Artsy Home Decor: Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go

One of the popular granny square shapes, next to the actual square, is a hexagon.  A six sided shape, worked in the round.  I get alot of questions on what method I like to use to join these pieces.  

So today I am going to show you how to work this Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go with my Zippy Crochet Hexagons to make a simple trivet or placemat to brighten up your home.

If you’re looking to explore more captivating color combinations for your squares, hop on over to my Instagram and Pinterest. I love sharing lots of pics of my colour experiments there!

If you would like the ad-free pattern for the Zippy Crochet Hexagon as a PDF, with Symbol Charts, Find it in my shop, HERE

Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go

Getting Ready To Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go

To start you will need to have Seven Zippy Hexagon pieces already made

You can find the free pattern for the Zippy Hexagon and the tutorial Here.

So before we move on to the joining method, Go ahead and make 7 of of these hexagons in whatever colour choices you would like.

I have used a worsted weight yarn, in 4 colours. 

Parchment, Charcoal, True Grey and Barley. 

I have made my pieces in sets of 3 of one colour way, 3 of another and a center one that is a little different again.  However, you can make them all alike or make them all different, totally up to you. 

I will be using the True Grey to join today and the Charcoal for the final edging round.   

I will be using a 5.0 mm crochet hook. 

Other tools you will need are a pair of scissors and a darning needle to work in your ends.  

Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go

You will also be needing some kind of split stitch markers, I like to use these little rubbery ones that I picked up at my local Michaels. 

I will be using 12 of these, so it is nice to pick up a little box like these with different colours. 

Split Markers are the ones that open and close, this is very important so you can get them on and off your work easily at anytime.

If you don’t have access to stitch markers like these, you can really use anything such as paper clips, or even just a different colours of yarn than what your project is using.

Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go

Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go Supplies

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner

Tools and Supplies:

The Yarn used in this pattern is a WorstedWeight   #4

The Colours Used in the Zippy Hexagons and in the Trivet

small amounts of 4 different colours of yarn

Hook:  5.00 mm  US 7

Other Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for darning in ends
  • 12 Split Stitch Markers

Finished Sizes: Zippy Crochet Hexagon Join As You Go Trivet

Zippy Squares = 4″ x 4″ Each

Trivet = 15″ x 15″ from straight edge to straight edge

More Information on Hooks Sizes, Yarn Weights and Crochet Language

Hook Sizes see the Craft Yarn Council’s Page Here

For Standard Yarn Weight Information See this Page

A Handy PDF from Annie’s on the difference between UK and US Crochet Terms

A Nice Explanation from LoveCraft’s on The UK and US differences

Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go


ch – chain

st(s)– stitch(es)

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

lp(s) – loop(s)

yo– yarn over

rnd – round

beg – beginning

prev – previous

sp – space

sk – skip

rep – repeat

dec – decrease

Cont – continue

Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go

Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go

The following is a general overview of the steps to work this method.

Follow the Full Instructional Video below for complete instructions and stitch work.

#’s refer to hexagon’s in diagram

  • Work an additional border round on #1 hexagon
  • Join #2 hexagon to #1 hexagon
  • Work a border edge stitch ( sc, ch 1 ) up next side of #2 hexagon
  • Join #3 hexagon to #2 hexagon
  • Join #3 hexagon to #1 hexagon
  • Rep last 3 steps until all hexagon’s are joined.
  • Work 2 rnds of border stitch in same colour
  • Work 1 rnd of reverse single crochet

Follow the Full Instructional Video below for complete instructions and stitch work.

Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go

Finishing Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go

  • Weave in any loose ends, block gently to size

If you would like this pattern as a PDF, with Symbol Charts, it is available over in my shop, HERE

This step by step video tutorial will walk you through how to make your Crochet Hexagon Join-As-You-Go Project

Check out my Shop where I regularly release new patterns using all my squares. 

All shop patterns include a symbol chart version of the square as well as various colour way diagrams

Thanks for joining me and getting creative.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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