TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Honey Comb Place Mat and Coffee Mat
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May 6, 2017

TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Honey Comb Place Mat and Coffee Mat

Project info
Table SettingPlacemat
Tools and equipment
Original TURTLE Loom™ Hexagon Pin Loom
Premier Yarns Sweet Roll
1 skein = 245.0 yards (224.0 meters), 140 grams
Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts in Texas

Honey combs are probably the most well known encounter in nature to observe hexagons. I wanted to capture that in making some place mats.

The size of the place mat shown is 21” x 16” (measured at the maximal width and height).

I made two flower “coffee mats” from the leftover hexagons, each measures 10.5” in diameter (widest point).

I used the Premier Sweet Roll because it had the best colors that I could find around where I live to get the “honey” effect. It is not necessarily the best choice if you want to make this project, because each yarn “cake” has a different color distribution, and therefore you will get different amounts of hexagons per color. I have listed below a few cases that may serve as a guideline when you’re planning to make hexagon place mats:

Case 1) You have a different yarn choice and your own color design, but you want to make a place mat.
-> Just make 27 hexagons. Each hexagon requires about 6 yards of yarn. Arrange the hexagons in a way that you like (First, third, fifth row 5 hexagons, second and fourth row 6 hexagons).

Case 2) You want to use a different yarn but you like to make the same color design.
-> For the “yellow”, make 11 hexagons; for the “butterscotch” make 10 hexagons; for the “rust” make 6 hexagons. Use the photos to layout your hexagons.

Case 3) You want to use “Sweet Roll” and make exactly what I did.
-> Look for a “cake” that has the three colors evenly distributed. One “cake” will make about 40 hexagons (6 yards per hexagon). Then make hexagons as listed in Case 2.

Case 4) You don’t like acrylics!
-> Alternatives are endless, but if you like cotton, I like the shine of Schachenmayr Catania Grande for this project. Or if you like wool, I think the KnitPicks Wool of the Andes looks very rustic. Basically, if you have a yarn that you like and it is worsted weight, you should be all set.

The little bee appliques are optional. I found the ones pictured on ebay.

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by Premier Yarns
100% Acrylic
245 yards / 140 grams

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  • Project created: May 6, 2017
  • Finished: May 6, 2017
  • Updated: May 20, 2017