If you are a bee-sy crocheter who happens to love the honeycomb geometric motif, then, you definitely need to learn how to crochet a solid hexagon!
Solid hexagons are classic crochet shapes, and just like the classic granny square motif, they are perfect for so many projects. Here are some ideas:
- Honeycomb blankets
- Home décor projects
- Kitchen towel
- or really anything you can think of!
Crocheting a solid double crochet hexagon is very quick, easy, and beginner-friendly. Really, one of those projects that you won’t even have to think about.
The pattern is just a one-round repeat, and you can add as many rounds as you wish. This means that you can make hexagons of any size, as small or big as you need them to be!
If you’re planning on making any kind of honeycomb blanket or pattern, make sure to check how to crochet these two half hexagons! You’ll need both of them to make straight edges…
Not just One Way…
As I explained in my tutorial on how to crochet a solid granny square, there are many ways you can crochet these basic motifs.
Here, I will show you how I crochet solid hexagons, with both a video and photo tutorial with written instructions.
The main weird thing that I do is to start with a chain 4 instead of a chain 5, and that is to avoid having a larger corner than the others. Again, if you’re interested in learning more about this, read all about this in this post.
Pin this free crochet pattern and tutorial to your favorite crochet board on Pinterest!
Crochet Solid Hexagon – Video Tutorial
If you are a visual learner, you can find the video tutorial on how to crochet a solid hexagon here on my YouTube channel.
You can use any yarn weight with the appropriate hook size! Check the yarn label to see the suggested hook for that yarn.
For this tutorial, I used:
- 3.5-mm (E-4 USA, 9 UK) Crochet Hook
- DK, Light-Weight (3) Yarn. I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK.
- Tapestry Needle
CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
MC – Magic Circle
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn over
- If the pattern says “dc 2”, it means that you have to crochet 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts.
- (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated times.
- […] – Crochet the instructions within brackets into the same indicated st.
Crochet Solid Hexagon – Written Pattern and Photo Tutorial
Step 1. Make a MC. Alternatively, you can ch 4 and sl st into the first ch to form a ring.
Step 2. Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch-2 space).
Step 3. Working inside your MC, (dc 2, ch 2) 5 times, dc 1.
Step 4. Sl st into the third-made ch to join the round.
Step 5. Sl st into the first corner space (technically, it is our first ch-1 space, but it counts as a regular ch-2 corner).
Step 6. Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch-2 space), dc 1 in the same corner space.
Step 7. Dc 2 (these sts are worked over the 2 dc sts from the previous round).
Step 8. In the next ch-2 corner, [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1].
Step 9. Repeat Steps 7-8 4 more times.
Step 10. Work the last 2 dc, and sl st into the third-made ch to join the round.
Notice how the last dc of the round goes into the same ch where you joined the previous round!
Sl st into the first corner space, ch 4 (counts as a dc and a corner space), and dc 1 in the same space. Dc 1 in each dc from the previous round, and [dc 1, ch 2, dc 1] in each ch-2 space.
Notice how at each round, you add 2 more sts per side!