Octagonal Flower

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials:
DK weight yarn in 3 colours
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
Approximately 6.5″/17cm across

Abbreviations
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
beg – beginning
yo – yarn over
mc – magic circle
4dctog – 4dc together (Yo, insert hook in 3ch space, draw a loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, repeat in next 3ch space, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Foundation Round: Using colour A, in mc, 1ch *1sc, 3ch* 8 times, sl st into 1st sc to join.

Round 1: 1ch, 1sc in same place, *3ch, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, 1sc* repeat from * to * 6 more times, 3ch, 1dc in 3ch space, 3ch, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 2: Sl st into first 3ch space, 2ch (counts as 1dc of 4dctog), 4dctog over the next two 3ch spaces, *5ch, work 4dctog over next two 3ch spaces* repeat from * to * 6 more times, 5ch, sl st in top of 1st 4dctog changing to colour B. Fasten off A.

Round 3: Using colour B, sl st into 1st 5ch space, 1ch, [1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc] in same space, *[1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc] in next 5ch space* 6 more times, sl st into 1st sc to join.

Round 4: 1ch, 1sc in same place, *working behind previous row, 5ch, 1sc in each of next 2 scs* repeat from * to * 6 more times, 5ch, 1sc in next sc, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 5: Sl st into 1st 5ch space, 1ch, [1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc 1hdc, 1sc] in same space, *3ch, [1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1tr, 1dc 1hdc, 1sc] in next 5ch space* repeat from * to * 6 more times, 3ch, sl st into 1st sc to join, fasten off colour B.

Round 6: Join colour C into any tr from Round 5, 1ch, 1sc in same place, *5ch, 1sc in 3ch space, 5ch, 1sc in tr* repeat from * to * 6 more times, 5ch, 1sc in 3ch space, 5ch, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 7: Sl st into 1st 5ch space, 1ch, [3sc, 1 hdc] in same space, [1hdc, 3sc] in next 5ch space, *3ch, [3sc, 1hdc] in next ch5 space, [1hdc, 3sc] in next 5ch space* repeat from * to * 7 more times, [1hdc, 3sc] in next 5ch space, 3ch, sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 8: 3ch (counts as 1dc), 7dc, [1dc, 3ch, 1dc] in 3ch space *8dc, [1dc, 3ch, 1dc] in 3ch space* repeat from * to * 6 more times, sl st in top of beg ch to join.

Round 9: 1ch, 1sc in same place, 1sc in each st around working 3sc in each 3ch space. Finish off and sew in ends.

 

© Shana Rae 2016

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. The Borg says:

    gibberish!

    1. Shana Rae says:

      lol you should learn how to be a hooker, it’s great fun! 😉

      1. The Borg says:

        epic LOLZ!
        well…I’m a pearler I couldn’t possibly hook.
        Is this a knitting blog as well? I forgot how to start off and I’m looking at my lovely wool and needles. I have giant 10mm needles…what can I do with those? My 5.5mm needles broke in half in a move and so all I got is the giants.
        Can you think of something to do with giant needles for a beginner?

        1. Shana Rae says:

          Have you checked out Ravelry? There’s some wonderful people over there and loads of ideas and free patterns, http://www.ravelry.com/

          I haven’t knitted anything for years, eventually this blog will cover all the craftwork I can do, knitting, macrame, cross stitch, beading etc., but for now, I’m hooked on being a hooker!!

          1. The Borg says:

            oooh yes I have seen that site! I will get on the YouTubes as well.

              1. The Borg says:

                omg! FAMOUS!

                1. Shana Rae says:

                  Pfft I’m not famous, just another Raveler!! 🙂

                  1. The Borg says:

                    😀

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