Week 12 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 12 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 12 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, the ugliest and scrappiest crochet pattern that you ever did see!

Over the next 49 weeks, we are going to be making 53 different crochet stitches, each in a different piece of this patchwork blanket. The FrankenScrap was designed as a scrap project, so dive into your yarn stash and clear out those odds and ends that you’ve just not been sure what to do with.

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The FrankenScrap is a completely free crochet along. Each week the next piece of the pattern will be published on my blog, but if you want the concise and add free pdf delivered to you each week that will remain in your Ravelry library, you can purchase that for just £5 here. This is a one off payment that covers the entirety of this CAL.

If you want to prep ahead, you can find out how much yarn you need for each week here as well as the layout and where each piece will fit.

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Week 12 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Staggered Pairs stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 61 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Patons Cotton DK for this piece a 100% cotton yarn that is mercerised so is excellent for really showing off that stitch detail as it keeps its round shape rather than flattening out. The mercerisation does make this a stiffer yarn than you may be useful, but it is lovely to work with and is second to none at making the details of your stitches really pop.

I also used a 4 mm hook – I recommend using Clover Amour hooks. A cost effective hook that is comfortable in your hands thanks to their ergonomic design, so doesn’t make your hands tired when crocheting for long periods of time. I love my Clover hooks and although I own several different hook brands, I inevitably end up going back and using my trusty Clovers.

The Staggered Pairs stitch is a 1 row repeating stitch that is really easy to keep track of your stitches. It is a great stitch for beginners who want to practice their 2tog stitches as the Staggered Pairs is made entirely with dc2tog except for the beginning and end stitches of each row.

The Staggered Pairs looks like an upside down V stitch and a is a lacey stitch with lots of space between the stitches. This stitch would be perfect for wraps or summer shawls, beach coverups or anything that you just want to be light and breathable.

This stitch may benefit from blocking after finished it as this will make your pairs more defined and help to really show that lovely detail by pulling everything into shape and straightening it all out.

Week 12 FrankenScrap Pattern

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You will need a total of 61 meters of yarn for this piece if you are sticking to my gauge of 16sc in 10cm, 19 rows in 10cm

Abbreviations

  • Ch = Chain
  • Yo = Yarn over
  • St = Stitch
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sp = Space
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 Together

Start by making a foundation chain of 32 with a 4mm hook.

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Row 1. In the 4th and 5th chains from your hook make a dc2tog – your turning chain will count as your first stitch of the row.

A dc2tog is made by starting a dc in the first stitch, but leaving the last 2 loops on your hook. Then insert your hook into the next stitch and start making a dc, but when you have 3 loops left on your hook, you yo and pull through all 3 loops. It will look like the pictures below.

Your starting dc2tog of the Staggered PairsMaking a dc2tog

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch1. *Over the next 2 chains make a dc2tog then ch1* repeat between *and* then finish the row by making a dc in the last st – 14 dc2togs

The first row of the Staggered Pairs
Row 2. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the first st. Over the next 2 chsp make a dc2tog (like in the picture below), then ch1. 

Beginning Of Row 2 of the Staggered Pairs

Starting in the same chsp you finished your last st, make a dc2tog in this and the next chsp then ch1.* Repeat between *and* finishing the last dc2tog in the last st. To finish the row make a dc in the last st (this is the same stitch that you finished your last dc2tog).

Row 2 of the Staggered Pairs

Rows 3- 22. Repeat row 2.

The Staggered Pairs stitch

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 30 stitches wide and 22 rows high, which counts as 44 stitches high for joining purposes since you have dc rows. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 18.5cm wide and 23cm high. Remember this is just a size indication and if your gauge is consistent throughout, then your pieces will fit together nicely even if your sizes do not match with mine.

The Staggered Pairs piece should be joined above week 5’s Chequerboard piece, and will fit stitch for stitch on top of that piece. It will also be attached to week 9’s V Post stitch on the right hand edge. You will be joining week 9 to the first 7 rows of your week 12 piece which counts as 14 stitches.

The layout below shows how your pieces should be attached in relation to each other.

Week 12 Of The FrankenScrap Layout

Click here to see how to join your pieces with the single crochet join. They should line up stitch for stitch using the counts stated above.

Once you have joined this weeks Staggered Pairs stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 12 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 13 and the next piece of your CAL at 8pm UK time.

In the meantime, why not come and join our Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch and show us your completed Single Crochet pieces. Our super friendly community where you can ask all of your crochet questions, share your latest make and connect with your fellow FrankenScrappers and make new crochet friends. Come join us now right here and join in the conversation.

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