Crochet Tutorial: How to Crochet the Vertical and Horizontal Half Granny Hexagon Patterns Step by Step with Photos

December 13, 2018
There are 2 different shapes you can make when crocheting half hexagons and today I will show you how to make both with a step by step tutorial and diagram.




Use these patterns to fill the edging of a hexagon blanket or make multicoloured granny hexagons, they are quick and easy to make.


Depending on what you need it for, you can make either a vertical half granny hexagon or an horizontal granny hexagon. 



What is the difference between the two? It's how you split the hexagon in half and the number of corners.

Imagine the full granny hexagon.



Draw a vertical line through the middle, and here is your vertical half granny hexagon that has 3 corners.



Now imagine the same granny hexagon but this time you draw an horizontal line through the middle of it. And that's how you get the horizontal half granny hexagon.


Learn how to make the full granny hexagon HERE.

If you are looking for a solid hexagon pattern, head over HERE for the step by step tutorial.

Check out how I used the granny hexagon to make an adorable Deer Baby Lovey.

And see how I used the horizontal half granny squares on this cute 3 in 1 Deer Blanket.


Read on to learn how to make both half hexagons, but before we continue, please note that this post contains affiliate links, I will earn a small percentage should you choose to purchase something, but it will be at no cost to you. 

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Supplies I Used

Marriner Yarn DK (light worsted) yarn in oatmeal

Unfortunately this brand is only found in the UK, so for my international readers I can recommend a similar yarn, Red Heart Yarns, which comes is a multitude of colours and weights, just as affordable and easy to work with as Marriner Yarns brand.

- crochet hook size matching your yarn, mine is a 3.5mm one

- darning needle to weave in the ends

I get most of my crochet supplies from Amazon, it's fast and easy and I find everything I need in one place. 



The Stitches

- magic ring (MR) - tutorial here

- skip (sk)

- slip stitch (sl st)

- chain (ch)

- double crochet (dc)

Special Stitches

Corner pattern: 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the same space/chain.


Cluster: 2dc in the same space


The Pattern

The patterns are written in US terms and contains the step by step illustrated tutorial and the diagram for each of the shapes.


My halves are made of 4 rows just like the granny hexagon I made a few weeks ago but following the 4th row pattern, you can make it as big as you like. 


It also uses less double crochet stitches in the clusters (2 instead of 3), just like the full granny hexagon pattern.

Unlike the regular hexagon, the halves are worked in rows, turning at the end of each row. The ch3 at the beginning of the rows counts as a dc.


The Vertical Half Granny Hexagon



Start by making a magic ring.


Row 1: ch3, 6dc in MR, pull the MR close and turn




Row 2: ch3, 1dc in the space between first 2 dc from previous row, cluster in next 4 spaces between previous dc, 1dc in the space between last 2 previous dc, dc in the last stitch, turn




Row 3: ch3, corner in the next space between clusters of dc, cluster in the next space, corner in the following space between clusters, cluster in the next pace, corner in the following space, 1dc in the last chain, turn





Row 4: ch3, dc in the space between first 2 dc from previous row, corner in the chain space of the previous corner, cluster in next 2 spaces , corner in the ch2 space of the previous corner, 2 clusters, corner in the ch2 space of the previous corner, 1dc in the space between last 2 dc from previous row, dc in the last ch, fasten off.





The Horizontal Half Granny Hexagon



Start by making a magic ring.


Row 1: ch3, 6dc in MR, pull the MR close and turn




Row 2: ch3, 1dc in the space between first 2 dc from previous row, cluster in next 4 spaces between previous dc, 1dc in the space between last 2 previous dc, dc in the last stitch, turn




Row 3: ch3, cluster in the following 2 spaces, corner in the following space between clusters, cluster in the next space, corner in the following space, cluster in the next 2 spaces, 1dc in the last chain, turn



Row 4: ch3, cluster in the next 3 spaces between previous row clusters, corner in the ch2 space of the previous corner, cluster in the following 2 spaces, corner in the ch2 space of the previous corner from row 3, cluster in the next 3 spaces, 1dc in the last chain.



Happy Crocheting!

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