Week 9 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Week 9 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Welcome to week 9 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 9 Of The FrankenScrap Crochet Along

Our next piece of the FrankenScrap crochet along is made with the V Post stitch. For this piece you will need a total of 60 meters of DK / Light Worsted yarn. I used King Cole Giza Cotton DK for this piece in 2 different colours a 100% cotton yarn. Unfortunately this yarn has now been discontinued in DK weight and is now only available as 4ply. Giza Cotton is however a lovely yarn to work with and I would definitely consider using it if I’m looking for a 4ply yarn to use. It is a mercerised cotton which doesn’t split and is hard wearing, so it’s ideal for bags and clothing.

The V Post stitch is just one of several types of V stitch and is the simplest version as it just uses double crochet stitches with no chains at all in between them. This makes the V Post stitch less lacey than other forms of the V stitch which is why I chose it to make my One Cake Hat And Cowl Pattern. It is light and airy while still being a cosy stitch that will keep you warm on a chilly day.

The V Post stitch is a great stitch for beginners as once you have completed row 2, it is very easy to keep track of stitches and you don’t need to keep count at all as long as you keep your first and last stitches of each row.

One Cake Hat And Cowl

Week 9 FrankenScrap Pattern

Click here for the left hand video

You will need a total of 60 meters of yarn for this piece if you are sticking to my gauge of 16sc in 10cm, 19 rows in 10cm

I have used 2 different colours for this piece, using 30 meters of each colour. The V Post can be made in a single colour, or even more colours if you prefer.

Abbreviations

  • Ch = Chain
  • Yo = Yarn over
  • St = Stitch
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sp = Space
  • Dc = Double crochet

Start by making a foundation ch of 54 with a 4mm hook.

Row 1. With Colour A – In the 4th ch from your hook make a dc (the turning chain counts as the first st of your row). Make a dc in each ch across. Change to Colour B in the last st of the row – 52dc

1st row of the V Post stitch

Row 2. With Colour B – Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the first st. Now we will be working between the stitches *In between the next 2 dc make 2dc, skip the space between the next stitch*

Row 2 of the V Post stitch

Repeat between *and* and then make a dc in the loops of the last st, changing to Colour A in the last 2 loops – 52dc

Last stitch of row 2 of the V Post stitch

Row 3. With Colour A – Turn and ch1. Make a dc turning ch in the 1st st. *In between the next 2 dc make 2dc* Repeat between *and* dc in the last st, changing to Colour B in the last 2 loops – 52dc

Row 4 – 13. Repeat rows 2 and 3

The V Post stitch

Once you have finished row 13 you can cut off and weave in your ends. Then it is time to join your V Post stitch piece to your previous weeks pieces with the single crochet join.

Joining Your Pieces

Your finished piece should be 52 stitches wide and 13 rows high, which counts as 26 stitches high for joining purposes since you only have dc rows. You can see how the pieces are joined together here. If you are following my gauge, then your piece will measure 32.5cm wide and 13.5cm 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 V Post piece should be joined above week 5’s Even Berry stitch piece, and the pieces will both line up at the right hand edge. The piece should also be joined to the side of the week 5’s Chequerboard piece. Only the first 12 rows of the V Post will be joined to the Chequerboard with the rest of that side left unattached.

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

Week 9 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 V Post stitch piece to the previous pieces, that is it for week 9 of the FrankenScrap crochet along, I’ll be back next Friday for week 10 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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