There are so many great shapes that you can make in crochet. You can use squares and circles and triangles in different combinations to create all sorts of unique projects. Add to this array of options when you learn how to crochet hexagons. The ten free hexagon crochet patterns here will open up a whole world of options for you to make everything from adorable coasters to motif-based afghans.
This post has been edited / updated by Kathryn Vercillo.
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This free crochet hexagon pattern begins with a flower at the center, making it a terrific choice for springtime projects. It continues through the rounds with a granny-inspired design, which means that you could combine it with crochet granny squares and granny circles for creative items. For example, string a combination of hexagons, circles and
squares into beautiful bunting for an Easter party. This crochet hexagon is made using three different colors of worsted weight yarn but of course you... could vary it to suit your own designs.
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If you really like the idea of a hexagon inspired by a granny square then this free tutorial from Attic 24 is one of your best options. It shows how to begin in the center and work out to quickly begin replicating the double crochet granny clusters you're used to seeing in squares. This also shows how bold color changes can make a big statement even on small crochet hexagons.
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Sandi Marshall designed this hexagon pattern featuring a grouping of several abstract bee motifs in the center. You have to look closely to see the bees, although you can draw them out with smart color choices. Even if you don't see them clearly, this is still a beautiful crochet hexagon with versatile usage.
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Puff Diamond Hexagon Free Crochet Pattern
If you're looking for more of a challenge than just a simple crochet granny hexagon, try this free pattern for a puff diamond hexagon. The smart textured puff stitch is worked in such a way as to create a diamond shape in each of the six "triangles" that make up a hexagon. These hexagonal motifs would make a lovely bedspread or afghan, but you could dream up many other ways to use them.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This floral crochet hexagon pattern shows another example of how puff stitches can be used to create decorative details. In this case, they are used at the center of the flower to add texture. The unique choice of a two-color design here sets the floral center apart from the edge of the hexagon. Put a bunch of these together to make a crochet garden!
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Sun Rays Hexagon Free Crochet Pattern
When you look at this crocheted hexagon by itself, it resembles the rays of the sun When you start joining the motifs together, the openwork designs on the motif form interesting diamond patterns. It is all done in the same color of yarn with the designs created by chain spaces. This is a smart hexagon crochet pattern!
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Circle Center Boxed Shell Hexagon Motif Free Crochet Pattern
This crocheted hexagon starts out with a circle in the center, and then morphs into a lovely textured six-sided motif featuring a variation on the classic boxed shell stitch. You'll find many different uses for this innovative yet timeless design; it would make gorgeous bedspreads, throws and table linens. Although it is shown in a single color, you can change colors from round to round for a more dramatic hexagon design.
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Shells and Loops Large Crochet Hexagon Motif Free Pattern
If you look closely, you'll discover that the center of this crochet hexagon is actually the exact same pattern as the circle center boxed shell hexagon shown above. Crochet designer Sandi Marshall has added additional detailed rows with shells and loops to create a high textured, entirely different hexagon design. This large hexagon would be great as a table placemat or even as framed wall art in your home.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Mini Cables Hexagon Free Crochet Pattern
This hexagon crochet pattern features intriguing textured details that resemble tiny cable stitches. If you'd like to crochet a textured aran design, this is a great pattern to consider. The texture is really subtle in individual hexagons but becomes impressive when multiple motifs are joined together to create a complete product.
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This is a very easy crochet hexagon pattern that is worked almost entirely in single crochet stitches. (Note that the free pattern includes both US and UK terms; where it says UK dc, it refers to US sc.) This crochet hexagon is very dense, making for a terrific warm textured blanket when multiple motifs are stitched together. It would also make a great dishcloth if worked as an individual hexagon in cotton yarn.