This crochet hexagon blanket design is trendy, portable, and a fantastic way to use up leftovers. Make one for a special baby or adult! You may get the free pattern below, or you can buy the ad-free printed PDF here.
A baby is curled up on top of a trendy crochet hexagon blanket.
This crochet hexagon blanket design was created in conjunction with Lion Brand Yarns. There are affiliate links in this post.
You’ll adore the sense of success you’ll get from crocheting these hexies and adding them to your ever-expanding blanket. Each hexagon only takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, making this a great activity to work on over your lunch break or while driving (as long as you’re the passenger, of course!).
Continue reading for more information on the yarn and pattern inspiration, or scroll down for the full free pattern and instructions.
A photo grid of a contemporary crochet join-as-you-go hexagon blanket. A lovely infant is lying on top of a blanket made from Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn.
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The Ideal Patchwork
I grew up in a quilting household, so I’ve always had a soft spot for patchwork-inspired crochet blankets. (My mother created the beautiful Grandmother’s Flower Garden Blanket pattern as a reference to the renowned hexagon-style quilts, and it’s one of my favorite blanket designs we’ve ever shared!)
The Quinn Hexie Blanket has been in the works for nearly two years, believe it or not. When I was pregnant with my third child, I wanted a portable project to take with me to New York to meet my friends at Lion Brand. I finished around 70% of the hexagons before having my son…and then I put the whole thing on hold for a couple of years. Ha.
My mother, who is much more of a “closer” than I am, started up where I left off and assisted in ensuring that this hexagon blanket pattern saw the light of day. (Thank you, Mom!)
Print out a hexagon chart to color and use to create your own crochet blanket or quilt.
Join as you go – or don’t join at all.
If you appreciate seeing immediate progress on your crochet projects, this join as you go hexagon blanket will be very enjoyable for you. You’ll get into the swing of things by crocheting a few hexagons, then attaching them to the blanket, then crocheting a few more hexies and joining them.
If you wish to work this manner and don’t want a really scrappy, multi-color blanket, “plan” out your color pattern before you start. Before I began crocheting, I made a blank “coloring sheet” and used colored pencils to plan out the arrangement of the blanket. This helped me to ensure that no two colors were overlapping and that I had the correct amount of hexagons of each color to crochet.
This blanket hexagon chart was so useful to us during the design process that I wanted you to have it as well. It’s a bonus in the printable PDF version of the pattern, along with a chart demonstrating the precise arrangement of the example blanket in case you want to recreate it.
A PDF download of a join-as-you-go crochet hexagon blanket design.
My Favorite Yarn for Baby Blankets
The name “Feels Like Butta” pretty much says it everything, but if you haven’t tried this yarn yet, let me tell you why you should!
Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta is a wonderfully soft and silky chenille yarn that manages to feel rich and sumptuous without being too bulky. It’s great for baby blankets since it washes nicely and doesn’t produce a fabric that’s too heavy for a little infant. Feels Like Butta may be found in the Done in a Weekend Blanket design, the C2C Plaid Bear Blanket, and the Prism Blanket. I’ve seen sweaters created with it as well, and I adore the cozy hoodie sense it gives off.
Feels Like Butta is available in both standard 100g balls and bigger Bonus Bundles. Both are suitable for this hexagon blanket. If you choose the Bonus Bundles, buy the amount of grams of each color specified in the design below. (This will result in fewer balls.)
A close-up of a baby’s hand lying on a Lion Brand join-as-you-go crochet hexagon blanket. Feels Like Butta is available in white, teal, grey, and ice.
Get your hands on the All-In-One Hexagon Blanket Kit.
If you’re a Feels Like Butta fan, or if you just want a simple way to package the yarn and printed pattern, Lion Brand’s Quinn Hexie Blanket kit is the way to go. You may also personalize your kit by using whichever yarn colors you like. Here’s where you can get your blanket kit.
Give it to me! Click here to create your own all-in-one kit
Yellow crochet hexagons on a blocking board next to Lion Brand Feels Like Butta.
JAYG Hexagon Blanket Tutorial Assistance
To make this join-as-you-go hexagon blanket, you’ll need to practice working in the round, increasing (putting two stitches in one spot), and crocheting the hexagons together.