I got new furniture this year, and with it a new color scheme. Fun to redecorate and long overdue! That means I need new throws (need them I tell you!). I have always wanted to make a Grandmothers Flower Garden blanket and so I think one of the new throws will have to be in hexagons. I haven’t decided what I am going to do, exactly, if it will be in the traditional flower garden arrangement or some other pattern, other than it will be hexagons.
I don’t plan on starting to make it until the fall, or when I find yarn on sale in colors I want for it, so I have plenty of time to get ideas and try things out. I couldn’t help but tinker with ideas for a small hexagon, and I wanted it to be smaller than my previous hexagons, just 2 rounds and came up with this one. It is so simple that I am certain it is not original to me in any way, someone else must have done it this way before, probably many someone’s. I like how it is textured, which was created by crocheting the second round in between the stitches.
These are pretty small, only two rounds. These are only 2 3/4 inches across.
and here is one a little bigger, one more round…
Simple Little Hexagon
Using worsted weight and a size F-5 3.75 mm hook, these ended up about 2 3/4 inches across at the widest point. They would come out a bit bigger using the recommended hook for the yarn.
In a sliding ring:
Rnd 1: ch3, 11 dc in loop. Slpst to top of ch3
Rnd 2: slpst in the space between the ch3 of the previous rnd and the next st. Ch5, dc in the same sp. In the space between the next st, 2dc. [dc, ch2, dc between next st, 2dc, between the next] 5x. Slpst to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch5.
That’s it! You should have 6 sides of 4dc ea, and 6 “corners” of ch 2. Easy, simple.
If you would like one a little bigger, here it is with another round added on….
Simple, Not As Little Hexagon
Add a third round to the Simple Little Hexagon’s first 2 rounds above…
Rnd 3: slipst into the ch 5 space. Ch6, dc in same sp. [1 Dc in space between next 3 stitches, dc, ch3, dc in ch2 sp] 5x. Dc in-between next 3 sts, slpst to 3rd ch of beginning ch6.