Crochet Happy Hexagon Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Happy Hexagon Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Happy Hexagon Afghan Pattern

This crochet hexagon afghan features post stitches for added texture and join-as-you-go to speed the assembly process.  You can make this blanket as small or as large as you like my simply adding more hexagons.  I used 5 Caron Cakes of the new Mixed Berry colorway to make 24 hexagons, then another full Cakes plus part of another for the detailed border.  You can also substitute any worsted weight yarn and change colors as you like.

Finished size – 55″ x 70″

Happy Hexagon Afghan

~ by Jeanne Steinhilber

Special stitch – FPdc – Front post dc

Ch 4, sl st to form ring.

Round 1 – Ch 5 (counts as dc + ch  2 now and throughout), *3 dc, ch 2 into ring.  Repeat * 5 times; 2 dc, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.  (18 dc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Round 2 – Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, *dc in next 3 st, dc, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp.  Repeat * 5 times; dc in next 3 st, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.  (30 dc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Round 3 – Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts at hdc + ch 2 now and throughout), hdc in same sp, *FPdc next st, **hdc next st, FPdc next st.  Repeat ** to ch-2 sp, hdc, ch 2, hdc in sp.  Repeat * 5 times, then repeat again along last side but finish off with a sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch-4.  (24 hdc, 18 FPdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Round 4 – Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, *dc in each st to ch-2, dc, ch 2, dc in ch-2 sp.  Repeat * 5 times;  dc in each st to beginning, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.  (54 dc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Round 5 – Repeat round 3.  (36 hdc, 30 FPdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Round 6 – Repeat round 4.  (78 dc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Round 7 – Repeat round 3.  (48 hdc, 42 FPdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Round 8 – Repeat round 4.  (102 dc, 6 ch-2 sp)

Round 9 – Repeat round 3.  (60 hdc, 54 FPdc, 6 ch-2 sp)

 

Edging – (Only the first hexagon will go completely around.  The following hexagons will join-as-you-go)  Into ch-2 sp, sc, ch 2 sc; *Ch 2, sk hdc, sc in FPdc repeating until next ch-2; sc, ch 2, sc in ch-2 sp.  Repeat * around ending with sl st to beginning sc.  Finish off.

Join-As-You-Go – Into ch-2 sp, sc, ch 2 sc; *Ch 2, sk hdc, sc in FPdc repeating until next ch-2 sp.  (We will start the joining now so lay this hexagon (Hex A) to the first completed hexagon (Hex B) matching corners and one side to each other).  Into the next ch-2 sp, sc, ch 1.  Now you will sl st into the corner ch-2 sp of the first Hex B.  Ch 1, sc back into the ch-2 sp of current Hex A; *ch 1, sl st into next ch-2 sp of Hex B, ch 1, sc into next FPdc of Hex A.  Repeat * to corner; sc in corner of Hex A, ch 1, sl st to corner of Hex B, ch 1, sc in corner of Hex A.  Continue around the last 4 sides of Hex A with the ch 2, sc pattern until you reach the beginning sc, sl st.  Finish off.

 

Crochet Happy Hexagon Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Happy Hexagon Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Border

Round 1 – Attach yarn to any ch-2 sp; ch 3, dc in same sp; 2 dc in next ch-2 sp until you reach the ch-2 sp right before the join of 2 hexagons.  You will do a dc3tog into the sp before the join, into the join and the sp after the join.  Continue 2 dc into the ch-2 sps until you get to the top of a point of a hexagon.  5 dc into each ch-2 sp at these points.  Continue around until you are back to the beginning, slst to beginning ch-3.

Round 2 – Ch 2, hdc in each st around with a hdc3tog in the valley area and 3 hdc in 3rd dc of the 5 dc group from previous round; slst to beginning ch-2.

Round 3 – Ch 3, dc in each st around with a dc3tog in the valley area and 5 dc in the 2nd hdc of the 3 hdc group from the previous round; slst to beginning ch-3.

Round 4 – Ch 2, *FPdc in next st, hdc in next st.  Repeat * around; slst to beginning ch-2.

Round 5 – Ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc in same st, *sk next st, sc, ch 2, sc in next st;  repeat * around; slst to beginning sc.  Finish off.

Crochet Happy Hexagon Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Happy Hexagon Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

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