Looking for the best crochet hexagon sweater and cardigan patterns? I’ve gathered this list especially for you. Make one of these classic wardrobe pieces to give your fashion style a unique touch of elegance.
Whether you’re looking into making a casual cardigan or a more elaborated sweater, this list is for you. These creations come with lots of possibilities for customization for design construction, as well as for colors and sizes.
Before we dive into the list, I’ve put together some information that may be helpful before you start making your sweater or cardigan.
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The difference between a sweater and a cardigan
Generally, cardigans have an opening in the front and may or may not have buttons. They are usually made to be worn as an overlayer piece, on top of a tank top, for example. As for sweaters, they are closed, made to be pulled over your head.
Hexagon cardigan and sweater patterns are very adaptable and can be made into any of the two styles. Even with less crochet experience, you will probably figure it out very quickly.
How does a crochet hexagon sweater work?
Hexagon sweaters and cardigans are worked with two identical hexagon shapes. Essentially, they are worked in the round, from the center outwards. The more rounds you add to the hexagons, the larger the chest and sleeves will be.
You can make them with double crochet stitches, that can be in the form of granny clusters or solid hexagons. But you can use any other stitches that can be made into hexagons. Such as the crochet moss stitch (aka linen stitch), used for The Gabriela Hexagon Cardi, the first one in the list below.
The best yarns for a hexagon cardi
The short answer is: It depends! What’s the occasion and for whom is the cardigan for? As a rule of thumb, always use cooler fibers for warmer weather garments, such as cotton and bamboo. My favorite cotton yarn is 24/7 by Lion Brand.
If you’re making it for the winter, use wool or acrylic fibers. I love Wool Ease by Lion Brand as well, the worsted weight version, which is a super soft acrylic and wool blend. And if it’s for kids, there are many options of yarns made for kids as well.
Other supplies for crocheting sweaters and cardigans
There may not be a super specific list for all patterns out there as each design is different. But here is what you will usually need for this list of crochet hexagon sweater and cardigan patterns.
Most patterns will call for a specific crochet hook size, but sometimes you need to change it to achieve gauge. So, make sure you check the pattern instructions and don’t skip the gauge swatch, as this is crucial for your cardigan or sweater be the right size.
When a pattern is well written, the designer will give you specific numbers you need to follow when it comes to sizing. Having a measuring tape handy is very important for garment making, so please keep it handy as well.
Although a lot of makers skip this step of garment making, blocking can be very helpful to give your finished garment a nice shape. It also helps to soften up the yarn and make it drapey.
The most common tools used for blocking are blocking mats and pins. Usually, they come in kits and are very easy to find at your local craft stores and online as well.
In addition to the supplies listed above, there are other common notions you may already have in your craft drawers. These are the most common ones you will need:
- A sharp pair of yarn scissors, for cutting yarn ends.
- A tapestry needle, to weave in the ends.
- A few stitch markers are very helpful to mark stitches, especially for beginners.
Crochet Hexagon Sweater and Cardigan Patterns
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Crochet Hexagon Sweater and Cardigan patterns can be fun, easy, and quick to make. I hope you found one that you loved in this list.
If you have never made a garment before, hexagon sweaters and cardigans are one of easiest projects to start with. Additionally, they are forgiving when it comes to adapting sizes, since you can basically measure as you go.
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