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How to crochet a half hexagon

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Today we are going to take your mostly-finished blanket and begin squaring-off the sides.

I’ll be honest. This is the part of the project that really excited me the most when Boring Office Guy and I were first exploring the idea of making him a hexagon blanket. Most of the googling I did turned up beautiful hex afghans, but nearly all of them had zig-zaggy top and bottom edges, and quite a few also had chunks missing out of the sides (although, this was less common).

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Next week, I’ll show you what I came up with to straighten-up the zig-zags, but today we are going to concentrate on filling in those side chunks with half hexagons.

If you are following the same color scheme as I am, you will be making 4 blue half hexes and 4 brown half hexes.

The foundation ring and row 1

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All of the motifs we have made so far have been worked in rounds. This one will be back and forth.

with light blue: ch4, join with sl st in 1st ch.

ch3 (counts as dc here and throughout), ch1, [dc into center, ch1] 6 times.

(7 dc, 6 ch – 13 sts total)

Row 2

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Turn the work.

ch3, ch1, 2dc into ch1 sp, [2dc into next ch1 sp] 5 times.

(19 st)

Row 3

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Turn the work.

ch3, ch1, 3dc into ch1 sp, [3dc into next ch1 sp] 5 times, ch1 dc into same ch1 sp.

Fasten off light blue.

(27 st)

Row 4

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Connect medium blue.

ch3, ch1, 3dc in ch1 sp, ch1, * 3dc into next ch1 sp, ch1, [3dc, ch2, 3dc] into next ch1 sp, ch1 **. Repeat from * to ** 2 times.  3dc in next ch1 sp, ch1, dc in same ch1 sp.

Fasten off medium blue.

(41 st)

Row 5 (connecting row)

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ch3, insert hook into corner space of rightmost brown hexagon and sl st.

Continue around the half hexagon as follows:

In each ch1 sp all the way around: 3dc, sl st in corresponding ch1 space of adjacent brown or green hexagon.

In first ch2 corner: 3dc , sl st in corner of right brown hexagon, sl st in corner of green hexagon, 3dc, sl st in next ch1 sp of green hexagon.

In second ch2 corner: 3dc , sl st in corner of green hexagon, sl st in corner of left brown hexagon, 3dc, sl st in next ch1 sp of brown hexagon.

End with a sl st in last corner of left brown hexagon.

Fasten off dark blue.

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Once you’ve finished all of the half hexagons, your blanket should look like this. Pretty cool, eh? Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

We’re almost finished! Next week, I’ll show you how to deal with the zig-zaggy sides, the week after that we’ll do the border, and that will be it!

How are your blankets coming along? I’d love to see them.

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15 thoughts on “How to crochet a half hexagon

  1. So excited for this new set of instructions!!!

    1. Glad to hear it! I hope everything was clear 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for this…I just love learning new things 🙂 I do have a question about your crochet hooks…as I am getting older I am finding it really hard to hold the thin hooks…I have looked everywhere here in Australia for hooks like yours with the fatter handle…I can’t find them anywhere on line oversea’s either…can you please tell me if they have a special name? Or maybe you could tell me where you get yours from 🙂 thank you so much for your time.
    Cheers
    Bev

    1. Hi, Bev. Actually, I make the hooks myself! You can look here for more information about them. I am happy to ship overseas 🙂

  3. […] week we covered how to deal with the big gaps on the sides of the blanket by filling them in with half hexagons. Today, we’ll talk about the zig-zaggy edges. By the time we’re done with this step, […]

  4. Thank you sooooo much for taking the time to make these tutorials. I’m learning how to crochet and these are fabulous! I also love your hooks. Posted your hook page on Pinterest. Hope you get lots of orders 🙂 . Again, thank you !

    1. Oh, you are so welcome! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback, and I really appreciate the Pinterest love 🙂

  5. Thank you for sharing the half hexagon pattern. I am still in the midst of crocheting enough hexxies (based on an old pattern), and am looking forward to stitching them together. I have been looking for ways to deal with the uneven edges and this is a great idea! 😀

    1. I’m glad I could help! I’m really quite happy with the straight edges on my blanket 🙂

  6. I have paid via PayPal $9.99 for an e.book (?) PDF (?) Can someone please explain that though my receipt is from PayPal – where I PAID for this – since it was said to be immediately available – I have not received it – neither have I been permitted to subscribe to some news-letters
    I would appreciate a solution and also what I have paid for – no refunds – just send the item as ordered

    1. Good morning, Patricia. Please check your email, as I have addressed your concerns in reply to your message there.

      I suspect my emails have been going to your spam folder, which would explain why you didn’t receive your download link, or the confirmation for newsletter signup. Please be sure to check there, because everything you have requested today should be automatically handled via email.

  7. I love your crochet hook!

    1. Thank you! I made the handle myself, actually. Like so. 🙂

  8. […] by designing my own half-hexagon from the original pattern by Melody Griffiths, using The Polka Dot Cottage tutorial on making a half-hexagon for […]

  9. Thank you, look forward to doing these now!
    Janet

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