Recommended Crochet Blanket Sizes
If you are looking for crochet blanket sizes, you have some to the right place! Here you will find recommended sizes for crochet baby blankets and adult/full-size crochet blankets.
It’s important to note that there is not one exact size or an established industry standard for any size or type of crochet blanket. Even recommended sizing can vary significantly between designers and crochet blanket patterns.
With that being said, you want the size of your blanket to be appropriate for it’s usage, whether that be a newborn baby blanket or a full-size queen blanket and this post will help you find the right blanket size for your project.
Tips for Making the Perfect Size Crochet Blanket
- Make a gauge swatch first. That will help you adjust the size of your blanket appropriately.
- Take into consideration the border size when determining how big your blanket should be.
- Know that the blanket size doesn’t need to be exact. The best part about making blankets is the flexibility when it comes to sizes.
Anytime you see a measurement (such as 20″ x 30″), it is in inches and in width x height format, meaning in this example, it would be 20 inches wide x 30 inches high.
Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart
All the blanket sizes listed in this chart are explained in detail below.
Click this button to download this free Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes Chart as a PDF and save it to your files or print it for future reference.
Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes
We will start by looking at the best size for a crochet baby blanket. If you are looking for sizes for a throw or mattress blanket, you can jump to the adult/full-size crochet blanket section.
What is the best size for a crochet baby blanket?
Crochet baby blankets range from 11″ x 11″ for a lovey/security blanket all the way to 42″ x 60″ for a crib blanket. Let’s review all the sizes and you can pick the best size for your crochet baby blanket.
Crochet Lovey and Security Blanket Sizes
A crochet lovey is a little baby blanket that a baby can snuggle up with. It’s not necessarily used for warmth or covering a baby but as a toy and cuddly item. The adorable Crochet Lovey Blanket featured above is from Crochet 365 Knit Too.
The term “lovey” can be used interchangeably with “security blanket.”
Lovey and security blankets can range from 11″ x 11″ to 20″ x 20″ depending on the pattern. Since they aren’t actually covering a baby, you don’t need to worry about sizing. The average size of a lovey or security blanket is 15″ x 15″.
Crochet Receiving Blanket Sizes
Receiving blankets are usually made for newborn babies and are usually square in shape. Receiving blankets tend to range from 30″ x 30″ for a small receiving blanket to 44″ x 44″ a large receiving blanket. Receiving blankets are very flexible in size so you can make them smaller or larger. The average size for a crochet receiving blanket is 36″ x 36″.
The Moss Stitch Baby Blanket featured above for example makes a great receiving blanket as it’s 32″ x 32″ (cm).
Receiving blankets can also be used for basinets/cradles and for carseats/strollers or you can make your blanket specific for these uses.
Crochet Basinet or Cradle Blanket Sizes
Blankets specially for basinets or cradle range from 15″ x 26″ for a small cradle to 20″ x 36″ for a large cradle. However, both my daughters snuggled up with the 12″ x 12″ blanket pictured below while they were in their basinets. The average size for a crochet basinet or cradle blanket is 18″ x 30″.
Crochet Carseat / Stroller Blanket Sizes
The average size for crochet blankets for carseats or strollers is 30″ x 35″. Again, there is lots of flexibility so your blanket doesn’t need to be this exactly size. My Textured Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern for example (pictured below), was design to be 28″ x 30″, which great for a carseat or stroller.
Crochet Crib Blanket Sizes
Crib sized blankets range from 30″ x 36″ for a small size crib blanket to 40″ x 60″ for a large size crib blanket. The average size of a crochet crib blanket is 36″ x 50″.
For example, my Simple Baby Blanket (shown above) is 39″ x 47″. I can tell you from firsthand experience, this size blanket has been absolutely perfect. When my daughter was first born, we would fold it over a couple times to keep her cozy in the car or in the stroller. Then when she moved to her crib, it was the ideal size. She is now two and it still fits her perfectly!
Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes Chart
|Crochet Baby Blanket Type||Size (Width x Height)|
|Lovey/Security Blanket||15″ x 15″|
|Receiving Blanket||36″ x 36″|
|Basinet/Cradle Blanket||18″ x 30″|
|Carseat/Stroller Blanket||30″ x 35″|
|Crib Blanket||36″ x 50″|
Children / Youth Crochet Blanket Sizes
Crochet Toddler Blanket Size
Toddler blankets range in size from 38″ x 46″ to 42″ x 52″. The average toddler crochet blanket is the same as a large crib blanket, which is 40″ x 60.” However, you can absolutely make it larger so your toddler can use it for years to come.
Crochet Child Blanket Size
The average child blanket (for a young child) is 42″ x 54″. At this age though, you can make it much larger but you probably won’t want to make it any smaller than that.
Crochet Youth/Teenage Blanket Size
The average blanket for a youth or teenager is 48″ x 60″. Again, you can make it much larger.
Toddler / Child / Teenager Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart
|Crochet Blanket Type||Size (Width x Height)|
|Toddler||40″ x 60″|
|Child||42″ x 50″|
|Youth/Teenager||48″ x 60″|
Adult / Full-Size Crochet Blanket Sizes
What size should a crochet blanket be?
Crochet blankets range in size from 40″ x 48″ for a lapghan to 98″ x 110″ for a king-size blanket. We will review each type of blanket and the recommended sizes to help you make your crochet blanket the perfect size.
Crochet Lapghan Sizes
The term “lapghan” is a combination of lap + afghan. Afghan is just another word for a crochet blanket or throw. A lapghan means that the blanket will be used on a person’s lap or thrown across your shoulders.
Lapghans are about half the size of an afghan. The average crochet lapghan pattern is 36″ x 48.” You can also make a lapghan as a 36″ x 36″ square.
Crochet Throw Sizes
A throw is a blanket that is usually made for a couch or chair or for your home decor. It is called a throw as you can easily throw it over yourself or drape it over the couch or chair.
Crochet throws range in size from 52″ x 60″ for a small throw to 60″ x 72″ for a large throw. The average crochet throw pattern is 56″ x 66″.
Crochet Mattress Blanket Sizes
Here are the average blanket sizes (without drape) for each mattress size:
Twin: 66″ x 90″
Double: 80″ x 90″
Queen: 90″ x 96″
King: 100″ x 110″
Adult / Full-Size Crochet Blanket Chart
|Crochet Blanket Type||Size (Width x Height)|
|Lapghan||36″ x 48″|
|Throw||56″ x 66″|
|Twin||66″ x 90″|
|Double||80″ x 90″|
|Queen||90″ x 96″|
|King||100″ x 110″|
Common Questions about Crochet Blanket Sizes
How Can I Adjust the Size of a Crochet Blanket?
The best way to adjust the size of a crochet blanket is to make gauge swatch. Need help understanding gauge? Read my Step by Step Guide to Crochet Gauge. Even if the pattern doesn’t reference gauge (as many blanket patterns don’t), make a swatch following the pattern or your preferred stitches. After your swatch is complete, you can then determine the number of starting chains you will need to achieve your desired size.
How Many Starting Chains Are Required for a Crochet Blanket?
To calculate the number of starting chains for a blanket, complete a swatch following your pattern or your preferred stitches. Make note of what the pattern instructions are for adjusting the size. If the pattern calls for multiples of 2 + 1, for example, you want to make sure your number of starting chains are in multiples of two and then you add 1 to that number. Also make note of how big you want your blanket to be.
Measure the gauge of your swatch by counting the number of stitches within 4″ of your swatch. Then count the number of rows within 4″ of your swatch.
If you have 15 single crochet stitches for example in 4″ and you want your blanket to be 36″ wide, you would divide 4 by 36 = 9 and then multiply 9 x 15 = 135. As you would normally need 1 extra starting chain for single crochet stitches, you would add 1 to 135. Therefore you would need 136 starting chains to make a blanket that is 36″ wide.
Follow similar math for determining the height of your blanket except that you don’t need to add anything. For example, if you 12 rows in 4″ and you want your blanket to be 40″ high, you would divide 4 by 40 = 10 and then multiply 10 x 12 = 120. Therefore you would need 120 rows to have a blanket that is 40″ wide.
How Much Yarn is Required for a Blanket?
The amount of yarn required for a blanket depends on the size of your blanket and the stitches used. For example, my Simple Baby Blanket, which is a crib-size (39″ x 47″) crochet baby blanket requires approx 1200 yards / 1100 meters of yarn while my Adorable Baby Blanket, which is smaller in size (30″ x 40″) requires approx 1500 yards / 1370 (yards) as the border requires more yarn.
Here’s a great yarn calculator from The Crochet Crowd you can use to determine how much yarn you will need.
I hope this sizing guide has helped you determine the right size for your crochet blanket!
Additional Crochet Blanket Resources
Here are more tools to help you make the perfect crochet blanket:
Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
Here are some free crochet baby blanket patterns you might like: Simple Baby Blanket, Adorable Baby Blanket, Moss Stitch Baby Blanket, Hearts Puff Stitch Baby Blanket & Textured Chevron Blanket. Each pattern include step by step instructions as well as a video tutorial, making them all perfect for beginners, learning how to crochet a baby blanket or experienced crocheters.
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