2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 3

03 Dec 2020 19 Comments All Posts

Welcome to the third 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.

You need to register with this website to view the pattern – but registration is free. When you log in, the pattern will appear below!

Scroll to the bottom of this post for more close-up photos

Day 3 – Inset mosaic + floret st

We’ve got a tw0-for-one for you today!

The first half of today’s section features the inset mosaic technique. It is completely magic – you can do complex-looking colourwork but you’re just working one colour at a time and it’s loads easier than it looks. There’s only one new stitch to learn that unlocks this whole technique, which is:

Tr3d (treble 3 down) – working in front of ch-sps from previous 2 rows, treble in missed st 3 rows below.

If you can’t quite visualise how that works, check out Rosina’s fab photo tutorials for inset mosaic here.

Start crocheting…

Row 1 (RS): Remove marker and pull up a loop in Elderberry to join, 1 ch, 2 dc, *2 ch, miss 1 st, 1 dc, 1 tr3d, 1 dc; rep from * to last 3 sts, 2 ch, miss 1 st, 2 dc. Turn. 88 sts

TIP: Your work is still the same width here even though your stitch count has reduced, as you’ve added in some chain spaces. Don’t worry – your stitch count will right itself in a few rows’ time.

Row 2 (WS): 1 ch, 2 dc, *2 ch, miss 2ch-sp, 3 dc; rep from * to last 2ch-sp, 2 ch, miss 2ch-sp, 2 dc. Turn.
Row 3 (RS): Drop Elderberry but do not cut it, pull up a loop in Just Peachy, 1 ch, 2 dc, 1 tr3d, 1 dc, *2 ch, miss 1 st, 1 dc, 1 tr3d, 1 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn. 89 sts
Row 4: 1 ch, 4 dc, *2 ch, miss 2ch-sp, 3 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn.
Fasten off Just Peachy.
Row 5: Pull up a loop in Elderberry, 1 ch, 4 dc, *1 tr3d, 3 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn. 117 sts

That’s the inset mosaic section finished! Now on to Floret stitch…

Rows 6–7: 1 ch, dc across. Turn.
Row 8 (WS): 1 ch, sl st in first st, 1 tr, *sl st in next st, 1 tr; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn.
Row 9 (RS): 3 ch (counts as 1 tr), tr across. Turn.
Row 10: As Row 8.
Rows 11–12: 1 ch, dc across. Fasten off. Turn.

Need more help with Floret Stitch?

Check out the BellaCoco tutorial for the pretty Floret Stitch!

More photos!

Here are some more close up shots of the finished blanket. Ignore the little grey scribbles – we’ve blocked out the next day’s part so that you’re not getting any spoilers! You can click on any of these images to see them a little bigger.

For right-handed crocheters – here’s how your work should look from the right side:

Day 3 Right-handed Right side

And here’s how your wrong side will look:

Day 3
Right Handed
Wrong Side

For Left-Handed crocheters, here’s how your work will look from the right side:

Day 3
Left Handed
Right Side

And here’s how it’ll look from the wrong side:

Day 3
Left Handed
Wrong Side

19 Comments on “2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 3

  1. Shebear Reply

    December 3, 2020 at 8:36

    I have ‘ Earl Grey. ‘ colour in day 3 box. Where do I find ‘Elderberry ‘ — or should I just carry on ?!

    • Tupperwarequeen Reply

      December 3, 2020 at 10:04

      I’ve not got the colours stated for day 2 or 3 either . I’m not sure what to do 🤷‍♀️

      • Lorna Malkin Reply

        December 8, 2020 at 11:04

        Hi there,

        Really sorry about that, all the calendars were hand-packed so there might a have been a bit of a mix up. Please can you let our customer service team know: crochetsociety@practicalpublishing.co.uk or by calling 0161 327 0441

        Thank you 🙂

  2. Jude273 Reply

    December 3, 2020 at 12:53

    Think your box may be packed wrongly as mine was. It was completely the wrong way round – got my daughter to take out the trays and put them back in for me so it wouldn’t spoil the surprise

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 17, 2020 at 9:47

      Hi Jude,

      So sorry about the mix up. Hopefully, switching the trays means everything is in the correct way round now. 🙂 x

  3. Neatie Reply

    December 3, 2020 at 1:37

    Loving it so far & thank you so much for the pictures of the front & back especially the lefthanded 1’s a great help

  4. glover Reply

    December 3, 2020 at 2:51

    Never done these sts before wow I am so pleased my husband got me the advent thank you so much so looking forward to opening window 4 x

  5. TheCraftyFox Reply

    December 3, 2020 at 10:46

    Thanks very much for including the left-handed options. Much appreciated.

  6. Katrunningstitch Reply

    December 4, 2020 at 6:43

    loving this pattern so far so many new stitches
    thanks crochet society

  7. AliP Reply

    December 10, 2020 at 9:39

    As above I haven’t got the right colours for the next days CAL. Can’t see how getting in touch with anyone will help tbf. The only way of getting the right colour is to open the wrong day. Bit disappointing, especially when this is not a cheap calendar. I’m already behind so have opened 10 days already, as the calendar didn’t turn up until the 5th. Apart from the probs I am really enjoying making it and I am learning lots of new stitches.

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 1:14

      Hi there,

      So sorry to hear there was a mix up with the yarn. Please can you contact our customer service team who will be able to send you replacements if any are missing: crochetsociety@practicalpublishing.co.uk

      We really appreciate your feedback and will forward this onto the relevant teams.:) x

  8. HilsnewtoCrochet Reply

    December 11, 2020 at 6:03

    Well I’m finding it hard to move on from no2 as I keep getting too many stitches. Don’t know what I am doing wrong will be the 3rd time I have unpicked it. Getting frustrated now

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 1:18

      Hi there,

      Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the stitches.

      The Crochet Society Facebook group is a great place to post any questions regarding the calendar. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetsociety. 🙂 x

  9. Trelidi Reply

    December 11, 2020 at 6:37

    My tr3d stitches look like a long v where as in the picture they look like they have a twist. Have I done something wrong?

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 1:55

      Hi there,

      Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the stitches.
      The Crochet Society Facebook group is a great place to post any questions regarding the calendar. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetsociety. 🙂 x

  10. Alicev97 Reply

    December 13, 2020 at 3:52

    Is anyone else really struggling with doing day 3? I can’t get the hang of it 😪

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 2:13

      Hi Alice,

      Thanks for your message.

      Sorry to hear you’re struggling with the pattern. The Crochet Society Facebook group is a great place to post any questions regarding the calendar. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetsociety. Hope that helps 🙂 x

    • HilsnewtoCrochet Reply

      December 26, 2020 at 4:55

      I have tried 4 times & have decided I’m not up to it so I am going to do it in simple stitches as I like the colours. Your not alone as my daughter is struggling as well😊

  11. HilsnewtoCrochet Reply

    December 16, 2020 at 6:34

    Well unpicked again will try again very slowly to do 2 again.Obviously going to take me longer as a starter but will persevere.😊

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