Welcome to the eightteenth instalment of your beautiful advent blanket, designed by Rosina Plane.
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Day 18 – Bead Stitch
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.