Welcome to the eighth instalment of your beautiful advent blanket, designed by Rosina Plane.
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Day 8 – Bead Stitch
Today we’re starting with the alternating spike stitch again – you should be a pro at this by now! Then we’ve got the lovely bead stitch, framed by a couple of rows of double crochet either side. Scroll down for a video tutorial if you need some help with the bead stitch.
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.
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.
Row 1 (RS): Join Mint To Be 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.
Row 4 (WS): 1 ch, dc across. Turn.
Row 5 (RS): 1 ch, dc across. Fasten off. Do not turn.
Bead stitch tutorial
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: This tutorial shows you how to do the bead stitch itself. In Row 3 of the blanket pattern, you are creating alternating trebles and beads, so it’s not exactly the same as this video. Use this video just to learn how to do the stitch, and follow the instructions above for how to work the stitch pattern.
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