Recently I've been looking back at a few of my old knit and crochet patterns, and I'm remembering how much I love honeycomb stitch! I've made knit and crochet honeycomb stitch patterns. I've even used Tunisian crochet for a fresh new version of this design. I wanted to make sure that you know about all of these patterns because I really do think the texture works for just about any project. If you haven't ever learned this stitch, then today is the day to learn!
Knit and Crochet Honeycomb Stitch Patterns: Earwarmer / Headbands
In order to show you the similarities and differences in the honeycomb stitch across three different crafts, I created matching earwarmer patterns. One is a knit earwarmer pattern. One is a crochet earwarmer pattern. And then for good measure I made a Tunisian crochet earwarmer pattern as well.
Find information on all three of these knit and honeycomb stitch patterns HERE. This post also gives you great insight into what honeycomb stitch is. It links directly to all three individual patterns, which in turn provide you with step-by-step tutorials on how to knit, crochet, and Tunisian crochet this design.
Honeycomb Crochet Tank Top Pattern
This stitch is textured and dense, which means that you might want to make thick, winter knit and crochet honeycomb stitch patterns with it. That's wonderful and cozy and I definitely recommend it. However, the stitch also works well for more lightweight summer patterns, using the right yarn selection and pattern. For example, check out my honeycomb crochet tank top pattern. I loved it so much I made it twice in different colors!
Other Knit and Crochet Honeycomb Stitch Patterns
I'm obviously not the only designer to work with knit and crochet honeycomb stitch patterns. In fact, there are many different variations on this stitch pattern. Here are a few other patterns from different designers that you might also enjoy:
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Faith Smith's Honeycomb Knit Dishcloth Pattern
Dishcloths provide a quick way to practice a new stitch pattern. Learn the honeycomb stitch with this free knit dishcloth pattern.
Marly Bird's Honeycomb Stitch Knit Hat Pattern
Use two colors and knit cables to create the textured, three-dimensional honeycomb pattern on this hat.
Kjerstin Rovetta's Marled Knit Honeycomb Cowl Pattern
Play with color in this knit cowl pattern to create intrigue in this Brioche honeycomb pattern.
Emily Kintigh's Honeycomb Knit Slippers
The wonderful texture of honeycomb knit makes for really cozy slippers.
Isa Catepillan's Honeycomb Crochet Backpack Pattern
Check out how this crochet backpack pattern uses post stitches to create crochet cables that in turn create a textured honeycomb pattern with lots of depth.
Other Ways to Honeycomb Knit and Crochet
I obviously love the honeycomb stitch. However, this textured stitch isn't the only way to recreate the beautiful honeycomb design that you see in nature. Knit and crochet hexagon motifs also make a great version of this inspiration. For example, check out:
Knit and Crochet Honeycomb Stitch Patterns: Modern Shawl
I made both a knit and crochet version of the Modern Honeycomb Shawl. They're not identical to one another, but they both use the same yarn and have the same obvious inspiration. In each, a neutral yarn blends with a colorful variegated yarn. In the crochet version, you see much more of one at one end and the other at the opposite end. In the knit version, they're mingled together from top to bottom. I can't decide which I like best!
Bees matter a lot to the earth. And therefore, they matter a lot to humans. I won't pretend to be any kind of expert on bees. However, I do find them magical and wonderful, and a little bit scary when they're flying too close around me! I love that they have inspired these knit and crochet honeycomb stitch patterns. And I hope that you draw inspiration from them as well! If you love bees, then you might also like my Bee Fingerless Mittens Crochet Pattern.
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