A simple flower is the focal point of this crocheted hexagon motif. The hexagon is ideal for use in afghans, but there are bunches of different ways you could use this motif pattern.
Crochet Skill Level: Intermediate
You can use the yarn or crochet thread of your choice, plus your preferred crochet hook for working with it. A tapestry needle will also come in handy for weaving in your ends when you are finished crocheting.
We used two yarns to crochet my project samples: Cascade 220 and Paton's Classic wool yarn. Both of these are worsted weight/medium weight yarns. We used three different colors in each hexagon, which we have labeled A, B, and C as follows:
- Color A = The darkest pink yarn—Cascade 220
- Color B = The lightest pink yarn—Cascade 220
- Color C = The medium pink yarn—Cascade 220
We crocheted this project using a size I crochet hook.
It's not important for you to match our gauge when you crochet this pattern. However, if you plan to use more than one of these hexagons together in the same project, it is important for you to work at a consistent gauge for all the hexagons you crochet.
This sample hexagon measures about 7 inches in diameter when measured from side to side, and about 7.5 inches in diameter when measured from point to point.
Keep in mind that your hexagon might turn out to be a different size, depending on the materials you use and also your unique way of crocheting.
Brackets = 
Parentheses = ()
Asterisks = **
In this pattern, these symbols all denote parts of the pattern that needs to be repeated. Specific instructions follow each instance so you'll know how often to repeat each element.
v-st = a v-stitch created by working the following sequence: dc, ch 2, dc, all worked in the same ch-1 space.
Note that these instructions are specific to this pattern; in many other crochet patterns, a v-st would only have one chain stitch in the center.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- beg = beginning
- ch = chain
- ch-1 sp = chain-one space, the space created when you worked a chain stitch in the previous round
- ch-3 sp = chain-three space, the space created when you worked 3 chain stitches in the previous round
- ch-5 sp = chain-five space, the space created when you worked 5 chain stitches in the previous round
- dc = double crochet
- ea = each
- rep = repeat
- Rnd = Round
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch
Hexagon Crochet Instructions
- Rnds 1-2: With color A, crochet a flower using this easy crochet flower pattern. DO NOT END OFF. sl st in next 3 sts to travel to the top of the current flower petal.
- Rnd 3: [ch 5, sl st in top of next flower petal.] Rep sequence in brackets 5 more times. Sl st in the top of the next petal to join the work. Cut color A. Insert hook into next ch and pull up a loop of color B.
- Rnd 4: [5 sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3.] Rep sequence in brackets 5 more times. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc in the round.
- Rnd 5: ch 4. The first 3 sts count as 1 hdc. Skip next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1. [*hdc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc in same ch-3 sp, ch 1,* hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1.] Rep sequence in brackets 4 more times. Rep sequence between asterisks 1 more time. Sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round to join work. Sl st in each of the next 6 sts to travel to the next corner. Insert hook in next ch-1 sp and draw up a loop of color A. Cut color B.
- Rnd 6: Using color A, ch 1, [sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp. *sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next hdc.* Rep sequence between asterisks 3 more times.] Rep sequence in brackets 5 more times. Join the work by making 1 sl st in 1st sc st in the round. Cut color A. Insert hook in next ch-1 sp and pull up a loop of color C.
- Rnd 7: Using color C, ch 5, dc in same ch-1 sp, [(ch 1, skip next 2 sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc.* Rep sequence between asterisks 2 more times, ch 1,) v-st in next ch-1 sp.] Rep sequence between brackets 4 more times. Rep sequence between parentheses 1 more time. Sl st to join the work to 3rd ch worked at beg of round. Insert hook into next ch-2 sp and pull up a loop of color A. Cut color C.
- Rnd 8: Using color A, [Work 3 sc sts in the v-st. sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-1 sp,] Rep sequence in brackets 5 more times. Sl st in 1st sc of round to join. Insert hook in next st and pull up a loop of color B. Cut color A.
- Rnd 9: This round consists entirely of sc sts. Using color B, work 2 sc sts in ea corner; otherwise work 1 sc st in ea st around.
- Note: To find the corners, look for the v-sts worked in rnd 7; in rnd 8, the middle sc st worked in ea v-st is the st to count as the corner.
- End off. Weave in all loose ends. Block the hexagon motif if desired.
Joining Your Hexagons
After you've crocheted a pile of these hexagons, you might want to join them together to make some sort of larger project. If you have no idea how to do that, this article will help: how to join granny squares. These methods work for joining squares, hexagons, or other crocheted pieces together.