Hexagonal Motif Style Breastplate

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Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/08/super-foxes-iv-hexed.html

HEXAGONAL STYLE

For materials list, see https://sites.google.com/site/hbmprintablepatterns/striped-style-breastplate

TENSION: 5 dc groups = 3 ins.

Ch 5. Join with ss to form ring.

1st round: Ch 3. 1 dc in ring. (Ch 1. 2 dc in ring) 5 times. Ch 1. Ss in top of ch 3.

2nd round: Ss to 1st ch space. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in same space. Ch 1. * (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next ch space for corner shell. Repeat from * 4 times. Ss in top of ch 3.

3rd round: Ss to 1st ch space. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in same space. * 2 dc in next ch space. (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next corner shell. Repeat from * 4 times. 2 dc in next ch space. Ss in top of ch 3.

4th round: Ss to 1st ch space. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in same space. * 2 dc between corner shell and next 2 dc. 2 dc between next 2 dc and corner shell. (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next corner shell. Repeat from * 4 times. 2 dc between last corner shell and next 2 dc. 2 dc between next 2 dc and 1st corner shell. Ss in top of ch 3.

5th round: Ss to 1st ch space. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in same space. * Miss 2 dc of corner shell. (Ch 1. 2 dc between next 2 dc) twice. Ch 1. (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next corner shell. Repeat from * 4 times. (Ch 1. 2 dc between next 2 dc) twice. Ch 1. Ss in top of ch 3.

6th round: Ss to 1st ch space. Ch 3. (1 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc.) in same space. * 2 dc between groups to next corner shell. (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in next corner shell. Repeat from * 4 times. 2 dc between groups to 1st corner shell. Ss in top of ch 3.

7th and 8th rounds: As 6th round.

9th round: Work as 5th round, working (Ch 1. 2 dc) between 2 dc sts from each corner shell to next corner shell.

10th and 11th rounds: As 6th round.

12th round: 1 sc in each st and 3 sc in ch space of each corner shell to end of round. Ss in 1st st. Fasten off.

NECK BAND: Make a chain 20 ins long (or desired length). 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Fasten off. Sew ends to one straight edge of motif as illustrated.

SIDE PIECES: With right side of work facing, join B in back loop of 5th st before 3 sc of corner shell at side of motif. Ch 4. Continue as given for side piece of Square Motif design on page 4. Press lightly.


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