Week 15 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 15 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 15 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 15 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Starburst stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 498 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn in 2 different colours. I used Patons 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 Starburst stitch looks like exploding fireworks, with each burst originating from a central explosion. Every other row is offset, so each Starburst sits in the gap of the one made below to create a beautiful effect, especially if you’re using multiple colours.

The Starburst stitch creates a hole free fabric and would be ideal for many types of crochet design including clothing, blankets, scarves and more besides.

Week 15 FrankenScrap Pattern

Click here for the left hand video

You will need a total of 98 meters of yarn in 2 different colours 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
  • Dc7tog = Double crochet 7 together

Start by making a foundation chain of 53 with a 4mm hook.

Row 1. With colour A. In the 5th ch from your hook make 7dc (your turning ch will count as your first stitch of the row)

Starburst stitch - 7 dc in all in one stitch

Sk the next 3 ch, then make a sc in the next chain.

sk a stitch then make a sc

*sk3 ch, then make 7dc in the next ch, sk 3 ch, then make a sc* repeat between *and*. Make 4dc in the last st of the row, changing colours in the last st – 52 st

End of row 1 of the Starburst stitch

Row 2. Using colour B. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the first st then ch3.

Make a sc in the 1st st

*dc7tog over each of the next 7 st (these will be made in the 3dc, sc, 3dc in the row below).

dc7tog of the Starburst stitch

Ch3, then make a sc in the next st. Then make another ch3* 

ch3 and sc

repeat between *and*. Finish the row with a dc4tog in the last st.

End of row 2 of the Starburst stitch

Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st. Make 3dc in the same st as your turning ch. 

Starting 4dc of row 3 of the Starburst stitch

*sc in the sc of the row below, then make 7dc in the top of the dc7tog*. Repeat between *and* sc in the last st of the row and change colour in the last st.

Changing colour at the end of row 3 of the Starburst st

Row 4. Using Colour A. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the first st. Make dc3tog over the next 3 st 

dc3tog of row 4 of the Starburst st

*ch 3 then make a sc, ch3 then make dc7tog over the next 7 st* repeat between *and* making a sc in the last st of the row.

End of row 4 of the Starburst st

Row 5. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the 1st st. *Make 7dc in the top of the dc7tog, sc in the sc of the row below*. Repeat between *and*  Finish the row with 4dc in the last st.

Rows 6 – 20. Repeat rows 2-5

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 52 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 32.5cm 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 Starburst piece should be joined above week 9’s V Post piece. It will fit stitch for stitch above it and you will join the left 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.

Week 15 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 Starburst stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 15 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 16 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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