Crochet Gigi’s Block Party


Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as well as my friends over at yarnspirations.com. I’m your host Mikey. Today is Gigi’s Block Party Blanket and this is designed by my assistant Jeanne and Gigi is the name of what her grandchildren call her. So what she’s done is that she made an afghan for one of them and she used Bernat Pop. I’m gonna be using Caron Cakes here. So the colors that you see in the afghan are exactly as they come out of the, of the ball band. So there’s really no special color play if you wish. But this is a combination of the Hugs and Kisses and the Modern Blanket all mixed together in order to create this beautiful textured blanket. So you’re gonna need a 5 mm, size ‘H’ crochet hook today. This afghan is using nine balls of Bernat Pop which I would agree with because the afghan is 56″ square. So if you wanna stop earlier you can do so then you use less yarn and of course if you wanna make it bigger you can do so as well. So you’re gonna see in the diagram instructions. Sorry in the instructions there is no diagram for this one is that you can see that there is the Modern Granny plus the Hugs and Kisses that you see and also a bigger version here. So we’re gonna work our way through this. I’m just gonna show you until the point that we get in here that she has you do the repeat. So I’m gonna be taking you all the way through rounds up to 20 and then the rest of it up to 66 is on you because you can just reverse the video back in order to redo all the steps if you have to. So without further ado, let’s begin Gigi’s Block Party now. So let’s begin. I would classify this as the easy/intermediate. I think it’s one of those right in between the two. So let’s say I begin with the slipknot and we are going to start and we’re gonna be starting with the maty, mar, blah… So let’s begin and we’re gonna be starting off with the slipknot I believe this is a level of easy to intermediate. It’s right in between the two of those. So let’s begin and we’re gonna chain four. So 1, 2, 3 and 4 and we’re gonna slip stitch to the fourth one away which is the very starting to create the center ring of your afghan. So then yarn over pull through and through and then you have the center circle and with this straggler just leave it around the edge of that circle so that you can trap it in and let’s begin round number one. Let’s begin round number one. We’re gonna chain three which will count as a double crochet and then we’re gonna put two more double crochets into the center of that ring. So make sure that you do go up over top of the straggler and then you don’t gotta worry about sewing it into position because it’ll be stuck underneath for you. And then once you get that in there chain only one which is unusual, but follow along. It’s pretty cool and then you’re gonna put three more double crochets into the center of the ring again. So we’re creating all four sides as we’re going around today. Once you have another three in there just chain one and then put another three in there and then chain one and finally the last three and then to end it you’re just gonna chain one and then slip stitch to the beginning of the chain three that you started with and all four sides should be in as well as the four corners and then get rid of the straggler if you went up over top of it if you haven’t just secure it in with the tapestry needle at this time and let’s move on to round number two. So let’s begin round number two. So right now we’re in the top of the first double crochet and that’s exactly where we don’t wanna be. So we’re going to then slip stitch into the first top of these two separately. So just go one at a time so 1 and 2 but do not slip stitch to the next chain one space which is a corner. I want you here just to single crochet right into that corner. This is technically where we’re gonna start and then chain three and then single crochet right into that corner. So now we’re going to jump over the existing um, stitches that we see here and all we’re gonna do at this point is just chain three. So 1, 2, 3 and then just jump to the next corner and single crochet and chain three, 1, 2, 3, single crochet and then chain three. So 1, 2, 3, go into the next corner, single crochet, chain three, 1, 2, 3, same corner to finish it and then jumping over. So chain three. So 1, 2, 3, go to the next corner, single crochet, chain three so 1, 2, 3 and single crochet. And when we are coming back around this is kinda where we started but we, we technically started over here uh, when we started the round itself. So we’re gonna just chain three like so and then you’re just gonna slip stitch into the first single crochet that you started with right there. So you should have all the corners should have chain three spaces with single crochets in one time, chain three and single crochet again and then chain threes jump over the three double crochets that are in this middle sections. So let’s begin around number three. So let’s begin round number three. We wanna slip stitch to the chain three space first, and then we’re gonna start in a corner. So we’re gonna do the whole corner. So we’re gonna chain three to begin. That’s your first double crochet and two more double crochet into that same chain three space. Then you’re going to only chain one and then in that same space put three more double crochet. So 1, 2 and 3. So after the corner is done you go to the next chain three space. Don’t chain one first at all. Just immediately just put in three double crochet into that same space. So these single crochets here help keep it separate even though there’s no chain one space to do that. Once you get to the next corner you are just going to put in three double crochets. So 1, 2 and 3 and then you need to chain one to turn and then in the same space three more double crochet. So I want you to do this all the way around for round number three and then I’ll see at the end of this round. So in order to go to the next one just chain or three double crochet in there and then corner again, three double crochet, chain one, three double crochet and continue that all the way around for round number three. So I’m coming to the end of round number three and it’s just a spot in between the corners. It’s the only spot really and then you’re just gonna slip stitch to the beginning top of the chain three. So we’re technically right in the wrong spot at this moment so what we’re going to do is that we’re going to slip stitch again and we’re only gonna slip stitch two over. So 1 and 2 and this is beginning round number four. And so then this is where you’re gonna start in the chain one space in the corner. So you’re just gonna single crochet and then chain three and then single crochet and then single crochet. Now here’s what we have to do. So we’re gonna chain three, let’s just do that to start and then explain. So everything is in groups of threes and you can see that underneath it kinda has it separated right? Do you see that? So you’re gonna go in the space in between the separations and single crochet. Then chain three to jump and keep jumping across until you get to the corner and then chain three and then finally you’ll hit the corner so you’re just gonna single crochet and then chain three and single crochet and then turn. So to jump again so just chain three, just go and after the first set of three. You can see it’s separated and just go in there. So just do this all the way around for round number four. Once you come all the way around number four, you’re just gonna slip stitch to the first single crochet and then you’re gonna do another round of what we had done before with the three double crochets. So go into the chain three space, just slip stitch it and do one more round of what we already did before. So you’re just gonna chain three, that’s your first double crochet and two more double crochet into that same corner space and then chain only one and then three double crochet. Then each one of these chain three spaces all the way to the next corner all have three double crochet and in the corner, it’s three double crochet, chain one, three double crochet. And I want you to do that all the way around to back to where we started and then after we get this round we’re gonna be transitioning to the Hugs and Kisses section. So we’re going to then just put three double crochets in each of the chain three spaces except for the corners it’ll be three double crochet, chain one, three double crochet. Please complete round number five now. Okay, once you come all the way round this is it for round number five. Just slip stitch to the top of the first chain thee and this concludes then the Modern Granny for the middle section. Do not fasten off. We’re now going to transition to the Hugs and Kisses for that section and then transition eventually back to this as well. So let’s begin round number six next. So let’s begin round number six. You should know that the corners only have three single crochets in them. So people assume that it’s gonna be like there’s a space in or et cetera. So it matters on how we’re gonna do this. So we’re going to slip stitch over the first two and then we’re gonna then officially start this round. So we’re gonna slip stitch one more time, and we’re going to chain one and two single crochets only in this corner. So when we get back we’re gonna finish with one more single crochet in that same corner and then that will put us right in line for the next time. So starting in the very first one there is the first one right there is that you’re going to single crochet in each of the stitches going all the way to the next corner space. So in the corners you will put three single crochet in there and then turn your project and then continue along with one single crochet in each of the stitches. And when I come back here on the end of round number six we’re gonna place one more single crochet in the beginning one and then that’ll conclude that one. So I’ll see you at the end of this round, round number six. When you get to the end of round number six just keep going right into the corner and in the corner you’re just gonna put one more single crochet and then just join it to the top of the first single crochet that you started with. And then that should put you right in the corner then to be prepared for round number seven. As we now move up Jeanne’s suggesting that we put in slip uh, a stitch marker in the center of the three in the corner. So when you see the center it may help you to keep an accurate count if you have to do that. So that’s something that you can decide depending on your comfort levels. So just go through and just pick the middle one of the grouping of three. I might as well do it. Um, it makes life easier. She doesn’t usually suggest stuff like this unless she thinks it’s really quite helpful for you in order for you to continue to learn and to do the pattern. So just mark each one of the center stitches with a stitch marker. I just use spare yarn, but you may have a stitch marker near you. So let’s begin round number seven. We’re gonna chain three which will count as a double crochet and then we’re going to put two more double crochet into that same stitch that you did for the join. This is the very corner. So this is only a portion of the real corner. The real corner actually has five double crochets. We only technically have three. We’ll finish the other two when we get back around. So starting in the very next stitch you’re just gonna do one double crochet in each of the stitches all the way to the next corner. So when you get to the next corner that we’ve already marked or the middle stitch of the, of the three single crochet it’ll be five double crochets and then you just keep on going. So, let me just double crochet myself to the first corner. I would just show you how I’m gonna turn. Just make sure that you get it and then I’ll see you at the end of this round after that. So once you get to the corner you can see that it’s been marked is that you’ll put in five double crochets in that same spot. So 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and then continue to then go along the edge. So just one double crochet in each and then five in the next corner and et cetera and I’ll see you at the end of round number seven. Okay, when you get all the way back around then are just going to just double crochet twice into the first chain or sorry into the first um, corner space and then that’ll conclude it then to have five double crochets right at the end and just slip stitched at the top of the chain three. So that will conclude that and we are going now to move on to round number eight. So let’s begin round number eight. If it helps you to move the stitch marker up to identify the middle one of the grouping of five double crochets then please do so. Um, the one where you end and stop uh, started is already kinda marked. You’re already right where you need to be. So we’re gonna begin then round number eight which is similar to what we’ve already done before. So round number eight is just chain up one and in the same one that you did the join you want two single crochets and you’ll put a third one in there when you get back around. It’ll be one single crochet in each of the stitches all the way to the corner. So if you haven’t marked it, it’s the middle one of the grouping of five. So it’s the middle one and if you have marked it, that’s where you’re gonna put in three single crochets and then you’ll continue along to do one single crochet along until you hit the next corner and then go all the way around. This is round number eight. A nice easy round of single crochets in each except for the corners there’ll be three. So I’m just coming all the way back around and I’m going to single crochet. Make sure that you do not count that join as a stitch. It’s not a stitch is just to join. If anywhere you’re gonna stitch counts will go off there will be that if you’re doing that. So just slip stitch then to the uh, so I single crocheted in the last uh, in the same one as where we started and then we’re just gonna join with the slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet. I did move up my stitch, stitch markers as they went around and let’s proceed now to round number nine. Round number nine we’re gonna take it slowly. We’re gonna be introducing the cross-stitch. It’s called the ‘X’ stitch that’s short for cross stitch. What we’re going to do is that we’re gonna chain three which will count as a double crochet here and we are going to put two more double crochet into the same stitch as the corner and watch what we’re going to do. So we’re gonna double crochet in the next stitch. Okay, you’re ready to go? So now we’re gonna start the cross stitch. So we’re going to skip the next stitch and go to the second over and we’re gonna double crochet and then we’re gonna double crochet into the one that we just skipped. I would access it from the back. So just move the project forward and then just go into the skipped stitch and double crochet. If you feel more comfortable by accessing it through the front just be consistent that’s all. So then do another ‘X’ stitch. So skipping the next and double crochet in the next and then come back like that. So you’re just gonna cross stitch all the way until you get to the corner except for just before the corner that’s where I’m gonna meet you. I’m gonna show you, make sure that you’re getting your corners right and then I’ll leave the rest of this round for you and now you’ll start really seeing texture come as this is part of the um, the characteristics of the Hugs and Kisses that makes it really quite appealing. So let’s just ‘X’ stitch until close to the next corner and I’ll show you what to do from that point. So I’m cross stitching and I have two more stitches before the corner. You can see it’s marked here. So I am still gonna cross stitch right up in to the corner and therefore the corner is next. So unlike when you start a round is that there’s one double crochet that sits by itself but when you finish the side before the corner the double cro, uh, the cross stitches go right to the corner. So in the corner you will put in five double crochet to turn. So 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and if you wanna move up your stitch marker now is a great time to do it. Now when you start another fresh side the first one is one double crochet by itself and then you start the cross stitching. So just jumping over and double crocheting and then jump back for the cross stitch and do that all the way to the next corner. So just cross stitch right to the corner then five and then when you start the next fresh side it’s one double crochet by itself and then start cross stitching and I’ll see at the end of this round. This is round number nine. So I’m getting to the end of number nine and then I’m just gonna put in two double crochets into the beginning of where we started now Jeanne indicated to us that there was 44 cross stitches all the way around so that means that there’s technically 11 per side. So if you’re able to count 11 as you’re going across you know that you’re, you’re doing it, right. So let’s continue now and don’t forget that this chain one space or the slip stitching when you do that can make it look like that you’re adding stitches so and then you accidentally add stitches so just keep an eye on where you stop and start and let’s begin round number ten, which is the repeat of round number eight. So round number eight if you recall is just one sing or chain one and it’s two single crochets in the corner space and then it’s one single crochet in each of the stitches going across. Except for the corner if you marked it it’s the middle one of the grouping of five that there will be three single crochets and then continue along with one single crochet in each and I’ll leave that with you. This is round number ten. So I’m coming all the way back around and I’m just coming into the first one here and I’m going to single crochet to where it started and then slip stitch to the top of the first single crochet. So that ends at round number nine or sorry round number eight [laughing] that ends round number ten which is the same as number eight and you’re going to see now we’re gonna do some even more texture work after this. So round number eleven, we’re going to start with our popcorns and that’s what we’re gonna do in this round but we have half double crochets in there. The corners you should know that are only three um, half double crochets that make up a corner when we’re going to do this. So let’s begin nice and slowly. We’re gonna chain two which will count as your first half double crochet and in the same stitch I want you to put in another half double crochet. So I just told you that the corners have three half double crochets but you only see two that means that we’re gonna finish that one when we get back around. To start this side we’re gonna put a half double crochet in the next two stitches. So 1 and 2 and then it states popcorn in the next stitch. So the popcorn if you look at the special stitches equals four double crochets. So let’s do that. So we’re just gonna put four double crochets into the same stitch. So 1, 2, 3, and 4 and to do the popcorn just drop the loop and come into the beginning one of the grouping of four and go to the back. So just in through the front and then grab the loop and pull through just like that. Okay. So now what we’re going to then do is that we’re just gonna continue along the side. So the next two are each a half double crochet. So 1 and 2. And let’s begin the repeat. So the repeat asterisks to the marked corner. So if you go into the asterisks it says that the popcorn is the next one. So you have to do four double crochets, so 1, 2, 3 and 4 and then drop it and then go into the first one of the grouping of four, grab the loop pull and then half double crochet in the next two. And I want you to do that all the way and it says to do that all the way to the corner and I’ll meet you at close to the corner and then we’ll turn the corner from that point. So I’ll see you at the first corner at that point. So I’ve now done my repeat. So I have nine popcorn going all the way 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and the repeat has us finish with two half double crochets after the popcorn which is one into each stitch and then you end up in the marked corner. So to remember what we do is that we do three half double crochets in the corner. You may wanna move up your stitch marker also to keep an eye on that. Half double crochets in a corner can always be confusing that’s why I try not to design with them too much and then we turn the corner and then begin again. So if you remember to turn, after we turn the corner we are then going to put in half double crochet in the next two stitches to start. So 1 and 2 and then do the popcorn. So the popcorn is you got your four. So 1, 2, 3 and 4. And then drop it, pick it up, finish it and then two half double crochets in uh, in a row. So one into each. So continue that repeat all the way to the corner and then just do exactly what you just did here and move up your stitch markers to make your life a lot easier and I’ll see you at the end of round number 11. So when I look at this, I should have nine in between all of the edges for round number 11 and now let’s begin around number 12 which is the same as round number 8. So let’s begin round number 12 and it will be the same as round number 8 which is just single crochets. So right where we are we’re gonna chain up one and we’re just going to put in two single crochets in there. We’ll put the third one in there when we get back around. So because these are half double crochets you just gotta watch that first one coming out of the corner and just make sure you get the first one. So there is 34 stitches per side. So that does not include, that includes the one corner space, so it’s one corner and then it’s going to be then 33 over and then the middle one of the other side then will just restart for 34. So you want 34 stitches then going across. So just starting on the first one so I would count, this is 1 and 2 because you got two in there and go to your 3rd and then the 4th and the 5th and then go in the top. So six… 33 and then 34. So 34 takes you right to the corner. Remember that there’s three single crochets in the corner. So this is just one of the three, so then if you were to turn and restart then the next side you start again and you put in your two more single crochets. So 1 and 2 and then count again to 34, to the first one of the grouping of three all the way across and I would probably recommend that as well. So just take a mental note on where you started on this when you did this. So it’s, looks like that you skipped you like you’re just jumping too prematurely to the first stitch. Watch that one because that’s exactly where it needs to go. That’s why I try not doing half double crochets, too often. So 34 is the magic number uh, per side for this and so I will leave that with you and so when you’re going to start the next uh, round as we go just make sure that you get it. Okay, so just so we got 1, 2 this is 3, 4, 5 and et cetera. Please do that all the way around number 12. So I’m coming all the way back around. I happened to be on uh, the 33rd stitch. Make sure that this slip stitching that you do does not, you don’t think it’s a stitch because it’s not and just do one single crochet in the beginning. So then slip st, uh, slip stitch then to the first chain, sorry, to the first single crochet sorry about slipping up on my words day. So that’s it for that. So that’s round number 12. So now we’re going to start the cross stitching again. And it’s the same as what we learned already in around number 9. So let’s begin round number 13. So round number 13 it’s the same as round number 9. So we’re going to start up, you’re gonna chain three which will count as the first double crochet. So let’s do that. So 1, 2, 3 and then in the same one you’re gonna put in two more double crochets. So remember that the corners have five. So you’ll finish the other three or two when you get back. So remember how we started this is that the first one out, the next stitch is one double crochet by itself. And then you start cross stitching. So then you just jump over and double crochet and then jump back. Okay, so then you go to the next one jump over the first one and then jump back and you’re gonna do that all the way to the very one that’s marked and in the, the marked one you’ll put five double crochet. Start off again one double crochet by itself and then start your cross stitching just like you see right here. So let’s continue this round for number 13. I’ve already shown you this before so now it’s just a matter of just fulfilling it. So you can see that the popcorn stitches are kind of like the center point of the Hugs and Kisses and then it’s framed with these cross stitches if that helps you make sense of this pattern even more. So I’m coming all the way the around on the end of number 13. There is a total of 16 cross stitches and then don’t forget that when we get the last one and we have to go to the first one and put the last two double crochets right where we started and then just join it to the top of the chain three. So round number 14, here we go. Round number 14 is already what we know and it is a single crochet a round. So it’s just chain up one, put your two into the beginning again like you have before and then one into each and then in the corner one here it’ll be three single crochets and then come back around. And then when you come all the way back around you will put your one more single crochet where you started and I want you now to continue. Make sure you get the first one out of this one here. So it’s right here. So just watch your stitches as you’re going and let’s continue then in to round number 14 and I’ll see at the end of this one and this is looking pretty good so far. So I’m just coming around to the number 14. I’m just putting a single crochet to where it started, single cro, or slip stitch to the beginning single crochet.. So round number 15, we already know this. So round number 15 so if you’ve been noticing we’ve been progressing outward. So we started off with the single crochet here, double, single, cross, puff, single, uh, cross, single and so what’s missing? The double, so you can see that it’s mirroring it so that the puff stitch is kind of in the center of a mirror. So to start this round is just what you already know. So chain up three and put it in just two more double crochets into that. The corners actually have five double crochets but you’ll finish that corner when you get back around. It is one double crochet in each of the stitches up until you get to the corner stitch which is the middle one of the grouping of three if you have it marked. Um, I really do strongly suggest that you have marked these and in the middle one you’ll have five double crochets there and then continue to double crochet all the way around and this here will be round number uh, 15 just is simply double crochet round was five double crochets for the corners. So I’ve just come all the way back around and we’re just going to then single or double crochet in the first one that we started with and then join to the beginning of the chain three. So let’s do one more round and then we’re gonna be switching back to the Modern Granny, which is up here. So let’s begin and we’re gonna chain up one and it’s gonna be two single crochets in the first one. So you’ll finish the third one when you get back. So it’s one single crochet in each of the stitches all the way around except for the corners you’re gonna put in three of those single crochets and then carry on. So this will be the last round of the Hugs and Kisses before we switch back then to Modern Granny/# or #mg. As I come all the way back around I’m just gonna single crochet to where I had started and then slip stitch to the first single crochet. So we’re now moving back on now to the Modern Granny. So this is round number 17 we’re about to start. So you’ll see in the instructions it says repeat rounds number 7 to 16, which is what I just did. This is the um, Hugs and Kisses so you could see it’s a large swathed and then you’ll see in the instructions repeats 17 to 33. So then basically if you look at it when when you look at the instructions, you’ll be able to figure that out. So we’re now going to start rounds number 17 and this is switching back to the Modern Granny and let’s begin round number 17 next. So round number 17, here we go. So we’re just gonna chain up one and we’re gonna put a single crochet in the same one and then we’re gonna chain three and then single crochet in again. So in the beginning of any of the sides it’s slightly different than the rest of it. So just make sure you’re following along. So you’re just gonna chain up three which you already know how to do But in the first one out from a corner you’re gonna skip the three, so 1, 2, 3 and go to the 4th one over and then that’s where you’re gonna single crochet and this will put you back in balance. But the remaining ones across the same one you’re gonna chain three and only skip two. So 1, 2 and go to the 3rd. So it’s just in the first one that you’re skipping an extra stitch and that will put you back in balance. So chaining three, skipping two go to the third and do that all the way to the corner. Once you get to the corner you’re just going to where it’s marked is single crochet, chain three, single crochet and when you start again it’s chain three, skipping the first three, go to the fourth and then single crochet in the fourth one and then chain uh, three and then skip only two and then uh, you’re gonna continue along in that way. So please do this all the way around. This is round number 17, pretty straightforward and its just gotta watch that first gap out of each of the corners as you start. So just to recap as I get the first corner, I’m skipping two and I’m chaining three. So my stitch counts are right and then you’re landing right in the corner. So you’ll single crochet, chain three, single crochet in the same one that keeps the corner going. Chain three but on the first one out because it’s the corner, you’re gonna skip three this time and single crochet in the next and then continue at what you already know. So chain three, skip only two and then single crochet in the next please do that again all the way around. So this is just a recap what I just taught you before. This still continues to be round number 17. So I’m just coming all the way back around and I’m just chaining my three and then I’m just gonna join it to the first single crochet that I had started with and that’s good to go. So round number 18, what you already know. So we’re going to be looking back. See, this is what we did with these double crochets that are in these chain three spaces. So we’re gonna do that again. So remember we have to slip stitch over to the chain three space of the corner first and then chain uh, three which counts as a double crochet and then two more double crochet into that same one. You’re only gonna chain one and then three more double crochet into that same one to do the full corner. So each one of these chain three spaces that are going to the next corner will each have a double crochet in them. That includes that one that’s special right here in the front and then in the corners you’ll put three double crochet, chain one, three double crochet and please do this all the way around. This is around number 18 and you’ve already know how to do this. It’s just a matter of doing it again. So I’m just finishing up round number 18 and I’m just gonna slip stitch to the beginning. So round number 19 is where I’m gonna be leaving you today folks and because now all the rounds will have been completed. So let’s just finish uh, do round number 19 and then you go back to the pattern and it says to refer to all of the instructions to repeat. So the rounds that are already done you can just refer back in this tutorial. So I’m slip stitching to the corner and that’s where I wanna begin my new story. So what we’re going to do then is then sorry, I’m slip stitching to the stitch just before the corner and then we’re single crocheting in the corner and then chain three and then single crochet. Now that we have all the uh, the ones already established you can see the groupings and so we’re just gonna chain three and then skip the first set, the three and then go in between and then chain three and then skip the next set and go in between. So you’re gonna do that all the way around, in the corners you will single crochet, chain three, single crochet and then that will be the end of round number 19. So what we have here in the instructions is that we have the repeat patterns going on. So it says repeat number 18 which is the double crochet round that you just saw and then it says repeat number 19 and 20 which is two double crochet round and also this chaining that I’m doing right now and then it says around number 23 slip stitch at the corner and repeat number 8. So if you go back to number 8 in the instructions 8 here is just uh, three single crochets in the corner and then one into each going all the way around. And then it starts picking up then from this point. So it says repeats around 24 to 33 and so basically, uh sorry rounds 24 to 33 is the repeating of 7 to 16. So that’s your Hugs and Kisses then repeats 34 to 50, 17 to 33. That is your um, Modern Granny plus the Hugs and Kisses and then 51 to 66 is the Hugs and Kisses then or sorry the Modern Granny plus the Hugs and Kisses one more time. So if you just follow this off and check it off as you go it’s pretty easy. And then right here in the corners it’s uh, sorry in the final border we have two single crochets in the first, single crochet the next, skip the next stitch, single crochet in the next, single crochet in the skipped stitch. So you’re doing, just followed these instructions then for the final border. It’s actually really not hard to do and I think if you just follow it step-by-step you can see this materialize before your very eyes. So this is the Gigi’s Block Party by Jeanne and hopefully that you’ve understand this enough that you can continue your story and continue along making this. Until next time is Mikey on behalf of The Crochet Crowd as well as my friends over at yarnspirastions.com. See ya. 👋

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  1. Saw and saved this pattern yesterday and so happy to see a video to go with it. I don't need the video since I've been crocheting over 50 years but watching the videos makes it more like being at a stitching group at times. Thank you Mikey and especially to Jeanne for another great pattern!

  2. I’ve got some Lion Brand Cupcakes in Coffee. Will use that yarn for this and make it for my Mom for Mother’s Day, here in the UK, in March x

  3. Thank you for this. I am making this and ran into a few problems that took me a while to figure out. A big problem I have with this is part way through, the pattern stops listing stitch counts for the rounds. Lack of my confidence begins to show especially when the popcorns on the sides don’t equal. I “think” I worked it out. Again, thank you for this tutorial for a beautiful blanket.

  4. Right around 23 min. the single stitch over the popcorn row starts. You did specify the stich count for that row but do not explain how to stitch over the top of the popcorns (I think it is two single crochet each but I am guessing).
    Can you please clarify? I admit I'm a bit lost at this point. Love this pattern and have yarn perfect for it already!
    I love your tutorials, your patience and explaining are just wonderful! I have learned so much from the Crochet Crowd, thanks Mikey, your amazing!

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