Project #038: Frankenyarn Blanket Part 2 | Free Pattern

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

Welcome to your next free crochet pattern! Scroll down to Crochet Instructions to jump right in, or read on for more info.

Project Frankenyarn has been my own personal experiment from the curiosity of “what would happen if…?” Although there was lots of ripping out and redoing things that didn’t work out the first [or second or third] time, this project was very relaxing for me because it doesn’t take much focus. It’s very casually written (not like my fancy, official patterns), so let’s kick off our shoes and enjoy a some laid-back crochet therapy!

In Part One, I decided to join up all the little pieces of yarn collected in my stash over the years since I started crocheting, to make one megaball, Frankenyarn.

Click here to learn how to make your own Frankenyarn.

Stash buster | Make a monster ball of yarn

Here in Part 2, I’m using that Frankenstein’s monsterball to make some ratty looking little hobo blocks, with the very high hopes that they’ll eventually make for a beautiful little blanket (they will, I promise!).

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

These little blocks are made using the moss stitch, which is very simple and easy. I tried a few different things but the moss stitch worked best for the colours in my Frankenyarn to give it texture without being too fussy.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 


PATTERN INFORMATION


SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

Crochet Hook: 5mm (Size 8/H)

Yarn sewing needle

Scissors

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

 


YARN INFO


Click here to learn how to make your own Frankenyarn.

 

COLOURWAY & YARDAGE

yardage is approximate

 

Yarn Needed for Part 2 (Blocks)

Blocks: Frankenyarn – Mixed brands, mixed weights, mixed colours (278g)

 

Yarn Needed for Part 3 (Joining)

Edging & Joining: Elle Pure Gold, Double Knit, Titanium (150g)

Border: Elle Pure Gold, Double Knit, Honey (20g)

Border: Elle Family Knit, Margarita (50g)

Border: Kismet Yarns, Funky Stripes, Tiny Tots (50g)

 

NOTE:

My ball of Frankenyarn just happened to be 278g, which made 36 tidy little blocks. You can substitute this with any double knit yarn, which is the same as Light Worsted / 8ply/ 11wpi.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 


ABBREVIATIONS


 

  • R = Row
  • CH = Chain
  • ST = Stitch
  • SS = Slip stitch
  • SC = Single crochet
  • *…* = Section to be repeated
  • DC = Double crochet
  • Hk = hook
  • Sp = space

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 


GAUGE


 

Each block is 14×14 cm

Pattern: 22 rows x 22 stitches using the moss stitch

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 


CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS


 

I waited til I got to the pink part of my ball before taking photos for the tutorial because I like girly photos…

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

Let’s get started!

R1: Chain 24.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

SC into 4th ch from hk.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

*Ch1, skip next ch sp. SC in next ch sp.* Repeat across until all ch sps are used up, finishing with a SC in the last ch. You should have 22 sts (11 SC and 11ch). This number should remain constant throughout the entire block.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

R2: Ch2, turn.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

Skip 1st st. SC in ch sp.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

*Ch1, sk next st, SC in ch sp* Repeat across, finishing with a SC into the last ch sp.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

R3-22: Repeat R2. I had to adjust my tension as I went, to try get all the blocks a similar size. I also found it surprizingly difficult to count my rows and ended up with 21 rows on some blocks that I had to fix! The solution is to zigzag your finger down the block as you count the SC stitches and make sure there are 22.

If you’re using mixed yarns, you’ll eventually end up with a scruffy little rag like this. But don’t worry, my duck. Everything will be alright in the end!

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

Keep going until you have 36 gorgeous little scruffy rubbishes.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

I had loads of fun making my raglets and the best part is always when the colours change! I had loads of grey, so after 6 blocks I was dying for a colour change! When it finally changed to lavender it was like the sun came out and my heart did a little flip flop.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

 

The dark purple/maroon/red phase was my least favorite and I seriously considered leaving these blocks out and making some pretty pinks to replace them. But that felt like cheating because these are my genuine stash blocks with each their own memory of a project from I was a wee lass, pawing my way around the world of crochet.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

In the end I was glad I kept them.

Project Frankenyarn | Stash-buster by Projectarian

That’s it from me for now. Enjoy making your baby yarn monsters and I’ll see you in Part 3 to join the blocks!

 


 

BE A PART OF THE TRIBE

 

If you’re making something from one of my Projects, why don’t you share it with your tribe of fellow Projectarians? We have a Facebook group that is currently dominated by Winchesterton the Third and we need to see some variety, so please share your Frankenyarn – or any other Projectarian Projects with us!

Follow the #ProjectFrankenyarn hashtag on Instagram to see other member’s projects, and follow me @Projectarian to hear about new pattern releases (like Part 3 of this Project!)

 


 

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