Hello Crochet Lovers…
Today, in crocheting geometric shape we will learn polygon. As you have learnt the basic of crocheting geometric shapes worked in rounds, how to crochet circle and square so now its time to learn polygon.
NOTE: This example is in double crochet but any stitch is suitable.
How to Crochet Polygon- Crocheting Geometric shapes worked in rounds
For Polygon, the structure is same as used for square but the important thing to remember is that the number of stitches in Round 1 should be divisible of number of sides of polygon. That means if you want pentagon then the number of stitches in Round 1 should be divisible of 5, 6 for hexagon, 8 for octagon like that. Again similar to square, the increase happens at the corners (or also called as angles) of the polygon.
Crochet Abbreviations/Terminology here.
Here I am showing an example of Octagon-
Ch 6 and join in a ring with sl st
Round 1: ch 3, 1 dc in ring, ch 1, (2 dc in ring, ch 1) 7 times, sl st in top of beg ch (total 16 sts)
Round 2: ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts*, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last ch sp, sl st in top of beg ch (32 sts)
Round 3: ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, *(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ch sp, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts*, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last ch sp, sl st in top of beg ch (48 sts)
To continue, work evenly along each side and put (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the ch sp at each corner, increasing a total of 16 sts on each round.
I hope this makes it clear but for any doubt please leave a comment below or drop an email.