Hexagon cardigans are taking the crochet world by storm! Also known as hexi cardis, these unique sweaters put a modern spin on the classic granny square style. Check out this roundup of the best free hexagon cardigan patterns, and find your next project!
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Hexagon crochet cardigans, also known as hexi cardis, have exploded in popularity thanks to their unique construction and eye-catching look. They’re simple, trendy, and a satisfying project for crocheters of all skill levels.
What is a hexagon cardigan?
The real magic of the hexagon cardigan lies in its innovative construction. To make one, you’ll first crochet two large hexagonal granny square motifs. Then, you’ll fold the hexagons and seam them together to form the basic cardigan shape. Next, you can extend the sleeves and body by crocheting additional rows.
Can beginners crochet a hexi cardi?
Yes, beginners can absolutely crochet a hexagon cardigan! Here are a few reasons why this project is very beginner-friendly:
Customizing the size is easy since most patterns are “made to measure.” Add or remove rounds to make it longer, shorter, wider, etc.
Joining the hexagons together is quite straightforward. A basic slip-stitch seam or mattress stitch is all you need.
In this roundup, we’ve curated the best hexi cardigan patterns, from simple to more complex. Whether you’re a total beginner looking for your first sweater project or a seasoned crocheter looking for a fresh challenge, there’s a fantastic hexi cardi pattern here for you. Let’s get started!
This cardi is made from two hexagons that are then crocheted together to form one body piece. This pattern is "made to measure", which means you'll make it to fit your exact measurements. And since it uses color-changing yarn, there will be a lot fewer ends to weave in. Yay!
Watch 2 big hexagon motifs fold together to create this fun crochet cardigan. To make it, you'll work in the round and practice changing colors, seaming, double crochet, working in rows, and more! The oversized style is super comfortable!
Here's a soft and cuddly cardigan made with super bulky velour yarn. You won’t believe how cozy this is until you put it on! This pattern is super customizable and very easy to adjust to your own measurements.
Next, we have a flowy, drapey hexi cardi with large sleeves. This pattern calls for a striped yarn where approximately two-thirds of the cake is one solid color and the remaining third features a 5-color stripe.
Last but not least, here's a classic hexi cardi pattern made in super bulky yarn for a quick project with instant gratification.
Designer Name: Michelle - The Snugglery
Yarn Weight Category: 6 - Super Bulky
Tips and Tricks
Keep these tips in mind for a fun and frustration-free hexagon cardigan experience!
Customize with color: One of the best parts of a hexagon cardigan is customizing your color scheme. Play around with different color combinations. Use a single color for a clean look or multiple colors for a funky effect. Gradient and variegated yarns are popular for an ombre effect without all the yarn ends.
Adjust sizing: The beauty of a motif cardigan is that it’s easy to adjust the size. Add rows to the back to extend the width, or add rows to the bottom to extend the length.
Pick the right yarn: Choose a yarn type that will drape nicely. Soft wools, cotton blends, or acrylic blends work well. The weight of yarn is also important. Worsted-weight yarn is a good choice for beginners, but explore DK or bulky weights for a different look.
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