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African Flower Hexagon
Free Crochet Pattern for African Flower Hexagons
Tired of the same old granny squares? Even the beginner can whip up these pretty flower hexagons. I'll show you how step by step below.
When you are finished crocheting your African Flower Hexagons, you can sew them together into a baby blanket, afghan, unique tote, scarf, or anything else you can imagine. For more information on joining crochet, visit "How to Join Granny Squares."
You will need:
- Crochet hook - size F, G, or H
- Worsted weight yarn of various colors
African Flower Hexigon
The first yarn color is the center of the flower. The second yarn color is the flower petals. The third yarn color is thin outline of the flower petals. (The images to the right of the instructions may be enlarged.)
- Chain 6.
(If you've never crocheted a chain stitch before, visit "How to Crochet a Chain Stitch.")
- Slip stitch into the first chain.
- Chain 4.
(This serves as the first double crochet stitch of the next round.)
- Double crochet, then chain 1. Repeat this 5 times.
(You are double crocheting around the entire ring, not in any particular chain stitch.)
- Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain stitch made in step 3 above.
(This completes the second round. The final slip stitch forms a ring. When you are done you will have 6 double crochet stitches including the chain that began the round.)
- Change the color of the yarn. Chain 3.
(To start the next round.)
- Double crochet 3 times in the space closest to your crochet hook.
(Counting the chain stitch you have 4 double crochets in that space.)
- Chain 1 to get to the next space in the previous round. Double crochet in that space 4 times.
Repeat this step 5 times. When finished with the round, you have 4 double crochets in each space of the previous round. These clusters of 4 double crochets are "petals" of the flower.
- Chain 3. Double crochet 6 times in the space closest to your hook.
(The chain stitch serves as the first double crochet in the next round.)
- Chain 1. Double crochet 7 times in the next space. **Repeat this step 5 times.
(In this round, you will crochet 7 times in each space of the previous round. When finished there will be there will be 6 "sets" of double crochets, or petals, in the round.)
- Chain 1. Slip stitch to the 3rd chain stitch of the chain that began the round.
(This completes your last round of petals.)
- Change the yarn color. Chain 2. Single crochet 6 times in the stitches of the previous round.
(This makes a border around each petal of the flower.)
- When you reach the first open space of the previous round, insert your crochet hook deeply through the open space and int the round before it, as shown in the photo. Single crochet.
(This draws the petal downward.)
- Single crochet 7 times in the top of the last round. Repeat step 13 above in the next open space. Continue until you reach the end of the round.
- Slip stitch into the top of the chain stitch that started the round.
- Change the yarn color. Chain 3.
(This begins the last round.)
- Double crochet 3 times in the top of the previous round. Chain 1. Without moving on, double crochet 1 times in the same stitch. Double crochet 3 times along the top of the previous row.
- Chain 1 and skip the top of the single crochet stitch that you made deep in the previous round. Double crochet 4 times. Chain 1. Double crochet 4 times making the first of these in the same stitch as the last set of 4 double crochet stitches. ** Repeat this step 5 times.
- Chain 1 and slip stitch into the 3rd chain stitch that began the round.
How to Crochet a Flower Hexagon - on YouTube
I made this flower hexagon video for those of you that would like to watch the instructions in progress.
How to Crochet an African Flower Hexagon
The Granny Square Book: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Square by Square
Which Crochet Hook to Use - How Big Will the African Flower Hexagons Be?
Wondering Which Size Hook to Use?
The African flower hexagons made with the:
- F size hook measured 5 1/4 inches across
- G size hook hexagons measured 6 inches
- H size hook hexagons measured 6 3/4 inches
I am partial to the look of the hexagon made with the G hook.
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© 2012 hsschulte
Questions or Comments
Stan Awbrey on February 13, 2014:
Very clear and easy to understand directions. The photos are clear and easy to see also. Great article!
anonymous on March 21, 2013:
I really enjoyed following the video this is a wonderful project. I printed out the instructions so I can share them with my crochet group!
gradientcat on April 17, 2012:
Beautiful hexagon motif, looking forward to trying it out.