Round Motif Style Breastplate

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Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/08/super-foxes-iii-sunshine-on-my.html

ROUND MOTIF STYLE

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

TENSION: 9 sts = 2 ins.

MOTIF: With A, ch 5. Join with ss to form ring.

1st round: ch 3. 15 dc in ring. Ss in top of ch 3. (16 sts in round)

2nd round: Ch 5. Miss 1st st. * 1 dc in back loop only of next st. ch 2. Repeat from * to end of round. Ss in 3rd st of ch 5. Break A.

3rd round: With C, ch 3. * 2 dc in next ch space. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in next dc. Repeat from * 6 times. 2 dc in next ch space. 1 dc in next dc. Ch 3. Ss in top of 1st ch 3. Break C.

4th round: With B, ch 3. Miss 1st st. 1 dc in each st to end of round. Ss in top of ch 3. (56 sts in round). Break B.

5th round: With A, ch 6. Miss 1st 2 sts. 1 dc in back loop of next st.  * Ch 3. Miss 2 sts. 1 dc in back loop of next st.  Repeat from * to end of round. Ch 3. Ss in 3rd st of ch 6.

6th round: Ch 3. 1 dc in each st to end of round. Ss in top of ch 3. (76 sts in round). Break A.

7th round: Ch 5. Miss 1st 2 sts. * 1 dc in back loop only of next st.  Ch 2. Miss 1 st. Repeat from * to end of round. Ss in 3rd st of ch 5. Break C.

8th round: With B, as 3rd round. Break B.

9th round: With A, ch 7. 4 dc in 1st ch space. * Ch 4. 4 dc in next ch space. Repeat from * to end of round. Ch 4. Ss in 3rd st of ch 7. Break A.

10th round: With C, ch 3. Miss 1st st. 1 dc in each st to end of round. Ss in top of ch 3. Fasten off. (152 sts in round).

NECK BAND: With B, ch 70 sts. 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 dc in next ch. * 2 dc in next ch. 1 dc in each of next 2 ch. Repeat from * to end of ch. Fasten off.

With right side of neck band facing, join B in 37th st.  Ch 14. 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. 2 dc in each of next 5 ch. 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Miss 3 sts on neck band. Ss in next st. Fasten off.

With right side facing, join B in 41st st from other end of neck band. Ch 18. 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. (1 dc to 2 loops on hook in next ch. 1 dc to 3 loops on hook in next ch. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops) 5 times.  1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Miss next 3 sts on neck band. Ss in next st. Fasten off.

Sew neck piece to motif as illustrated.

RIGHT SIDE PIECE: With right side of motif facing, join B in back loop of 18th st from where end of neck piece joins motif.

Ch 3. 1 dc in back loop only of each of next 17. sts. Ch 3. Turn. (18 sts in row).

2nd row: Miss 1st 2 sts. 1 dc in each st to last 2 sts. Miss next st. 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3. Turn. (16 sts in row).

Repeat 2nd row to 4 sts in row.

Next row: Miss 1st st. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. 1 dc in top of turning ch.

Repeat last row until side piece measures desired length to middle of back. See note above, then fasten off.

LEFT SIDE PIECE: With right side of motif facing, join B in back loop o f36th st from other end of neck piece. Ch 3. 1 dc in back loop only of each of next 17 sts. Ch 3. Turn.  Continue as given for right side pieces. Press lightly. Sew button at end of neck band and end of left side piece. Use spaces between sts for buttonholes.

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