by Christiane Bettens Edited by Patsy Wang-Iverson diagrams high intermediate This article is only accessible to current OrigamiUSA members. If you are a member, please login. Log in or register to post comments Comments July 1, 2016 - 8:34am rosemary.browne Would you be able to shed some light on reference points for Step 4? Thanking you! Rosemary July 7, 2016 - 5:26pm jane.rosemarin First, the download of the diagram at step 4 has valleys and mountains more accurately marked than does the version visible in a browser window. There are eight valley folds going outward from the eight points of the octagon. You don't precrease the eight mountain folds, only the valley folds. When you gather the eight valley folds up in a sort of cup shape and twist the flaps clockwise, the whole thing collapses and the mountain folds are formed. Hope this helps! Jane July 9, 2016 - 2:53pm jane.rosemarin Instead of bringing all the valleys into a cup shape, instill one mountain fold at a time: Pinch one radial valley fold and the two sides of the octagon it's connected to. Move the two-layer flap clockwise until all three folds lie flat. Crease. Open and repeat seven times. Then collapse the whole thing as above.