crochet stitches for baby blankets

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Searching for the perfect crochet stitches for baby blankets? You’ve come to the right place! 

In this post, I will be sharing a handpicked selection of basic stitches that are both easy and stunning. 

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Whether you’re crocheting the perfect gift for a little girl or a baby boy, you are sure to find the best crochet stitch for an easy baby blanket pattern!

Easy Crochet Stitches

The best baby blanket stitches are those you can easily remember. Simple stitches with a one or two repeat row make your project both relaxing and fun to crochet. 

A stitch that’s too loose may not offer the warmth you’re after. Closed stitches like the lemon peel stitch or the waffle stitch offer great texture and coziness, perfect for keeping your little one snug. This modern crochet baby blanket in a closed shell stitch is so cozy!

Below you will discover a curated list of stitches that are perfect for your next easy crochet baby blanket pattern:

  • double crochet stitches
  • lemon peel stitch
  • blanket stitch 
  • granny spike stitch
  • sedge stitch
  • waffle stitch
  • cluster stitch
  • granite stitch or moss stitch
  • ripple stitch
  • shell stitch
  • bobble stitch
  • granny stripe stitch

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Yarn for a Crochet Baby Blanket

When it comes to picking yarn for your baby blanket project, a soft blanket is always important. Acrylic yarns are a popular choice due to ease of care—just toss them in the wash! You can choose baby yarns that often blend acrylic with natural fibers like cotton or bamboo. These yarns are not only gentle on sensitive skin but also come in beautiful colors perfect for baby blankets.

Depending on what the pattern suggests, you can use any weight yarn yarn. Here is a helpful guide:

  • DK Weight Yarn: A thinner yarn option, suitable for delicate baby blanket patterns
  • Worsted Weight Yarn: Versatile and most widely used, perfect for warmth
  • Chunky Yarn: Ideal for creating plush, snuggly blankets
  • Bulky Yarn: Great for quick projects using a large hook

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Best Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets

Discover the best crochet stitches for baby blankets. Offering easy yet stunning stitch choices, to help you create the perfect crochet baby blanket

Choosing Colors for a Crochet Blanket

You can make your blanket in a solid color for a classic look, or in different colors. Self-striping yarns are also a great choice as they can do the color changes for you. This helps you avoid weaving in too many ends!

You can find many free crochet baby blanket patterns out there and they will usually include a recommended yarn. 

Blanket Sizes: How Big Should It Be?

For baby blankets, the common sizes range from a small lovey (12×12 inches) to a larger crib size (36×54 inches). Whatever your preference, keep in mind the intended use, whether it’s for snuggling at home or for a stroller ride.

Each stitch pattern tutorial in this list comes with a ‘stitch multiple,’ helping you easily customize your baby blanket’s size. Just follow the given multiple to make your foundation chain the preffered width of your blanket.

Happy Crocheting!

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