It’s been such a fun and colorful journey designing this hexagon crochet blanket pattern, and I am so glad I got to share the process with you all. I absolutely love this pattern! Now that is has all come together, I wanted to share the final blanket and also put all the links in one easy to find place so you can make one too.
The best thing about crocheting this hexagon afghan is getting to play with different color combinations. I chose a palette of greens, reddish browns, and blues. I was afraid it would be too busy but I love how the colors compliment each other. I included the specific color names and links in the materials list below in case you would like to a similar color scheme.
I also think this pattern would work up great in a more monochromatic color scheme. The creative options are endless!
Hexagon Crochet Blanket Pattern
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 crochet hook
- tapestry needle and scissors for finishing
- With the yarn requirements above I made 217 full hexagons.
- You can arrange the hexagons into a rectangular afghan or to any shape or size blanket you like … think lap blanket, baby blanket, or bedspread!
- I thought it would be fun to make a large hexagon afghan out of hexagon! The size of my finished blanket was approx. 70 in. × 70 in. hexagon shape.
Crochet Hexagon Pattern
The first step is to make the crochet hexagons. Make hexagons following the granny crochet hexagon pattern here, alternating colors after each round. The hexagons are stitched in all double crochets for three rounds. The fourth round is the edging round. I chose to join my pieces with the join as you go method (JAYGO) which joins the hexagons while working the fourth round. I wrote more on this step below.
Half Hexagon Pattern
When laying your hexagons out before assembling you will notice there are some large half-hex shaped valleys between the full hexagons. You can create a straight edge along those sides of your afghan by crocheting some half hexagons to fill in those spaces. Don’t worry about the smaller peaks and valleys along the perpendicular edges right now … we will fill them in with our edging pattern as described below.
Joining Your Hexagons
As I mentioned above, since I already have a bunch of rectangular afghans, I thought it would be neat to make my hexagon afghan into the shape of a large hexagon (fun!). You can do this too or join them in any shape you’d like. I joined the hexagons using the Join As You Go (JAYGO) Method. In the JAYGO method, you join the hexagons while working the final round of the motif pattern … not only is it easy, but it also creates this beautiful design between your motifs! If you prefer a more invisible join, you can work the final round of the motif for each hexagon and then instead use this slip stitch joining method.
Edging Your Crochet Hexagon Blanket
Now that all your hexagons are joined together you are ready for your edging. I designed this Granny Edging pattern that goes perfectly with the blanket style and also fills in the little valleys left between your hexagons for another pretty and straight edge. For my edging I chose my border color plus the three colors from my blue color palette. I have the edging pattern written out step by step but also included a stitch diagram for a more visual guide.
Now it’s your turn! I can’t wait to see all the different colors and combinations you create. Snap a photo and show off your finished hexagon crochet blankets in my Facebook group here or on tag me on Instagram @petalstopicots.