Gigi Blanket by Jeanne Steinhilber

Gigi Blanket

August 2019
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
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This pattern is available for free.

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!