2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 2

Welcome to the second 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 for more detailed photos

Alternating Spike st, changing to inset mosaic

Most of today’s section will be Alternating Spike Stitch, which you can find a video tutorial for below. Once we’ve finished with that, we’ll move on to set up for some inset mosaic colourwork, which we’ll start with tomorrow’s yarn!

Special abbreviation
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.

Row 1 (WS): Join Just Peachy with a standing dc in first st, *1 spike dc, 1 dc; rep from * to end. Turn. 117 sts
Row 2 (RS): 1 ch, 1 dc, *1 dc, 1 spike dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, 2 dc. Turn.
Rows 3–5: 1 ch, dc across. Turn.
Row 6 (RS): 1 ch, 4 dc, *2 ch, miss 1 st, 3 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn. 89 sts
Row 7 (WS): 1 ch, 4 dc, *2 ch, miss 2ch-sp, 3 dc; rep from * to last st, 1 dc. Turn.
Do not fasten off. Leave loop until tomorrow.

Need some help?

Standing Double Crochet

The row starts with a standing double crochet.
You can find photo step by steps for standing stitches on the CherryHeart blog.
Don’t worry if you can’t get the hang of it though, it’s not super important – you can join with sl st and just ch1 to begin instead if you prefer.

Alternating Spike stitch

You can follow Sarah-Jayne’s guide to alternating spike stitch for most of today’s section.

Inset mosaic

Our blanket designer Rosina is the queen of inset mosaic crochet! Once you get your head around it, it’s an absolutely brilliant technique – the results look much more complicated than it is in reality. Pop over to Rosina’s blog for a step by step guide to mosaic crochet.

Β Still stuck?

Head over to our friendly facebook group – look for the post with this day’s door as the main photo, where you’ll be able to update with your progress and ask for help.

More photos!

By popular demand, here are some close-ups of the finished blanket! Ignore the little grey scribbles – that’s where tomorrow’s section creeps in. I’ve blocked it out so that you don’t get any spoilers. You can click on any of these images to see them a little larger.

Day 2
Right Handed
Right Side
Day 2
Right handed
Wrong side
Day 2
Left Handed
Right side
Day 2
Left Handed
Wrong Side

18 Comments on “2020 Advent CAL-endar: Day 2

  1. Jill mcsorley Reply

    December 2, 2020 at 10:42

    Hi, just wondered if it would be possible to make this lovely blanket slightly wider.

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 21, 2020 at 12:56

      Hi Jill,

      Thanks for your message.

      To make a larger blanket, you may need more yarn than what’s provided in the calendar. It might be worth popping across to the Crochet Society Facebook group to see if anyone else has posted this question on there. πŸ™‚ x

  2. C Toomey Reply

    December 2, 2020 at 12:29

    well dpds say mine is arriving today, so hopefully will be able to join in then.

    • Rita Smith Reply

      December 2, 2020 at 8:21

      I don’t know why I can not login it’s saying that my email address is wrong will you sent me emails so I don’t understand why my and I can’t get the second and pattern for the advent

      • Lorna Malkin Reply

        December 21, 2020 at 1:02

        Hi Rita,

        Sorry to hear you’re having trouble logging in. Please can you contact our customer service team who can look into this for you: crochetsociety@practicalpublishing.co.uk πŸ™‚ x

  3. Vteixeiravt Reply

    December 2, 2020 at 11:51

    Loving the CAL !!
    I have to look at the pattern at midnight before going to bed.

  4. Mums57 Reply

    December 4, 2020 at 1:52

    I can’t register. It says; invalid email adressen
    I use Hotmail or Gmail what’s wrong??

    • Lorna Malkin Reply

      December 9, 2020 at 3:28

      Hi there,

      Please can you let me know if you’re still unable to set up an account and I can try and set one up for you.

      Many thanks,
      Lorna (lorna.malkin@practicalpublishing.co.uk)

  5. Claudia Fiest Reply

    December 4, 2020 at 4:03

    Would like to join please.

  6. Jaxhood22 Reply

    December 4, 2020 at 9:33

    Loving the colours so far with this. Get so excited to open my calendar every day 😊

  7. Margaret Wright Reply

    December 5, 2020 at 12:45

    How do I log in

  8. 1946212 Reply

    December 5, 2020 at 12:09

    Thank you soooooooo much for the left handed tutorial. Make life so much easier when you are trying a new pattern.
    Take care and stay safe, x

  9. lorrainebryan@live.co.uk Reply

    December 9, 2020 at 11:18

    Cant find day 1
    Only just realised its started
    And how do I save as can’t do every day !,

  10. lorrainebryan@live.co.uk Reply

    December 9, 2020 at 9:04

    Hi reference day 2
    I don’t have a Just Peachy
    I have a peach color but it says bubblegum
    I also have a minty green that says bubblegum


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