Crochet Blanket Size Chart

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.

This page and printable blanket size chart will help you out. This blanket sizes chart is similar to our free hook sizes chart. You’ll find the printable at the bottom of this post! I hope you enjoy this chart and find it useful when deciding on what size blanket you want to make.

Modern Crochet Baby Blanket is available in 8 different blanket sizes

How Blanket Sizes Work in Crochet

Keep in mind, these blankets sizes are approximate and do not need to be followed to the exact measurement. For example, If you want to make a blanket but want it to be 35″ x 35″ (89 x 89 cm) that is OK and would still be a great receiving, a lap blanket size or stroller blanket.

If you are making a crochet queen size blanket comforter for a bed, it may be a different story because you would want to have the perfect amount to cover the bed. Really, it is up to you to decide what is best for your situation. 🙂

Standard Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes

These are 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. The average size of a baby blanket is 42 inches by 52 inches.

Take a look at the baby blanket size chart below.

All the sizes listed here are in a Width x Length format.

Blanket SizeDimensions (inches)Dimensions (cm)
Lovey12 x 1230 x 30
Cradle (Small)15 x 30 38 x 76
Cradle (Large)18 x 33 46 x 84
Stroller30 x 3576 x 89
Crib30 x 36 76 x 91
Receiving40 x 40102 x 102
Baby42 x 52107 x 132
Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes

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”.

Crochet Couch Blanket Sizes

Blankets for couches and home décor 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.

Blanket SizeDimensions (inches)Dimensions (cm)
Lap 32 to 48 x 35 to 40 81 to 122 x 89 to 102
Throw52 x 60132 x 152
Crochet Home Décor Blanket Sizes

Crocheting Blankets/Afghans/Quilts for Beds

Common Mattress Sizes

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 above 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.

Blanket SizeDimensions (inches)Dimensions (cm)
Twin 66 x 90 168 x 229
Twin XL66 x 95168 x 241
Full / Double80 x 90203 x 229
Queen90 x 100203 x 254
Full/Queen Combo90 x 90 203 x 203
King108 x 100274 x 254
California King104 x 108264 x 274
Crochet Quilt Sizes for Beds

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 usually 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.

Crochet Blankets to Make

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.

crochet blanket size chart

14 Comments

  1. The pattern want to do is a chevron crochet, the pattern calls for 168 chains plus 3 for turn, how can I scale this down to around 130 chains.

    1. Hi Karen,

      Usually (but not always) patterns will have the multiple included. For example: Chain 5 + 3 to change the size. Does the pattern you want to use include the multiple?

      -Krista

  2. I want to crochet a queen size bedspread using thread. How many yards would I need?

    1. Hi Linda,

      Our blanket sizing calculator will help with that. Work up a swatch and enter the information the calculator calls for, then it will give you the starting chain as well as the yardage needed.

      Happy Crocheting!

      -Krista

      1. Anjali Tambe says:

        How much yarn needed to make twin size blanket with Bernat baby blanket yarn ?

      2. Hi!

        To figure out different blanket sizes work up a 4″ x 4″ section of the blanket pattern you want to crochet, next count the stitches and rows in that gauge swatch. Finally, input the numbers in the blanket resizing calculator to get all the different sizes of the blanket you want to make with starting stitches and rows.

        – Krista

  3. Ginny Buckingham says:

    How can I figure out how to tell how many chains I need for different size blankets in the chevron pattern?

  4. Karla Hansel says:

    Hi Krista,
    Can you tell me how much skeins of Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, Fossil is needed for Jane Throw?
    Also, how many skeins of the Fisherman is needed?
    This is my first crochet throw! Am I correct in assuming it is 60 X52?
    Thanks!!

  5. How many motfits would i do to make a king size blanket as well as how much yarn do i get for it.

  6. I would like to make a throw size Chevron blanket. How would I know how much yarn to buy? Is there a chart available that would help me?

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