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Sun Rays Hexagon Six-Sided Motif - Page 1 - Free Crochet Pattern

Designed by and Directions Written by Sandi Marshall

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Sun Rays Hexagon designed by Sandi Marshall
Photo © Sandi Marshall. Licensed to About.com, Inc

When these motifs are joined, diamond shapes will be formed by the openwork lines on the motifs.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, ea = each, dc = double crochet, rnd = round, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space, st = stitch, sts = stitches

Materials: size 10 cotton crochet thread, US size 7 or 8 steel hook

Special Technique:
Crochet in a Chain Space - how-to

Starting Chain: ch 6, join with a slip stitch in the first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ring, (ch 2, 2 dc in ring) 5 times, then ch 2, sl st in top ch of beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same place as sl st just made (at the top of the ch-3 that had started the previous row), sc in next dc, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sl st in first sc of this round.

Rnd 3: sl st in ea of next 2 sc, ch 1, sc in same place as last sl st just made, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sl st in first sc of this round.

Rnd 4: sl st in next sc, ch 3 (counts as first dc), * (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, sl st in top ch of beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in same place as sl st just made, sc in next dc, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in first sc of this round.

Rnd 6: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 sc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 3 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in ea of next 3 sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 3 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, sl st in top ch of beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 7: ch 1, sc in same place as sl st just made, sc in ea of next 3 dc, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 4 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 4 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 4 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in first sc of this round.

Rnd 8: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 4 sc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 5 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in ea of next 5 sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 5 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, sl st in top ch of beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 9: ch 1, sc in same place as sl st just made, sc in ea of next 5 dc, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 6 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 6 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 6 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in first sc of this round.

Rnd 10: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 6 sc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 7 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in ea of next 7 sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 7 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, sl st in top ch of beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 11: ch 1, sc in same place as sl st just made, sc in ea of next 7 dc, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 8 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 8 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 8 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in first sc of this round.

Rnd 12: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 8 sc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 9 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, dc in ea of next 9 sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-3 sp, dc in ea of next 9 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, sl st in top ch of beginning ch-3 of this round.

Rnd 13: ch 1, sc in same place as sl st just made, sc in ea of next 9 dc, * (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 10 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 10 dc **, repeat the directions between * and ** 4 more times, then (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 10 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp, sl st in first sc of this round.

Pattern directions continued on next page ...

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