Crochet Hexagon Afghan Pattern and Tutorial

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It’s been a fun and colorful journey designing this crochet hexagon afghan pattern and I am so glad I got to share the process with you!  Now for the final reveal and recap for those of you who would like to try your hand at one. I have all the links to the patterns and tutorials here to guide you through.

Crochet Hexagon Afghan Pattern

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Crochet Hexagon Afghan Pattern and Tutorial

Here’s what you will need:

  • 9 colors of worsted weight yarn (approx. 3 skeins of each depending on the size afghan you would like) shown here in the following Brava Worsted colors from KnitPicks:
    • Reds/Browns: Persimmon, Paprika, Sienna
    • Blues: Tidepool, Cornflower, Tranquil
    • Greens: Fig, Peapod, Dublin
    • Edging: Cream
  • H-8 / 5 mm hook
  • tapestry needle and scissors for finishing


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Size: The final dimensions of my afghan were 70 in. × 70 in. hexagon shape.


Granny Hexagon Crochet Pattern

Make 217 hexagons with the granny hexagon crochet pattern here, alternating colors as you work. Do not continue adding a border color around them though because we will be doing that part as we join the together in the next step.

Granny Hexagon Crochet Pattern and Tutorial |

Joining Your Hexagons

I have a bunch of rectangular afghans so thought it would be cool to make this one in the shape of a large hexagon (fun!). You can do this too or join them in any shape you’d like. Click here for my step by step tutorial on joining granny hexagons with the Join As You Go (JAYGO) Method. In the JAYGO method, you join the hexagons while working the next round of the pattern … not only is it easy, but it also creates this beautiful design between your motifs! If you would like to join these into a hexagon shape and have made the 217 hexagons, you will have 9 hexagons along each side.

Joining Granny Hexagons Tutorial |

Edging Your Granny Afghan

Now that you are all joined you’re ready for your edging. I designed this Granny Edging pattern that fills in the little valleys  between your hexagons for a pretty and straight edge.

Granny Hexagon Crochet Edging Pattern |

I am so excited to see all the different colors and combinations you come up with. Feel free to show off your finished afghans in my Facebook group here or on tag me on Instagram @petalstopicots.

Stitch up a colorful Granny Hexagon Afghan with this free crochet pattern. #petalstopicots

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15 Responses to Crochet Hexagon Afghan Pattern and Tutorial

  1. Lorena August 6, 2014 at 2:20 am #

    Love the colour combo and the funky flower pattern!

  2. Debi Y. August 6, 2014 at 7:12 am #

    This is very pretty – thanks for sharing your pattern with us. 🙂

  3. Handmade by Lorna August 7, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    I really love your hexagon blanket – it is truely lovely – I have never made a hexagon but you have inspired me to give it a try, thank you for the pattern and tute.

  4. Sangeetha August 7, 2014 at 3:02 am #

    Beautiful! Thank you for the lovely tutorial. It is the edging of the hexagon afghan which is tricky. Love your idea of filling the gaps. Lovely colors. 🙂

  5. patti blake August 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    I am in love with this just as it is and would love to know what yarn brand and colors are used. Thank you!

  6. patti blake August 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Also , how many of each color combo?

  7. nikirobins August 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    A truly lovely hexagon blanket with a stunning colour combo… love your work x

    • Kara August 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

      Thank you so much, Niki!

  8. Miss Manitas August 8, 2014 at 10:02 am #


    • Kara August 12, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

      Thank you 🙂

  9. Charlotte August 12, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    Gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing!! I’m currently using the pattern to make a baby blanket. Do you have any pictures of the full finished Afghan? I’d love to see what it looks like at a distance.

    • Kara August 12, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

      I will have to look through my photos and see if I saved any. I had such a hard time getting a nice shot of the whole thing without having it spread out all over my floor 🙂

  10. virginia September 4, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    I would like to have the instruction on how to do the fill in on this afghan, its working out really good and I am ready to fill in like shown , but no instructions on how its done . thanks

    • Kara September 4, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      Hi Virginia 🙂 Here is the direct link …

      • virginia haag September 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

        Oh how nice of you to send me the instruction site ..thanks so much I have mine about half finished , its going to be quite pretty , using red heart ..real teal for the center , gemstone for next rnd, then plume heather , put together with dark orchid.. Good color combo for me as I love purples in any shade .. Thaks again..

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