Do you have a lot of scrap yarn that you’ve been wanting to use for a project but couldn’t find that perfect crochet stitch for it? Well look no further! The way this stitch blends the rows, it’s hard to see where one color begins and the other ends, so having to change color mid row won’t change the over all look at all! Actually, the more color the better. Then only thing to watch out for is blending two colors that are two close together.
I recommend, if you’re like me and have a ton of scrap yarn, just lay out a color pattern of about 8 to 10 colors, then crochet them up, then go back to your stash and lay out another 8 to 10 colors that will make good color changes.
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Perfect Scrap Yarn Crochet Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern
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For this project you will need:
HOOK: Any size but I used 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US
YARN: Any size but I used worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU
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ch = Chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
st = Stitch
sk = Skip
beg = beginning
YO = Yarn Over
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Repeat what’s in between | for # called for
Repeat what’s in between * for rest of row.
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So once you’ve gotten your first set of scrap yarn laid out, you’re ready to start.
The multiples of this stitch is 6 + 3, so chain in sets of 6 until you reach your desired size then chain 3 more and you’re ready to begin row 1.
DC in 6th ch from hook., * | Ch 1 and dc in same st | repeat what’s between the |’s 3 more times.
You should have 4 ch 1 spaces and 5 Dc’s. Skip 6 sts. DC in next *
repeat what’s between your *’s for the row
To end Row: 3 chs left. DC in last ch. CH 1 and turn
SC in top of beginning DC. Now working in our 4 ch 1 spaces of our shell.
*sc in 1st ch 1 sp and ch 3,
sc in 2nd ch 1 sp and ch 3,
sc in 3rd ch 1 sp and ch 3,
sc in 4th ch 1 sp,
Then without chaining, move to next shell *
repeat what’s between your *’s for the row
To end Row: sc in the top of your ending ch 3. CH 3 and turn
Last row we made 3 little chain 3 spaces over our shells.
For this row we’ll be using those little ch 3 spaces to create our new shells.
Skip 1st ch 3 space and move over to the middle ch 3 sp and DC into it. * Then
| Ch 1 and dc in same st | repeat what’s between the |’s 3 more times.
You should have 4 ch 1 spaces and 5 Dc’s all worked into your middle ch 3 sp.
Now you’ll skip the next 2 little ch 3 spaces, which brings you to the next middle ch 3 sp.
DC into it * repeat what’s between your *’s for the row
To end Row: DC in last sc of row. CH 1 and turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach desired size
Idea’s on how to finish your afghan
I tried a few things to end the row and make it flat, I didn’t like any of them. But I do like the look of a shell row. So I just let my piece end naturally after a row 3.
If you want it to match the other side, you could always pivot your piece and work in the bottom stitches, put a row of shells that mirror’s the other side of your afghan.
Only a suggestion. Feel free to do what best fits your design, this is only a stitch pattern, so please use it for whatever you need.
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