Week 21 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 21 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 21 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 21 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Cherry Blossom stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 39 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Rico Cotton Essentials DK in shade 89. This is one of my go too yarns, and I have several balls of it in my stash. It’s 100% cotton and is lovely and silky and soft to the touch. It is a really nice cotton to work with and doesn’t split overly much.

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 Cherry Blossom stitch looks like a four petaled cherry blossom flower. It’s a very pretty looking stitch that uses cluster stitches to create the petals. I would class this as an intermediate stitch dues to using so many clusters and having to keep count of your stitches.

The Cherry Blossom stitch can be used for a variety of projects. Although it is a lacy stitch it doesn’t create an overly open fabric, so will make warm but breathable wraps and cardigans. This stitch would look great for beach cover ups or even for boleros for special occasions.

Week 21 FrankenScrap Pattern

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You will need a total of 39 meters of yarn for this piece if you are sticking to my gauge of 16sc in 10cm, 19 rows in 10cm

Abbreviations

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sk = Skip
  • St = Stitch
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Dc3tog = Double Crochet 3 Together

Start by making a foundation chain of 17 with a 4mm hook.

Row 1. In the 3rd ch from your hook make a sc (your turning ch counts as your 1st st of the row). Make a sc in each st across – 16 st

Row 2. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st. Sk the next st and *in the next st make a dc3tog cluster. Ch3, make a dc3tog cluster in the next st. Sk the next 3 st*


Repeat between *and* and when you have 2 st left, sk a st and then make a dc in the last st of the row.

Your finished row 2 of the Cherry Blossom stitch
Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the first st, then make a sc in the top of the cluster *make 3 sc in the chsp and then make a sc in the top of each of the clusters*

Repeat between *and*, then make a sc in the last st of the row – 17sc

Row 3 of the Cherry Blossom stitch
Row 4. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st, then make a dc3tog cluster in the next st. *Sk the next 3 st and then make a dc3tog cluster in the next st. Ch3 and make a dc3tog cluster in the next st.* repeat between *and* once more. In the 2nd to last st make a dc3tog cluster and then make a dc in the last st of the row.

Row 4 of the Cherry Blossom stitch
Row 5. Turn and ch1 and make a sc in the 1st st. Make a sc between the dc and Cluster. *Make a sc in the top of each of the 2 clusters and make 3sc in the ch3 sp.* repeat between *and* when you get to the end of the row make a sc between the last cluster and the turning ch and then make a sc in the last st of the row – 16sc

Rows 6 – 30. Repeat rows 2-5

Row 31. Turn, ch1. Make a sc in each st across

The Cherry Blossom Stitch

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 16 stitches wide and 31 rows high, which counts as 47 stitches high for joining purposes since you have dc rows and sc rows. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 10cm wide and 24.5cm 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 Cherry Blossom piece should be joined on the left hand side of week 20’s Brick stitch, and the 2 pieces are the same number of stitches in height. The top edge of your piece should be joined to week 18’s Spiked Granny piece, leaving 3 stitches of the Spiked Granny left unattached.

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

Week 21 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 Cherry Blossom stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 21 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 22 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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