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How to join hexagon motifs


Just a quick post tonight, but I think you’ll like it!

How to efficiently join hexagon motifs together.

Step 1: lay out the motifs how you want them. (Not pictured… I worked off of the pic of the last Catan blanket I made)

Step 2: Start joining the hexes together in horizontal lines. For example, start with the motif in the bottom left and join it to the one to its right. Then join the one to the right of that. And so on until you reach the end of that row. Then start in on the next row and work the same way, until you have something like this:
Settlers of Catan blanket - in progress
(I know, it’s a terrible picture, and white was a bad choice for the background, but the other option was a blue floral print. In my defense, I tried that one first, but mostly because I was too lazy to turn the blanket over… but it was worse than this pic, so…)

Step 3: Once you have your rows all laid out, start sewing them together as per the blue line:
how to join hexagon motifs

That red line is how I’m going to join the blue water hexes. I’m doing it that way because I want to use the cream colour to join the water hexes to the others, but want to use blue yarn to join them to each other.

The red line could also represent putting a border on.

That’s all there is to it! (Ok, I lie… there’s also, “what method should I use for joining?” I’m using a whip stitch, but you could slip stitch or sc, or flat braid, or… )


  1. How large was the finished blanket? I am in the process of making a Settles of Cataan blanket and I’m making the hexes 7 rounds (6 dc + 1 sc) and it’s too late to change anything but I wanted to have an idea of how large to expect (not that I can’t do math, but…. I’m lazy :-) Actually I’m making double the hexes I need since I want to keep one. Hmm…. maybe you shouldn’t tell me, I should just get what I get…… (and not mind a bit)

  2. This one came out to between 5′ and 5’6″, depending on how you measured.

    To figure it out (if you’re making this 3-4 player version, that is!) measure one of your hexes, then multiply that number by 7 and that will give you an idea of how wide it will be.

    Good luck!

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