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Hexagon Continuous JAYG

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Hexagon CJAYG

PART ONE: Which hexagon pattern can I use for this join?

I am using the Tillie Tulip Blog Daisy in this tutorial, but you can choose any pattern you’d like! There are many circle-to-hexagon patterns, as well as plain hexies. You’ll want to keep in mind that with this method, you have to imagine that the “final round” of each hexagon will be the same color. I recommend that you learn the basics of the CJAYG for squares.

To clarify, here are some patterns that can be worked with this method.

And here are some equally beautiful patterns for which this method cannot be used.

The Tillie Tulip Daisy pattern is originally a granny square, and I have used it a couple of times before. What a beautiful square it is! But this time, I have fashioned it into a small hexagon. If you’d like to follow along, go ahead and make up some daisies! I’ll wait 🙂

Hint for making flowers with a center like this one:

If you’d like all of your flowers to have the same color center (i.e., yellow), try using slight variations of the same color instead. When looking at a blanket with identical center circles, the mind can tend to respond to the salient grid of dots, which may distract from the pretty flowers. Slightly varied shades will break this grid and soften your look so that the individual flowers can shine!

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Okay now we’re ready for…

PART TWO: The first row of hexagons.

Take a motif and locate a corner. Join your border/joining yarn with a slip stitch, SC, Chain 2, 2 DC all in same space.  If you’d like to reference my hand-drawn diagram below, you can note the “beginning” indicated. This is where you will start.

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Working around the motif, *3 DC in the next space, (2 DC, Chain 1, 2 DC) in the next space for the corner, repeat around from * until 4 sides are worked. Instead of the final complete corner of the fourth side, work only (2 DC, Chain 1) as seen below.

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Pick up your next motif, and in any space, work 2 DC as below.

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Slip stitch in between the corresponding stitches on the first motif. 3 DC in the next space, Slip stitch in the corresponding space to join, 2 DC, Slip stitch in the corner space. 2 DC in same space to complete the corner and continue around in the same manner to complete 4 sides.

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I have seen this joining method a couple times on the web but could never find a pattern, so I drew a diagram based on CrochetCabana’s CJAYG for squares diagram – link in original CJAYG post.

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Stop on your final hexagon of the row, after only 2 rows are completed, instead of the usual 4 sides (in the picture below, I have 4 more hexies to add)…

Unfortunately, the sun is setting! I’ll move on to the next part tomorrow 🙂

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22 comments

    1. I would say absolutely! As long as you follow the drawn chart above, you should be able to do any join. You’ll need to do some trial and error with making the corners pretty, but once you get it how you like it, it’ll be a cinch! Happy crafting to you!

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  1. umm, just in case no one else has mentioned it. . .
    you COMPLETELY and ABSOLUTELY R-O-C-K.

    that’s it. ya just do. honey, ya had me at flat raid continuos join!
    I love and appreciate you SO much in fact, I wanna MARRY your tutorials!!!
    just wanted to make sure SOMEONE mentioned it to you. (LOL)
    seriously, thank you! for that generous heart of yours that took the time to take pictures, edit, write out, and actually create the things that we needed to see, read, and show us how to do it.
    you have been SERIOUSLY FAVORITED, girl.
    😘💕

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  2. I’m trying to join hexagons in a continuous join. Do you have a pattern when the hexagons are already made? I used the pattern for an African Violet with only 6 petals, 9 dc per side, with only 1 ch stitch per corner. I LOVE your website, but I’m not sure I’m navigating it thoroughly. Thanks!

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    1. Hi there! It doesn’t matter if the hexes are already made – in fact that’s perfect for this Join! It’s a continuous Join, so you’ll just start in one corner of the piece, and work your way through joining the motifs until you arrive at the same spot you started at, non-stop.

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