Crochet Gigi’s Block Party Blanket Pattern

Crochet Gigi’s Block Party Blanket Pattern

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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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18 thoughts on “Crochet Gigi’s Block Party Blanket Pattern”

  1. Amanda Cowdrey says:

    I’m having trouble with Round 29 stitch count as well (I’m getting 328). I’ve frogged, counted, & double-checked and everything adds up perfectly until Round 29. I’m really enjoying this pattern; it’s fun and quick and easy, but I’m disappointed that I’m stuck 🙁

    1. Jeanne says:

      Those stitch counts were added on the 3rd revision of the pattern. Maybe I’ve made a mistake. Mine would be 84 per side. You are at 82 per side. You could fake 2 stitches in or probably just go with what you have.

      1. Amanda Cowdrey says:

        Thank you for your reply! I went ahead with what I had for a count without fudging extra stitches and the stitch count was bang on for every round afterwards! I think I was more afraid of something not lining up farther along that it stalled me. I love your pattern and I just finished it today! Thank you 😊

  2. Jeanette says:

    Is the stitch count off in row 29? I have double checked my work and row 28 is correct with 25 pc per side 220 hdc but that is not producing 336 sc for row 29. I’m confused.

    1. Marina King says:

      What is the count you are ending up with? The rows increase by 8 or 16 between the SC and DC rows.

  3. Kimberly A Sieminski says:

    I am on row 66. I want to make it bigger. What row do l start with to do that.

    1. Marina King says:

      Try alternating the 2 transition sections and when you reach your desired size, then do your border rounds.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I’m super confused about row 23. Sl to corner. The First corner or each corner…..the very first corner is literally 1 stitch away. I’m so lost.

    1. Mikey says:

      She means sl st to the middle st of the joining corner. Not each corner. 🙂 I just filmed this up. I will have it available later tonight.

      Michael

      1. Cynthia Hansen says:

        Thank you for filming Gigis pattern. I want to make this blanket but I have a difficult time following patterns.

      2. Jennifer HS says:

        Thanks bunches Mikey! Love your stuff btw!

  5. Annie Reese says:

    Hi,to whom who reads this,

    On the Gigi pattern, round 7, I had to adjust where you have

    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

    I had to sl st to corner THEN ch3 , 2dc in same st as join, or it makes beginning corner wonky.

    1. Mikey says:

      The SL ST to corner based on round 6 is actually the corner. Round 6 ends with a sl st to beg sc which is the middle st of the corner. I just filmed this morning… so I get what you are saying. Look to rnd 6 when you ended. If you feel your adjustment worked for you, that’s terrific! 😀

  6. Cynthia Hansen says:

    Too bad Mikey doesn’t do tutorials on Jeanies patterns I don’t follow patterns too well.

    1. Mikey says:

      I filmed it this morning. I am mandated to film Yarnspirations Pattern, Mine and Jeannes… I’m one person. I do all of the prep, filming and editing. I just cannot keep up. I think you are asking here for this to be filmed… which I did this morning. I do occassionally do Jeanne’s stuff but she produces more patterns than I have time to do. I don’t film all of my own designs either. I’m sorry.

      1. Candi Hurliman says:

        No bloody problem. People back off. Thanks very much Mike, you’ve got more output than any other crocheter! Very much appreciated. I’m house bound and can’t get out to take lessons. I’m very thankful for all your videos, etc…

  7. Kim Boyington says:

    I was able to find my error. I was not making the first dc after the 5 dc corner. Lesaon: read read read the pattern. ☺

  8. Kim Boyington says:

    Hi. Thank you for the lovely pattern. I have the correct Total cross & dc numbers for round 9, but round 10 comes out to 116 (26 sc stitches on each side plus the 3 in each corner: 26×4+12).
    I’m sure I’m missing something simple. Please help?

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