Welcome to the ninth instalment of your beautiful advent blanket, designed by Rosina Plane.
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Day 9 – Overlay Mosaic + Bobbles
Today we’re returning to the overlay mosaic technique for a few rows of lovely colourwork and then moving on to beautiful squishy bobbles!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Overlay mosaic crochet is worked with the RS facing you at all times, so you will need to cut yarn at the end of rows 1–4. DO NOT TURN your work at the end of rows 1–4.
FLtr2d (front loop treble 2 down) – working in front of sts from previous row, treble in FLO of st 2 rows below.
Bobble (treble 5 together in one ch-sp) – yrh, insert hook into 1ch-sp, yrh, pul (3 loops on hook), yrh, draw through 2 loops (2 loops rem on hook), *yrh, insert hook into same ch-sp, yrh, pul, yrh, draw through 2 loops on hook; rep from * until you have 6 loops on hook, yrh, draw through all 6 loops on hook.
Standing stitches are made as usual sts beginning with the slip knot on hook.
Row 1 (RS): Join Limoncello with a standing dc in first st, dc in BLO across to last st, 1 dc. Fasten off. Do not turn. 117 sts
Row 2 (RS): Join Mint To Be with a standing dc in first st, 1 dc in BLO, *1 FLtr2d, 3 dc in BLO; rep from * to last 3 sts, 1 FLtr2d, 1 dc in BLO, 1 dc. Fasten off.
Row 3 (RS): Join Limoncello with a standing dc in first st, 3 dc in BLO, *1 FLtr2d, 3 dc in BLO; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Fasten off.
Row 4 (RS): As Rnd 2.
Now working in just Limoncello, it’s time to start the bobble section…
Row 5 (RS): Join Limoncello with a standing dc in first st, dc in BLO across to last st, 1 dc. Turn.
Row 6 (WS): Dc in BLO across to last st, 1 dc. Turn.
Row 7 (RS): 1 ch, 4 dc, *1 ch, miss 1 st, 3 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn.
Row 8 (WS): 1 ch, 4 dc, *1 bobble, 3 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn.
Rows 9–10: 1 ch, dc across. Turn. Fasten off at end of Row 10.
Overlay Mosaic Crochet Tutorial
You can find our designer Rosina’s guide to mosaic crochet here.
Rosina’s friend Tania has filmed a video tutorial to go alongside her guide, which you can view here.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: You should only refer to this video to learn the principle of how to work the FLtr2d – this starts at about 3:30 into the video. Tania is NOT working the stitch pattern used in this blanket. Also, Tania is using American crochet terms but she shows the stitch really clearly. Thanks so much Tania!
Bobble Stitch Tutorial
Need help getting to grips with the bobble stitch? Sarah-Jayne has got a fab tutorial for puff, bobble and popcorn stitches. For today, we’re only interested in the bobble stitch, so start at 5:40 in this video.
As with previous days, this video shows the bobble stitch but not the full stitch pattern used in the bobble row of the blanket. Sarah-Jayne shows the bobbles with only one dc between each of them – when working Row 8 (the bobble row of this pattern), you will have 3 dc stitches between each of your bobbles.