These 3 Hexagon Crochet Motifs Are Anything But Square

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Most people start crocheting with a square, which makes sense: squares are simple, straightforward and easy. But hexagons are all those things, too. If you can make a chain stitch and a double crochet, you're in business. We say break out of the box and mix up your motifs. These three hexagons deserve some time on your hook.

Go Granny

We're maybe a little obsessed with granny squares, so no one's actually surprised that we're bringing that same granny action to a hexagon, right? It's the same great stitch pattern, but with six sides...which just means there's more to love.

If you're starting to feel a bit...boxed in by the very square shape of a traditional granny square, we've got an easy solution. It's called a hexagon, and it's just as easy to make as a granny square, promise.

Do Yourself a Solid

Solid hexagons are super easy to make, but they also pack a punch. Pick a few solids to mix and match, and you've got modern, graphic afghan (and way fewer ends to weave in, too!).

Sometimes you just want to keep things simple: Enter the solid crochet hexagon. The single color and easy stitch pattern are the perfect palette cleanser, but that distinctive hexie shape means this motif is never boring.

Flower Power FTW

Circular flowers lend themselves particularly well to the hexagon treatment. We love these floral motifs all by themselves as place mats or coasters for your next garden tea party. Pinkies up!

Good news: crocheted flowers and hexie motifs are a perfect match. We love these worked up in a rainbow of colors — just join them together for an afghan full of gorgeous blooms. If joining's not your thing, these motifs stand on their own as placemats, too. Add a few extra rounds with your final color until you have the size you need.

Mad for Motifs

So you've crocheted motifs till the cows came home, but aren't sure what to do with them... You're not alone. Hexagons (and squares!) make great afghans. Check out our favorite ways to join them into a blanket you'll LOVE.

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