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What is the best stitch to use for a baby blanket?

What is the best stitch to use for a baby blanket?

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.

How many stitches do you need for a baby blanket?

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.

What size knitting needles do I need to make a baby blanket?

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.

How big should a child’s blanket be?

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

How long does it take to make a baby blanket?

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!

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