Crochet blanket sizes don’t have to be a mystery! Get tips, stitches, patterns, and a cheat sheet to help you make the exact size you want!
Afghans (another fancy word for crochet blanket) are a staple in the yarn world, but knowing how to make make the exact size you want can be tricky!
To get you started on the path to crochet blanket heaven, I’ve gathered 8 of the most popular measurements for you to use as a guide, to include baby blanket sizes, standard bed sizes, and a size range chart.
Table of contents
- Blanket Size Tips
- Best Crochet Stitches For Blankets
- Crochet Blanket Sizes
- Crochet Blanket Patterns
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
Blanket Size Tips
Before you can really decide what crochet blanket size to make, there are some important things to note to help you make the best size possible.
borders can be a fun way to finish a design, and add can even add extra length and width!
Depending on the size and style you choose, adding a border to your crochet blanket can significantly add to the overall measurement of your project.
For example, if you want to crochet a baby blanket that will fit into a crib (not any larger) than the dimensions you choose without border should be smaller than the finished size with the border.
To do this, consider the overall dimensions you want to crochet, and then factor in the type of border you want to add; a border can be as small and simple as a single round of single crochet stitches, and it can even ben most of the design style and size if you choose.
You can easily crochet any style border, or get confidence to design and create your very own crochet borders, when you follow the tips, patterns, and resources in Edie Eckman’s book Every Which Way Crochet Borders.
How Many Chains To Crochet A Blanket
This depends on many, many factors like the weight of yarn you’re using, the size crochet hook, the type of stitch or stitch pattern, and your own personal stitch tension.
Instead of simply asking “how many chains to crochet a XX size blanket….”, first find a yarn you want to use or a pattern you’d like to follow and work from there.
Don’t just chain until you get the “right length” because even if you’re only going to use one basic crochet stitch (like single, double, or half double) chains are shorter than other stitches, so you will always have way more length than you actually need.
Finally, crochet borders don’t have to be complicted!
If you want to just figure it out as you go to create your own crochet blanket style and size, just make a test swatch first for the best results.
Crochet Fabric Can Grow
The larger your crochet blanket fabric is, the more it will weigh, and the more it can stretch out in the overall length and width.
For example, a Twin size blanket can easily turn out to be a Queen size if the stitches and fabric are too loose, or if the yarn is too heavy.
My best advice is to try to eliminate as much space in the stitches and fabric as possible, and then when the crochet blanket fabric is complete it will have a lesser chance of stretching out of the dimensions you want.
Best Crochet Stitches For Blankets
If you’re looking to try different crochet stitches to make your perfect crochet blanket, give these stitch tutorials a try!
Each one notes the stitch repeat to help resize the stitch to a size of your choice.
Watch 30 crochet stitch video tutorials (with repeats to help resize) to make any size blanket!
Crochet Blanket Sizes
This measurement guide is based on estimates for crochet baby blanket sizes and bed sizes within the industry.
You should always measure for the best fit, and be sure to measure as you go, to assure you’re creating the exact blanket size you need.
The most common blanket sizes are given in width, then length:
- Lovey: 12″ x 12″
- Stroller: 30″ x 35″
- Receiving: 40″ x 40″
- Crib: 45″ x 60″
- Throw: 52″ x 60″
- Twin: 66″ x 90″
- Queen” 90″ x 108″
- King: 108″ x 108″
Cheat Sheet – Blanket Measurements
This crochet cheat sheet gives some basic tips for crocheting blanket sizes, then a list of sizes based on the type of blanket (use), the blanket width, then the blanket length.
Cheat Sheet – Blanket Measurement Diagram
This crochet cheat sheet pictures a general comparison for each blanket size (smallest in the upper left corner to largest in the upper right corner), and gives the total blanket width (wide) and length (long) under each type of blanket.
Crochet Blanket Patterns
If you’d like some inspiring crochet blanket patterns to try, here are some you can find right here on our website:
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