Welcome to the twelfth instalment of your beautiful advent blanket, designed by Rosina Plane.
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Day 12 – Alternating Spike st, changing to inset mosaic
It’s a nice short one again today, and this is a stitch you’ll be a pro at by now! It’s the same pattern as we looked at first on day 2 but doesn’t it feel different in this shade of yarn? Like little wintry icicles!
Spike dc (spike double crochet) – insert hook in st 2 rows below, yrh, pul to height of working row, yrh, draw through both loops on hook.
Standing stitches are made as usual sts beginning with the slip knot on hook.
Row 1 (WS): Join Icing Sugar with a standing dc in first st, *1 spike dc, 1 dc; rep from * to end. Turn. 117 sts
Row 2 (RS): 1 ch, 1 dc, *1 dc, 1 spike dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, 2 dc. Turn.
Rows 3–5: 1 ch, dc to end. Turn.
Row 6 (RS): 1 ch, 4 dc, *2 ch, miss 1 st, 3 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn. 89 sts
Row 7 (WS): 1 ch, 4 dc, *2 ch, miss 2ch-sp, 3 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn.
Do not fasten off. Leave loop on a locking marker until tomorrow.