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Octagon Star

Image of Crochet Motif I:  Octagon Star

Combine these basic building blocks into afghans and garments!

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

SIZE: One Size 7 in. [17.75 cm] diameter CORRECTIONS: None

GAUGE:

Motif = 7 in. [17.75 cm] diameter. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

tr6tog

[(yarn over) twice, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice] 6 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook. tr5tog [(yarn over) twice, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice] 5 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

MOTIF I: OCTAGON STAR

Ch 6, sl st in beg ch to form a ring. 
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 15 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch. 
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) around, join with sl st in top of beg ch – 24 dc. 
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next dc around, join with sl st in top of beg ch – 48 dc.} 
Rnd 4: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr5tog, (ch 13, tr6tog) around, ch 13, join with sl st in top of beg ch – 8 ch-13 sp. 
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, [sc in beg 6 ch of next ch-13 sp, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 6 ch *, sc in next st] around, end last rep at *, join with sl st in top of beg sc. 
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sk beg sc, (sc in next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, * sk 1 sc) around, end last rep at *, join with sl st in first sc. 
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sk beg sc, (sc in next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, * sk 2 sc) around, end last rep at *, sk 1 sc, join with sl st in first sc. 
Rnd 8:
 Rep Rnd 7. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.