Originally featured as part of the Fa La La Christmas Stocking in I Like Crochet magazine, this adorable motif is meant for more than just Christmas crochet. In this free crochet hexagon tutorial, learn how to create your own motif and have fun applying this trendy motif to all sorts of crochet projects. Whip up several, seam them together and create your own blanket! Or use them in dishcloths. Why not try making a pillow using multiple of these motifs in complementary colors? We’d love to see this as a table runner. There are truly so many possibilities! Have fun learning this unique motif.
Crochet Hexagon Motif Tutorial
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): Camel (1961) (A, 1 ball), Aran (817) (B, 1 ball)
Hook: US size G/6 (4 mm)
Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle
Using Yarn A, ch 5 and sl st to first ch to join into a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, ch 1, *2 dc, ch 1, * repeat from * to* until you have six spaces and six 2dc. Ss to the 3rd chain of the beg rnd. Change to Yarn B. (12 dc in total, 6 ch in total)
Rnd 2: Start in a ch 1 space from previous Round. Ch 3 (counts as dc) dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same space, *2 dc, ch1, 2 dc in next space* – repeat from *to* 5 times, and sl st into the 3rd ch of the beg round (24 dc, 6 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc in ch-1 sp from previous round, 6 dc in next ch 1 sp, repeat around. Ss to the 3rd chain of the beg rnd. Change to Yarn A. (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch) 6 sc, 1 dc between dc clusters of third round to form a long stitch, repeat around. Ss to the 1 sc. (36 sc, 6 long dc)
Rnd 5: Join Yarn B on cut off of previous Rnd. Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 sts, *3 dc in next stitch, dc in next 6 sts, * rep from * to * 4 more times, 3 dc in next stitch, dc in next 3 sts, sl st into the 3rd ch of the beg round. Fasten off and weave in all ends. (54 dc)
Join the Gold Club and use this hexagon motif to make the Fa La La Stocking and the Holly Jolly Stocking! No matter what types of colors you use (traditional christmas or more subtle neutrals), these stockings will transform your living room into a winter wonderland fit for any festive celebration.