The half double crochet stitch is the perfect go-to if you are looking for the best crochet stitch for baby a blanket. The stitch creates fast and easy rows so you can crochet a blanket in no time at all! This simple stitch actually has 1 less step than the double crochet stitch, so it’s easy to learn.
A typical stroller blanket is 30" x 35"
That leaves you with 112 stitches to use for the stitch pattern repeat. Perfect! You’ll cast on 120 stitches, knit your edge stitches, plus 14 repeats of the stitch patttern, then knit the edge stitches at the other end.
Get a pair of US size 11 (8.0 mm) circular knitting needles.
This size works well for knitting a simple baby blanket with 2 strands of medium-weight yarn at a time. Make sure that you get a pair of needles with a long cable in between them. This will help to ensure that there will be plenty of room for your stitches.
Blanket Sizes Chart
|Blanket Type||Dimensions (inches)||Dimensions (cm)|
|Lovey||12 inches by 12 inches||30 cm by 30 cm|
|Baby||14 inches by 16 inches||36 cm by 41 cm|
|Cradle||14 inches by 30 inches||36 cm by 76 cm|
|Premie||18 inches by 24 inches||46 cm by 61 cm|
This is a great first project for beginner sewers and most of you will be able to make a baby blanket in under 30 minutes. It will take you longer to choose the perfect fabric than to sew!