Crochet Gigi Blanket Pattern

Crochet Gigi Blanket Pattern

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The Gigi Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

The Gigi Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Gigi Blanket

Today, I’m introducing my next series of pattern designs, called The Gigi Collection.  First up, the original Gigi Blanket.  This came about as a challenge to use Bernat Super Value and Red Heart Super Saver yarns together in one project.  I thought for a while, then it hit me that if I’m going to combine the two best yarns, then I will combine my two best patterns – The Hugs & Kisses Blanket and the Modern Granny!

The Modern Granny series came about because of my love for (at the time) the new Caron Cakes yarn.  The FTM (from the middle) design seems to work nicely with the long coloring changes of this yarn.  It’s a fast and easy design that is fun to play with all kinds of color changes.

It was two years ago when I crocheted the Hugs & Kisses for my newest granddaughter’s arrival.  I had no idea that anyone would love this textured blanket like I do and it evolved into many other projects by the request of other crocheters.  You can see the entire collection of Hug & Kisses patterns here.

So with combining these two patterns, you get the best of both worlds.  A textured blanket that hooks up pretty quickly!

The Gigi Collection by Jeanne Steinhilber

When you upload your project to The Crochet Crowd Stitch Social Group or Instagram, feel free to tag me so I can see what you have crocheted.  Follow me on Instagram @ jeannestein or on Facebook.  My designs can also be saved in your Ravelry favorites by following me HERE.

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I really hope you enjoy this new series as much as I have enjoyed creating it.  I already have plans to release other Gigi Designs!

The Gigi Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Yarn
Color A – Red Heart Super Saver – Real Teal, 3 balls, 198 g / 7 oz, 333 meters / 364 yards
Color B – Bernat Super Value – Aqua, 2 balls, 197 g / 7 oz, 389 meters / 426 yards

Hook
5.0 mm / H Hook

Sizing
38” x 48”
Multiples 40 + 42

Abbreviations
Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double crochet
Rep – Repeat
Rnd – Round
Rs – Right side
Sc – Single crochet
Sk – Skip
Sp – Sp.ace
St(s) – Stitch, stitches
Ws – Wrong side

Special Stitches
X-St – Skip next stitch and place dc; dc into skipped stitch.
Bobble – Dc5tog – In the next stitch, *yarn over, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * 4 times, until you have 6 loops on hook, yo and pull through all to complete 5 dc together.

Instructions
Start with the Hugs & Kisses section.

With Color A, ch 162.

Row 1: (WS) Dc in 4th chain from hook and next 17 ch, dc3tog, *dc in next 18 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 18 ch, dc3tog; rep from * 2 more times, dc in next 17 ch, 2 dc in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 17 st, sc3tog, *sc in next 18 st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 18 st, sc3tog; rep from * 2 more times, sc in next 17 st, 2 sc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here and throughout), dc in next st, dc in previous st (same as ch 3), (sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st) 8 times, dc3tog, *(sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st) 9 times, 3 dc in next st, (sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st) 9 times, dc3tog; rep from * 2 more times, (sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st) 9 times, dc once more in last st. Turn.

Row 4: Rep row 2. Drop color A, add color B. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, bobble in next st, hdc in next st, (hdc, bobble, hdc) 5 times, hdc3tog, *(hdc, bobble, hdc) 6 times, 3 hdc in next st, (hdc, bobble, hdc) 6 times, hdc3tog; rep from * 2 more times, (hdc, bobble, hdc) 6 times, hdc once more in last st. Drop color B, add color A. Turn.

Row 6: Rep row 2.

Row 7: Rep row 3.

Row 8: Rep row 2.

Row 9: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 17 sts, dc3tog, *dc in next 18 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 18 sts, dc3tog; rep from * 2 more times, dc in next 17 sts, 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Transition into Modern Granny.

Row 10: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, ch 3, sk 2 dc, sc in next sp, (ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next sp) 4 times, ch 3, sk 3 dc, (sc3tog by using the next sp, the middle st, and the sp after the next dc), *(ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next sp) 6 times, ch 3, sk 1 dc, sc in next sp, (ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next sp) 5 times, ch 3, sk 3 dc, (sc3tog by using the next sp, the middle st, and the sp after the next dc); rep from * 2 more times, (ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next sp) 5 times, ch 3, sk 2 dc, 2 sc in last st. Drop color A, add color B. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, 3 dc in same st, (3 dc in each ch-3 sp) 5 times, (dc in next sp, dc2tog in same sp and next sp, dc once more in same sp), *(3 dc in each ch-3 sp) 5 times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sp, (3 dc in each ch-3 sp) 5 times, (dc in next sp, dc2tog in same sp and next sp, dc once more in same sp); rep from * 2 more times, (3 dc in each ch-3 sp) 5 times, sk next sc, 4 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, (ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next sp) 5 times, ch 3, sk 3 dc, (sc2tog using next 2 sps), *(ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next sp) 5 times, ch 3, sk 3 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3, (ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next sp) 5 times, ch 3, sk 3 dc, (sc2tog using next 2 sps); rep from * 2 more times, (ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next sp) 5 times, ch 3, sk 3 dc, 2 sc in last st. Turn. Row
Row 13: Rep row 11. Drop color B, add color A. Turn.

Row 14: Rep row 12.

Row 15: Rep row 11. Drop color A, add color B. Turn.

Rows 16 – 19: Rep rows 12 and 11. At the end of row 19, Drop color B, add color A. Turn.

Row 20: Rep row 12.

Transition back to Hugs & Kisses

Row 21: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next sc, (2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc) 5 times, (dc in ch-3 sp, dc3tog in same sp, the next sc and the next ch-3 sp, dc again), dc in next sc, *(2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc) 5 times, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next sc, (2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc) 5 times, (dc in ch-3 sp, dc3tog in same sp, the next sc and the next ch-3 sp, dc again); rep from * 2 more times, dc in next sc, (2 dc in ch-3 sp, dc in next sc) 5 times, 2 dc in last st. Turn.

Rows 22-29: Rep rows 2 thru 9.

Rows 30-41: Rep rows 10 thru 21.

Rows 42 – 81: Rep rows 22 thru 41, 2 times.

Rows 82 – 89: Rep rows 2 thru 9 once more. Turn.

Border
Rnd 1: Rep row 2. At the end of the row, 3 sc in last st, turn project to work along the side. Continue to sc around the entire blanket, placing 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off.

The Gigi Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

The Gigi Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

The Gigi Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

The Gigi Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

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I am excited to be part of The Crochet Crowd team. I have been crocheting for 40+ years. I am also a big geek and an internet addict. I met Mikey and Diva Dan while onboard a crochet cruise in March 2015, and the rest is history. I hope to help inspire fellow crocheters.