2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 7

07 Dec 2020 3 Comments All Posts

Welcome to the seventh 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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To see more close-up images of this section, scroll down to the bottom of this post.

Day 7 – Inset Mosaic + Grit Stitch

Today we revisit the inset mosaic technique which is the same as we did on Day 3 and then move on to the simple Grit Stitch. Scroll down a little to find tutorials for these stitches.

Special abbreviation

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

Start crocheting…

Row 1 (RS): Remove marker, pull up a loop in Pear Drops to join, 1 ch, 1 dc, *2 ch, miss 1 st, 1 tr3d, 2 ch, miss 1 st, 1 dc; rep from * to end. Turn. 59 sts

Tip: The stitch count here only counts the dc and the tr3d stitches, not the chains. Your work stays the same width and the stitch count will go back up at the end of the mosaic section.

Row 2 (WS): 1 ch, 1 dc, *2 ch, miss 2ch-sp, 1 dc; rep from * to end. Turn.

Row 3 (RS): Drop Pear Drops, but do not fasten off, pull up a loop in Strawberry Milkshake, 1 ch, 1 dc, *1 tr3d, 1 dc, 1 tr3d, 2 ch, miss 1 st; rep from * to last two 2ch-sps, [1 tr3d, 1 dc] twice. 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 Strawberry Milkshake. You have finished the mosaic section!

Grit Stitch

Row 5: Pull up a loop in Pear Drops, 1 ch, 4 dc, *1 tr3d, 3 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn. 117 sts

Rows 6–11: 1 ch, 1 dc, *miss 1 st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * to end. Turn. 117 sts

Row 12 (WS): 1 ch, dc across. Fasten off.

Need help with Inset Mosaic Crochet?

You can download a free PDF tutorial for Mosaic Crochet from our designer Rosina Plane.

Prefer to learn from videos? Rosina’s friend Tania has created a video to accompany Rosina’s PDF.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: This video is to show you the technique only – the example shown is to create a different stitch pattern.

Need help with Grit Stitch?

Follow the BellaCoco tutorials for this simple stitch:


Close-ups of today’s section

Click on any of these images to zoom in and see them a bit bigger.

Day 7
Right Side
Right Handed


Day 7
Right Side
Left Handed
Day 7
Wrong Side
Right Handed


Day 7
Wrong Side
Left Handed

3 Comments on “2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 7

  1. Tracey Langshaw Reply

    December 7, 2020 at 9:42

    I am loving this CAL and I would like to make a wider blanket with colours to suit my living room, please can you advise the stitch multiple I would need to use?

  2. tammypettifer Reply

    December 9, 2020 at 11:19

    I have come to the end of the last row and find I only have 93 stitches! Do I frog down till I get to 117 stitches or is there another way?

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 9, 2020 at 3:08

      Hi Tammy,

      It may be that you’ve missed part of a repeat somewhere. At the end of Row 1 you should have 59 sts, Row 3 it goes up to 89 and Row 5 it goes back up to 11. It might be worth popping over to the Crochet Society Facebook group to see if anyone else has had a similar issue. x

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