Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2017.
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This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather your supplies
- Red Heart Super Saver, various colorways
- 6 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning needle
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- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- Sc – Single Crochet
- Slst – p Stitch
To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:
There is no size recommendation for this scrapghan. Everyone will have a different amount of scraps for their project and how much they have available will determine how many squares they should make. To give you an example, I will be working with 7 different colors of scraps and I have nearly one skein of each color. In addition to the scraps, you will need to pick a dominant color. I am following along with the picture and using white as my dominant color. I will be purchasing the yarn to use as I go along. At this point, I’m not sure how many squares I can create with the scrap colors I have so I am playing it by ear! If I had to make a guess, I’d say I will probably need 3-4 skeins of the dominant color total (at 355yds per skein).
This doesn’t just have to be a scrapghan! If you are low on scraps or only purchase yarn as you need it, you may need to purchase yarn to complete this scrapghan. No matter what your situation, I really encourage you to join us in this crochet-along, the scrapghan turns out so beautifully! The amount of yarn you purchase will depend on the size of afghan you wish to create. We will be using less of the colors than we will the dominant color so I would start out with 1-2 skeins of each color you want to use plus 3-4 of your dominant color and purchase more as you need it.
You can add your own personality to this design by playing with color choices. The idea is to have two different colors in addition to the dominant color for each square. Be creative! Use as many or as few color combinations as you like! You can pair two colors up and use only those two for every square or you can follow along with the picture and mix and match every color. At the time I filmed the video tutorial, I had planned on taking a more organized approach and using alternating color pairs for all of my squares but I have since changed my mind! Now I am using random pairing of colors and I love how it’s working up!
How to Crochet a Scrapghan
This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version! Click here do be directed to the left-handed tutorial on YouTube.
Motif – make as many as you need to achieve the size afghan you want
Create your slip knot and ch 3. Join with a slst to the first chain to form a ring.
Round 1: Color choice 1
Ch 5. Dc 3 times into center of ring; Ch 2; Dc 3 times into center of ring; Ch 2; Dc 3 times into center of ring; Ch 2; Dc 2 times into center of ring and join with the 3rd chain. Bind off.
Round 2: Dominant color
Bind on at the corner chain 2 space. Ch 5; Dc 3 times into the same chain 2 space; Ch 1; in next chain 2 space: Dc 3, Ch 2, Dc 3. Ch 1; in next chain 2 space: Dc 3, Ch 2, Dc 3. Ch 1; in next chain 2 space: Dc 3, Ch 2, Dc 3. Ch 1; Dc 2 times into the first chain 2 space (these two Dc pair with the chain 3 to for a 3 Dc group). Join with a slst to the 3rd chain. Bind off.
Round 3: Color choice 2
Bind on at the corner chain 2 space. Ch 1; Sc 1 time into the same chain 2 space. Sc into each of the next three stitches. Sc once into the chain 1 space from the previous round. Sc into each of the next three stitches. In the next chain 2 space: Sc 2, Ch 2, Sc 2. Sc into each of the next three stitches. Sc once into the chain 1 space from the previous round. Sc into each of the next three stitches. In the next chain 2 space: Sc 2, Ch 2, Sc 2. Sc into each of the next three stitches. Sc once into the chain 1 space from the previous round. Sc into each of the next three stitches. In the next chain 2 space: Sc 2, Ch 2, Sc 2. Sc into each of the next three stitches. Sc once into the chain 1 space from the previous round. Sc into each of the next three stitches. In the first chain 2 space: Sc 2, Ch 2, Join with a slst to the chain 1 where you binded on.
Once you have crocheted as many squares as you can with your scraps, weave in your ends. To get the most professional look, I highly recommend you wet block your squares. It’s a tedious process but see how good my squares look? It’s because I took them time to block each one. Here’s a really helpful tutorial on blocking:
Crochet your squares together using by single crocheting in the back loops only of the crochet squares. I find that crocheting them together in a random order gives the best result!