2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 18

18 Dec 2020 1 Comment All Posts

Welcome to the eightteenth 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 18 – Bead Stitch

Special abbreviations
bst (bead stitch) – [yrh, insert hook around post of tr just worked from front to back, yrh, pul] 3 times around same tr (7 loops on hook), yrh, draw through 6 loops, yrh, draw through rem 2 loops.
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 (RS): Join Strawberry Milkshake with a standing dc in first st, *1 spike dc, 1 dc; rep from * to end. Turn. 117 sts
Row 2 (WS): 1 ch, dc across. Turn.
Row 3 (RS): 3 ch (counts as 1 tr), *2 tr, 1 bst, miss 1 st; rep from * to last 2 sts, 2 tr. Turn.
Rows 4–8: 1 ch, dc across. Turn. Fasten off.

One Comment on “2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 18

  1. darthlaurel Reply

    December 18, 2020 at 6:54

    I really like how this looks. I’ve heard the bead stitch called a lot of other names but it is one that I like to use for blanket edgings. Looks great as a final finishing edge on a blanket that you don’t want to look girlie.

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