Week 5 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 5 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 5 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 5 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

This week we are making 2 pieces to add to our FrankenScrap crochet along blankets. The Even Berry piece and the Chequerboard piece

For the Even Berry piece you will need 42 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Sirdar Cotton DK for this piece, a 100% cotton yarn that has always been a staple in my stash. I like this brand of yarn a lot as it’s lovely and silky. The Even Berry stitch is a bobble like stitch, but is made in a different way. It creates small but cute looking bumps on the surface.

For the Chequerboard piece I used Rico Cotton Essentials DK in 2 shades of pink. This stitch only works if you have 2 colours as there is no texture in the stitch to otherwise distinguish the squares. The look is achieved purely from changing colours every few stitches.

Abbreviations

  • Ch = Chain
  • Slst = Slip stitch
  • Yo = Yarn over
  • St = Stitch
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sp = Space

Making A Berry Stitch

Yo and insert your hook into your st and pull up a loop. Yo and pull through 1 loop only. Yo and insert your hook into the same st then yo and pull up a loop.

5 loops on your hook

Finally, yo and pull through all 5 loops to finish your Berry. 

Your finished Berry stitch

Week 5 FrankenScrap Patterns

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We will start with the Chequerboard piece

You will need 9 meters each of 2 different colours of yarn if you are sticking to my gauge of 16sc in 10cm, 19 rows in 10cm

Start with a foundation chain of 32

Row 1. With Colour A – In the 4th ch from your hook make a dc (your turning chain will count as your 1st st), dc in the next 3 st. *Change to Colour B in the last 2 loops. 

Changing colour in the last 2 loops

Dc in the next 4 st while carrying the 2nd colour and working over the top of that thread. Keep the carried thread taught along the bottom as you work. 

In the last 2 loops, change back to Colour A. Dc in the next 4 stitches*

Repeat between *and* dc in the last st. Do not cut off, you will carry both yarns up to the next row – 30 stitches

The first and last squares of each row will have 5 dc in the same colour. The squares in between will have only 4 dc in the same colour.

Carry the other colour up to the next row too

Row 2. With Colour A – Turn, ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st. Dc in the next 4 st *change to Colour B in the last 2 loops, dc in next 4 st, changing to Colour A in the last 2 loops of the last st. Dc in the next 4 st* 

Repeat between *and* dc in the last st, change to Colour B in the last 2 loops. Carry both threads up to the next row – 30 dc

Change colour in the last stitch of the row

Row 3. With Colour B – Turn, ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st. *dc in the next 4 st, change to Colour A in the last 2 loops, dc in the next 4 st changing to Colour B in the last 2 loops* repeat between *and* dc in the last st – 30dc

Row 4. Repeat row 3, but in the last 2 loops of the last stitch of the row, change to Colour A – 30dc

Row 5. With Colour A – Turn, ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st. *Dc in next 4 st, change to Colour B in the last 2 loops, dc in the next 4 st, changing to Colour A in the last 2 loops* repeat between *and* dc in the last st – 30dc

Row 6. With Colour A – Turn, ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st. *dc in the next 4 st, changing to Colour B in the last 2 loops, dc in next 4 st changing to Colour A in the last 2 loops* repeat between *and* dc in last st – 30dc

The Chequerboard piece

Your finished piece should be 30 stitches wide and you will have 6 rows which counts as 12 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 6.5cm 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.

Now we will make the Even Berry piece

You will need 42 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn if you are sticking to my gauge of 16sc in 10cm, 19 rows in 10cm

Start by making a foundation ch of 82

Row 1. In the 3rd ch from your hook make a sc (your turning chain counts as the first sc of the row). Make a sc in each stitch across – 81sc

Row 2. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the first st. *In the next st make a berry, slst in the next stitch*

Repeat between *and* Finish the row by making a sc in the last st of the row

Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the first st. Make a sc in each stitch across making sure that you only work into the top of the Berry and the slst. Ignore the ch1.

The order of stitches for the Even Berry stitch in row 3

Rows 4-9. Repeat rows 2 and 3

The Even Berry Stitch

Your finished piece should be 81 stitches wide. Although you have 9 rows which counts as 9 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 4.5cm high. Remember this is just a size indication and if your gauge is consistent throughout, then your pieces will fit together nicely.

The Even Berry piece should be joined on top of the Lemon stitch. They are the same stitch length so are joined stitch for stitch. The Chequerboard piece should be joined on to the top left hand side of the Even Berry, but only joined to the first 30 stitches of it.

Week 5 FrankenScrap Layout

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 pieces, that is it for week 5, I’ll be back next Friday for week 6 of the FrankenScrap crochet along 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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2 Comments

  1. Danielle

    hi, the chequerboard pattern doesn’t make sense, it says chain 32, in 4th chain from hook do DC, once I’ve done the DC across in the alternating colours I have 2 chains left. could you please help? what am I doing wrong?
    many thanks

    Reply
    • Froggity Frog

      I think I’ve caused confusion with the phots I used. There are 5 dc in the first and last blocks of the row. The block in between only have 4. This should account for your left over chains. I’ll get the photos changed next chance I get.

      Reply

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