If you have ever made a granny square you should have no trouble at all as this pattern follows the same basic concept. I will be making TWO different afghans at the same time.
The first one will be "SCRAPPY" and use up all of my leftover bits and pieces in my stash. This one will take a bit more time as there are many, MANY more ends to weave....also I have decided to do the last round of each hexagon with black to give it the classic Granny Afghan look.
The second will be made with a white center and finishing up with navy blue (I love snowflakes and I think this will make a BEAUTIFUL snowflake type afghan for my winter decorating).
HEXAGON GRANNY PATTERN
- Worsted (medium) weight yarn
- Size G crochet hook (or size to obtain gauge)
Size: 4 3/4" (if measuring across flat sides)
5 1/4" (if measuring across points)
Rnd 1: Ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 2. Continue working in 4th ch from hook [2 dc, ch 2] 5 more times. Sl st in top of beg ch 4 to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, turn. (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch 2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch 2 sp around. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in first sp. *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp **, 2 dc in next sp. Repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in top of beg ch 3 to join.
(at this point if you choose to border and join each block with black (or another color) as I have chosen in my first afghan you will finish off, turn your block over and join with a Standing Double Crochet in space where you would have originally just done a "ch 3, turn" and then continue with instructions)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in first sp, In ch 2 sp work (2 dc, ch 1, sl st in corner of second block, ch 1, 2 dc) as shown in pic below.
|On the first row you will join on only one side at a time (this |
picture is actually the first block on the second row, but the
|this picture shows the "3 sided join" position that you will begin|
on your second row of blocks.
|This picture shows 2nd row of blocks attached on three sides.|
|Scrappy Hexagon Afghan so far......|
|Snowflake Hexagon Granny Afghan so far.....I|
also think this would be beautiful with a field of
green and different colored centers to look like a
field of flowers!!!