Crochet Pattern: Expanding Pentagon Motif

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 10 Comments
Have you ever tried crocheting a project with motifs of shapes other than squares? It can be challenging, especially when you’re not following an already made pattern. But it’s also a lot of fun. Here’s an elegant but simple pentagon motif that is very versatile. Choose to make it smaller by crocheting less rounds, or larger by following the same increasing method, whichever best suits your project. Expanding Pentagon Motif

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 3 1/4″ (8 cm) in diameter

Materials:
Light Weight Yarn (approximately 15 yards)
Crochet Hook B (2.25 mm)

Gauge:
Round 1 measures 3/4” (2 cm)

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Expanding Pentagon Motif
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), 14 dc in ring, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 15 dc

Round 2: ch 6, dc in same dc as last sl st, *dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next dc, repeat from * 3 more times, dc in next 2 dc, sl st in third ch of beginning ch-6: 20 dc

Round 3: (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-3 space, *dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space, repeat from * 3 more times, dc in next 4 dc, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 40 dc

Round 4: sl st in next dc, (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-3 space, *dc in next 8 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space, repeat from * 3 more times, dc in next 8 dc, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 60 dc

Finish off or continue increasing in this manner until motif measures desired size.

If you have any questions while crocheting leave me a message in the comments below and I’ll get back with you as soon as possible!

Similar Posts

10 Comments

  1. Erin says:

    I would like to make hexagons over the summer using up all my scraps. Then this Autumn when it’s cooler, join them for an afghan.

  2. jean says:

    This looks very doable for me. Do you by any chance have a pattern for an expanding hexagon or 8 sided motif?

  3. Emma says:

    I really love this hexagon “expandable” design. I’m a fairly new crocheter and have gone nuts making all sorts of things. Can’t get enough! I wanted to do this to cover the top of a large square coffee table in our den that’s been damaged by dogs and kids over the years. Husband says that the hexagon “won’t work” for this table, though. Says it “has” to be square. Is there a way to do this expandable motif to be a table cover…only square? Please?

  4. sian says:

    hi like this. could this be used to make an owl motif ?????? x

  5. Hi Sian, I’m sure it could! What a wonderful idea. But if you want a different shape you could read the latest blog, Expanding Geometric Motif Crochet Tutorial, and learn how to make any shape.

    Amy

Leave a Reply