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Granny Hexx Crochet Cardi Pattern



Hello my loves! I hope that you are all well. I am so thrilled to be bringing you, after many quests, a pattern for my Granny Hexx Crochet Cardi! I saw so many posts going around with variations of the granny hexagon cardigan that I finally had to give it a go myself, with a few little additions. I'm so thrilled with how it turned out, but I'm even more thrilled that everyone has enjoyed it so much.


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Granny Hexx Crochet Cardi


Stitches Used: just the basics!



Supplies

- size N/9.00 mm hook

- Color 1 | Big Twist value worsted yarn in Sage

- Color 2 | Big Twist tweed in Navy





HEX ONE | using color 1


Row 1

Create a magic circle and ch 3. (2 dc into the circle. Ch 2.) Repeat 5x so that you have a total of 6 clusters and 6 ch spaces. Close with a sl into the first ch 3. Ch 3 & turn.


*If you'd like to watch a tutorial of the magic ring I made, check it out here!



Row 2

(2 dc in the gap made be first row’s ch 2, ch 2, then 2 dc in that same gap--this is your corner. Ch 1. Skip cluster and work into the next gap) Repeat 5 more times and end with a sl in the first ch 3. Ch 3 & turn.


Row 3

(2 dc into the gap made by previous row’s ch 2. Ch 1. 2 dc into the next gap, ch 2, then 2 dc into the same gap--this is your corner. Ch 1.) Repeat 5 more times. Finish by sl around the first ch 3. Ch 3 & turn.


Row 4

(2 dc into a gap from the previous row. Ch 1. 2 dc into the next gap, ch 2, then 2 dc into the same gap--this is your corner. Ch 1. 2 dc in the next gap. Ch 1.) Repeat 5 more times. Finish by sl around the first ch 3. Ch 3 & turn.


Rows 5 - ?

Repeat row 4 adding one 2 dc cluster (2 dc, ch 1) before the first corner (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc in the same stitch) for each additional row.


Keep going until the point from the center to a flat side measures the length of the inside of your arm from your armpit to roughly your elbow. (Mine is about a size small and ended up being 12 rows, which with this weight yarn and hook measures 9 inches).




HEX 2 | Using color 1


Repeat all steps and sizing to hex 1, so ultimately you have two matching hexes.





SLEEVES | Using color 1


Row 1

Start with the magic circle and ch 3. (2 dc into circle. Ch 2.) Repeat 3 more times so you have a total of 4 clusters and 4 spaces. Close with a sl into the initial ch 3. Ch 3 & turn.


Row 2

(2 dc into gap made by first row’s ch 2, ch 2, then 2 dc into the same gap--this is your corner. Ch 1. Skip cluster and work into the next gap). Repeat 3 more times and end with a sl into the ch 3. Ch 3 & turn.


Row 3

(2 dc into the gap. Ch 1 and skip a cluster. 2 dc, ch 2, then 2 dc in the same gap--this is your corner. Ch 1.) Repeat 3 more times and end with a sl into the ch 3. Ch 3 & Turn.


Row 4

(2 dc into the gap. Ch 1. 2 dc into the next gap, ch 2, then 2 dc in the same gap--this is your corner. Ch 1. 2 dc into the next gap. Ch 1.) Repeat 3 more times and end with a sl into the ch 3. Ch 3 & turn.


Row 5

(2 dc into the gap. Ch 1. 2 dc into the next gap, ch 2, then 2 dc in the same gap--this is your corner. Ch 1. 2 dc in into the next gap. Ch 1. 2 dc into the next gap. Ch 1.) Repeat 3 more times and end with a sl into the ch 3.


If you want the sleeves to be wider, you can add additional rows remembering to always add one more (2dc into the gap ch 1) at the end of the sequence before repeating. Otherwise, you’ve finished the first square!


Repeat the about 5x for a total of 6 squares.




ATTACH SLEEVES part 1


Sew three of the squares together to form a longer rectangle.


Then sew the two ends together to form a loop.


Lay one of the hexagons out flat with one point facing directly left and the other facing directly right. Fold it in half to where the left and right points meet.



Lay the sleeve loop so that the length of one square matches matches the folded hexagon shape where the flat side of the hexagon has been folded in half (see image).


Sew the sides of two squares along the matched edge of the hexagon.


Repeat the same series with the other three squares and hexagon.




CARDIGAN BACK | Using color 2


Row 1

Start with a magic circle. Ch 3 and (2 dc into the circle. Ch 2.) Repeat 3 more times for a total of 4 (2dc, 2 ch). Join with sl into ch 3. Ch 3 & turn.


Row 2

(2 dc into gap from previous row. Ch 2 and 2 dc into the same gap. Ch 1.) Repeat 3 more times for a total of four corners. Join with sl into ch 3. Ch 3 & turn.


Row 3

(2 dc into gap from previous row. Ch 1. 2 dc into next gap, ch2, 2 dc in same gap. Ch 1). Repeat 3x for a total of four in the pattern. Join with sl into the ch 3.


Repeat the above 2x for a total of 3 squares.


Sew the three squares end to end until you have a long rectangle.


Lay out the first two side/sleeve panels next to one another with the sleeve openings facing up and the torso openings facing each other.


Sew the 'color 2' rectangle between two opposite panels. This is now the back.


*Tip: if the length of the rectangle doesn't match the length of the torso panel, you can sew into the same stitch on the shorter side for two on the longer side to help shorten it. (My torso panels ended up slightly longer so I did this to match the lengths).




TOP OF SLEEVE 1 | Using color 2


Starting

Start on the front side (where the two torso panels are open). Sl into the gap closest into the corner between the first hexagon panel and the added sleeve.


Row 1

Ch 3. Sl into the side of the sleeve. (2 dc into the gap. Ch 1. Skip a cluster and 2 dc into the next gap. Ch 1.) Repeat all the way across. Ch 3 & turn.


Row 2

(Skip a cluster. 2 dc into the next gap. Ch 1.) Repeat all the way across to the last gap from the row before. Ch 1 and sl into the side of the sleeve directly to the left. Ch 3 & turn.


Repeat Rows 1 & 2 six more times for a total of 8 rows. *When at the end of all odd rows (row 1 repeats), dc into the very last st before ch 3 & turn.* When finishing row 8, sl into the corner of the side and top of the color 1 panel, then pull yarn all the way through the loop to end. Use tail to sew the previous row onto adjacent panel to close top of sleeve.




TOP OF SLEEVE 2 | Using color 2


Turn entire piece inside out so that you can repeat all of the same steps from 'top of sleeve 1'.




CARDIGAN EDGING | Using color 2


Row 1

*It isn't incredibly important where you start as it will create a continuous loop around the edge of the cardigan, but I'd recommend starting near the bottom back so the start/finish is more hidden.*


Starting on one of the gaps along the edge of the cardigan, ch 3. 2 dc in the same gap. Ch 1 and 2 dc into next gap. Continue this pattern.


When reaching the corner between the bottom and front of the cardigan, after making 2 dc in the gap, ch 2, and make 2 dc in the same gap. Continue with the 2 dc, ch 1 pattern.


When reaching the top of the shoulder (the color 2 block), make 3 dc in each gap instead of 2. Still ch 1 between.


When transitioning from the top of the sleeve to the back color 2 panel, do not make a ch 1. Instead immediately dc 1 in the color 1 hex at the corner.


Make 2 dc in the first gap at the color 2 back panel. Then ch 1 and 2 dc in the next gap. Continue across the top back.


At the transition to the other top sleeve, don't ch 1 between last 2 dc in final gap of back panel, but immediately 1 dc into color 1 at corner, then 3 dc into the first gap of the top of sleeve panel. Don't continue on just yet!


Back of neck row 2

Ch 1 and turn. 1 dc into space right before single dc from row before. 1 dc in space right after. Ch 1 then 2 dc in next gap along the top of the back color 2 panel. Ch 1, 2 dc in the next gap. Ch 1, 2 dc in next gap. 1 dc in space before single dc from row before, 1 dc in space after single dc from row before. Ch 1, sl into the next gap of previous row. Ch 1 & turn.


Back of neck row 3

1 sc in the ch 1 you just made. Ch 1, 1 sc in gap right before the 2 dc cluster from row before. Ch 1, 2 sc in next gap. Ch 1, 2 sc in next gap. Ch 1, 2 sc in next gap. Ch 1, sl into corner from the 3 dc along the side.


Ch 1, 3 dc into next gap from original top of sleeve color 2 panel. Ch 1, 3 dc in next gap. Ch 1, 3 dc in next gap. Ch 1, 2 dc in first gap of color 1.


(Ch 1, 2 dc into next gap.) Repeat this pattern down to the bottom front corner.


Once at the corner, 2 dc, ch 2, and 2 dc all in the same corner gap.


(Ch 1, 2 dc in next gap.) Repeat across until you reach the starting ch 3. Sl to end.


Row 2

Starting at the bottom corner of the front, ch 3 into the corner gap. 2 dc into the same space. (Ch 1. Skip the next cluster. 2 dc into the next space.) Repeat until you reach the back panel.


When you reach the pair of clusters that connect the back panel to the sleeve (it will look like a triangle made of two clusters)...


...skip the small gap and 2 dc into the next full gap.


Ch 1 and make 2 dc in the next gap. Repeat until you reach the next 'triangle' of 2 clusters attaching the back to the sleeve (opposite the first that was skipped).


Skip the small space and continue the same pattern (ch 1, 2 dc into the gap) into the next gap until you reach the other front corner.


The back of the neck with row 2 completed

You can either stop here if you want to keep the cardigan sized small or extra small, or you can repeat row 2 until the size is what you'd like! (I did a total of 3 rows for mine).


Row 3 and beyond

Ch 3. 1 dc between the final 2 dc of the last row. Directly make 2 dc into the gap. (Ch 1, skip the next cluster, 2 dc into the next gap). Repeat until the last cluster for the previous row. after the 2 dc in the final gap, do not ch 1, make 1 dc between the first 2 dc from the previous row.




CUFFS | Using color 2


Row 1

Ch 2. Yo, insert hook into first st. Pull loop up so there are 3 loops on the hook. Yo and pull through 2 loops so there are 2 loops on hook. Yo pull through last two loops.

(Yo, insert hook into space to the far left. Pull up one loop so you have 3 loops on the hook. Pull through 2. Yo pull through last two.) Repeat 10x. Ch 1 & turn.


Row 2

1 hdc in the back of each st across the entire row. Ch 2 & turn.


Repeat row 2 until there are enough rows that it's long enough to wrap around your arm.


*Note that mine is shorter than the end of the sleeve so that the sleeve puffs a bit when the cuff is sewn on. I made mine 9 inches in length (22.86 cm), which is likely the equivalent to a size small.


Repeat all of the above 2x for a total of 2 cuffs for 2 sleeves (unless you have more arms! ^^)


**As an aside, when making my second cuff I realized I accidentally made a few single crochet rows among the hdc, so I just tried to make the second cuff match the first 😹


Sew the short ends of one cuff together to create a loop.


Sew the cuff loop onto the sleeve. Note that as the sleeve puffs a bit, the cuff loop will be smaller than the end of the sleeve. To make it even, every few stitches I sewed two from the sleeve into the same stitch of the cuff. You can also pin the cuff to the sleeve--match the center of the front, center of the back, top, and bottom of the cuff to the matching center of front, center of back, top, and bottom to the sleeve.



Do the same to the other side!




WAIST BAND | Using color 2


Row 1

Ch 2. Yo, insert hook into first st. Pull loop up so there are 3 loops on the hook. Yo and pull through 2 loops so there are 2 loops on hook. Yo pull through last two loops. (Yo, insert hook into space to the far left. Pull up one loop so you have 3 loops on the hook. Pull through 2. Yo pull through last two.) Repeat 10x. Ch 1 & turn.


*Note: this is essentially the same start and process as the cuffs. I made my waist band the same first row length as the cuffs, however if you want the waist to extend further down from the cardigan just keep going on Row 1 until it is the length you want.


Row 2

1 hdc in the back of each st across the entire row. Ch 2 & turn.


Repeat row 2 until there are enough rows that it's the length of the bottom of your cardigan. Mine ended up being around 30 inches (76.2 cm).


Sew the waist band along the bottom of the cardigan.





And now it is time... time to weave in the ends...





ADDING THE BUTTON


Find a button that is small enough to fit through one of the gaps between clusters but large enough to catch and not just slide back out.


Try the cardigan on and cross one side over the other. Find the gap at that spot--this will be your button hole!


Mark the corresponding point on the other side, that's where you'll sew your button. (You'll want to sew the button onto one of the clusters to make it secure).



And that's it...!



Unless you want to add.....




OPTIONAL HEART POCKETS | Using colors 1 & 2


Row 1

Start with color 2


Start a magic ring then ch 3. (2 dc. Ch 2) Repeat 3 more times for a total of 4 clusters and 4 gaps. Pull the magic ring closed then join with sl between the first ch 3 and first dc.


Sl between the first and second dc, then sl again into the first gap.


Row 2

Ch 3 then make 1 dc into the same gap. Ch 2 and 2 dc into the same gap. (Ch 1. Skip the next cluster and into the next gap work 2 dc. Ch 2 then make 2 dc in the same gap.) Repeat two more times for a total of 4 of these corner cluster pairs.


End with a sl between the first ch 2 and dc of this row.


Row 3

Ch 1 then sl into the corner gap, this is technically your starting point. You're going to work the next set of stitches into the next gap (which is the side ch 1 gap and not a corner ch 2 gap).


Make 10 tr into this side gap.


Sl into the next corner gap.


10 tr into the next side gap. Sl into the next corner gap and end the row.


Row 4 | Switch to color 1

Start at the 5th st away from the top mid point of the heart and work the following only into the back stitches of the heart (this will keep the heart shape defined). Ch 2 then dc in the same st. Sc in the next st, then sl into the next 3.


Dc in each of the next 2 st.


Ch 1 skip 1 st, then dc in the backs for the next 4 st.


Ch 2, skip one st, then 1 sc in the next back st. Sl on the back side at the gap at the bottom of the heart. Then 1 sc in the next back st. Ch 2, skip a st, and dc in the next 4 st.


Ch 1, skip a st, and 1 dc in the next back st. Sc in the next back st. Sl in the next 3 back st. Sc in the next back st. 2 dc both into the next back st.


Row 5

Ch 1 and turn. The following can all be done fully through the indicated stitches and gaps.

Sc in the first st. Sc in the next 6 st. Ch 1. 2 dc in ch 1 gap from the row before.


Tr in each of the next 3 st. Ch 2 then 3 hdc along the last tr you made.


2 hdc into the ch 2 gap from the previous row. Ch 1. Hdc into the sc, sl, and sc at the bottom of the heart. 2 hdc into the next ch 2 gap. Ch 2 and sl into the next st.


Ch 4 then hdc in the 2nd st back from the hook (This will take the place of the 3 hdc along the tr from the other side).


Hdc in the next 2 st. Sl into the ch 2 gap before the ch 3 piece you just made.


Sl back along each st, then ch 1 and sl until you're at the bottom of the little 'arm' you made.


Tr in the next 2 st. 2 dc into the ch 1 gap from the row before. Ch 1, skip one st, then sc in the next 7 st. End!



Repeat all of this if you'd like 2 pockets.


Weave in the ends before sewing on the pockets, then attach to the cardigan, and you're done!




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