Crochet Octagon Pattern #1

Yarn: weight 4, worsted Hook: 5 mm Size: 9 inches, 23 cm

Crochet Terms: US
Abbreviations: st – stitch, sl-st – slip stitch, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, fp – front post, bp – back post, Cluster of 3dc – Yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and through 2 loops. Repeat twice more in same stitch or space. 4 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull though all 4 loops. Cluster of 3tr – Yarn over twice, insert hook into indicated stitch or space, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops twice. Repeat two more in same stitch or space. 4 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull though all 4 loops.

ROUND 1. Magic ring (R1.1), ch2 (R1.2), *dc into ring, ch3*(R1.3), repeat ** 8 times. Join to 1st dc with a sl-st. (R1.4)

ROUND 2. ch1, sc in same st (R2.1), *ch2, sc in ch3 space, ch2, sc in next st*(R2.2), repeat ** 8 times. Omit last sc. Join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R2.3)

ROUND 3. Join with a standing bpsc around any sc of round 2 made in ch3 space of round 1 (R3.1), * ch5, fpsc around dc of round 1, ch5, skip (ch2, sc, ch2 of round 2), bpsc around next st of round 2 (R3.2)*, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last bpsc. Join to standing bpsc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R3.3)

ROUND 4. Join with a standing cluster of 3dc in any sc of round 2 made in ch3 space of round 1  (R4.1), ch3, cluster of 3dc in same st (R4.2), *ch3, in next sc of round 2 made in ch3 space of round 1 (cluster of 3dc, ch3, cluster of 3dc(R4.3)*, repeat ** 7 times. ch3, join standing cluster of 3dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R4.4)

ROUND 5. Join with a standing fpsc around any 2nd cluster of 3dc (R5.1), *2tr in sc of round 2 made in dc of round 1 working in front of ch3 space, skip ch3 space of round 4, fpsc around next cluster of 3dc, ch3, skip ch3, fpsc around next cluster of 3dc * (R5.2), repeat ** 8 times. Omit last fpsc. Join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. (R5.3)

ROUND 6. ch2 (R6.1)2dc in same st (R6.2), *dc in next st, ch2, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, ch2, skip ch3, 2dc in next st *(R6.3), repeat ** 8 times. Omit last 2dc. Join to 1st dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R6.4)

ROUND 7. Join with a standing sc in any ch2 space between two single dc (R7.1), *ch4, cluster of 3tr in ch3 space of round 4 working in front of ch3 of round 5 and ch2 space of round 6, ch4, skip (next 3 sts, ch2, next 3 sts of round 6), sc in ch2 space of round 6 (R7.2) *, repeat ** 8 times. Omit last sc. Join to standing sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R7.3)

ROUND 8. Join with a standing fpsc around any cluster of 3tr (R8.1), * hdc in 3 skipped sts of round 6 working in front of ch4 space of round 7, skip ch4 space of round 7, in next st (sc, ch1, sc), hdc in next 3 skipped sts of round 6 working in front of ch4 space of round 7, skip ch4 space of round 7, fpsc around next st of round 7 *(R8.2), repeat ** 8 times, omit last fpsc, join to standing fpsc with a sl-st. (R8.3)

ROUND 9. ch2dc in same (R9.1), * (ch1, skip next st, dc in next st) 2 times, ch1, in ch1 space (dc, ch1, dc), ch1, (dc in next st, ch1, skip next st) 2 times, dc in next st *, repeat ** 8 times, omit last dc, join to 1st dc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends.

ROUND 10. Join with a standing bpsc around any 1st dc made in ch1 space (R10.1), *sc in ch1 space, bpsc around next st*, repeat ** 56 times, omit last bpsc, join to standing bpsc with a sl-st. (R10.2)

ROUND 11. ch1sc in same (R11.1), * in next st (sc, ch1, sc), sc in next 13 sts* (R11.2), repeat ** 8 times, omit last sc, join to 1st sc with a sl-st, fasten off, and secure ends. (R11.3)

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