How To Crochet: Blanket Stitch

By Robin Beers – 299 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 more blanket patterns using similar stitches, 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.

Click here for more blanket patterns!

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  1. Diana Kosanovich says:

    My daughter needed a christening blanket and I bought white yarn with very little silver thread running thru it. This pattern is both beautiful and easy and perfect our celebration.

  2. Polly says:

    need to see if you have a pattern for jamie blanket

  3. Leona says:

    I’m not a great or fast crocheter. I find it difficult to follow patterns, but this pattern and directions are so simple and results in such a beautiful baby blanket. I have just completed my 4th blanket and it will be beautiful gift for my new granddaughter. Thank you.

  4. Diane says:

    I am working on this pattern. Love it.
    Trying to learn to read patterns and this one
    was easy. Thank you for putting it out there
    for everyone. If you have an easy pattern for
    baby shoes please share for a beginner.
    Thanks again

  5. Maureen Sweeney says:

    Thanks for this quick and easy pattern. I used this thick, cool multi-texture yarn to make a baby blanket for my niece. I read your post on doing an edging and it really helped. I used 3 strands of yarn to match the thickness of the blanket yarn and first made a base round of double crochet rather than single again because of the scale of the blanket yarn. The decorative round is 5 DC, skip next stitch, SC, skip stitch, 5 DC around.

  6. Ronda Richardson says:

    I have made this one using a filet crochet border around the edges with simple shell stitch to finish off. It turned out very cute in variegated blue for my grans Nephew about 3 yea ago. It is a very easy stitch to make—you have to take care in keeping borders and edges even, though.

  7. Betsy says:

    Thank you for sharing your patterns! I’m making to for my future great granddaughters due in Feb.

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