Week 24 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 24 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 24 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 24 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Crossed Double stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 95 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Patons Cotton DK, a 100% mercerised cotton yarn that is really silky and just glides over your hook. This yarn gives excellent stitch definition and helps you keep cool in the summer months if it is used to make clothing.

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 Crossed Doubles stitch creates rows of stitches that look like Xs. It is a pretty stitch that makes a breezy fabric but isn’t too open. It does also feel like a fairly dense stitch because the stitches crossing over creates a double layer in places. This stitch would be ideal for summer tops or light shawls that you want to be substantial but will keep you cool.

Week 24 FrankenScrap Pattern

Click here for the left hand video

You will need a total of 95 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 61 with a 4mm hook.

Row 1. In the 3rd ch from your hook make a sc (your turning chain counts as your first st of the row). Make a sc in each st across – 60st

Row 2. Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st *sk the next st, and then make a dc in the next st. Go back to the skipped st and make a dc in it – you will be working over the front of the first dc so your 2nd crosses over it to make an X shape – see the picture below*

Your first Crossed Double stitch

Repeat between *and* and then finish the row by making a dc in last st – 29 Crossed Double stitches

End of row 2 of the Crossed Doubles stitch

Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the 1st st, then make a sc in each st across – 60 stitches

Row 3 of the Crossed Doubles Stitch

Rows 4 – 23. Repeat rows 2 and 3

The Crossed Doubles Stitch

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 60 stitches wide and 23 rows high, which counts as 34 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 37.5cm wide and 18cm 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 Crossed Doubles piece should be joined to the left hand edge of week 19’s Vine stitch, with the bottom edges of both pieces lining up. You will also be joining to the entire bottom edge of week 2’s Single crochet piece and to the right hand 24 stitches of week 11’s Undulating Cable piece.

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

Week 24 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 Crossed Double stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 24 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 25 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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