Scrap Busting Scrapghan Crochet Along!

Scrap Busting Scrapghan Crochet Along!

Scrap Busting Scrapghan Crochet Along

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How would you like to use up your yarn stash and  end up with a beautiful project??  Grab your totes of yarn and let’s get started!!

 

This easy to make Scrapghan will be made over the course of just a few weeks… It will be thick and warm, Plush!  All you need is your yarn, a hook and a pair of scissors!!  A few simple instructions and off we go!!

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Let’s get started!

Materials~

Yarn – All worsted weight, exact brands do not matter.

2500+ yards of your base color, any solid color will do. I am using my white scraps as my base color.

2500+ yards of various colors

Hook – P

Scissors

Tips~

You will be holding 3 strands together, one of your base color(white in my case) and 2 other colors

You will change one of the colors after each row, leaving the 2nd color for one more row. After changing the first color, you will change the second color on the next row. You will keep rotating colors out. Each color will stay in the pattern for 2 rows. You can add them back in at any point. Always leave your base color in the pattern.

There is no color rules, we will be changing colors often, but if you prefer to make less color changes there is no problem!

You are welcome to make the Scrapghan larger or smaller, this is done by adding or subtracting in increments of 2 chains and more or less rows.

This afghan can be made smaller and lighter by using 2 strands and going down to an N hook.

I work my ends in as I go.. at the end of the row when you change colors, weave the loose ends in and then crochet over them as you start the next row… this will secure them nicely and avoid the dread of doing it at the end!

Size~

60″ x 80″

Stitches~

St – Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sp – Space

Sk – Skip

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Trc – Treble Crochet

V- St ~ V Stitch: 2 dc in sp or st indicated

Instructions~

Holding your base color and 2 other colors together, chain 86 with an even medium tension.

Row 1:  Sc in the second chain from hook and each across. =85 sc

Row 2:  Chain 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, *sk st, V st in next st*, repeat *to* across to last st, sk st,  dc in last st. = 41 V sts and  2 dc

Row 3: Change 1 color out, Chain 3, turn, *sk st, V st in center of previous rows V st*, repeat *to* across to end, dc in last st. = 41 Vsts and 2 dc.

Rows 4-11:  Continue to repeat row 3, changing one color per row, rotating the colors out after 2 rows.

Join me back next week for a progress photo and more crochet fun!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

Amazing Grace Simple Slouchy… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Simple Slouchy… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Simple Slouchy

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This Amazing Grace Simple Slouchy is the 22nd pattern in the Amazing Grace Series that is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness! This fun and comfortable slouchy hat works up quickly in the standard Amazing Grace Stitch.  To read more about my story and the other free Amazing Grace Patterns… Click Here!


Supplies ~

Yarn: 150 Yards Worsted Weight Yarn

Pictured here using Red Heart Dreamy in Rose, this is a soft, slightly fuzzy yarn.

Hook: N

Yarn Needle

 

Size ~

24″ around brim & 11 1/2″ from brim to top

Gauge ~

Double Crochet 9 dc x 5 rows = 4″ x 4″

Stitches ~

St – Stitch     Ch – Chain      Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sk – Skip      Sc – Single Crochet      Hdc – Half Double Crochet      Dc – Double Crochet     Dec – Decrease

Foundation Single Crochet

Instructions ~

Round 1:  Make 40 foundation sc, join with sl st to form ring. Be very careful not to twist the round.  Foundation sc tutorial

Round 2:  Ch 1, (sc,ch2,sc) in 1st st, *sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 19 more times, sk last st,  join with sl st to 1 sc. = 20 (sc,ch2,sc)

Round 3:  Sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in each ch2 sp around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3.  = 20 3dc shells

Round 4:  Sl st in next st(middle st of 3dc from previous round), ch 1, (sc,ch2,sc) in same st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 19 more times, sk last 2 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 20 (sc,ch2,sc)

Rounds 5-14: Repeat rounds 3 & 4

Round 15:  Sl st in next ch 2sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, 2 dc in each ch2 sp around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 40 dc

Round 16:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), hdc in next st, dec hdc over next 2 sts (yo, insert hook in st, pull up loop, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook), *hdc in next 2 sts, dec hdc over next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top beginning ch 2. = 20 hdc & 10 dec hdc.

Finish off leaving a long tail for drawing hat closed

With yarn needle, weave long tail in and out of top 30 sts, draw top closed and secure.

Brim ~

With right side facing, join yarn with sl st  to any st at bottom edge foundation sc

Round 1 – 3:  Ch 1, sc loosely in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 40 sc

Finish off and weave in ends.

Congratulations!!! You now have an Amazing Grace Simple Slouchy!!

Happy Crocheting!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.


 

Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!

Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!

Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket

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This super sweet baby blanket is  and easy to make shell and post stitch pattern that can be quickly made for a great gift or blanket for your own precious angel.  Using self-striping yarn makes it even easier to whip up this Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket!!

Supplies ~

YARN: 1150 yards of worsted weight yarn. I used 3 skeins of Caron Cakes in Spice Cake.

HOOK: Size J

 

Stitches ~

St – Stitch

Sk – Skip

Ch – Chain

Sc – Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Reverse Single Crochet

Bpdc – Back Post Double Crochet

Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

Shell – 5 dc in same stitch

RS – Right Side are even rows         WS – Wrong Side are odd rows

Size ~

36″ x 36″ after blocked

Instructions ~

Ch 100

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. =99 sc

Row 2:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), turn,  *hdc in next st, sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 15 more times, hdc in last 2 sts. = 16 shells & 19 hdc

Row 3:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn,  bpdc around next st, *sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, bpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 15 more times, dc in last st. = 16 shells, 17 bpdc & 2 dc

Row 4:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn,  fpdc around next st, *sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 15 more times, dc in last st. = 16 shells, 17 fpdc & 2 dc

Rows 5 – 51:  Repeat rows 3 & 4

Edging ~

With RS facing join with sl st in chain of beginning ch on bottom right corner.

Round 1:  Ch 1, sc in same st, working up the side of rows, sc 77 sts evenly up the side, 3 sc in top of ch 3 from beginning ch 3 of row 51, * hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts*, repeat *to* 15 more times, hdc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc 77 evenly down the side of rows, 3 sc in 1st st of bottom left corner, sc in next 97 sts, 2 sc in same st as beginning sc. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 360 sts.

Round 2:  Ch 2, turn, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 99 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 79 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 99 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in net 78 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = = 368 sts

Round 3:   Do not turn, sl st in next st, sc in same st, ch 2, sc in same st*ch 2, sk st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 50 more times, ch 2 s sc in same st(1st corner), repeat *to* 41 times, ch 2, sc in same sp(2nd corner), repeat *to* 51 times, ch 2, sc in same st(3rd corner), repeat *to* 40 times, ch 2, sk st, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 188 ch 2 sps

Round 4:  Do not turn, ch 1, sc in same st, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, *sc in next st, sc in next ch 2 sp* repeat *to* 50 more times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, ch 2, repeat *to* 41 times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp , repeat *to* 51 times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next ch 2 st, repeat *to* 41 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 384 sc

Round 5:  Ch 1, reverse sc  in each st around. = 384 reverse scs.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Block blanket into shape using wet or steam method.

That’s it!!!  Congratulations… you now have a Sweet Sunset Baby Blanket

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All my, patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog website, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.


 

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