Week 18 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 18 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 18 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 18 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Spiked Granny stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 88 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used King Cole Giza Cotton DK for this piece, a 100% cotton yarn that is unfortunately discontinued in DK weight, and is now only available in 4 ply / fingering weight. It is a lovely silky mercerised yarn that is great for amigurumi and fine wearables – especially ones that you need good stitch definition to make the details pop. It is a hard wearing yarn that is easy to work with and just slides over your hook. It is a lovely yarn and one that I would happily work with again.

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 Spiked Granny stitch is based on the popular Granny stitch, but with a spike stitch in the middle that locks the stitch to the row below. When you make this stitch with a colour change every 2 rows, it creates a ripple look that is very pretty.

The Spiked Granny stitch can be used for many types of projects. Blankets, clothing and more. It is a loose stitch that while doesn’t have any large obvious holes, it can’t be considered a hole free stitch.

The Spiked Granny Stitch

Week 18 FrankenScrap Pattern

Click here for the left hand video

You will need a total of 88 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 53 with a 4mm hook.

Row 1. Make a dc in the 5th ch from your hook (your turning ch counts as your first st of the row). Make 2dc in the same st as your 1st dc. *Next ch1, sk the next 3 ch and then make 3dc in the next st* 

Working into the turning chain of the Spiked Granny stitch

repeat between *and*. When you have 4 st left, ch 1 and sk the next 3 ch and make 2dc in the last st of the row.

Finishing row 1 of the Spiked Granny stitch

Row 2. Turn and ch2. Sk the first 2 dc of the row and *make a dc in the chsp. Now we will make a spike stitch in the 2nd sk st in the row below. YO and insert your hook into the 2nd skipped ch. Pull up a long loop (your spike) and finish as a dc. Make a dc in the same ch sp. Ch 1.*

Making your first Spiked Granny stitch

Repeat between *and*. When you have 4 st left, ch 1 and make 2dc in the last chsp.

change colour in the last 2 loops of the last dc.

Row 3. Repeat row 2, using the middle dc two rows below for your spike st

The first spiked granny stitch of row 3

Row 4. Repeat row 3. Change colour at the end of the row

Row 4 of the Spiked Granny stitch

Rows 5 – 21. Repeat rows 3 and 4

Row 22. Turn and ch 1. *In the next ch sp make a (sc, dc spike, sc) all in the same sp, ch1* repeat between *and* Make 2sc in the last chsp. 

Finishing row of the Spiked Granny stitch

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 51 stitches wide and 22 rows high, which counts as 43 stitches high for joining purposes since you have all dc rows and then a sc finishing row. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 31.5cm wide and 22.5cm 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 Spiked Granny stitch should be joined below week 8’s Sieve stitch and will fit exactly width wise. The left hand side of the piece will be joined to the bottom 4 rows of week 3’s Bamboo stitch.

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

Week 18 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 Spiked Granny stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 18 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 19 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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