Skill level: Easy
8 skeins Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Sky (Clr A)
2 skeins Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Grass (Clr B)
1 skein Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Ecru (Clr C)
1 skein Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Red (Clr D)
US G (4.25 mm) hook
Progress markers (optional)
2, 24-inch dowels (0.5 to 0.75 diameter recommended) for hanging (optional)
Abbreviations & Terms
RS – right side
Clr – color
ch – chain
sts – stitches
sc – single crochet
WS – wrong side
rep – repeat
Notes: The upper part of this advent calendar includes some basic intarsia colorwork. Intarsia crochet involves working multiple colors of yarn in segments across a single row to form large segments of color without the need for carrying yarn at the back of your work (i.e. stranded colorwork).
Basic embroidery stitches (cross stitch, running stitch and basting stitch) are used to number and seam the finished calendar together. A running stitch looks like a dashed line, and a cross stitch looks like a small X. Basting stitches are quick, temporary stitches that are used to tack items in place, but they are later removed from a finished project.
Gauge & Dimensions: 18 stitches x 23 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in single crochet stitch with measurements taken after wet blocking. Finished calendar measures approx. 24 inches (60.1 cm) wide x 48 inches (122 cm) tall after wet blocking and seaming. Each pocket is approx. 3 x 3.5 inches (7.5 x 9 cm).