over doing it, but I really want to try this!! 🙂 eeek!!! lets see how it goes!!!

  35. Pat Gwynn November 13, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    Hi Kara– I’m a little late to this party but would like to try this afghan. When you say a ‘ball / skein’ of yarn, do you mean 3 1/5 ounce or 8 ounce or something different. I don’t want to run short or over buy. Thanks

  36. brit January 29, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    love it! retro-granny goodness with a modern shape; I finally found my bedspread pattern! lol
    the easy pattern and your 3-color combos did it for me. colorful enough to not be boring, but you know they will look good together 🙂
    love jaygo, it looks so much nicer without a heavy seam, and less ends to weave!
    great stash buster too

  37. Amber 2 Hoffner January 5, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

    I’m curious how I would sc around this and than continue on with the dc rounds. I want to record a week’s temperatures into a hexagon with seven rounds and adding a sc round if there is a holiday/birthday. Thank you in advance if anyone can help!

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