35 Unique Crochet Stitches for Blankets & Afghans

You can find different stitch combinations for a blanket here. This post contains several unique crochet stitches perfect for your next afghan project.

This selection of new and contemporary crochet stitches for blankets will be perfect for your next crochet project whether it be blankets, throws or afghans!

What project are you preparing? Use the crochet stitch guide below to guide you in selecting the best crochet stitches!

Crochet Stitches for Blankets
Pretty and Easy Crochet Stitches for Blankets, Afghans and more!

If you are looking for some different crochet stitches for blankets, then look no further! This collection of unique crochet stitches are perfect to try on your next blanket or afghan project.

This collection of modern crochet stitches for blankets are perfect for your next crocheted project, whether it be a blanket, throw or afghan! Whatever project you are thinking of, this list of fun step-by-step crochet stitches will be sure to inspire you!

Use the crochet stitch guide below to help you find the ideal stitch for your next crochet project!

Are you planning on making a crochet blanket with these stitches? Explore the free crochet pattern archives for inspiration.

I can’t wait for you to explore this jam-packed list of stitches!

Happy Stitch Learning!

Pretty Crochet Stitches for Blankets

If you have read my five basic crochet stitches for beginners posts and are ready to try something a little more complicated, then this list of pretty and interesting crochet stitches for blankets is for you.

With so a good deal of beautiful crochet stitch patterns to pick from, this ultimate list of 33 stitches to try will be your last stop before making that next crochet afghan, throw, or blanket! They are all gorgeous, so any stitch you decide on will make a fabulous crochet blanket.

Read on down to find the packed list of step by step stitches, some of which include stitch video tutorials, so you can get started today on your next crochet blanket project! 

Unique Crochet Stitches to Learn

This question, what are some unique crochet stitches I can learn, Is a question I always asked myself when I started crocheting! I did and still, until now, do end up using the simple but fun single crochet most of the time. 

The single crochet is always a favorite of mine for crochet patterns and can be extremely useful for beginner crocheters to master early! But once I researched all the different stitches, I was amazed to find out how many stitches for blankets there were!

Once you master the single crochet, there are many others to stitches you can try. I would suggest the half double crochet and double crochet, which lay the base for many other stitches.

After you cover the basic stitches, you will be ready to make some unique stitch combinations and be able to create beautiful crochet afghans and blankets!

different crochet stitches for blankets
Bobble Stitch, Sand Stitch, Puff Stitch, Chevron Stitch, Primrose Stitch & Mesh Stitch

Decorative Crochet Stitches

This stitch list also includes some more challenging stitches such as lacy stitches that an advanced or more experienced crocheter would enjoy.

If you intend to up your crochet skills, then this collection has a fun stitch or two for that will catch your eye to use on a new blanket design or even your next crochet project.

Be sure to check out my crochet stitch dictionary too if you’d like to explore some other fun and more advanced stitches to crochet that may not be on this list.

Gorgeous Stitches for Blankets

With the crochet pattern stitch list below, I hope that you will find some different crochets stitches to try on your next blanket or afghan that you haven’t tried before!

Even if you still would like to stick with the single crochet stitch, there are some variations of that basic (but useful) stitch below that you may want to take a peek at to expand your skills.

Most of the stitches have great in-depth photo tutorials, videos, or simple step-by-step instructions to help you out. The skill range does vary, but there is a stitch for everyone.

What Kind of Yarn Do I Need for Crochet?

Before you start crocheting these new stitches, you’ll need some yarn that is great for blankets! Below I linked up some of my favorite go-to yarns for blankets, baby blanket and large throws.

I do tend to buy yarn from Lion Brand because of the fantastic quality, plus they are a great family company to support.

I also highly suggest Caron Simply Soft due to the incredible colors and softness of the yarn.

Simply Soft

This yarn is made by Caron, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Simply Soft

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 288 meters / 315 yards
Hook: 5 mm (H-8)
Substitute: Lion Brand Basic Stitch

Buy Now Patterns Using This Yarn →

You are welcome to explore all the different types of yarns & supplies linked up and let me know which is your favorite.

What else will I need to make all these different stitches?

To make these crocheted stitches I always recommend having a few crochet tools on hand like a good pair of scissors, tape measure, a couple of different size crochet hooks and a yarn needle.

Plus, the yarn, of course. I will share my suggestions below about these supplies too!

What Are The Best Crochet Stitches for Blankets?

The best stitch for a crochet blanket is the basic half double crochet stitch, closely followed by the single crochet.

I love basic crochet stitches and design a lot of my blanket around them.

You will find that I use a combination of these stitches in most of my blanket designs, like the Single Stitch Chevron Blanket and the Blanket Stitch Throw Blanket

Make a Blanket With These Crochet Stitch Tutorials

Now that I explained my favorite stitches and the yarn that you’ll need to get started, all that’s left to do is read on down!

Keep on scrolling to find the list of different crochet blanket stitches that are below! I can’t wait for you to learn some new crochet stitches that may become your favorite, too! 

Once you explore this list, be sure to leave a comment to let me know which one is your favorite!

33+ Cool Crochet Stitches for Blankets and Afghans

All crochet stitches were free during this post. Most stitches have example pictures or videos which explain them in even more detail. Take the time to explore these different crochet stitches for blankets and find a new favorite stitch to use in your next crochet project.

If you find the answer to what is the best crochet stitch for a blanket, please me know because I love them all worked up in blankets.

Even if you don’t know, I hope this list of crochet stitch tutorials helps you find what to crochet next in your journey.

The Best Crochet Stitches for Blanket Patterns

  1. Blanket Stitch from Easy Crochet – This stitch is the best crochet stitch for a baby blanket!
  2. Spike Stitch from Easy Crochet
  3. Bobble Stitch from Easy Crochet
  4. Waffle Stitch from Easy Crochet
  5. Sand Stitch from Easy Crochet
  6. Block Stitch from Dream a Little Bigger
  7. Shell Stitch by Easy Crochet
  8. Chevron Stitch from Easy Crochet
  9. Primrose Crochet Stitch from Easy Crochet
  10. Lemon Peel Stitch by Persia Lou
  11. Mini Bean Stitch by Heart Hook Home
  12. Single Crochet Chevron Stitch from Easy Crochet
  13. Granite Stitch by Moogly
  14. Half Double Crochet Stitch by Easy Crochet
  15. Classic Ripple Stitch by Easy Crochet 
  16. Cluster Stitch by Hopeful Honey
  17. Cable Stitch by Look At What I Made
  18. Ribbed Half Double Crochet Stitch by Yarn & Chai
  19. Granny Ripple Stitch By Easy Crochet 
  20. Larksfoot Stitch by Oombawka Design Crochet – This fancy stitch looks harder than it is! You’ll love this one!
  21. Purl Slip Stitch by Mama in A Stitch 
  22. Suzette Stitch by Make and Do Crew
  23. Floret Stitch by The Unraveled Mitten
  24. Popcorn Stitch by Easy Crochet 
  25. Honey Comb Trellis Stitch by Daisy Cottage Designs 
  26. Tulip Stitch by The Unraveled Mitten
  27. Granny Stripe Stitch by Hopeful Honey
  28. Mesh Stitch by Easy Crochet
  29. Basket Weave Stitch by Make and Do Crew
  30. Side Saddle Stitch by Make and Do Crew
  31. Tunisian Simple Stitch by Bhooked Crochet
  32. Half Double Crochet Third Loop by Easy Crochet
  33. Double Crochet Stitch by Easy Crochet – This is a great stitch for a blanket because it is beginner-friendly and easy to learn. It truly is one of the easiest stitches to use to make the best blanket crochet pattern.
  34. Triple Crochet by Easy Crochet – This is one of the large crochet stitches and works up fast in any blanket it is crocheted into.
  35. Blanket Stitch by Easy Crochet – This blanket crochet stitch tutorial is one of my favorites to use in baby blankets, stroller blanket or lovey blankets.
  36. Herringbone Half Double Crochet by Easy Crochet – Use our free crochet blanket pattern to make this HHDC stitch.
  37. Waffle Stitch by Easy Crochet
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Our Big List of The Best Crochet Stitches for Blankets

Again, please let me know which one is your favorite stitch pattern out of this list to try on your next project.. If you’d like to see my favorite ones too, then, you might like this post about my favorite seven stitches for blankets.

I also have a blanket resizing calculator, so you can figure out how many stitches for a blanket you’ll want when crocheting a different blanket size like a baby blanket versus a throw size. It is definitely a tool that I use quite often went I want to change the size of my blanket, and it works with any crochet stitch!

If you have any more ideas of stitches that I missed then leave a link below, so I can check them out!

Best Free Crochet Patterns & Blanket Patterns to Use These Stitches on


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8 Comments

  1. Cheri Pester says:

    Do you have a pattern or a tutorial for a double sided shell stitch baby blanket? I have miss placed the one my husband‘s grandmother gave me and I can’t find anything like it. It is a colored shell on one side and a white shell on the opposite side and they show Through every other one. Thanks

    1. Hi Cheri,
      I do not. 🙁 I would suggest searching on Ravelry. They have a great selection of patterns that are unique and harder to find.

      Best of luck!

      Krista

  2. I have enjoyed this site. I now know the name of some of the stitches I’ve been making over the years. Plus, I’ve learned some new stitches. I hope to visit often. Please keep sharing your patterns. Thank you.

  3. Hi Krista, would you consider writing up a pattern for a sweetheart afghan? I’ve searched for a pattern that incorporates a “heart” in the stitch ie… ‘v’ stitch, but cannot find one that is as clear as you write you patterns out I really like your page!! Thank you so much for your free patterns!!

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I will add that to my list! Thank you for the kind compliment! I really appreciate it! Happy Crocheting!

      Krista

  4. CLINITA KOLESAR says:

    IS THERE A WAY TO SEND ME ‘ 32 CROCHET STITCHES’ BY PDF? COST? THANK YOU.

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