Week 14 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 14 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 14 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.

Week 14 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Drunken Granny stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 49 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Sirdar Cotton DK, a 100% mercerised cotton yarn that is wonderfully silky and glides over your hook. This yarn keeps it’s round shape when using it, it doesn’t flatten out so it’s great when used for stitches where you want that detail to be really clear.

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 Drunken Granny stitch is based on the ever popular Granny stitch, it’s just instead of the stitch standing upright, it looks like it’s falling over sideways like it’s had a few too many gin and tonics. This stitch is a bit of a lacey type stitch but still makes a fairly solid fabric, so would be great used for warmer type shawls, light sweaters etc.

The Drunken Granny doesn’t make for a flat top row, so it does need a finishing row to straighten out the top edge. So be sure to check that final row when making any pattern with the Drunken Granny to make sure all is straightened out by the end. If you’re watching the video, the instructions for the finishing row are towards the end.

Week 14 FrankenScrap Pattern

Click here for the left hand video

You will need a total of 49 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
  • Sk = Skip
  • St = Stitch
  • Chsp = Chain Space
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Dc = Double crochet

Start by making a foundation chain of 41 with a 4mm hook.

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Row 1. In the 3rd ch from your hook make a sc (your turning chain counts as the first stitch of your row). Make a sc in each st across – 40 st

Row 2. Turn, ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the first st. Next make (3dc, ch2, 1dc) all in the next st so it looks like the picture below. 

Your first Drunken Granny stitch

*sk the next 4 st then make (3dc, ch2, 1dc) all in the next st* repeat between *and* until you have 3 st left. To finish the row, sk the next 2 st and then make a dc in the last st – 8 Drunken Granny stitches

The end of Row 1 of the Drunken Granny Stitch
Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the first st. *In the next ch2 sp make (3dc, ch2, dc) all in the same chsp* 

Working the Drunken Granny stitches in the chsp

repeat between *and* working only in the ch 2 sps. In the last st of the row make a dc

Finishing row 3 of the Drunken Granny stitch

Rows 4 – 14. Repeat row 3

The Drunken Granny Stitch

Row 15. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the first st. *Make a sc in the next dc then make 2sc in the ch2 sp. Sc in each of the next 2 dc. Sk the next dc* repeat until you reach the end of the row and then make a sc in the last st.

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 40 stitches wide and 15 rows high, which counts as 28 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 14.5cm 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 Drunken Granny piece should be joined above week 13’s Forked Cluster piece. It will fit stitch for stitch above it and you will join the right hand edge to the remaining unattached rows of week 12’s Staggered Pairs piece.

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

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.

Week 14 of the FrankenScrap layout

Once you have joined this weeks Drunken Granny stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 14 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 15 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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