I made a blanket designed to look like my favorite board game, Settlers of Catan. It is based on a pattern I found for a hexagon table runner, designed by Marinke Slump and available on Tuts+. Here I’ll tell you how to make it, but most of the credit goes to Marinke for this one.
- J hook
- needle for sewing and weaving in ends
- Lion brand Vanna’s choice yarn
- 3 skeins aqua (sea)
- 2 skeins lime (sheep/wool)
- 2 skeins kelly green (wood/lumber)
- 2 skeins mustard (wheat/grain)
- 2 skeins beige (desert)
- 1 skein charcoal gray (ore)
- 1 skein cranberry (brick)
Make 19 hexagons using Marinke Slump’s hexagon pattern. But instead of 4 rounds per hex, do 8. This depends on how big you want your blanket to be. If I were to make this again, I’d probably do 9 rounds.
You should make these hexes:
- 1 beige
- 3 charcoal
- 3 cranberry
- 4 lime
- 4 kelly green
- 4 mustard
Around the edge of each hex, do a round of beige single crochets. When you get to a corner, sc in the first ch, ch 1, sc in the second ch. At the end of the round, finish with a slip stitch. Now’s a good time to stop and weave in some ends.
Now that you have all of your hexes, arrange them however you want and sew them together. I used a simple whipstitch and the beige yarn.
Once you’ve sewn all of your hexes together, you can start adding the water edge:
- Start anywhere on the edge of your blanket. With the aqua yarn, ch 4. Tc around the whole blanket. When you get to a “valley,” tc two stitches together, one from the corner of each hex. When you get to a corner, tc in the chain space, ch 1, and tc in the chain space again.
- Make three more rounds of tc stitches around your blanket. The corners are the same, but when you get to a “valley,” you will tc three stitches together (taken directly from the table runner pattern linked above): *yarn over twice, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, repeat from * two more times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook. You’re crocheting 3 treble crochet stitches together with this stitch. Make sure the middle stitch goes through the center single crochet in the valley from the previous round.
- Once you have four tc rounds, finish with a round of sc stitches in beige.
- Weave in ends and you’re done!