Everybody who has an ounce of yarn sense knows that the yarn tells you what it wants to be. Well…my special, bought in a boutique, yarn wanted to be hexagons.
But not pretty hexagons, with a lacy pattern or (my favourite) an insanely complicated one that by the time you’ve nutted out the pattern you feel like you’ve conquered Mt. Everest. No, my yarn wanted to be plain – sturdy, steady as a rock, salt of the earth – hexagons.
‘That’s alright,’ I thought, ‘I’ll just head over to Pinterest!’ While Pinterest had many, many patterns none of them were really what I wanted. ‘What shall I do?’ I wondered. Then it hit me. I am a woman who knows my single crochet from my double crochet, so why not do it myself?
So, here it is! A plain, respectable hexagon pattern.
This pattern is done in a round, so having a piece of scrap yarn looped over the first stitch in each round will help you keep track of where you are.
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase by stitching 2 sc in the same stitch
3 sc inc – sc 3 in the same stitch
Row 1: 6 sc into a magic circle
Row 2: Sc inc in every stitch
Row 3: sc, 3 sc inc in the next stich. Repeat 6 times.
Row 4: sc 2, 3 sc inc *3 sc, 3 sc inc* Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Sc in the last stitch.
Row 5: 2 sc, miss 1 stitch, *3 sc inc in the next stitch, miss 1 stitch, 3 sc, miss 1 stitch* repeat from * to * 4 more times. Sc in last stitch.
Row 6: 3 sc, 3 sc inc in the next stitch. *5 sc, 3 sc inc* repeat from * to * 4 more times. 2 sc.
Row 7: 3 sc, miss a stitch, *3 sc inc in the next stitch, miss 1 stitch, 5 sc, miss 1 stitch* repeat from * to * 4 more times. 2 sc.
Row 8: 4 sc, 3 sc inc in the next stitch. *7 sc, 3 sc inc* repeat from * to * 4 more times. 3 sc.
To end, do a slip stitch and weave in the ends.
Do you see the pattern? Missing a stitch in every 2nd row helps the hexagon to sit flat. Keep increasing until it’s the size you want. I did three sizes, 3 sc, 5 sc and 7 sc.
So there you have it. A regular hexagon. Enjoy 🙂