DIY wall hanging: Hexagon crochet pattern

Make our DIY wall hanging using this free hexagon crochet pattern.

Hexagon crochet pattern

Bust your stash with Kat Goldin’s crochet dreamcatcher-inspired hexie 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 these puff stitch hexies! 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 hangings, but avoid ones with too much drape, such as silk.

The pattern is the most basic of crochet hexies, replacing the common treble cluster with 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.

Hexagon crochet pattern cropped

You will need:

• Libby Summers’ Fine Aran, 50% wool/50% alpaca, 50g/105m per ball, one ball each in Coastal Cream (101)
(yarn A), Driftwood (109) (yarn B), Sailor’s Blue (660) (yarn C), Vintage Green (874) (yarn D), Wild Heather (730) (yarn E)
• 5mm (UK 6, US H/8) crochet hook
• Tapestry needle
• Sticks for hanging, approx. 18cm (71/8”) long
• Feather (optional)

Tension:

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.

Abbreviations

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 this handy chart.
Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart
Hexagon crochet pattern template

Hexagon crochet pattern

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You Will Need

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Feathers

Total time:

Puff stitch

Step 1

Hexagon crochet pattern step 1
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This pattern mainly uses puff stitch – an easy stitch to master alongside your basic chain and slip stitches. 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.

Making the wall hanging

Step 2

Hexagon crochet pattern step 6

With yarn A, ch5. Join into a ring with a ss.

Step 3

Hexagon crochet pattern step 7

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]

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]

Step 4

Hexagon crochet pattern step 8

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. Break yarn leaving a 30cm tail.
[36 puff sts]

Making the tassels

Step 5

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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.

Sewing up

Step 6

Hexagon crochet pattern step 11

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. 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.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed stitching your own hexagon crochets! Add your feathers and hang your new creation on your wall.

About Kat Goldin

Kat lives in Scotland with her husband and three children and spends her days thinking up new ways to make crochet even more wearable, fun and accessible. Co-founder of Blogtacular with Kat Molesworth, her second tome, Hook, Stitch & Give, published by Kyle Books, is out now.