Week 13 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 13 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 13 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 13 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Forked Cluster stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 85 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used 3 Bears Cotton for this piece, unfortunately this company has now shut down but I have a ball or 2 of lovely pastel colours of this yarn still in my stash. It is a 100% cotton that has a raw rustic feel to it – not rough just a more unprocessed feel to it that makes it feel very natural.

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 Forked Cluster stitch is a warm and cosy stitch that creates thick and hole free fabric. This stitch takes a minute to get into the rhythm of making it, but once you do it flows quickly and easily. I would call this an intermediate level stitch as it does take a little bit of concentration to get the stitch made.

The Forked Cluster stitch would be ideal for any item that you need to be thick and dense. Winter wearables, scarves, blankets etc. It also works up beautifully in multiple colours. Although for this piece of the FrankenScrap I’ve used a single solid colour, I have made it in rows of alternating colours and it looks amazing that way too.

How To Make A Forked Cluster Stitch

To make a Forked Cluster stitch, start with a YO, insert hook into the next st then YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on your hook). YO and insert your hook into the next st then YO and pull up a loop (there should now be 5 loops on your hook).

Forked Cluster - yarn over and insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop - 5 loops on your hook

YO and pull through only 3 of the loops on your hook. 

Forked Cluster - Yarn over and pull through 3 loops

YO and pull through the last 3 loops.

Finished Forked Cluster stitch

Week 13 FrankenScrap Pattern

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You will need a total of 85 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
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 Together

Start by making a foundation chain of 43 with a 4mm hook.

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Row 1. In the 4th ch from your hook make a forked cluster stitch

*Starting in the same st you just finished working in, make a forked cluster* repeat between *and*. Make a dc in the last st that you just finished working your last Forked Cluster in

Row 2. Turn and ch 1. Make a sc in the first st and then make a sc in each st across. Do not work in the starting turning ch in the row below – 40 sc

Sc in each stitch

Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a forked cluster starting in the1st st of the row. 

Making a Forked Cluster starting in the first stitch of the row

make a forked cluster in each st across, finishing the row with a dc in the last st that you also finished your last Forked Cluster in – 40 st

Row 4. Turn and ch 1. Make a sc in the first st. Make a sc in each st across – 40 sc

Rows 5 – 20. repeat rows 2 and 3.

Forked Cluster

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 40 stitches wide and 20 rows high, which counts as 30 stitches high for joining purposes since you have dc and sc rows. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 25cm wide and 16cm 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 Forked Cluster piece should be joined above week 10’s Honeycomb piece, and will line up with the Honeycombs right hand edge, but won’t reach all the way to the left hand edge – you will leave 2 stitches of the Honeycomb top edge unattached. The Forked Cluster piece will also be attached to the left hand edge of week 5’s Chequerboard piece, and will be attached to the bottom 9 rows of week 12’s Staggered Pairs piece.

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

Week 13 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 Forked Cluster stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 13 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 14 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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