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