Octagon Motif Free Crochet Pattern

Hi folks.

You know I love to play with shapes and I have a new one for you.

Colour Octagon by Shelley Husband

For something a little different, this time I’ll show you how to do this with a photo tutorial. (If you want the written pattern, you’ll find that at the end of this post.)

So let’s go!

Things you need to have & know :

I used a 5mm hook and cotton yarn.  You can use whatever you have on hand.

You can begin each round with 3 ch in place of a tr (dc US folks) or you can use a false tr or standing stitch if you like.

I like to end in the middle of corners, so instead of the standard ch 2 & ss at end of rounds, I ch 1 & join with dc (sc US).  This just makes things a little neater, but either way will work fine.  I only do this though if I am not changing colours.

Round 1

Begin with 4 ch made into a loop or a magic circle.

UK : 8 tr, ss to first st

US : 8 dc, ss to first st

Round 1 Octagon by Shelley Husband 2014

Round 2

UK : (tr, ch 1, tr) in each stitch

US : (dc, ch 1, dc) in each stitch

Round 2 Octagon by Shelley Husband 2014

You might be able to see I’ve joined with a dc instead of ch 1 & ss.

Round 3

UK : (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in each 1 ch space

US : (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each 1 ch space

Round 3 Octagon by Shelley Husband 2014

Round 4

When you work the 3 stitches along the sides, I want you to work into the spaces between the stitches instead of into the tops of stitches as shown here :

Round 4 where to insert hook

Stitches are worked into the holes the needle is pointing to

If you’re not sure what a “hdtr” (htr US) is – check out my video showing how here.

UK : (tr, ch 2, tr) in each 2 ch space, tr, hdtr, tr along sides in between stitches of round 3

US : (dc, ch 2, dc )in each 2 ch space, dc, htr, dc along sides in between stitches of round 3

Round 4 Octagon by Shelley Husband 2014

Round 5

UK : 3 dc in each 2 ch space, dc in each stitch along the sides

US : 3 sc in each 2 ch space, sc in each stitch along the sides.

Round 5 Octagon by Shelley Husband 2014

Fasten off yarn & weave in ends.

Now to join them as blocks, you’ll need a small square to fill the gaps.

Small square for octagon by Shelley Husband 2014

All I’ve done is make a solid granny using htr (hdc US).

Round 1

UK : 4 x 3 htr groups separated by 4 x 2 ch corners

US 4 x 3 hdc groups separated by 4 x 2 ch corners

Round 2

UK : (htr, ch 1, htr) in each 2 ch space, 1 htr in each stitch along sides

US : (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in each 2 ch space,1 hdc in each stitch along sides

Round 3

UK : 3 dc in each 2 ch space, 1 dc in each stitch along sides

US : 3 sc in each 2 ch space, 1 sc in each stitch along sides

This will give you the same stitch counts along each octagon and square side.  I like to join them by placing them right sides together and whip stitching them through the back loops only.

Border?

I have not come up with anything special for the border.  I intend to simply dc (sc US) around the edges, keeping the indents to really show the shape of the motifs.  I’ll add some pics when I finish my piece – I’ve run out of cotton!

So there you have it.  A new shape to play with.

Oh the written pattern nearly forgot – here you go :

Octagon Motif by Shelley Husband 2014 UK terms

Octagon Motif by Shelley Husband 2014 US terms

Enjoy :)

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