The African Flower Granny Hex Pattern

Discovered these little lovelies on Pinterest a while back and after checking around a bit, I realized that they are actually all over the internet right now–everywhere you turn…

a sort of African Flower madness.

And no wonder–they are absolutely adorable–don’t you think? Imagine the possibilities!

And seriously, there’s something goose bumpy about watching those pretty hexes stack up. It just makes my heart pound a little faster. Kinda like that feeling you get when you’ve bottled eighty-five-thousand quarts of peaches and they are all lined up on the counter ready to make someone’s life incredibly…better.

Well, kinda like that.

I’m all about living proof that you’ve really done something worthwhile with your day. And since you could make a pillow, a tote bag, and even an afghan…

the African Flower Grammy Hex…

totally qualifies.

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African Flower Crochet Hex


sl knot = slip knot
st = stitch
ss = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Rnd = round


Beginning– ch 6, ss into first ch to make a ring.

Rnd 1 – ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, *2 dc, ch 1, * repeat until you have six spaces and six 2dc. ss to the 3rd chain of the beginning round. Fasten off.

Rnd 2 – Change color: Starting in any space~ ch 5, 2 dc in same space, *ch 1, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next space – repeat * 5 times, 1 dc and ss into the 3rd ch of the beginning round.

Rnd 3 – ch 3, 6 dc in the 2-ch space, ch 1, * 7 dc in next 2-ch space, ch 1, repeat * 5 times. ss the 3rd ch of the beginning round. Fasten off.

Rnd 4 – Change color: ch 1, sc around and make a long stitch down in round 2 between each flower petal. End with ss. Fasten off.

Rnd 5 – Attach next color yarn in any first stitches past the long stitch of previous row.

Ch 3, dc in next 3 stitches, ch 1, *dc 1 in the same st as last dc, dc in next 3, ch1 (skip long stitch of the previous round), dc in next 4, ch1, repeat 5 times, dc 1 in the same st as last dc, dc 3,ch1, ss to the 3rd ch from the beginning round. Fasten off.

[Note: ch1 in bold should be at the center of the flower petal, this is the corner of the hexagon]

Be brave my friends…

try it!

Note: I used Lily Sugar & Cream Cotton Yarn for this project. :}

11 Replies to “The African Flower Granny Hex Pattern”

  1. I love the colors! Such a pretty flower. I would love to try and make these but my to-do list is way too long right now. I guess it will have to wait til the baby is a couple of months old. 😉

  2. I made a dishcloth from this pattern. It found a new home yesterday. I miss it already I may just have to make a few more.

  3. That sounds so beautiful! If you make another one–I’d love to see it. I’ll even post it on the blog if you like. :}

  4. What beautiful colours you used for this project. Can you tell me the yarn used. I am in Canada and sometimes the yarns that are shown are not easy to find here. Thanks.

  5. What size hook did you use? Very very pretty
    Thank you for sharing
    Sue Flynn

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