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Piggyback Stitch Warm Up America Block

Piggyback Stitch Warm Up America Block
Piggyback Stitch Warm Up America Block

"This simple stitch pattern adds visual interest to any project. This block is sized for donation to Warm Up America, a charity that distributes handmade blankets to people in need. Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch Crocheting flat in rows Increasing, decreasing by skipping stitches Crocheting in the round (for edging). Block should measure approximately 6.5” (16.5 cm) across before adding edging."


Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeExact gauge is not critical for this project.

Finished Size7" x 9" (18cm x 23 cm)

Materials List

  • Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn (100% acrylic, 4.5 oz/128 g/268 yd/245 m) – 1 skein in 01222 Fern, or approximately 68 yd (62 m) in any medium weight yarn
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle

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I like the look of this Piggyback Stitch Warm Up America Block. This was for April, I wonder if they are still accepting blocks? I would like to make a few in different colors to share. I think this Piggyback stitch would make a nice warm blanket for anyone in the cold north county. The stitch pattern is well written and easy to follow and understand. For the block you Ch 26 (or any multiple of 3 sts, 2, so I'm thinking of making a large one for a lapaghan to keep in the van to be used this winter. I wonder what this stitch pattern would look like using a self striping yarn? I'm looking forward to doing this one. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.


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