Bust your stash with Kat Goldin’s dreamcatcher-inspired crochet hexagon wall hangings! Sometimes you just need a quick and easy project for instant satisfaction and to bring some extra colour into your life. Which is why we can’t get enough of this puff stitch crochet hexagon pattern! Whip one up using just 25g of a light Aran/worsted weight yarn – ideal for those half balls left over from other projects. You can use any yarn for these crochet hexagon wall hangings, but avoid ones with too much drape, such as silk.
This free hexagon crochet pattern features fat puff stitches to add weight and structure. If your hexagon starts to curl, just add a bit of spray starch when blocking. Forage for a stick to hang your finished piece from, or for a more refined look, use a piece of copper tubing or a painted dowel instead. Now it’s time to crochet! Follow our free hexagon crochet pattern and get making.
You will need:
Libby Summers’ Fine Aran, 50% wool/50% alpaca, 50g/105m per ball, or alternative aran yarn, one ball each in:
- Yarn A – Coastal Cream (101) – Cream
- Yarn B – Driftwood (109) – Brown
- Any additional colours you would like for tassels or alternatives
Sticks for hanging, approx. 18cm (71⁄8”) long
Please note – We have listed the original yarns that this patterns was designed in, however, some of these yarns are now sold out/currently unavailable. If you’re looking for alternative yarns, you could try Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran which comes in a wide range of solid colours, or Cascade 220 Heathers which is a 100% wool yarn in plenty of solid and natural shades.
Each motif measures 17 x 17cm (6¾ x 6¾”)
Tension isn’t critical to this project, but will affect the amount of yarn used and the size of the finished project.
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
Puff stitch (puff st) – yrh, insert hook in st indicated, yrh and pull up loop to the height of a tr 5 times, inserting the hook in the same st each time, yrh and draw through all 11 loops left on your hook. You can find more information on puff stitches in our how to crochet puff stitches tutorial.
Here’s a handy chart to help you with the positioning of your stitches
We’ve got plenty more free crochet patterns to help you decorate your home! Why not hook up our free crochet plant hanger pattern or our Free crochet picture frame patterns. Or alternatively, sort out your storage with our free crochet basket pattern, then check out the Top home decor crochet patterns for some fresh inspiration
Free crochet hexagon pattern
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
How to crochet a hexagon with puff stitches
With Yarn A, ch5. Join into a ring with a ss.
Round 1 Ch3, [1 puff st in ring, ch2] six times. Join into the top of the 3rd ch from start with a ss. [6 puff sts and 6 2ch-sps] – Remember to see the abbreviations section for instructions on how to do this puff stitch.
Round 2 Ss to 2ch-sp, ch3, [(1 puff st, ch2, 1 puff st) in 2ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 puff st] six times. Join into the top of the 3rd ch from start with a ss. [12 puff sts]
Round 3 Ss to 2ch-sp, ch3, *(1 puff st, ch2, 1 puff st) in 2ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 puff st, 1 puff st in 1ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 puff st; rep from * around. Join into the top of the 3rd ch from start with a ss. [18 puff sts]
Round 4 Ss to 2ch-sp, ch3, *(1 puff st, ch2, 1 puff st) in 2ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 puff st, [1 puff st in 1ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 puff st] twice; rep from * around. Join into the top of the 3rd ch from start with a ss. [24 puff sts]
Round 5 Ss to 2ch-sp, ch3, *(1 puff st, ch2, 1 puff st) in 2ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 puff st, [1 puff st in 1ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 puff st] 3 times; rep from * around. Join into the top of the 3rd ch from start with a ss.
[30 puff sts]
Round 6 Ss to 2ch-sp, ch3, *(1 puff st, ch2, 1 puff st) in 2ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 puff st, [1 puff st in 1ch-sp, ch1, miss 1 puff st] 4 times; rep from * around. Join into the top of the 3rd ch from start with a ss. [36 puff sts]
Fasten off leaving a 30cm tail.
Making the tassels
Take Yarn B and wrap it around your hand around 20 times and cut.
Using a scrap piece of yarn, tie off approximately one third of the way down to secure. Using another piece of scrap yarn, thread through the centre of the upper loop for securing onto the hexagon. Then cut open the bottom of the tassel and trim the bottom to finish.
Using a tapestry needle, sew the stick onto the hexagon using the 30cm 117/8” tail from the hexagon. Tie the tassels onto the bottom of the hexagon. If you’re using a feather, secure it onto the stick using a scrap piece of yarn. Attach another piece of yarn across the top for hanging. Trim any ends and gently block if required. You’ve followed our hexagon crochet pattern and your first wall hanging is complete!
Repeat the process, using whatever shades of yarn you fancy, until you have a trio of lovely hexies to adorn your wall, bringing colour and joy to all who see (and stroke) them. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, why stop there? Make a pile and sew them together for a crocheted alternative to a patchwork hexie quilt.
If you’ve loved making this crochet wall hanging and want to try some more, why not try out rug hooking wall hanging or our geometric weaving rug hanging, or you could learn how to make an embroidered wall hanging or how to make a tassel wall hanging!
We hope you’ve enjoyed making your own crochet hexagon wall hanging! Try adding feathers and hang your new creation on your wall. Why not share our hexagon crochet pattern with your pals? Oh and don’t forget to subscribe to Mollie Makes for more crochet projects. If you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.