How To Crochet: Blanket Stitch

By Robin Beers – 235 Comments
This easy stitch is perfect for an afghan or blanket. It is just sets of 3 stitches, one single crochet and two doubles. Once you get into the hang of it, you can do it in your sleep! Use it for a baby blanket in a pretty pink or blue or for a regular afghan with bright colors! You can change colors after a few rows for a multicolored effect.

The photo above is a baby blanket I am working on for charity. I am using a J-hook for this with worsted yarn. Decide how wide you want your blanket to be and chain the proper number in multiples of 3. I chained 108 for this blanket and it is about 31 inches wide. For another blanket pattern using a similar stitch, click here. Oh, and by the way, feel free to try this stitch on a scarf if you want! Experiment!

Note: If you are left handed, just put your mouse over the photo for a left-handed view.

Start with a foundation row of a multiple of 3 chains.
I chained 12 here.

Row 1: Make 2 double crochets in the 3rd chain from the hook.

*Skip 2 ch. Make 1 sc in next ch.

Make 2 double crochet in the same ch.

Repeat from * to the end of row 1 ending with 1 sc in the last ch.

Row 2: Chain 2, turn, make 2 dc in first sc.

**Skip the next 2 dc, Make sc and 2 dc in next sc.

Repeat from ** across ending with 1 sc in the top of the ch-2.

Repeat Row 2 until desired length is made.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Update: A lot of folks have asked about a border for their finished project. You can add any border that you like! If you want to use the same stitch pattern for your border, you can use the row 1 instructions but work it around the edge of the blanket. Instead of working into chains, you’ll be working into the sides of stitches that are along the edge of the blanket. If you are worried about spacing your stitches, you can use this tutorial first: Crochet Finish Technique: “Crochet Evenly Around” to create a regular single crochet border. Then crochet the edging into the single crochets.

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  1. Linda says:

    Thanks so much for the left-handed instructions. Great to be able to see them with the tap of the mouse.

  2. Tina says:

    Awesome pattern, I have crochet for a long time, but wanted a quick and easy pattern
    that I can work up in a day or two.
    So looked around a bit and this one popped up, love it.

    Need a baby blanket and this pattern is beautiful as well as quick and easy.

    Thank You so much

  3. Lauriestamps says:

    I love this pattern! I just made 4 headbands with it. I do intend on making a baby blanket with this stitch too. Thanks for the creativity!


  4. Denise says:

    Ty- great instructions – I’m making now. Last row will be somewhat “scalloped”. Do you have instructions to do a finish row OR a border? Thank you so much:)

  5. Jacqueline Moreno says:

    Ty- instructons were easy to follow. I just finished my baby blanket in yellow.

  6. Deborah says:

    Thank you so much for welcoming me to your site. I would love download the blanket stitch pattern, but I can’t figure out hot to do it. Would some please tell me how to do that from my iPad? Thank you so much! Have a blessed weekend💕🙏💕

  7. Deborah says:

    I forgot to check notify me of follow up comments. Thanks again!

  8. Sophie says:

    Crochet hook please

  9. Jane says:

    How much yarn did you use?

  10. Leslie Chapin says:

    I have completed the Blanket Stitch Blanket, but need help on selecting a border. Can you help?
    Thank you

  11. Tina Robson says:

    I can’t wait to try this, but are these US crochet terms?

  12. Emily says:

    Ok – I have been working on this for weeks. Can people seriously get fast enough to do this in a day?!!

  13. Diana says:

    Made this years ago – lost pattern – didn’t know what it was – thank you!!!! Tonight I found the pattern by accident – am so happy – can’t wait to get busy. God bless you!!!

  14. Marisa says:

    i am from Brazil, is there a graph for this amazing pattern? Thank you

  15. gina stewart says:

    AWESOME on the left-handed view!! my grandmother taught me to crochet by watching her in the mirror, special times and sweet memories and a life time skill.

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