Last week I shared with you this Granny Hexagon Pattern that I have been furiously working up into lots of wonderful color combinations. Now it’s time to move on to joining granny hexagons together. I prefer using the the join as you go (JAYGO) method. In the JAYGO method, you join the crochet hexagons while working the final round of the pattern. Not only is it easy, but it also creates this beautiful design between your motifs! I use also use this method for joining my granny squares … you can find my full tutorial on Joining Granny Squares here.
Joining Granny Hexagons With the Crochet Join As You Go Method
To begin, work this round on your first hexagon only:
Round 4: Join cream color in in the last ch-sp made, ch 1 (does not count as st), 1 sc in same ch-sp, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, [1sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in corner ch-sp, ch 2, *1 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, [1sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in corner ch-sp, ch 2, rep from * around, join and fasten off — 24 scs and 24 ch-sps.
To join your second hexagon to your first, begin working Round 4 as above on the second hexagon, but when you reach the first corner of the side that is going to join, connect as follows:
Work 1 sc in the corner ch-sp of the second motif, ch 1, drop the loop off your hook and insert hook from front to back into the corner ch-sp of the first motif, pull the loop through, work 1 sc in same corner ch-sp of the second motif, *ch 1, drop loop again and pull it up in opposite ch-2 sp of the first motif, ch 1 again and work 1 sc in next ch-2 sp on the second motif, repeat from * 2 more times with the second time ending with the sc in the corner ch-1 sp of the second motif, ch 1, drop the loop off your hook and insert hook from front to back into the corner ch-sp of the first motif, pull the loop through, work 1 sc in same corner ch-sp of the second motif. Now your motifs should be joined on one side and you can continue working Round 4 as usual the rest of the way around your second motif.
Did I lose you? Are you ready to join the next one?
You join your third motif and each one that follows the same way as you joined the first two, except now you will be joining across two sides of the hexagon. Keep joining and arranging the hexagons until you reach your desired layout.
When you finish joining granny hexagons and have the size afghan you like and you’re ready to add an edging, click here to see my Granny Hexagon Crochet Edging.