Free Crochet Pattern: Granny Hexie Cowl

Wrap your neck with granny hexagons! This free crochet pattern for a Granny Hexie Cowl gives you lots of options for customization.

Play with colors and use up stash yarns. Join-as-you-go construction means there are no seams to sew. Crochet more hexies and omit the final join to create a scarf. Try heavier or lighter yarn weights for a different look. The options are limitless!

pink and grey cowl made of granny-style hexagonal motifs, on a weathered wood background

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The Yarn

Craft Yarn Council icon 4- medium weight yarn

ball of pink yarn-Fibra Natura Dona

The sample shown used Fibra Natura Dona (100% superwash extra fine merino), which comes in balls of 1.75 ounces [50 grams], 126 yards [115 meters] per ball. I used one ball each #130 Steely (A), #111 Sweet Pea (B), and #134 Glacier (C).

This basic pattern is easily customized for different yarn weights. Just choose a hook in the appropriate size and make as many hexies as you need for the length you want.

The Granny Hexies Pattern

The free pattern is shown below. An ad-free pdf version is also available. It includes full text instructions and a crochet symbol diagram to help clarify the instructions.

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Abbreviations

A, B, C: Colors A, B, C
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
rep: repeat
rnd(s): round(s)
RS: right side
sc: single crochet
sc2tog (single crochet 2 together):
insert hook into space indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hoo into next space indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook
shell: 2 dc in one space
st(s): stitch(es)
standing dc: beginning with a slip knot on the hook, work a double crochet
standing sc: beginning with a slip knot on the hook, work a single crochet

pink and grey cowl made from hexagonal motifs, on weathered board background

Gauge

Rnds 1-3″ 4″ [10 cm]

To save time, take time to check gauge. Gauge is not crucial in this pattern, but if you do not match gauge, the fabric, finished size and yarn amounts used may be different from the sample pictured.

If you substitute yarns, or use a different yarn weight, match the yarn weight to the hook size to achieve a pleasing fabric for the cowl.
Pattern Notes

This cowl is completely seamless, made using the join-as-you-go technique. You’ll complete the first motif through Round 4. Then you’ll work the next motif separately through Round 3. As you work Round 4, you’ll join it to the motif you just worked. The last motif is joined on two sides: to the one you just worked, and to the first motif, to create a circle.

Granny Hexie Instructions

Motif 1

With C, ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring, or begin with Magic Ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), dc in ring, ch 1, [2 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times, join with slip st to top of beginning ch-3 — 6 shells, 6 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: With B, (standing dc, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in any ch-1 space, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next space, ch 1; rep from * around — 12 shells, 6 ch-2 corner spaces, 6 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: With A, (standing dc, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first corner space, ch 1, *2 dc in next space, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next space, ch 1; rep from * around — 18 shells, 6 ch-2 corner spaces, 12 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: With B, (standing dc, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first corner space, ch 1, *[2 dc in next space, ch 1] 2 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner space, ch 1; rep from * around — 24 shells, 6 ch-2 corner spaces, 18 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Motifs 2-6

Make as for Motif 1 through Rnd 3.

Rnd 4 (Joining Rnd): With B, (standing dc, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first corner space, ch 1, *[2 dc in next space, ch 1] 2 times, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner space, ch 1; rep from * 2 more times, [2 dc in next space, ch 1] 2 times, 2 dc in next corner space, ch 1, slip st in corner space of previous motif, 2 dc in same space of current motif, [slip st in next adjacent space of previous motif, 2 dc in next space of current motif] 3 times, slip st in adjacent corner space of previous motif, ch 1, 2 dc in same corner space of current motif, ch 1, [2 dc in next space, ch 1] 2 times, join with slip st to top of first st. — 24 shells, 6 ch-2 corner spaces, 18 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Motif 7

Make as for Motif 1 through Rnd 3.

Rnd 4 (Joining Rnd): With B, (standing dc, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first corner space, ch 1, [2 dc in next space, ch 1] 2 times, 2 dc in next corner space, ch 1, slip st in corner space of Motif 1, 2 dc in same space of current motif, [slip st in next adjacent space of Motif 1, 2 dc in next space of current motif] 3 times, slip st in adjacent corner space of Motif 1, ch 1, 2 dc in same corner space of current motif, ch 1, [2 dc in next space, ch 1] 2 times*, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next space; working into the spaces of Motif 6, rep from * to ** once more, join with slip st to top of first st. Fasten off.

Edging

Rnd 1: With A, (standing sc, ch 1, sc) in any free corner space of any motif, ch 2, [sc in next space, ch 2] 3 times, sc2tog over 2 corner spaces, ch 2, [sc in next space, ch 2] 3 times*, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next corner space; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with slip st to first sc, slip st in next space.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc in same space) , *[ch 1, 2 sc in next space] 4 times, [2 sc in next space, ch 1] 4 times**, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next space; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Repeat edging on other side of cowl. Weave in ends. Block.

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