Once I had all of my hexagons and pentagons made and with the ends woven in, I used this picture to guide me in placing the hexagons and pentagons:
I began by making three panels with a pentagon at the center. What follows is a pictorial example of how I made the three panels.
First, I arranged five hexagons around one pentagon in a manner that I found visually pleasing:
Next, I put the right sides of two hexagons together and (with a slip knot already on the hook) inserted the hook through both loops of the chain-1 stitch of both hexagons. I then completed 11 single crochet stitches:
I followed the same procedure for the next three seams:
To complete the fifth and final seam of the ring, I folded the unclosed ring in half and joined as pictured. After this seam was joined, the ring did not lay flat:
Here is what it looked like when all of the seams of the hexagon were joined:
To join the pentagon to the ring, I place the pentagon (right side facing down) inside the ring of hexagons (right side facing down):
I then, using yarn the color of the pentatgon, I inserted my 4.00 mm hook (with a slip knot already attached), through both loops of the chain-1 stitch on the corresponding corners of the pentagon and one of the hexagons. I then completed a total of 11 single crochet stitches through both loops of the corresponding stitches of the pentagon and the hexagon:
When I got to the end of that first side, I did the same for the second side, BUT THIS TIME, the first stitch of 2nd side of the pentagon was the 11th stitch of the first side of the pentagon. I continued like this all the way around until it was joined in it’s entirety, and used a slip stitch to join the last single crochet made to the first single crochet made:
There are a total of 55 single crochet stitches made to join the pentagon to the ring of hexagons.
Once I had joined the 3 panels, I used the diagram shown at the beginning of this page as a guide to laying out my panels and remaining hexagons and pentagons. I used safety pins to join the sides to each other so I could keep better track, but I think it would have been less problematic to tie them together with scraps of yarn.
Once I had the hexagons and pentagons fixed to each other, I began joining the seams using the same principles and methods I used for the three panels.