Welcome to week 4 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 4 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along
Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Lemon stitch. For this piece you will need 108 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Rico Essentials Cotton DK (51) for this piece, a 100% cotton yarn that keeps appearing in my stash. I like this brand of yarn a lot as it’s lovely and silky, has a great colour range to choose from and is a good price compared to other brands of cotton.
You will see Rico Essentials Cotton DK being used in a number of pieces in this CAL, as I have lots of part balls of this and single balls of a colour from the collection. It was simply time to get these odd balls of this lovely to use yarn used up.
The Lemon stitch is a big statement crochet stitch, in that it is very bold as the size of the puffs are huge and the fact that they lie completely horizontal makes it very eye catching.
A tip for making this stitch, is to pull up the loops of your lemons as high as you possibly can. It won’t feel at all natural pulling up loops that long, but it is necessary in order to make a nice big Lemon that doesn’t pinch together the stitches it is made around.
Making A Lemon Stitch
- Ch = Chain
- Slst = Slip stitch
- Yo = Yarn over
- St = Stitch
- Sk = Skip
- Sp = Space
- Hdc = Half Double crochet
- Tr = Treble crochet
To make a Lemon stitch you need to start by making a tr in each of the next 3 st after your chain
Now you need to start making the puff. Go back to the space between the ch and the 1st tr, yo and pull up a loop – do this a total of 5 times. Make sure you pull up your loops really high – higher than you think they should be as we don’t want them to squeeze those tr stitches in the middle together. So the loops need to be long enough to stretch 4 stitches long at least.
Once you have pulled up all your loops, insert your hook into the next unused st as in the picture below,
then yo, pull up a loop and pull that loop through all of the loops on your hook. This makes your Lemon lie flat on it’s side to create that distinctive look.
To complete your Lemon stitch, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop. Now make a chain 3 by yo and only pulling through the 1st loop on your hook 3 times. Then slst through the 2nd loop. This completed your Lemon stitch
Week 4 FrankenScrap Pattern
You will need 108 meters of yarn if you are sticking to my gauge of 16sc in 10cm, 19 rows in 10cm
Start your piece with a foundation chain of 83 with a 4mm hook
Row 1. In the 4th ch from your hook make a hdc (your turning ch counts as the first stitch of your row). Make a hdc in each ch across – 81 st
Row 2. Turn and ch 1. Make a tr turning ch in the 1st st. *Now make a lemon stitch*
Repeat between *and* Your final Lemon stitch will have its chain 3 made in the final stitch of the row – 16 lemons
Row 3. Turn, ch1. Make a hdc turning ch in the first st. *Make a hdc in the next 4 st, then make a hdc in the sp between the lemon puff and the ch3* repeat between *and* – 81 hdc
Rows 4 – 11. Repeat rows 2 and 3
Your finished piece should be 81 stitches wide. Although you have 11 rows, you have treble and hdc stitches so this piece counts as 25 stitches high for joining purposes. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 50.5cm wide and 13cm high. Remember this is just a size indication and if your gauge is consistent throughout, then your pieces will fit together nicely.
The Lemon stitch piece should be joined in line with the top left hand corner of the Rug stitch, and is also joined across the entire top of the Bamboo stitch piece, leaving 13 stitches of the Lemon piece unattached for now.
Click here to see how to join your pieces with the single crochet join. They should line up stitch for stitch.
Once you have joined this weeks piece to the previous 3, that is it for week 4, I’ll be back next Friday for week 5 of the FrankenScrap crochet along at 8pm UK time.
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