There are so many great shapes that you can make in crochet. You can use squares and circles and triangles in different combinations to create all sorts of unique projects. Add to this array of options when you learn how to crochet hexagons. The ten free hexagon crochet patterns here will open up a whole world of options for you to make everything from adorable coasters to motif-based afghans.
This post has been edited / updated by Kathryn Vercillo.
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This free crochet hexagon pattern begins with a flower at the center, making it a terrific choice for springtime projects. It continues through the rounds with a granny-inspired design, which means that you could combine it with crochet granny squares and granny circles for creative items. For example, string a combination of hexagons, circles and
squares into beautiful bunting for an Easter party. This crochet hexagon is made using three different colors of worsted weight yarn but of course you could vary it to suit your own designs.
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If you really like the idea of a hexagon inspired by a granny square then this free tutorial from Attic 24 is one of your best options. It shows how to begin in the center and work out to quickly begin replicating the double crochet granny clusters you're used to seeing in squares. This also shows how bold color changes can make a big statement even on small crochet hexagons.
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Sandi Marshall designed this hexagon pattern featuring a grouping of several abstract bee motifs in the center. You have to look closely to see the bees, although you can draw them out with smart color choices. Even if you don't see them clearly, this is still a beautiful crochet hexagon with versatile usage.
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This floral crochet hexagon pattern shows another example of how puff stitches can be used to create decorative details. In this case, they are used at the center of the flower to add texture. The unique choice of a two-color design here sets the floral center apart from the edge of the hexagon. Put a bunch of these together to make a crochet garden!Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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This is a very easy crochet hexagon pattern that is worked almost entirely in single crochet stitches. (Note that the free pattern includes both US and UK terms; where it says UK dc, it refers to US sc.) This crochet hexagon is very dense, making for a terrific warm textured blanket when multiple motifs are stitched together. It would also make a great dishcloth if worked as an individual hexagon in cotton yarn.