Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern

Learn how to make a blanket stitch in crochet today with this free crochet tutorial and bonus blanket pattern!

This crochet blanket using the blanket stitch is fun, quick, and easy to learn. Plus, this stitch is quite stunning in projects, and you’ll be able to crochet a blanket stitch baby blanket too once you mastered this simple stitch!

If you create this blanket, post it on our Facebook Group. I can’t wait to see how your finished blankets look!

The Blanket Stitch

The blanket stitch is an effortless crochet stitch to learn. It creates a beautiful textured pattern that is unique from all the other stitches we’ve featured in the past.

The blanket stitch uses a repeating combination of one single crochet (sc), and two double crochet (dc) stitches. It then repeats this three-stitch combination for the entirety of the project. It only uses these two crochet stitches.

In my opinion, the blanket stitch is one of the best crochet stitches for baby blankets. It not only creates a unique texture, but is also really durable! Once you learn how to crochet the blanket stitch, you may find yourself using it all the time.

The Blanket Stitch Blanket

The Yarn Used in this Blanket

This blanket is designed to be a small baby blanket or lap throw, which makes it the perfect go-to project to use up extra yarn.

I had a lot of leftover yarn (which I am willing to bet you do too!) from past projects, so I decided to use all different yarn brands to create a fun, unique baby blanket. Learn more about the yarn below.

For this blanket, I mostly used Red Heart Soft Yarn. Red Heart Soft is an 100% acrylic, worsted weight four yarn and is astonishingly soft as the name of the yarn label suggests.

The Yarn

Red Heart Soft

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

Red Heart Soft

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 5oz solids, 4oz heathers (varied)
Hook: 5 mm (H-8)
Substitute: Red Heart Soft Baby Steps

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I also used a few different colors of Caron Simply Soft mixed in as well for some extra fun colors.

Simply Soft

This yarn is made by Caron Yarn, 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

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If you wanted to get a similar look, I’d suggest these two yarns. It has a beautiful almost shiny look to it which makes the blanket look even better in my opinion.

You’ll love it! Promise. Take a look at a few of my favorite yarn colors of these brands to see which one you’d like to make your crochet project with.

Yarn Substitutions

If you don’t have either of those two yarns, any worsted weight yarn should work just fine. I love using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice as well!

Vanna’s Choice

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

Vanna's Choice

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 156m / 171 yds
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Lion Brand Heartland

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The Colors

The colors in this crochet blanket are meant to be unisex and should make the perfect baby shower gift! 

If you have never changed colors in crochet – or if you simply need a refresher – I have a tutorial on the best ways to do that.

However, you can make this blanket in any combination of colors. We have spaces for up to seven colors, but you could shrink it down to even one color if that is what you’d prefer. In doing so, you would also save on weaving in all those ends!

Blanket Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Skill Level: Easy

Materials Needed


  • Gauge is not relevant for this pattern.
  • This crochet blanket pattern is written in US terms.
  • If you’re a beginner, learn how to read a crochet pattern.

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations

How To Change The Blanket Size

To change the size, chain a multiple of 3 to the desired length and continue with the written pattern. 3 chains are needed to complete each blanket stitch combination. This is why the multiple needs to be followed at all times.

Use this blanket sizing chart for guidance on choosing sizes for exact blanket dimensions.

Blanket Stitch Pattern Steps

Foundation: Chain 66 (see how to make it bigger or smaller above)

Row 1: In the 3rd CH from the hook make 2 DC’s, * SK 2 CH’s, in next CH do 1 SC & 2 DC’s, repeat from * across until you are left with 3 CH’s, SK 2 CH’s, SC in last CH, turn. 

Row 2: CH 1 (counts as an SC) in the next ST make 2 DC’s, *SK 2 ST’s, in the next ST make 1 SC & 2 DC’s, repeat from * across until you are left with 3 ST’s, SK 2 ST’s, SC into the top of the turning CH, turn.

Row 3 -77: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.

Border: Attach the color you have chosen for the border in a corner by doing *3 SC, continue along the edge evenly single crocheting until you reached the next corner. Repeat * until you reach the starting corner.  It is critical to make sure to do 3 SC in every corner and attach the last SC of border with a slip stitch.

The Final Blanket

My final crochet blanket measured approximately 23 x 27 inches (58 x 69 cm). I hope you enjoy making this blanket stitch crochet pattern as much as I did!

Please keep in mind when you are finished making your blankets to share them with me on Instagram with the hashtag #EasyCrochet. I can’t wait to see all your crochet blanket stitch patterns!

If you need any clarification, feel free to ask. I am more than happy to assist in any way possible.

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  1. I absolutely love this stitch! I have made several blankets now with it and get compliments on all of them. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  2. I love this pattern however the edges are starting to be tight and curl. I’ve enlarged the sc stitch and the chain 1 stitch to loosen the edge but it’s not working. I’ve been crocheting for 50 years and it’s driving me crazy. Any hints to stop this tight edge?

    1. Hi Vicki,

      You could chain 2 if you’d prefer at the beginning of the rows and mark the second chain with a stitch marker, so you know where to place your last sc. I hope this helps.


  3. I must be the only one who is having a problem with this super easy pattern. My question is at the end of row 2 (after the first time you’ve done row 2), where exactly does the single crochet go? Thank you.

  4. I enjoyed this pattern. The 1 row repeat made it easy for me to set it down and pick back up again around my schedule and not stress. I used worsted weight yarn, so it took me some time, more than others have reported. But this is my first throw sized blanket that I finished, I think in ever. Thank you!

  5. I am trying to print out the pattern for my 89 yr old mother who loves to crochet. I thought this would be simple to sign up for free patterns. I get nothing.

  6. I was looking for an easy pattern to take on vacation & I think I have finally found it. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Did you do 4 skeins of each color? I’m going to try it in super bulky with larger hook so I’m trying to gauge how many skiens..

  8. Hi Krista, About how many yards of yarn would this be in total? I am thinking of making it using just 2 colours and not sure how much I will need. Happy new year from Australia!

  9. How many rows did you do for each color? 11? Just making sure. Thank you!! This blanket is beautiful and perfect!!

    1. Hi Shannon!
      Opps! I forgot to include that part when I wrote the pattern! 🙂 I believe I did 6 rows of each color though. I am so glad you like the pattern! Have fun making it! 🙂


  10. Thankyou so much to share this Blanket, is beautiful!
    Is very usefull way to use all that yarn that i just put away.

  11. Does this pattern work up quickly? I desperately need a faster pattern for my oldest son since the one for the youngest is taking ages

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