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Flower-Center Circular Motif

Image of Crochet Motif VIII:  Flower-center circular motif

Combine these basic building blocks into afghans and garments!

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZE: One Size 10 in. [25.5 cm] diameter

GAUGE:

Motif = 10 in. [25.5 cm] diameter. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

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. tr4tog [(yarn over) twice, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice] 4 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
MOTIF 8: Flower-Center Circular Motif Ch 8, sl st in beg ch to form a ring. 
Rnd 1:
 Ch 9 (counts as tr and ch 5), (tr, ch 5) 7 times, join with sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-9 – 8 ch-5 sp. 
Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 4 (counts as tr), 6 tr in same ch-5 sp, (7 tr in each of next 7 ch-5 sp) around, join with sl st in top of beg ch – 56 tr. 
Rnd 3: Ch 4, tr in next 6 tr, ch 5, (tr in each of next 7 tr, ch 5) around, join with sl st in top of beg ch. 
Rnd 4: Sl st in next tr, ch 4, tr4tog, (ch 6, sc into next ch-5 sp, ch 6, skip 1 tr, tr5tog, ch 6, skip 1 tr, sc into next ch-5 sp) 7 times, ch 3, dc in top of beg cluster. 
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same ch-sp, (ch 8, sc into next ch-6 sp) 15 times, ch 4, tr in beg sc. 
Rnd 6:Ch 1, sc in same ch-sp, ch 9, (sc in next ch-8 sp, ch 9) 15 times, sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES Click for explanation and illustration

beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch tr = treble (triple) crochet