Friends around the World CAL – Week 1 – Octoghan by Valerie

First up on the Friends around the World CAL is a unique and fun pattern called Octoghan by  Valerie at Agrarian Artisan.

Corrected by Perfectly Clear on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:03:37 PM Central Daylight Time

Her pattern is easy to follow and has a good rhythm to it so you can memorize the stitches for the row after the first or two repeats.  I made mine in Scheepjes Colour Crafter in Urk with a 4.50 mm hook and it measures just under 9 inches across.  (I did not bind off for now in case I wanted to add one more row to make it the same size as other squares.)

Here are a couple of notes I took to make sure my stitches are going in the right places:

  • Round 2 – there are 3 dc’s between fptr’s
  • Round 3 and on – fptr falls on fptr from the previous round
  • Round 8 – stitch count: 31 stitches total per side, not counting corner chains

Also, I always have to remind myself not to forget the hidden stitch that is sometimes hard to see when there are chain spaces.

hidden stitch

I especially loved having the chart to go with the written pattern – thank you Valrie at Agrarian Artisan!

In addition to UK and US terms, the pattern is translated in 9 other languages – Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish, thanks to the wonderful efforts of the CAL – Crochet A Long translation team!  You can check all of these translations and the UK and US terms at Valerie’s Ravelry page.


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This entry was posted on March 22, 2016 by in Crochet - Other, Friends around the World CAL.
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