This is my variation of my own original pattern called Stencil Bees Circle which I published on http://www.sandimarshall.com/stencil-bees-circle/I included close look photos of the first few rounds on that page (which may be helpful to you as you crochet this hexagon, since rounds 1 – 3 are the same in both patterns).

The hexagon center is made the same way as the circle but on Round 4, I changed the arrangement of the single crochet stitches to make it become a six-sided shape instead.

In the center I created the stencil-style shape of three bees gathering towards the middle of the motif (for a crochet bee, similar to a sewing bee, where crocheters meet to sit and crochet and talk about crocheting).

Link for further help for this pattern:
How-To Video Crochet Rnd 1 Bee Hexagon Motif Pattern Help

Coats & Clark Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply Frosty Green FleckMaterials Used in the Examples: Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn, color Frosty Green Fleck. For anyone who likes the convenience of buying yarn online, this yarn is available at Joann.com and at the Create For Less online store. See photos and descriptions of some other yarns at www.sandimarshall.com/yarn

I used a US size K crochet hook … Other popular sizes of crochet hooks to use with worsted weight yarn are US size G, H or I hooks.

Finished Size: Using the materials listed for the example, size is 6 inches (measuring across the center from point to point).


Substitute any worsted weight yarn of your choice for a hexagon about the same size as the example or use any other materials for a smaller or larger hexagon shape motif. For example, you might use size 10 crochet thread with a US size 7 or 8 steel hook for a very small motif or sport weight yarn with a US size F or G hook for a motif a little smaller than the example.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, ch-2 = chain 2, ch-3 = chain-3, ea = each, dc = double crochet, rnd = round, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space

Directions are written in American English crochet pattern terms.

To Begin: ch 7, then join by making a slip stitch in the first chain made, to form a ring.

Next: Insert the hook through the hole in the center of the ring, yarn over hook, pull yarn through the hole in the center of the ring and continue in this same motion to pull this yarn through the loop on the hook; you just made one slip stitch (so the first part will be on the same level with the rest of the stitches).

Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ring, (ch 2, 2 dc in ring) 5 times then ch 2, sl st in the top ch of the beginning ch-3 of this round. You should have 6 groups of 2 dc in each group, with 2 chains between each group.

Rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in ea of next 2 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 1 more time then (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sl st in the top ch of the beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next dc, dc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 1 more time then (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next dc, sl st in the top ch of the beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in top ch of beginning ch-3 of round 3 (same place where the sl st was just made), sc in ea of next 4 dc, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 8 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 1 more time then (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 3 dc, skip the sl st that ended the previous round and sl st in first sc of this round.

End off. Weave in ends. If you feel that it is needed, pull outward on the corner points to define the shape and you’re done! You made a Crochet Bee Hexagon. Congratulations!

Copyright, Terms of Use: Hexagon Crochet Bee pattern is an original, created by Sandi Marshall. Copyright (c) 2010 by Sandi Marshall. All rights reserved worldwide. Of course, you may print out this page with the pattern directions for your own use (to make items for yourself or for gifts) but, per copyright law, do not republish the contents of this page elsewhere (including my photos) and do not sell or give away by reproduced copy in any form (putting it on another web site or blog would be a form of republishing; reproduced copy includes by photocopy, email, on a cd disc or any other print or electronic method of copying or reproducing the content of the page for the purpose of distributing it to others). Do not use my pattern for commercial purposes (in other words, any way of making money from or gaining a profit from the use of my pattern is prohibited). This pattern is free for your non-commercial use only.

Linking to this Page: Links to this page are welcome (you don’t have to ask me first, you can just go ahead and link to it). You may give the url of this page to others so that they may come to this site for themselves and benefit from everything this site has to offer. Thank you. I appreciate it.

The link url of this pattern page is
http://www.sandimarshall.com/hexagon-crochet-bee-free-pattern/

Home Page: www.sandimarshall.com

More Free Patterns in my Stencil Bee Design:
Stencil Bees Circle Motif (includes close look photos of the first few rounds)
The url is… www.sandimarshall.com/stencil-bees-circle

Stencil Bee Round Dishcloth
The url is… www.sandimarshall.com/stencil-bee-round-dishcloth

Twitter It: If you would like to let other crocheters or yarn enthusiasts know about this post, click on the Share/Save button to share the link through Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg and so forth:

Share

One Response to “Hexagon Crochet Bee Free Pattern”

  1. ruth mcconaghy

    this is my first time of tring to do a hexagon afghan