The Magdalene Motif is a circular motif with an openwork center. It creates a simple but striking wheel shape through chains and triple crochet stitches. Its straight edges can match up with other motifs such as squares or triangles to make a uniquely patterned afghan.
Round 1: 6ch (count as 1tr, 2ch), *tr in ring, 2ch; rep from * around 6 times more, join with sl st in 4th of 6ch.
Round 2: Sl st in next sp, 4ch (count as tr), 4tr in same sp, *2ch, 5tr in next sp; rep from * around, 2ch, sl st to top of 4ch.
Round 3: 4ch (count as tr), 1tr in same place as sl st, 1tr in next 4tr, *1tr in first ch of 2ch, 3ch, 1tr in next ch of same 2ch, 1tr in next 5 tr; rep from * around to last 2ch sp, 1tr in first ch of 2ch, 3ch, sl st to top of 4ch.
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