Let’s chat crochet blankets, whether you choose to crochet blankets only in the cooler seasons or have a blanket on your hook all year round it’s fair to say we all share a love for crocheting squishy, comfy loveliness. From pending arrivals, snuggly autumn throws or cosy comforters to wrap ourselves in during the winter. However when it comes to crocheting a blanket it can be overwhelming when deciding on what stitches to use so I have come up with ‘The Best Stitches for Blankets’.
This blog post is packed full of stitch inspiration for blankets from beginner friendly to intimidate sttiches so I think I have you covered for all skill levels.
The half treble crochet is a neat little stitch that’s perfect for hooking up a quick and simple blanket. You can team this beginner-friendly stitch with a beautifully plumptious chunky yarn and make a blanket in just a few hours! What could be better?
This stitch is actually one of my favourites purely because of how simple it is. It’s the ideal stitch to just work away on while you watch TV or listen to an audiobook. Easy, rhythmic and cosy.
I used this stitch for my Switch It Up blanket, which can be made in as little as THREE HOURS.
The treble crochet is probably the hardest working stitch of the crochet world. Whether you’re making a ripple blanket, a granny square or fancier stitch pattern, it’s likely one of the building blocks of that pattern is a good old treble. But, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great stitch for a blanket all by itself.
Like the half treble, a treble crochet is the perfect partner to a chunky ball of yarn – making it a quick and highly satisfying project.
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Another stitch that’s ubiquitous in crochet is the granny square. Made from clusters of trebles this stitch pattern is almost always the stitch you see on TV when there are crochet blankets.
See The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Rec, Friends and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
It’s a massively popular stitch because of it’s versatility. Why not create a mood blanket throughout the year, you can make a start on a mood blanket at any point, to find out more click here: Crochet Mood Blanket.
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If you’re a regular visitor to my blog it’s probably no surprise that Moss Stitch is one of my choices. I can’t help it! I just love the squishy, soft, comfy feel of this stitch pattern.
There’s something so comforting about hooking up a moss stitch blanket too. The rhythm is just perfect for mindful making.
Want to know what makes crochet so mindful? Why not check out my blog post: Crochet for Mindfulness.
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DOUBE WAFFLE STITCH
Textured stitch patterns make for great blankets. Not only do they look amazing, but the extra weight behind the stitch means the fabric is soft, squishy and super warm.
Double waffle stitch is one of my favourites. Deceptively simple to make, there’s a soothing quality to putting this pattern together. Using a combination of double and treble stitch and front post treble stitches to create the raised pattern, even adventurous beginners can master this stitch.
There are so many reasons that leaping stripes is one of the best crochet stitches for blankets. The most important being that crocheters of any skill can make this pattern. Using trebles, doubles and chains to create a playful texture, there’s no complicated stitches here.
Leaping stripes is also amazing for baby blankets. With no little holes for tiny fingers to get stuck in, this makes a solid, cosy but not too heavy cot or stroller blanket.
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Bella Coco Homeware Collection
If you love to crochet home decor I think you’ll enjoy the homeware collection. A collaborative collection designed by myself, Lucy from @craftingbylucy and Nicola from Team BC!
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AM I SKILLED ENOUGH TO MAKE A CROCHET BLANKET?
DEFINITELY! One of my favourite things about crochet is that if you mess up, it’s easy to fix. Even if you have to unravel your work and begin again. The yarn doesn’t get damaged in any way. Everything is fixable. There’s something soothing in that, isn’t there?
Crochet is about practice and patience. Giving yourself the freedom to make mistakes.
A while ago, I asked some of my crochet friends to share their top tips for beginners. One of my favourite quotes came from Emma of Steel and Stitch:
“Don’t be afraid to just have a go, the worst thing that will happen is that you’ll learn how NOT to do something! And the more you try it the more confident you’ll get.”
You can read the full collection of tips here: 12 Crochet Tips For Beginners
Emma’s quote really resonated with me. So often I get messages from people in despair because they made a mistake. Or from people saying, “I love this, but I’m not good enough.”
Let me tell you, YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH.
Whether you’re picking up the hook for the first time or the 100th time, there’s always something new to learn. That’s the beauty of crochet. We’re constantly learning.
So, if you’re worried a pattern is too difficult for you, or that you’re not good enough…STOP.
You can DO THIS. Pick up your hook, yarn and a mug of something comforting and get to work.
Why not start with one of the stitches featured in this best crochet stitches for blankets round-up?
TIPS FOR TIP TOP BLANKET MAKING
These tips are great for beginners or if you want to brush up on your blanket making knowledge: