I’m so excited you’re joining in on the #2021EmojiFiletCAL! Because I am SO excited for next year’s CAL, I decided to release the first pattern a little bit early: the 2021 block for your blanket.
You can check out this post for details on the CAL, then follow along with the free block pattern below to get started on your 2021 Emoji CAL.
Yarn & Supplies – makes one 11 inch block
- 142 yards DK yarn
I used Stylecraft Special DK for my blocks in the following colors: Pomegranate 1083, Spice 1711, Citron 1263, Grass Green 1821, Turquoise 1068, Magenta 1084, and then I joined with Silver 1203
- 4mm hook
- stitch markers
- yarn needle (to sew in ends)
Terms & Stitches Used – US Terms
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- yo – yarn over
- sk – skip
- dc – double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- New to Numerical Filet? Check out my guide here before beginning!
Special Stitch (optional) FDC – Foundation Double Crochet
Ch3, yo and insert hook into third chain from hook, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). *Yo and pull through 1 loop (this creates the base stitch (chain) for the next fdc), you should still have 3 loops on your hook. Now complete a dc stitch (yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through 2 loops again to complete the dc stitch). To start the next stitch, yo and insert hook into the ‘v’ of the base stitch, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through 1 loop on hook (chain created), now complete a dc stitch as before. Continue this sequence for the number of stitches in your desired width.
THE CHAIN 3 at the beginning of your Foundation Row counts like this: 1 chain is the chain stitch and the other two chains are your first DC of Row 1.
#2021emojifiletcal – Week Zero: 2021 Block
Row 1: FDC 51
Alternately ch53, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across for 51dc. Ch3 at the beginning counts as your foundation chain (1ch st) and your first dc of the row (2ch sts).
Row 2: 10 , (1 , ) x6 then 7 , (1 , ) x4 then 12
Row 3: 16 , 23 , 10
Row 4: 11 , 22 , 16
Row 5: 16 , 20 , 13
Row 6: 15 , 18 , 16
Row 7: 16 , 16 , 17
Row 8: 19 , 14 , 16
Row 9: 16 , 12 , 21
Row 10: 22 , 11 , 16
Row 11: 16 , 3 , 7 , 11 , 10
Row 12: 11 , 9 , 9 , 2 , 16
Row 13: 16 , 1 , 12 , (1 , ) x3 then 13
Rows 14-15 (2 rows): dc across (51 sts)
Row 16: 10 , (1 , ) x6 then 8 , (1 , ) x3 then 13
Row 17: 11 , 9 , 18 , 10
Row 18: 11 , 16 , 11 , 10
Row 19: 10 , 11 , 14 , 13
Row 20: 15 , 12 , 11 , 10
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Row 21: 10 , 11 , 10 , 17
Row 22: 19 , 8 , 11 , 10
Row 23: 10 , 11 , 6 , 21
Row 24: 22 , 5 , 11 , 10
Row 25: 10 , 11 , 5 , 11 , 10
Row 26: 11 , 9 , 7 , 9 , 11
Row 27: 13 , (1 ,) x3 then 11 , (1 , ) x3 then 13
Row 28: Dc across (51 sts) —> DO NOT CUT YARN! See bordering pattern below.
Bordering the Emoji Block
Rnd 1: Ch1 & turn. Make 2 sc into the first st (mark the first sc, this is your corner), then continue working 1sc into each st across the top of your block until the last st – make 2sc into this last st (mark the second st of this increase – this is a corner). You should have 51 sc between your two marked corner stitches.
Next, you’ll go down the side of your block, making 2sc around each dc post (or row) down the side (you should have 56 sc along the side after your marker corner.
Now you’ll do 2sc into the first stitch (into the ch/FDC) along the bottom of the block (mark the first st of this increase – this is a corner). Now sc in each stitch across to the last chain/FDC where you’ll do another 2sc (mark the second st of this increase – this is a corner). You should have 51 sc sts between your marked corners.
Finish by working 2sc into each row/dc post along the last side (56 sts). Join with a slst to your first sc – which should be marked as a corner.
You should have blocks with 51 sc along the top and bottom, 56 sc along the left/right sides and 1 sc in each corner.
Join as desired with your other Emoji blocks.
Would you like to learn how to turn your Emoji block into an easily joinable granny square? Maybe you’d like to make a whole blanket of emoji, but as a one-piece with no joining? Find the exclusive patterns for turning the Emojis into grannies AND making one-piece paneled blankets in the Big Emoji Block book – an optional (but highly recommended) companion to the 2021 Emoji CAL. Comes in ePUB & low and high res PDF formats to suit all your digital and print needs!
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