Continue the granny hex pattern with dc 2 in next ch-sp. Repeat all around the hex, joining the ch-spaces as needed.
Work the next ch1 in the same way: remove the hook from the loop, insert it into the next ch-space of the red hex (front to back), grab the grey loop, pull it up through the ch-space, and ch1.
When working with granny squares, there are many ways of joining your individual pieces to finish your project. As its name implies, the join-as-you-go method allows you to join the square you are currently on to the rest of the project without having to sew them together. This is done by working the chains of your current square into the corresponding chains of a finished square. When working with different colors, it creates a pleasing twisted braid effect along the "seams". And more importantly, it cuts down on the number of ends that need to be woven in.
For this tutorial, I will be using granny hexes that use a (dc 2, ch1) repeat pattern, but this method can be used for any stitch (sc, hdc, dc) and any ch number that your pattern may call for. Just be sure to follow the instructions for the last round of your granny square and to work the join in the ch-spaces as I will show you here. I want to join my blue hex to my red hex; I am working the last round of the blue hex in grey to better identify the stitches. Make sure all your hexes/squares are facing right side up
As you reach the first corner that will be joined to the red square, only work half the stitches that are normally worked into the corner - normally I would work (dc 2, ch2, dc 2) into the corner, here I work (dc 2, ch1) and stop.
Remove the hook from the ch1, and into the ch2 of the corresponding corner of the red hex, going from front to back.
Grab the live loop, pull it up through the ch-space, and ch1; you are working that ch1 around the corner ch-sp of the red hex.
Joining granny squares
Working in the round tutorial
Finish working the grey corner with dc 2; you have now worked a full corner (dc 2, ch2, dc2), with one of the ch worked into the corner ch-space of the red hex.
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