Week 17 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 17 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 17 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 17 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Mini Basketweave stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 57 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Ricorumi DK in shade 26 a 100% cotton yarn that comes in these adorably cute 25g balls. Ricorumi comes in a huge variety of shades as it was designed to be used to make amigurumi and other crochet and knitted toys. So if you’re looking for a yarn that has lots of different shades for skin tones, then this is one to take a look at.

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 Mini Basketweave stitch is the smallest version of the Basketweave stitch which is usually made in blocks of stitches. This stitch creates the look of the yarn being woven together, like the strands of straw in traditional baskets. It has a fairly rough texture to it, so the Mini Basketweave stitch suits projects where you want a distinctive look and feel to it.

The Mini Basketweave stitch is a tight and dense stitch that leaves it hole free. It is an easy 1 repeat stitch that uses front and back post stitches to create the texture. This stitch can be used for a wide variety of crochet projects includes baskets, sweaters, placemats and much more besides.

Week 17 FrankenScrap Pattern

Click here for the left hand video

You will need a total of 57 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
  • Fpdc = Front Post Double Crochet
  • Bpdc = Back Post Double Crochet

Start by making a foundation chain of 39 with a 4mm hook.

Row 1. In the 4th ch from your hook make a dc (your turning ch will count as your first st of the row). Make a dc in each ch across – 37 st

Row 1 of the Mini Basketweave stitch

Row 2. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the first st. *then make a fpdc around the post of the next st, then make a bpdc around the post of the following st*. Repeat between *and* and then finish the row by making a dc in the last st – 37 stitches

Row 2 of the Mini Basketweave stitch

Rows 3 – 15. Repeat row 2

The Mini Basketweave Stitch

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 37 stitches wide and 15 rows high, which counts as 24 stitches high for joining purposes as your stitches overlap each other, so should be considered as hdc in height terms. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 23cm wide and 12.5cm 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 Mini Basketweave should be joined above both of the week 16 pieces and will be the same length as both of those pieces put together. The left hand edge will be joined to the remaining rows of the right hand side of week 15’s Starburst piece. This completes the top right hand corner of your FrankenScrap blanket.

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

Week 17 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 Mini Basketweave stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 17 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 18 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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