Crochet Hexagon Into Square Pattern: Hexi Askew Square

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along

I’m thrilled to be participating in the Moogly Crochet Along again this year. I like combining geometric shapes, and Hexi Askew Square starts with a crochet hexagon that turns into a square. I used stripes but also plenty of textured stitches so that even if you make your square in one color, it will still pop.

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I don’t usually make 12″ (30.5 cm) squares because I prefer making smaller squares that are more portable to work on. That is, until about halfway through the project when I realize I have soooo. many. more. squares. to. make. Then I wish they were all bigger!

When I was working on crocheting the center hexagon into a square, I knew it wouldn’t perfectly line up with the square, but I liked the off-kilter look. You may have noticed that I love projects that aren’t perfectly symmetrical. I hope you do, too!

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along

I made my version with three colors and Tamara from Moogly used four colors in her version.

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along | Moogly's version in 4 colors

If you like larger squares, don’t forget to check out these other 12″ square crochet patterns I’ve made with Red Heart yarns: the Raised Bunchberry Square (available in 12″ and 6″ versions)…

Free crochet pattern: Raised Bunchberry Square (12"/30.5 cm version) in Red Heart With Love Yarn by Underground Crafter

…and the Great Star Coral Square.

Great Star Coral Square, free 12 inch free crochet granny square pattern by Underground Crafter | textured granny square on faux white brick surface

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Hexi Askew Square

Crochet Hexagon Into Square Pattern by Underground Crafter

Hexi Askew Square, free crochet pattern in Red Heart With Love by Underground Crafter for 2019 Moogly Crochet Along

This 12” (30.5 cm) crochet hexagon into square pattern uses three different special stitches for added texture. This square was designed for the sixth annual Moogly Crochet Along.

Finished Size

  • Motif: 12” (30.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Red Heart With Love yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/370 yd/338 m) – 1 skein each in 1502 Iced Aqua (CA), 1803 Blue Hawaii (CB), and 1441 Light Gray (CC), or approximately 55 yd (50.5 m) in CA and 32 yd (29 m) each in CB and CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch markers (optional).

Gauge

  • Motif = 12” (30.5 cm) square in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern      

  • BL – back loop only – Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Skip st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. Each cdc counts as 2 sts. New Stitch a Day has a helpful crossed double crochet video tutorial here.
  • ch – chain
  • cl – cluster – [Yo, insert hook in same sp, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch (also called a bobble) here. Please note that his version includes 5 repeats.
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • popcorn – 5-dc popcorn – Dc 5 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first dc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful popcorn video tutorial here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • This square is crocheted in the round in one piece with the right side facing up.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of rounds DOES NOT count as a stitch.
  • In Rnd 6, Rnd 9, and Rnd 11, you will work into skipped stitches from the previous round. Work over the ch-1 space and make sure to draw up loops to the same height as the current round.

Pattern Instructions

Motif

  • With CA, ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st to next ch to join into ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, [cl in ring, ch 2] 5 times, cl in ring, ch 1, sc (counts as ch 1) to top of first cl to join. (6 cl + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, cl in same ch-2 sp, ch 1, [(cl, ch 2, cl) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1] 5 times, cl in first ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc to top of first cl to join. (12 cl + 6 ch-1 sp + 6 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, *sc in next cl, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next cl,** 4 sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep after ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 sc in first ch-2 sp, fasten off CA, join with sl st to first sc in CB. (42 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, dcBL in same st and next 5 sts, *2 dcBL in next st, dcBL in next 6 sts; rep from * around to last st, 2 dcBL, fasten off CB, join with sl st to first dc in CC. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, tr in same st, *tr in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st,  [hdc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st] twice, dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st,** tr in next st, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first st, tr in same st, ch 1, join with sc to first tr changing to CA in last yo of final sc, fasten off CC. (52 sts including ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, *scBL in next 2 sts, dc in skipped st in Rnd 5 (see Pattern Notes), scBL in next st] 5 times, scBL in next st,** (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first sc. (68 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next 17 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc. (84 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *cdc 5 times across next 10 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st, cdc 5 times across next 10 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CB in last yo of final sc, fasten off CA. (96 sts + 4 ch-1 sp + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp, *cdc 6 times across next 12 sts, dc in skipped st in Rnd 8 (see Pattern Notes), cdc 6 times across next 12 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CC in last yo of final sc, fasten off CB. (116 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *cdc 7 times across next 14 sts, ch 1, skip 1 st, cdc 7 times across next 14 sts,** (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CC in last yo of final sc, fasten off CB. (124 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, dc in same ch-2 sp, *dc in next 15 sts, popcorn in skipped st in Rnd 10 (see Pattern Notes), dc in next 15 sts,** (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sc to first dc changing to CB in last yo of final sc, fasten off CA. (132 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 12: Ch 1, 2 sc in same ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in first sc, scBL in next 33 sts,** (3 sc in ch-2 sp, place stitch marker in second sc); rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first ch-2 sp, sc in ch-2 sp, sl st to top of first sc to join. (144 sts)
  • Note: My square measured 12” (30.5 cm) at this point. If your square is smaller, continue with Rnd 13 and rep Rnd 13 until desired size is reached.
  • Rnd 13: Ch 1, 2 scBL in marked stitch, place stitch marker in first sc, *scBL in each st around to marked st, (3 scBL in marked st, place stitch marker in second sc); rep from * around, ending last rep at ** before first marked sc, sc in same st as marked st, sl st to top of first sc to join.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/06/13/crochet-hexagon-into-square-pattern-hexi-askew-square/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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