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This is a free tutorial for creating the Honeycomb crochet stitch. The tutorial has both photos and videos.
When one sees a honeycomb pattern, one naturally thinks of a bee’s hive. How did the bees get this idea to make the cells in the shape of hexagons rather than another shape? Two explanations have been proposed.
Simply put, the first has to do with how the hexagonal shape allows the bees to use the least amount of material to build the cells within a given space. The second suggests that the shape naturally results from individual bees putting cells together. These summaries by no means intend to dive into the complex mathematical logic behind the reasons. You’ll have to do your own research for that. 🙂
Whatever the reason, the bees were onto something. This amazing honeycomb shape has found its way into the aerospace industry for a wide variety of benefits including its structural properties. For more on this, check out this site here.
For our purposes, it’s a beautiful design that creates a symmetric, textured pattern. If you would like to incorporate this design into your patterns, please read below to learn how.
In this crochet stitch tutorial, you will learn how to crochet the Honeycomb stitch. I will provide you with both a photo and a video tutorial to make learning this stitch as easy as possible.
This stitch is characterized by its honeycomb-like texture and appearance. Although the honeycomb stitch only appears on one side of the flat swatch you see above. To learn how to crochet this stitch, you simply need some yarn, I am using worsted weighted yarn, and a crochet hook – I am using a 5.0mm hook.
I also created a washcloth pattern using this stitch which you can find HERE. It is filled with texture that is perfect for your body and face. Be sure to try it out.
How to crochet the Honeycomb Stitch – Photo Tutorial
1. First, crochet a chain with a multiple of 3 plus 1. Then, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, crochet 1 sc in each ch, then ch 1 and turn.
2. Next, place *1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, then crochet a 5 dc tog cluster, repeat from * until the end of the row, ch1 turn. In order to crochet a 5 dc tog cluster you will need to create 5 unfinished double crochets (6 loops on your hook).
3. Then yarn over and pull thru all 6 loops.
4. Then finish the row repeat as mention in step 2. Below you can see the dimension and texture created by making one cluster.
5. Now place 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn.
6. Next, you will shift the honeycomb cells over by doing the following: *one 5 dc tog cluster, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * until the end of the row, ch 1, turn, and then repeat step 5.
7. Finally, repeat rows 1 through 4 which are above steps 2 through 6 until you reach the desired length of you project.
This stitch would for sure make a great blanket, hat, scarf and dishcloth. And remember you can find the corresponding washcloth pattern using this stitch HERE.
How to crochet the Honeycomb Stitch – Video Tutorial
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