Monday, April 8, 2013

Colors of Sunshine Scrapghan



I often get annoyed with patterns claiming to be scrap patterns. You know those patterns that tell you that you will be able to use up some of your scrap stash but then it will tell you you need two skeins of every color.

 I need projects that ask for even less. I have those scraps that when you get to the end of a project you roll it up into a ball and hope it will be enough to make a baby hat or some booties. Maybe you will even make a hat and booties out of that ball and there is still a little left.

You know those scrap balls that your husband hates because he always seems to vacuum them up, or the ones that your three year old gets a hold of when you are not looking and one end ends up at a different side of the house as the other end of the yarn ball. (true stories). Where are the patterns that use those scraps up?

I have come up with one. I will tell you first off though that you will need at least 2 skeins of one solid color, sorry. All the rest will just be scraps; isn't that fantastic!




Colors of Sunshine Scrapghan 

Yarn: any worsted weight 4 yarn scraps, and 2 skeins of a solid color
Hook: J

 Instructions 

First motif:
Round 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st in to 3rd starting ch. 12 dc

Round 2: Ch 6,( tr in next dc, ch 2) repeat around sl st in starting st. 12 tr, 12 ch 2 spaces.

Round 3: Ch 1, {sc in tr, ch 3, sk ch 2 sp, dc3tog in next tr, sk ch 2 space, ch 3} repeat around, sl st in beginning st. 6 sc, and 6 dc3tog.

Round 4: Sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same 3 ch sp, ch 3, sk next st,{ 3 sc in next 3 ch space, sk next st, ch 3} repeat around, sl st in firtst sc. Finish off. 12( 3 sc ), and 12 ch 3 sp.

Motif with one joining side:
Repeat rounds 1-3 as in first motif

Round 4: Sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 1, {3 sc in 3 ch sp, ch 1, sk 1 st,  sl st into matching ch 3 sp of motif 1, ch 1, } repeat 2 more times, ,{ 3 sc in next 3 ch space, sk next st, ch 3} repeat around, sl st in beginning sc. 3 joining spots.

Motif with 2 joining sides:
Repeat rounds 1-3 as in first motif

Round 4: Sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 1, {3 sc in 3 ch sp, ch 1, sk 1 st,  sl st into matching ch 3 sp of motif 1, ch 1, } repeat 4 more times, ,{ 3 sc in next 3 ch space, sk next st, ch 3} repeat around, sl st in beginning sc. 5 joining spots.

Motif with 3 joining sides:
Repeat rounds 1-3 as in first motif

Round 4: Sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 1, {3 sc in 3 ch sp, ch 1, sk 1 st,  sl st into matching ch 3 sp of motif 1, ch 1, } repeat 6  more times, ,{ 3 sc in next 3 ch space, sk next st, ch 3} repeat around, sl st in beginning sc. 7 joining spots.

Edging

Round 1: sc in every sc, sc2tog for every joining spot, and (sc, ch 1, sc) in every ch sp, sl st in first st.

 For all additional rounds sc in every st. Finish Off, weave in all ends. 

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful pattern! I can't wait to try it. Thank you! :)

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  2. I already have my bag of scraps ready!

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  3. Love this but I am unclear how it will piece together. Are they pieced together as you make it or do you make motifs and sew them together at the end? How did you piece it with out tons of ends?

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  4. they are joined together at round 4. I usually weave in the end after I join each one. all the ends is the one negative about this throw, but if you weave the end in after every time you join it is not so bad. sometimes I find with joining motifs I can tuck in the end as I am joining the next motif on, but since there is a lot of open work on this one it does not look as well.

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  5. Can't wait to start. I have one of those 8 gallon Rubbermaid tubs at least half full of scraps. Who knows how many I can use up. Great pattern, thanks.

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  6. Looks like fun but you do not say how many of each motif to make.

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    1. In the model blanket there are 78 hexagons. But really it is up to you and how many scraps you have on how big you want to make it.

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  7. I really like this, but I am new to crochet, and I am a bit confused. Where do you start? I get how the pieces are connected, but how do you know what to connect to what? Did you work in rows or just sort of wing it all?
    Thanks, Jill

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    1. Normally, if this was a square I would tell you to work in rows. But this is hexagon. There are a few different ways you can do it. I personally for this project worked in "flowers" I started with a color center and then I made a round around the color center. and then I just grew the blanket from that. I think it would be easy to work the columns (the straight sides in the hexagon), You just have to be aware of your color pattern and work from that.

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