OPENSHINE MOTIF //Beautiful Pattern Crochet square motifs

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OPENSHINE MOTIF //Beautiful Pattern Crochet square motifs

Creating beautiful crochet motifs can be both enjoyable and rewarding. Here is a basic guide to making an “Open Shine” crochet square motif. This motif combines open spaces with a central star or shine pattern to create a visually appealing design.

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crochet square motif.

Materials:

  • Yarn: Choose a medium-weight yarn in your favorite color.
  • Hook: Use a hook that is suitable for your yarn (often recommended on the yarn label).
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • tr: treble crochet

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Instructions:

Round 1:

  1. Start with a magic ring.
  2. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), then 2 dc into the ring, ch 1.
  3. 3 dc into the ring, ch 1 – Repeat from * to * 3 more times.
  4. Tighten the magic ring and join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (You should have 4 groups of 3 dc, with ch-1 spaces between them.)

Round 2:

  1. Sl st in the next 2 dc and into the ch-1 space.
  2. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc into the same ch-1 space, ch 2, 3 dc into the same ch-1 space.
  3. 3 dc into the next ch-1 space, ch 2, 3 dc into the same ch-1 space – Repeat from * to * 3 more times.
  4. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.

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Round 3:

  1. Sl st in the next 2 dc and into the ch-2 corner space.
  2. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc into the same ch-2 corner space, ch 2, 3 dc into the same ch-2 corner space.
  3. 3 dc into the space between the 3-dc groups, 3 dc into the next ch-2 corner space, ch 2, 3 dc into the same ch-2 corner space – Repeat from * to * 3 more times.
  4. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.

Round 4:

  1. Sl st in the next 2 dc and into the ch-2 corner space.
  2. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc into the same ch-2 corner space, ch 2, 3 dc into the same ch-2 corner space.
  3. 3 dc into each space between the 3-dc groups across to the next corner, 3 dc into the next ch-2 corner space, ch 2, 3 dc into the same ch-2 corner space – Repeat from * to * 3 more times.
  4. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.

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Round 5:

  1. Sl st in the next 2 dc and into the ch-2 corner space.
  2. Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc into the same ch-2 corner space, ch 2, 3 dc into the same ch-2 corner space.
  3. 3 dc into each space between the 3-dc groups across to the next corner, 3 dc into the next ch-2 corner space, ch 2, 3 dc into the same ch-2 corner space – Repeat from * to * 3 more times.
  4. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.

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Final Touches:

  1. Fasten off and weave in the ends using the tapestry needle.

This pattern creates a square motif with an open and shining effect in the center, perfect for joining together to make blankets, throws, or other crochet projects. Feel free to experiment with different yarn colors and types to create unique and personalized motifs!

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