Week 23 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 23 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 23 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 23 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Thistle stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 62 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Grundl Nizza 02 for this piece a 100% cotton yarn with a very pretty marled look that also has an almost ombre finish to it as it worked up, getting brighter and fading to create a lovely final look . Unfortunately this yarn has now been discontinued.

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 Thistle Stitch is a beautiful floral crochet stitch that looks like the head of a thistle plant. It is unusual in that most of the stitches are made between the posts rather then in the loops. I would say this is an intermediate level stitch due to the unusual stitch placement.

The Thistle stitch is ideal for any project that you need to be breathable yet warm. It would suit clothing, wraps, scarves and more.

Week 23 FrankenScrap Pattern

Click here for the left hand video

You will need a total of 62 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

Start by making a foundation chain of 32 with a 4mm hook.

Row 1. In the 4th ch from your hook make a dc (your turning ch counts as your first st of the row) *sk the next 2 st, then make 5 dc in the next st. Now sk the next 2 st and then make a dc in each of the next 2 st* repeat between *and* – 30 stitches

Thistle stitch row 1

Row 2. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st. and then make another 2 dc in between the 1st and 2nd st of the row  *sk the next 3 st, in between the next st make a dc, then make a dc between the next st too. Sk the next 3 st, and in between the 2dc of the row below make 5 dc.*

Thistle stitches made between the posts

Repeat between *and* make 2dc in between the 2 last stitches of the row. Make a dc in the loops of the last st.

End of the row of the Thistle stitch

Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st. Make a dc in between the 1st and 2nd st. *sk the next 3 st and make 5 dc in between the 2 dc of the row below. Sk the next 3 st and in between the next 2 st make a dc, and do the same again in between the next 2 st.*

Repeat between *and* and make a dc in the last st

Rows 4 – 23. Repeat rows 2 and 3

The Thistle Stitch

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 30 stitches wide and 23 rows high, which counts as 46 stitches high for joining purposes since you have all dc rows. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 18.5cm 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 Thistle piece should be joined to the left hand edge of week 21’s Cherry Blossom piece. The top edge should also be joined to the remaining 5 bottom stitches of week 18’s Spiked Granny stitch and to the bottom 25 stitches of week 19’s Vine piece leaving 6 stitches of the Vine piece unattached.

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

Week 23 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 Thistle stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 23 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 24 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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