Crochet Gigis Block Party Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
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Crochet Gigi's Block Party Blanket
Crochet Gigi’s Block Party Blanket

Crochet Gigi’s Block Party Blanket

I hope you enjoy crocheting this new blanket today, Gigi’s Block Party Blanket.  It’s another combination of my two best patterns – The Hugs & Kisses Blanket and the Modern Granny!

Keeping up with my love for self-striping yarn, I’ve chosen to use Bernat POP! in Blue Streak for this blanket.  I used 9 balls to crochet this blanket to a finished size of 56″ square.

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Gigi’s Block Party Blanket Pattern

Tutorial

Yarn

  • Bernat POP! – 140g / 5oz, 256 m / 280 yds, Blue Streak – 9 Balls

Hook

  • 5.0 mm / H Hook

Sizing

  • 56” square

Abbreviations

  • Beg – Beginning
  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double crochet
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rnd – Round
  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl st – Slip stitch
  • Sp – Space
  • St(s) – Stitch, stitches

Special Stitches

  • X-St – Skip next stitch and place dc; dc into skipped stitch.
  • Popcorn – Work 4 dc into the next st, drop the loop from the hook, insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group, grab the dropped loop and pull it through the stitch; 1 pc made.

Instructions

Start with the Modern Granny section.

Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring, or use a magic circle.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, ch 1 [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 3 times; join with sl st to top of beg ch. – Four 3-dc groups, 4 ch-1 sps.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-1 sp (corner made), ch 3] 4 times; join with sl st in first sc. – 4 corners, 4 ch-3 sps.

Rnd 3: (Sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times; join with sl st to top of beg ch. – 4 corners, four 3-dc groups.

Rnd 4: Sl st in next 2 dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next sp between corner and next 3-dc group, ch 3, sc in next sp between next 3-dc group and corner, ch 3; rep from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc. – 4 corners, 12- ch-3 sps.

Rnd 5: (Sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next 3 ch-3 sps, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next 3 ch-3 sps; rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st to top of beg ch. – 4 corners, 12 – 3-dc groups.

Transition into Hugs & Kisses section.

Rnd 6: Sl st in next 2 dc, (sl st, ch 1, 2 sc) in first corner sp, sc in each st to next ch-1 sp, *3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each st to ch-1 sp; rep from * 2 more times, sc in same sp as beg 2 sc, sl st to beg sc. – 72 sc

*This is when I like to place a stitch marker in the middle stitch of each corner from here out to keep track of the center stitch.

Rnd 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in each st to marked corner, *5 dc in corner st, dc in each st to marked corner; rep from * twice more, 2 dc in same st as beg ch 3, sl st to beg ch 3. – 88 dc

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st to the marked corner, *3 sc in corner st, sc in each st to marked corner; rep from * twice more, sc in same st as beg st, sl st to beg st. – 96 sc

Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next st, [*sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st (X-st), rep from * to marked corner st], **5 dc in corner, dc in next st, X-st to next marked corner; rep from ** twice more, 2 dc in same st as beg 3 dc, sl st to beg dc. – 44 X-st, 20 corner dc

Rnd 10: Rep rnd 8. – 120 sc

Rnd 11: Ch 2 (counts as hdc now and throughout), hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts, *pc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * to marked corner st, **[3 hdc in marked corner st, hdc in next 2 sts, *pc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts; rep from * to marked corner st]; rep from ** twice more, 1 hdc in same st as beg, sl st to ch 2. – 36 pc, 92 hdc

Rnd 12: Rep rnd 8. – 136 sc

Rnd 13: Rep rnd 9. – 64 X-st, 20 corner dc

Rnd 14: Rep rnd 8. – 160 sc

Rnd 15: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in each st to marked corner, *5 dc in corner st, dc in each st to next marked corner; rep from * twice more, 2 dc in same st as beg ch 3, sl st to beg ch 3. – 176 dc

Rnd 16: Rep rnd 8. – 184 sc

The transition back to Modern Granny

Rnd 17: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same st, ch 3, sk 3 sc, *sc in next st, ch 3, sk 2 sc; rep from * to marked corner, **(sc, ch 3, sc) in corner st, ch 3, sk 3 sc, (sc in next st, ch 3, sk 2 sc) to corner; rep from ** twice more, sl st to beg sc. – 4 corners, 60 ch-3 sps

Rnd 18: (Sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in first corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp to corner, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp to corner; rep from * twice more, sl st to beg ch. – 4 corners, 60 – 3-dc groups

Rnd 19: Sl st in next 2 dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next space between corner and next 3-dc group, ch 3, sc in next space between each 3-dc group to corner, ch 3; repeat from * 3 more times; join with sl st in first sc. – 4 corners, 68 ch-3 sps

Rnd 20: Rep rnd 18.

Rnds 21 – 22: Rep rnds 19 and 20.

Rnd 23: Sl st to corner. Rep rnd 8.

Rnds 24 – 33: Rep rnds 7 – 16.

Rnds 34 – 50: Rep rnds 17 – 33.

Rnds 51 – 66: Rep rnds 17 – 32.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 sc first st, sc in next st, [sk next st, sc in next st, sc in skipped st] to marked corner, *3 sc in corner st, sc in next st, [sk next st, sc in next st, sc in skipped st] to marked corner; rep from * 2 more times, sc in same st as beg 2 sc, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Crochet Gigis Block Party Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Gigi’s Block Party Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Gigis Block Party Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber
Crochet Gigis Block Party Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

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