2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 21

Welcome to the twenty-first instalment of your beautiful advent blanket, designed by Rosina Plane.

All the posts about the CAL and each instalment is now together in its own section of the website here.

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Day 21 – Back Border – Second Round

With WS facing and 3.5mm hook (or one size smaller than used for main blanket), join Limoncello with a standing tr into any 2ch-sp, [1 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr] into same 2ch-sp, *tr in BLO across to next corner, [2 tr, 2 ch, 2 tr] into 2ch-sp; rep from * twice more, tr in BLO of each rem st, join to standing tr with a sl st. Fasten off.

13 Comments on “2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 21

  1. Shebear Reply

    December 21, 2020 at 8:55

    Having followed the comments on previous day’s,I read yesterday’s with interest. I agree with all my fellow crocheters. I gave up with the enormous box last night- it had become so tatty after random searches for correct colours. I then had to dispose of large amount of non- recyclable plastic.Wools now in cloth bag.
    I had bought this,at no little cost,to have some fun and to help with mindfulness in pre Christmas stresses.
    It has,however,made me fraught on occasion- not the new stitches,but lack of back up from Practical Publishing. Two unanswered e mails. ‘lost colours’ etc
    I’m not on Facebook. I could go on- I won’t on this forum as I don’t think Practical Publishing read this and it’s not fair on you guys- it is Christmas after all!
    On a Positive note,I have been enjoying new stitches, especially Mosaic. I am treating this as a Sampler,as in the old needle work samplers( although too big to frame!).
    Next time, I’ll buy my own yarn,use the free patterns and spend some money on a chocolate advent calendar!
    Have the Happiest Christmas that you are able to,in these uncertain times. ⛄🤶

    • Liz Reply

      January 3, 2021 at 9:39

      I was very interested to read this comment. I have tried , twice, to make same grievances , but the bosses have not allowed the comments to stand and I’ve had no response to emails. Unless I had reassurances on quality etc I shall, sadly, not be investing in it were CS to do a second calendar despite having greatly enjoyed the stitches.

  2. Neatie Reply

    December 21, 2020 at 9:34

    I for 1 am enjoying the advent calendar loving the whole thing the box the yarn the new skills and stitches 😀

  3. Angie2703 Reply

    December 21, 2020 at 9:43

    I am sort of enjoying this project but the splits so easily it’s very frustrating I too have emailed but no reply YET – it definitely needs better yarn more help with the pattern and not just repeat rows and repeat colours I truly feel sorry for those that had lots of wrong colours I only had a couple wrong positive note I have enjoyed the new stitches thk u

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 12:30

      Hi Angie,

      Thanks for your feedback, this is greatly appreciated and I’ll ensure your comments are passed onto the relevant team.
      The calendar is our first attempt at such a huge package so we welcome any feedback as this information will be valuable for us going forward.x

  4. Sukisoo Reply

    December 21, 2020 at 10:08

    I am so pleased I ordered this Advent Calendar as in these uncertain times it has given me a focus everyday and I have felt a real sense of achievement learning so many new stitches especially as I only learnt (with the help of Sarah Jayne’s tutorials) to crochet in July this year. So thank you 😊

  5. steph1904 Reply

    December 21, 2020 at 11:45

    I have loved every minute of doing this blanket. It took me out of my comfort zone at times with new stitches but I have enjoyed the learning. I only had one colour out of place so no big deal. Am really looking forward to completing it and showing off to my family. I hope you do another advent next Christmas as I for one will definitely buy it again. Thank you for all your work and patience in putting this together ❤️

  6. Suki.mcnair@gmail.com Reply

    December 21, 2020 at 1:21

    I missed out on buying the advent calendar but bought the yarn available to purchase. I’ve not been in a very good place mentally recently and i must say that having this to focus on each day and have a sense of advisement learning so many new stitches has been wonderful so i for one have been very happy with the whole CAL project – thank you x

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 2:18

      Hi Suki,

      Thanks so much for your kind feedback. 🙂 x

  7. mary111260 Reply

    December 21, 2020 at 2:03

    I have loved every second of this calendar. Will definitely buy again in future. Loved learning the new stitches xx

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 2:18

      Hi Mary,

      That’s lovely to hear, thank you. 🙂 x

  8. Adele@CC4C Reply

    December 21, 2020 at 2:28

    I have loved everything so far, yes I got the wrong colours, but I didn’t swap, I wanted the surprise of it all, and now my blanket is slightly different, which makes mine a little unique. I have loved learning new techniques and the mosaics, it has taken me out of my comfort zone, but has given me a lot more confidence. And yes I have made some mistakes along the way, but again I have kept them in the blanket and again making it unique. I have also loved opening it every day and making a small video for my page, which people have enjoyed. So for me it’s been a winner 😀

  9. diva Reply

    December 21, 2020 at 2:34

    Thank you for this advent calendar. I started late and only up to day 7 but enjoying every bit. Pattern, photos, videos are great. I have learnt new stiches, realized i cannot count past 3 lol, and have relaxed during this stressful time. Thank you again. Merry Christmas, Happy Hoildays to everyone

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