Week 8 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 8 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 8 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 8 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the Sieve stitch. For this piece you will need 58 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used Rico Cotton Essentials DK 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 various colours from the collection. It was simply time to get these odd balls of this lovely to use yarn used up and what better project to use them for than the FrankenScrap Blanket.

The Sieve Stitch is a type of floating crochet stitch that is similar to the Moss stitch. Floating stitches are made in the chain spaces of the row below to make them look like they are floating above the other stitches. This is a very even looking stitch that is hole free with a delicate flat texture.

This stitch would be great for smaller items (after all it is a slow stitch to make) like coasters and baby clothes. As the sieve stitch is a hole free stitch and makes for a close fabric that doesn’t open up easily especially if you use cotton yarn to make it. I imagine if you use a chunky yarn with the Sieve stitch it would look great as a scarf or a shawl.

Week 8 FrankenScrap Pattern

Click here for the left hand video

You will need 58 meters of yarn if you are sticking to my gauge of 16sc in 10cm, 19 rows in 10cm

Abbreviations

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

Start by making a foundation chain of 52 with a 4mm hook or if you had to change hook size for your week 2 Single Crochet piece, then use that hook size instead.

Row 1. In the 2nd ch from your hook make a sc *ch 1 and sk the next st, then make a sc in the next st* repeat between *and* so that the last st of the row is a sc – 51 stitches

Row 1 of the Sieve stitch
Row 2. Turn and ch1. Sk the first st of the row, *in the next ch sp make 2sc in the same space* repeat between *and*. Make a sc in the last st of the row – 51 stitches

Row 2 of the Sieve stitch

Row 3. Turn and ch1. Make a sc in the first st of the row. *Ch1 and sk the next st. Then make a sc in the next st* repeat between *and* so that the last st of the row is a sc – 51 stitches

Row 3 of the Sieve stitch

Rows 4 – 30. Repeat rows 2 and 3

Once you have finished row 30 – which should be a repeat of row 2, you can cut off and weave in your ends. Then it is time to join your Sieve stitch piece to your previous weeks pieces with the single crochet join.

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 51 stitches wide and 30 rows high, which counts as 30 stitches high for joining purposes since you only have sc rows. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 32cm wide and 16cm 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 Sieve Stitch piece should be joined directly below week 7 – the Aligned Puff stitch piece, and be joined to the side of the week 3 Bamboo piece. It should not be joined to the bottom of the Bamboo piece. The Sieve stitch should only come down to row 5 of the Bamboo piece, meaning you have 4 rows of the right hand side of the Bamboo piece left unattached.

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

Week 8 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 Sieve stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 8 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 9 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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