If you are looking for a simple way to figure out blanket sizes in crochet, then I can help!
You can easily use this page as an easy reference to use when you are crocheting blankets or crochet afghans and want to adjust the pattern to different blanket sizes.
Our page and printable blanket size chart will help you out. This blanket sizes chart is similar to our free hook sizes chart.
I hope you enjoy this chart and find it useful when deciding on exactly what size of crochet blanket you want to make.
How Blanket Sizes Work in Crochet
The first thing I would like to mention is that most of these blankets sizes are approximate. They don’t need to be followed to the exact measurement to work just fine.
However, bedding sizes are different. If you want to make a crochet queen size blanket comforter for a bed, the blanket at the very least needs to cover the top of the bed.
Our blanket sizes account for some drape on three sizes of the bed. Drape is the extra quilt amount that is “draped” over the sides of the mattress.
So while we list exact dimensions below, in reality, choosing a blanket size is what works best for your situation.
Standard Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes
Below, you will see the common blanket sizes for anything related to a baby or a child. You will see some patterns deviate from these sizes slightly, usually so that a particular repeatable pattern does not get interrupted, like a chevron or ripple stitch.
Take a look at the baby blanket size chart below.
All the sizes listed here are in a Width x Length format.
|12 x 12
|30 x 30
|13 x 28
|33 x 71
|14 x 17
|36 x 43
|15 x 30
|38 x 76
|18 x 33
|46 x 84
|20 x 24
|51 x 61
|30 x 35
|76 x 89
|30 x 36
|76 x 91
|40 x 40
|102 x 102
|42 x 52
|107 x 132
|48 x 48
|122 x 122
All of these baby blanket sizes can be adjusted to fit the specific situation. Unlike bedding, baby blankets are unofficial sizes, and are more of an “accepted range”.
Commercial blankets come in much more standardized sizes, but when it comes to homemade items like crochet baby blankets, these sizes are estimates.
Many times with projects like crocheted baby blankets, the hook size, tension, and gauge can vary from person to person, making the blanket dimensions slightly different depending on who makes them.
Crochet Couch Blanket Sizes
Blankets for couches and home decor are often called throw or lap blankets. Lap blankets are to be used by anyone in a sitting position, such as someone sitting in a wheelchair.
Throw blankets can really be any size as they are just “thrown” onto the back of a chair, couch or other piece of furniture. Throw blankets are some of my favorite blankets to make because they are perfect to cuddle up in while watching TV (or crocheting!) on the couch.
|32 to 48 x 35 to 40
|81 to 122 x 89 to 102
|52 x 60
|132 x 152
Crocheting Blankets/Afghans/Quilts for Beds
Some of the largest blankets you can crochet are for quilts on top of beds. To determine the correct size of quilt, you first need to understand the common sizes of mattresses. Next, you’ll have to decide if you want to include a “drape” or “drop” for your blanket.
A “drape” will allow the blanket to hang down the sides of the mattress anywhere between 8–20 inches (20-50 cm). Our blanket size table below includes 8-10″ extra on three of the sides to account for the drape.
Take a look at all the full-size blanket measurements below.
|66 x 90
|168 x 229
|66 x 95
|168 x 241
|Full / Double
|80 x 90
|203 x 229
|90 x 100
|203 x 254
|90 x 90
|203 x 203
|108 x 100
|274 x 254
|104 x 108
|264 x 274
How Do You Add a “pillow tuck” Allowance to the Blanket?
Pillow tucks are usually a standard 20 inches added to the length of the blanket. This allows the blanket to fold down over top the pillows. This amount is added to any of the bed sizes above, and does not change based on mattress size.
What’s the Difference Between an Afghan, Blanket and Quilt?
In crocheting, the terms “blanket”, “quilt” and “afghan” can all typically be used interchangeably. Outside the crochet world, quilts are often stitched-together pieces of fabric, but that isn’t the case here.
I also believe the term “afghan” is an older term that invokes a type of nostalgia, while “blankets” is more of a catch-all term for these projects of any size or generation.
What is a Full/Queen Combo?
Some blanket manufacturers decided that to limit their product lines, they were going to create one size blanket that worked for both the full/double mattress and the queen.
The two mattresses are only a couple of inches different, so if you add a couple of inches to both sides, then it should work for both!
Adjusting The Size of a Crochet Blanket Pattern
It is easy to change the size of a crochet blanket pattern with our blanket resizing calculator.
How to Use the Calculator: All you have to do is work up a 4″ x 4″ sample swatch of the blanket pattern you want to crochet, next count the stitches and rows in that gauge swatch. Finally, input the numbers in the calculator to get all the different sizes of the blanket you would like to make with exact dimensions, starting stitches and rows!
Other Common Blanket Sizing Questions
How big is a crib blanket?
The size of a crib blanket is usually 30″ x 36″ (76 x 91 cm). This may vary, but the size I mentioned is the most common crib blanket size.
What size is a baby blanket?
The standard baby blanket size is 42″ x 52″ (107 x 132 cm). The term “baby blanket” also sometimes refers to a general category of baby-themed blankets.
You can also crochet or knit baby blankets in a crib size, stroller size, receiving size and lovey size too. However, the actual baby blanket size is 42 inches wide by 52 inches long, and typically used both as a blanket with multiple purposes: being a lovey and a crib blanket.
What size is a lap blanket?
Lap Blanket Size: A lap blanket or “lapghan” is made to fit over a wheelchair or someone in a sitting position. Lap blanket sizes typically range from 32″ to 48″ (81-122 cm) wide by 35″ x 40″ (89-102 cm) in length.
How many yards of yarn for a blanket?
The number of yards you will need for a blanket will vary with the blanket size you are making. Our blanket resizing calculator will provide you that information just from a swatch as well as the dimensions, starting stitches and rows.
How Many Granny Squares Do I Need to Make a Blanket?
This will depend on how big your granny squares are. I like to use This is Crochet’s granny afghan size chart to determine how many squares are needed for a blanket.
Beginner Crochet Blanket Patterns
Now, you need to actually make a blanket with all this size information we’ve given you. Here are some of my favorite blanket crochet patterns.
All of them can be resized to the different sizes I outlined above. Some of these even have all the sizes spelled out directly inside the pattern!
You can also explore the EasyCrochet blanket archives to pick a different blanket that is perfect for you. We have a ton of different patterns in all different colors, shapes, and textures. Check them all out!
Have More Crochet Blanket Sizing Questions?
Have a question about a conversion? Join the Easy Crochet Facebook group to ask.
Although I’d love to answer emails personally, it is overwhelming at this moment. Please don’t hesitate to ask in the group instead. I pop in there a couple of times a week to answer questions too, and everyone in the group is nice! Promise!
You can also use my blanket resizing calculator to resize any blanket pattern to get a starting chain and complete yardage.