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amber555
« on: April 29, 2009 02:29:13 PM »



I've been in school so it's been a while since I've had anything completed that I could post here. The idea for a Settlers of Catan afghan has been floating around in my head for a while now.  I originally made all the brick squares with a hexagon that had more airy space in it. After looking at them for a couple of months I decided I didn't like them. I pulled them apart and settled on this more tightly crocheted hexagon which makes me much happier.

The colours are all Vanna's Choice in White, Black, Brick, Mustard, Charcoal Grey, Dusty Green, Olive and Colonial Blue. I used about 2 1/2 skeins of the blue, but managed to get away with one skein or less for all the other colours.



I knew from the beginning that I wanted to have some sort of sheep roaming around on the light green squares. It took me a while to figure out how I was going to do that. I picked up six pre-cut, painted wooden sheep from Micheal's for 39 cents each. Then I bought broach fasteners and glued them to the backs of the sheep. This way my little flock is both moveable and removeable when it comes time to wash the afghan.



I wasn't sure how I should lay out my Catan map. We normally play with the Cities and Knights expansion, but I didn't want to have the single hexagon sticking up at the top that represents the pirates. Instead, I just used the map suggested in the instruction book from the original game.

Finally, for those who have no idea what I'm talking about, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settlers_of_Catan. I learned to play Catan a couple of years ago when my boyfriend's brother gave us a copy of the game. It's a lot of fun and very easy to learn. In some ways it's similar to Monopoly, except you don't have to spend time counting and giving away money. The real game doesn't come with plastic sheep, just cards with pictures of sheep on them, and yet it's still awesome.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009 02:36:28 PM »

I'm not familiar with the game, but I love the idea and you did a great job. The sheep are a nice touch and very resourceful!

Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009 03:08:34 PM »

BRILLIANT!  Utterly brilliant!!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009 03:56:59 PM »

I love this game.  We play it regularly.  but I LOVE this afghan.  Top job.  I emailed a pic to my hubby.  He will poop!
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009 04:08:39 PM »

Very nice, I may have to make one myself at some point. Did you consider using different yarns or stitches to do more dimensions like funfur wheat fields.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009 04:09:49 PM »

The love I have for this is just not meant for words! Great job!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009 06:56:37 PM »

Very nice! I've got a few catan buddies I'll have to link to this, I know they'll love it.  Now I'm thinking about making a settler's quilt in a similar fashion.  It's such a great idea and I know just the person to make it for.  I think it's great that you added the sheep, and even better that you didn't add the thief (I hate that guy!) hahaha.
Thanks for sharing your awesome project!
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009 10:22:37 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009 11:23:03 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009 04:10:16 PM »

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So great!!! I love Settlers of Catan, I showed this to my hubby and now of course I have to make one lol.  Great idea, and I love the little sheep you found!!!
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