2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 8

08 Dec 2020 6 Comments All Posts

Welcome to the eighth 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 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.

Special abbreviations

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.

Start crocheting…

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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Day 8
Right Side
Right handed

 

Day 8
Wrong Side
Right Handed

 

Day 8
Right Side
Left handed

 

Day 8
Wrong Side
Left Handed

6 Comments on “2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 8

  1. EllenRose Reply

    December 8, 2020 at 3:59

    My yarn is the same as yesterday’s, pear drops not Mint to be. Anyone else the same?

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 9, 2020 at 3:05

      Hi Ellen,

      So sorry about that, all the calendars were hand packed so there may have been a little mix up. x

  2. Spookess Reply

    December 10, 2020 at 12:23

    I got another Bubblegum instead of Mint To Be. Should this have been behind a later door (where the Mint To Be may be now)? I feel like I can’t carry on with it until I have opened more doors so I am using the right colours in the right order ☹ Have been really enjoying learning new stitches every day up to now so am going to be at a loose end for a week or so now until more doors have been opened and the colours inside revealed 😢

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 1:05

      Hi there,

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

      It might also be worth popping across to the Crochet Society Facebook page to see if anyone else has found Mint to Be behind another door. x

  3. crochetmegood Reply

    December 10, 2020 at 4:28

    I’ve had the same! My calendar didn’t arrive until the 4th so I’m a few days behind. Went to get Mint to Be and found another Pear Drop! 😔

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 1:06

      Hi Melanie,

      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 the missing yarn: crochetsociety@practicalpublishing.co.uk

      It might also be worth popping across to the Crochet Society Facebook page to see if anyone else has found Mint to Be behind another door. x

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