Octagon Popcorn Bedspread Pattern #213

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Octagon Popcorn Bedspread Pattern #213

   This lovely bedspread is made of many small octagonal motifs, joined together with lacy crocheted scallops, carrying with it the interest of the antique Swedish popcorn design. Each motif has small tufts, done in the popcorn stitch. While this crocheted bed­spread is very attractive in white, one made in pale yellow or blue will add a note of gaiety to your room. If your room is done in a dark color, this bedspread in dark blue or dark green will be very effective.

Materials:
Clark's O.N.T. Knitting and Crochet Cotton (30 to 36 balls) or J. & P. Coats Crochet Cord (105 balls). White, Ecru or Boilfast color.
Milward's crochet hook No. 4, 5 or 6.

GAUGE. 1 block measures about 5 inches. Finished spread 17 x 20 blocks.

To begin, ch 8, join in a ring by slip stitching. 1st row: Ch 6, 7 d c in ring with ch 3 between each d c. Ch 3, join in 3rd st of ch-6. 2nd row: Ch 3, 4 d c over each ch-3 and 1 d c in every d c; join in 3rd st of ch-3. 3rd row: Ch 3, 1 d c in same st from which ch 3 was started. 1 d c in each of next 3 d c (catching the hook in back loop only throughout square), * ch 2, skip 1 d c, 2 d c in next d c, 1 d c in each of next 3 d c. Repeat from * until there are 8 groups of d c. Ch 2 and join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-3 of previous row. 4th row: Ch 3, 1 d c in same st from which ch-3 was started, * 1 d c in next d c, 1 popcorn st as follows: ch 1, 5 d c in next d c, drop st from hook, insert hook back in ch-1, pick up dropped loop and draw it through st on hook. 1 d c in next d c, 2 d c in next d c. Ch 3, skip ch 2 of preceding row, 2 d c in next d c. Repeat from * until 8 groups are made; then ch 3 and join in 3rd st of ch 3 of previous row. 5th row: Ch 3, 1 d c in same st from which ch-3 was started, * 1 d c in each of next 5 d c, 2 d c in next d c, ch 3, skip ch-3, 2 d c in next d c. Repeat from * until 8 groups are completed. Then ch 3 and join in 3rd st of ch-3 of previous row. 6th row: Ch 3, 1 d c in same st from which ch-3 was started, * 1 d c in next d c, 1 popcorn st in next d c, 1 d c in each of next 3 d c, 1 popcorn st. 1 d c in next d c, 2 d c in next d c. Ch 4, skip ch-3, 2 d c in next d c and repeat from *. Continue for the 8 groups. 7th row: Ch 3, 1 d c in same st from which ch-3 was started, * 1 d c in each of next 9 d c, 2 d c in next d c, ch 4, skip ch-4, 2 d c in next d c. Repeat from *, completing the 8 groups. Ch 4 and join. 8th row: Ch 3, 1 d c in same st from which ch-3 was started, * 1 d c in next d c, 1 popcorn st in next d c, 1 d c in each of next 3 d c, 1 popcorn st in next d c, 1 d c in each of next 3 d c, 1 popcorn st in next d c, 1 d c in next d c, 2 d c in next d c. Ch 5, skip ch-4, 2 d c in next d c. Repeat from * and complete 8 groups. Ch 5, and join. 9th row: Ch 3, 1 d c in same st from which ch-3 was started. * 1 d c in each of next 13 d c, 2 d c in next d c. Ch 5, skip ch-5, 2 d c in next d c, 1 d c in each of next 11 d c, ch 4 and turn. 1 tr in 4th d c from hook, ch 9, 1 tr in same stitch, ch 4, skip 4 d c, 1 sl st in next d c, ch 1, turn. 4 s c over ch-4, ch 1, 5 s c over ch-9, ch 4, 5 s c over same ch loop, ch 1, 4 s c over next ch-4, 1 sl st in the 2 loops of the last d c, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, 2 d c in next d c. Ch 5, skip ch-5, 2 d c in next d c. Repeat from * and complete 8 groups. Entire outer edge of spread should be fin­ished with the scalloped edge. These can be made as the outer block is crocheted.

Make as many blocks as desired and sl st blocks to­gether on wrong side of work across the 17 d c to middle of ch-5. Join scallops with needle and thread, sewing the p's together.