Advent Calendar 2018 – Flower 4, step 2

Let’s continue!

A special stitch today:
sc blo = single crochet in the back loop only.
If needed, please refer to my newsletter from January 2011 for explanations on how to work in only one loop.

Ch 8.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 5 ch, 3 sc in last ch; place a locking stitch marker in the second of the 3 sc just made;

rotate work to insert hook in the loops at the bottom of the starting chain;

1 sc in each of next 5 sts. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc blo in 2nd st, 1 sc blo in each st to marked st; remove marker, make 3 sc blo in st, replace marker in the second of the 3 sc just made; 1 sc blo in each st until 1 st remains at end of row. Turn.

Rows 3 – 6: As row 2.

Row 7: Ch 1, 1 sc blo in 2nd st, 1 sc blo in each st until 1 st remains before marked stitch. Take the round disc worked yesterday and place it right side facing behind the petal you are working on.

Work 1 sl st in each of next 3 sts, inserting the hook under both loops in the stitch in the petal as well as in a stitch at the edge of the round disc.

Fasten off.

Happy Christmas if you celebrate it, and in any case, have a lovely day! See you tomorrow for the next step!


Advent Calendar 2018 – Flower 4, step 1

This week, many of us are busy with celebrations, family and other things. Don’t let the Advent Calendar be another item on your to-do list. The instructions will come step by step this week too, and may provide a reason to take a quiet moment just for yourself in a busy day. But everything will still be here later as well!

Ch 4, close to a ring with 1 sl st in 4th ch from hook.

Round 1 : Ch 1 (do not count as a st), 6 sc in ring, close the round with 1 sl st in first sc.

Round 2 : Ch 1 (do not count as a st), 2 sc in each st, close the round with 1 sl st in first sc. There are 12 sc.

Round 3 : Ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sc in first st, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st ; repeat from * to last st, 2 sc in last st, close the round with 1 sl st in first sc. There are 18 sc.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Next step tomorrow! Have a wonderful Christmas Eve if celebrating, and otherwise, have a really nice day!