Mayan Medallion Crochet Motif FREE Pattern

Mayan Medallion Crochet Motif FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

This beautiful motif has been a treasure of mine for years. I designed so many things with variations of this simple and beautiful design. I have modified it into a hexagon, a pentagon, a half-circle, and this wonderful circular motif. It has 16 points on the outer round, a multiple of 8. So you could use this as a circular motif or a square. So many possibilities!

Be So Sporty Yarn; 100% bamboo, sport weight; 325 yards per 4oz; shown in colorway Pink Damask
H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Gauge: not critical for this project, but measures 10.5″ diameter after blocking

Finished size: 10.5″ diameter after blocking

Round 1: ch4, slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3 (counts as dc), work 15 more dc in ring. Slst to top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 16 sts

Round 2: Ch3 (counts as dc), 2dc in same st, (ch1, skip next st, 3dc in next st)x7, ch1, slst in top of ch3 at beg of round to join. — 24 sts

Round 3: ch1, sc in same st, (ch7, skip next st, sc in next st, sc in ch1 sp, sc in next st)x8, omit last sc, slst in first sc to join. — 8 ch7 sps

Round 4: ch1, [(sc, hdc, 2dc, 5tr, 2dc, hdc, sc) all in next ch7 sp, skip next 3 sts]x8. Slst to first sc to join. — 8 petals

Round 5: Slst in ea of next 5 sts, ch3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, *(2dc, ch3, 2dc) in next st, 2dc in next st**, ch3, skip next 10 sts, 2dc in next st; Rep from * around, ending at **, ch1, hdc in top of beg ch3 to join. — 8 shells
Note: last (ch1, hdc) counts as a ch3 sp, positioning you at the top center of ch3 space.

Round 6: Ch7 (counts as tr, ch3), *(dc, ch3, dc) all in next ch34 sp, ch3, (tr, ch3, tr) all in next ch3 sp, ch3; Rep from * around, ending tr in ch1 sp from end of prev round, ch1, hdc in 4th ch of beg ch7 to join. — 8 dc V-stitches and 8 tr V-stitches

Round 7: Ch1, sc in same sp, *(4dc, ch3, 4dc) all in next ch3 sp, sc in next ch3 sp; rep from * around, omitting last sc, slst in first sc to join. Fasten off.

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