I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know how to crochet. I remember making a couple of mile-a-minute afghans as a kid, but since I started Sweet Kiwi Crochet I haven’t made many blankets. In fact, I have 3 half-finished ones in my spare closet.
Using the same color for a long period of time bores me, so I like to make small things, like hats! That way, I can change it up whenever I get bored!
Lately, though, I’ve been wanting to make another blanket. Recognizing my tendency to get bored, I decided to make a granny square style blanket, and to change up the inside colors and use up some of my extra yarn!
This is a very simple pattern that you only need basic crochet skills to work up!
To Work Hexagon:
Use any size hook you like, and as many colors as you like!
Round 1: Ch 6. Join with a sl st to form a ring.
Round 2: This round is worked in the loop just created. Ch 3, (counts as first DC)DC, ch 2. *DC 2 times, ch 2*. Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Join with a sl st at the top of ch 3. You should have 12 DC and 12 chains at the end of this round.
Round 3: Ch 3. DC in next st. *DC, ch 2, DC in next ch 2 space, DC in next 2 st*. Repeat from * to * 4 more times. DC, ch 2, DC in last ch 2 space. Join with a sl st at the top of ch 3. You should have 24 DC and 12 chains at the end of this round.
Round 4: Ch 3. DC in next 2 st. *DC, ch 2, DC in next ch 2 space, DC in next 4 st*. Repeat from * to * 4 more times. DC, ch 2, DC in last ch 2 space. DC in last st. Join with a sl st at the top of ch 3. You should have 36 DC and 12 chains at the end of this round.
You can change colors as often as you like, or do solid hexagons. As you can see, I chose to change colors every round.
You can make as many, or as few, hexagons as you like!
Some people get scared of joining granny squares and are afraid that they’re going to come undone. It’s really not as scary as it might seem! Lucy from Attic 24 has a GREAT photo tutorial on joining granny squares, so check out her site if you have any problems!
Once I started into making this afghan I realized that we REALLY didn’t need another one, but I had a great cousin with a birthday coming up that would LOVE it! So I cruised through, finished the whole thing in 4 days and got it done for Kylie!