I am so glad you are crocheting along with me on this colorful hexy journey! Now that all our motifs are attached it’s time to add our Granny Hexagon Crochet Edging. If you are just finding this now and want to create your own colorful blanket you can find the Granny Hexagon Pattern here and my tutorial for Joining Granny Hexagons With the Crochet Join As You Go Method here.
I debated awhile how I wanted to finish off my blanket … did I want to keep the pointed edges of the hexagons in my edging or fill them in to make a straight edge? In the end I decided to straighten off the edges by designing this pretty granny hexagon crochet edging that fills in those granny valleys as you work around your afghan! Keep in mind that I laid out my motifs in the shape of a large hexagon afghan so I didn’t have any half-hexagons to fill in, only the V-shaped valleys.
Granny Hexagon Crochet Edging
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Here’s what you need:
- your joined hexagons 🙂
- 4 colors of worsted weight yarn (shown here in Brava Worsted from KnitPicks)
- H-8 / 5 mm hook
- scissors and tapestry needle
The first round we will be doing actually consists of 3 steps which will fill in the valleys where the hexagons were joined.
Using the same color as used to join your squares, join yarn in the ch-1 sp from Round 4 at the top peak of any hexagon (as worked in the pattern here). Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), work 1 sc in same ch-1 sp, ch 2, work 1 sc in next ch-2 sp along side of hexagon, ch 2, work 1 sc in next ch-2 sp along side of hexagon, work 5 dc in ch-1 sp at the bottom where two hexagons were joined, work 1 sc in the next ch-2 sp along edge of opposite hexagon. Turn
Ch 2 and work 1 sc in next ch-2 sp along edge of opposite hexagon (counts as dc), work 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, Sl st in sc that was worked in the first ch-2 space of Step 1. Turn.
Ch 1, drop loop from your hook and pick it up through the first ch-2 sp made in Step 1, work 1 sc in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip first st, *work 1 sc in next st, ch 1 and skip next st, rep from * twice more, work 1 sc in ch-2 sp that first sc of Step 2 was made, ch 1.
Now repeat Steps 1 through 3 starting with 1 sc in top peak of next hexagon. Repeat across.
I hope I didn’t lose you! I know it seems tricky but once you “get it” it will be a breeze and I think you will be very please with how pretty it is. The next 4 rounds are easy peasy and can be worked on any granny blanket.
Round 1: Join next color in any ch-1 sp from our “fill in” round just done. Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in same ch-sp, work 2 dc in next ch-sp and each ch-sp around blanket, working [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in each corner, join and fasten off.
Round 2: Join next color between any 2 dc groupings, ch 1 (does not counts as stitch), work 1 sc between same dc grouping as join, ch 1, *work 1 sc between next 2 dc grouping, ch 1, repeat from * around, working [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in each corner space, join and fasten off.
Round 3: Join next color in any ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), work 1 dc in same ch-sp, work 2 dc in next ch-sp and each ch-sp around blanket, working [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in each corner, join and fasten off.
Round 4: Join next color between any 2 dc groupings, ch 1 (does not counts as stitch), work 1 sc between same dc grouping as join, ch 1, *work 1 sc between next 2 dc grouping, ch 1, repeat from * around, join and fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Up for another afghan?