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TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: "Sheep" Baby Blanket
Finished
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July 8 2017
Project info
TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: "Sheep" Baby Blanket
Weaving
Reference
32" x 35"
BlanketBaby Blanket
Tools and equipment
Original TURTLE Loom™ Hexagon Pin Loom
Yarn
Berroco Plush
1 skein = 90.0 yards (82.3 meters), 50 grams
White
Berroco Ultra® Wool
0.03 skeins = 6.0 yards (5.5 meters)
Black
Caron Cakes
1 skein = 383.0 yards (350.2 meters), 200 grams
Green
Caron Cakes
1 skein = 383.0 yards (350.2 meters), 200 grams
Blue
Caron Cakes
Notes

This project is an example for how to transfer a hexagon quilt pattern into a hexagon pin loom project.

I’ve long been drawn to Deonn Stott’s “Sheep Shape Grazing in the Grasslands” baby quilt that makes me chuckle every time I look at it. This pattern was published in the May/June 2014 issue of QuiltMaker.

You can download this backissue conveniently for a very small fee directly here: http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/product/Quiltmaker-May-Jun...

I added a few rows and a flower to the design, and the following description will reference the completed afghan as I made it.

Additional Supplies
Small amounts of black, white, and yellow felt.

Weaving Instructions

A special note regarding Berroco Plush: Due to the fluffy nature, weaving this yarn requires patience. It is not required, but I recommend to work with a locker hook. It takes me twice as long to make a Plush hexagon than a plain yarn hexagon. However, the sheep effect of the woven results are unsurpassed … the effort is worth it! If you find it too difficult, choose any plain white yarn to weave the sheep.

You will need to weave a total of 95 hexagons as follows:
Berroco Plush, for the sheep: 7 hexagons
Berroco Ultra Wool, for the sheep’s face: 1 hexagon
Caron Cakes, Pistacchio, for the grass: 45 hexagons
Caron Cakes, Faerie Cake, for the sky: 37 hexagons
Caron Cakes, Funfetti: 1 hexagon in yellow for the sun, 4 hexagons in colors of your choice for the flowers

Assembly

  • Use the pattern and the pictures to layout the hexagons, using the different shades for the grass and the sky randomly to your liking. Then, sew the hexagons together, I suggest hexagons in rows first, then row by row to keep everything in order.
  • (Optional) Add one round of single crochet around the afghan.
  • Cut the felt pieces for the flower centers, the sheep’s eyes, ears, and feet according to the photos, and sew them into place.
  • Embellish the sheep’s face with some “hair”, either crocheted or using little pieces of felt (similar to what is shown in the original pattern).
  • On the back of the afghan, beautify the sheep’s behind by sewing one white Plush hexagon over the black hexagon.

Alternative Yarn Suggestions
While the Caron Cakes conveniently delivers several color shades as needed in one “cake”, I’m adding two photos showing alternative yarn suggestions in Berroco Vintage and Berroco Ultra Wool (see photos).

You can of course choose other yarns as well! To calculate how much yarn you will need, simply multiply the number of hexagons by 6 yards. Add extra yardage for embellishments and border as desired.

Suggestion

  • If you don’t like to weave in all the ends of the hexagons, you may consider adding a flannel backing to your afghan that will “hide” the ends.
  • You can easily adjust the afghan size as desired by adding or subtracting hexagon rows on the sides or top/bottom.
  • Add more flowers, or even add another sheep as you wish!

Enjoy!

07-14-2017

You can make the afghan with other animals, too! For example a pig. See photo prop.

Also, you can make stuffed animals to go with this afghan, see “A Sheep and A Pig Stuffed Toys for pictures.

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  • Project created: July 12, 2017
  • Finished: July 12, 2017
  • Updated: July 14, 2017