Crochet Granny Hexagon Pillow by itchinforsomestitchin.com

Easy Granny Hexagon Pillow

Date
May, 01, 2020

I have fallen in love with stash-buster projects folks!

So, today I am going to share with you yet another one. It’s my pattern for an easy crochet granny hexagon pillow.

Don’t be intimidated by this lovely pillow.

It’s easier than you might think!

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You just need to make some basic granny hexagons and then assemble them in a particular way.

It’s not hard at all!


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And since you can make these in any color(s) you can imagine, you can really end up with super unique pillows or even make them to match your home decor!

Give your home that personal touch by adding these handmade delights to your bed, couch, and/or other seating accessory.

Your guests will be begging you to make some up for their homes as well!


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Easy Granny Hexagon Pillow Pattern

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Summary:

This Easy Granny Hexagon Pillow is a fun and easy stash-buster project that you can do in a weekend or even less!  Simply whip together some colorful granny hexagons and assemble into this lovely accent pillow. Make them to coordinate with your couch or other seating accessory and you’ve just added a wonderful personal touch to your home decor!


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Level of Difficulty:   Advanced Beginner/Easy

Finished Dimensions:

About 15.5 – inches (length) by 15.5 – inches (width) at the longest and widest points.

NOTE: Each hexagon should be about 4 to 4.5 inches in length and width.

Gauge:

The gauge for each hexagon is hard to determine because of its shape, however, it should be similar to that of a granny square of similar size.

The gauge for a granny square of similar size would be: 14 stitches and 8 rows = 4-inches in double crochet (dc)

Materials:

  • Medium 4 worsted weight yarn

In this pattern I used Red Heart Super Saver in white and cafe latte. I also used MainStays Basic in gold. The multi-print came from my scrap bucket and I have been unable to determine its name or brand.

I did say this is a stash-buster project after all!

~ Total yardage:  140 to 280 yards

  • K/10.5 6.5mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Poly-fil or 15 x 15 hexagon pillow insert (I used poly-fil)

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Abbreviations:

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Pattern is written in US terms.

Stitch/es (st/sts)

Magic ring

Slip-stitch (slp-st)

Chain stitch (ch)

Single crochet (sc)

Double crochet (dc)

Additional Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in the round.


Instructions:

Step One: Make 14 Granny Hexagons

~ Use any combination of colors you desire.

Round 1: Make a magic ring  -OR-  Ch 3 and slp-st into the first ch to form a ring (chaining method). 

Then ch 3 (counts as your 1st dc), work 1 dc into the ring, *ch 2, work 2 dc into the ring*

Repeat from * to * 4 more times, then make one last ch 2 and slp-st to the top ch of the ch 3 to close.

This creates six 2 dc clusters each separated by a ch 2- space.

If you used the magic ring, you should also pull the ring closed.

Round one should look like the photo below.

If you choose to change colors, attach the new color with a slp-st and continue to round 2.

If you choose not to change colors, simply move on to round 2.

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch st), work 2 dc into the ch-2 space from the previous round, ch 2, work 2 more dc into the same ch-2 space from the previous round, *ch 1, work 2 dc into the next ch-2 space from the previous round, ch 2, work 2 more dc into the same ch-2 space from the previous round*

Repeat from * to * 3 more times, ch 1, work 2 dc into the last ch-2 space from the previous round, ch 2, work 1 dc into the same ch-2 space from the previous round, slp-st to the top ch (the 3rd ch) of the ch 3 to close the round.

At the end of round 2, your hexagon should look like the one below.

NOTE. Every time you work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the same ch-2 space, you are creating a corner.

If you choose to change colors, attach the new color with a slp-st and continue to round 3.

If you choose not to change colors, simply move on to round 3.

Round 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch st), work 2 dc into the first ch 1-space from the previous round, ch 1, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the first corner, *ch1, work 2 dc into the next ch 1-space from the previous round, ch 1, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the next corner*

Repeat from * to * 3 more times, ch 1, work 2 dc into the last ch-1 space, ch 1, work (2 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into the last corner, slp-st into the top ch (3rd ch) of the ch 3 to close the round.

When you complete round 3, your hexagon should look like the one in the photo below.

Add the Edging

If you choose to change colors, attach the new color with a slp-st and then sc in each st all the way around the hexagon, slp-st to beginning slp-st to close.

If you choose not to change colors then ch 1, sc in each st all the way around the hexagon, slp-st to beginning ch 1 to close.

Bind off & weave in ends.

Two piles of 7 hexagons each. One pile for front panel & one pile for back panel.

Step Two: Join the Hexagons

  • Arrange two sets of seven hexagons each into the layout like in the photo below.

There should be one hexagon in the center surrounded by six other hexagons,

Each set of seven hexagons will create a panel — one for the front of the pillow and one for the back of the pillow.

  • Thread a tapestry needle with coordinating (corresponding) yarn.
  • Sew the center hexagon edges to the edges of the surrounding hexagons.
Seam these edges first.

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To do this:

  • Place together the center hexagon and the first surrounding hexagon with wrong sides together and the edges aligned.
  • Seam the two edges together.

Repeat this process for each of the remaining five surrounding hexagons.

  • Seam together the remaining edges between each of the surrounding hexagons.
Seam these together second.

To do this:

  • Thread a tapestry needle with coordinating (corresponding) yarn.
  • Place together the edges of the two surrounding hexagons you want to join so that they have the wrong sides together and the edges are aligned.
  • Seam the two edges together.

Repeat for all remaining surrounding hexagons.

TIP: Make sure you seam the corner points — where the center hexagon joins to the surrounding hexagons (in photo above, this is start of the arrows) — together so that there is no gap.

Bind off & weave in ends.

When finished you should have two panels – one front and one back.

Step Three: Seam and Stuff Pillow

  • Place the front and back panels together with wrong sides facing each other (right sides out) and align edges.
  • Starting at the corner of one hexagon, attach the yarn you will use for the border using a slp-st. The slp-st should go through one stitch on the front panel and through the opposite stitch on the back panel (through 4 loops total).
  • Sc around the entire pillow going through one stitch on the front panel and through the opposite stitch on the back panel (through 4 loops total).

If you are using poly-fil to stuff the pillow:

  1. Seam the edges of the front and back panel together until there is only one edge left
  2. Stuff the pillow with poly-fil until it reaches desired firmness
  3. Finish seaming the final edges together
  4. Bind Off and Weave in Ends

If you are using a hexagon-shaped pillow insert:

  1. Seam the edges of the front and back panel together about halfway
  2. Place the pillow insert inside
  3. Finish seaming the remaining edges together
  4. Bind Off and Weave in Ends
Front (left) and Back (right)

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I really love how this granny pillow turned out, don’t you? And to think, I didn’t even have to go to the yarn shop — I found all I needed in my yarn stash at home!

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Itchin4Stitchin

I'm a full time homemaker who loves to crochet, knit, quilt, and sew. I have the best fiancé in the world, four beautiful step-daughters-to-be, an amazing new little baby boy, and six wonderful dogs, who love to keep me on my toes. Life is sweet!

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