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Five-Sided Pentagon Shape Granny-Style Motif

Pattern Directions Written by Sandi Marshall

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When partially joined to make a flat piece, five sided motifs leave a gap between motifs. If you wish to add a shape to fill the gaps, a triangle shape will work (or a diamond shape between multiple rows of joined five sided motifs). If you join multiples of five-sided motifs on all five sides, it will curl upward into a rounded shape (for example, joined five-sided shapes are used in forming a soccer ball).

Materials Used In The Example: Worsted Weight Yarn - Red Heart Super Saver (you could substitute any other brand of worsted weight or any other weight of yarn, using a hook size that corresponds).
Color A: 1/8 oz. White, Color C: Small amount of Red, I used a US Size G hook (an H hook is also often used with worsted weight yarn)
Motif Width: 5 inches and 5 1/2 inches at widest points, with four rounds made
Gauge: 4 dc = 1 inch, 3 dc rows = 2 inches (gauge is not important for this pattern, unless you want your motifs to be exactly the same as the size of the example). The motif can be useful in an endless variety of finished sizes.

Abbreviations:
ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, rnd = round, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece.

Starting Chain: With Color A, Chain 4. Join by making a slip stitch in the chain furthest away from the hook, to form a ring.
Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 4 more times, ch 3, join with a sl st in top of the beginning ch-3 of this round. (5 dc groups)
Rnd 2: sl st in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same corner ch-3 sp, * ch 2, skip next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp **, repeat directions between * and ** 3 more times, then ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sl st in top of beginning ch-3 of this rnd.
Rnd 3: sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch-1 sp, * ch 2, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp **, repeat directions between * and ** 3 more times, then ch 2, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip 2 dc, sl st in top of beginning ch-3 of this rnd. End off Color A.
Rnd 4: Attach Color B in any ch-1 sp (between the 2-dc groups), ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same corner ch-1 sp, * ch 2, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp **, repeat directions between * and ** 3 more times, then ch 2, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip 2 dc, sl st in top of beginning ch-3 of this rnd.
Crochet In A Chain Space Illustrated: http://crochet.about.com/library/blchainspace.htm

In response to a question asking about the proper number of increases to crochet a five sided motif without having it curl or ripple, I worked out this motif and wrote the directions for it. It's very basic and is likely similar to other basic 5-sided granny style patterns thought up by various crocheters from the late 1800s years and on.

Please feel free to link to this pattern page. Thanks! I appreciate it. The pattern URL for the main page for this Basic Five Sided Pentagon Shape Granny Style Motif is http://crochet.about.com/od/motifs/ss/aa070805.htm

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