The hexagon is bang on trend right now, and this versatile motif can be used in a number of different projects. In this tutorial you will learn how to make a crochet hexagon table runner. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet, follow our series of Crochet Fundamentals. This pattern uses US terms and stitches include single crochet (sc); single crochet 3 together (sc3tog); double crochet (dc); treble crochet (tr); treble crochet 3 together (tr3tog); slip stitch (sl st) and chain (ch).
- Yarn (I use Drops Paris cotton yarn by Garnstudio in complementary colours)
- A crochet hook
- A darning needle for sewing in the ends
- A pair of scissors
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1. Crochet the Hexagons
2. Join your Hexagons
Now that you have your hexagons, it's time to crochet them together into one big piece. Lay out your hexagons in a design that you like.
To crochet the squares together: grab two and put them wrong side together; then single crochet along the sides through the inside loops only. This creates a nice ridge. If you prefer something a little more flat, you can try slip stitching them together. Use a colour that complements the hexagons; I chose off-white to join my hexagons.
I joined my hexagons from top to bottom first; then I crocheted the horizontal sides together. Sew in the ends after this step.
3. Crochet the Border
Now that all your hexagons are joined, it's time to put a border around them. This gives your piece a nice finished look. Again, choose colours that will complement your hexagon piece. I chose off-white and sand as the colours for my border.
Start on any side, and in the back loops only, single crochet your way around the piece. When you get to a corner, work 1 single crochet in the first chain of the chain 2 space of the corner, chain 1, then work 1 single crochet in the next chain.
Continue until you reach a 'valley'; work 1 single crochet in the first chain of the chain 2 space; work 1 single crochet through both second chains of the left and right hexagon; then work 1 single crochet in the second chain of the chain 2 space of the next hexagon. Continue like this around the entire piece and fasten off.
With a new colour, start on any side with a standing stitch (begin with a slip knot on your hook and begin from there). We're going to go around the piece using treble crochets. When you get to a corner, work 1 treble crochet in the chain 1 space from the previous round, chain 1 and work another treble crochet in the same space.
Continue until you reach the 'valley'; work 1 tr3tog in the next 3 stitches. To make a tr3tog stitch, do the following: *yarn over twice, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, repeat from * two more times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook. You're crocheting 3 treble crochet stitches together with this stitch. Make sure the middle stitch goes through the center single crochet in the valley from the previous round. Continue like this around the entire piece and fasten off.
With the same colour as step 1, start on any side. We're going to go around the piece using single crochets again. When you get to a corner, work 1 single crochet in the chain 1 space from the previous round, chain 1 and work another single crochet in the same space.
Continue until you reach the 'valley'; work 1 sc3tog in the next 3 stitches. To make a sc3tog stitch, do the following: *insert your hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull loop through stitch* 3 times (4 loops on hook), yarn over and draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook. You're crocheting 3 single crochet stitches together with this stitch. Make sure the middle stitch goes through the tr3tog stitch from the previous round. Continue like this around the entire piece and fasten off.
Fasten off (weave in) any yarn ends your piece might have.
Enjoy Your Table Runner
Congratulations, you have now made a stunning crochet hexagon table runner!
In this tutorial, you've learned how to make a crochet hexagon; how to sew the hexagons together to form a table runner, and how to add a border to the piece to give it a nice finished look.
Use your new table runner when you're sitting outside, for a party or a special occasion!
Are you going to make this table runner for yourself, or for a special occasion? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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