The octagonal motif pattern I wrote is now ready and available for download at my blog. The link is on the left side bar.
The motif can be made in any weight yarn or thread, with the corresponding hook size. There WILL BE ruffling, but it will block out easily. This motif was designed originally to be one large octagon, for a table cloth. I couldn't find the type of cloth I wanted, everything was too fancy and frilly, and too many holes, so I wrote up what I liked. The pictured sample is made with 3 ply cotton, and a size "D" hook. if you have difficulties with the pattern, please let me know, and I will try to help. Just remember, I may be in a different time zone.