Hey friends! I created this blanket size guide a couple of years ago, but wanted to share it again as we head into fall. Whenever I make a blanket, I’m always trying to figure how big I want it to be and how much yarn I’ll need. Each time I would have to go searching online for the size that it should be (whether a baby blanket, throw blanket, double bed size etc). The hope is that this simple reference will make it easier for you and I when we get into blanket making. 🙂
I love blankets because you can take almost any stitch that you like and turn it into a beautiful blanket. This is what I did with my “Chunky Icelandic Crochet Blanket” using a stitch that has a fun bubbly texture. In most cases you can simply make a chain as long as one side of the blanket needs to be (take into account the multiples you might need for the stitch pattern), and crochet until you reach the size that you need. For knitting, you’d cast on as many stitches as you want it wide, and knit until it reaches the length that you need.
My favorite blanket size to knit or crochet is the lapghan because it works up quickly and isn’t too big and bulky. That’s what I kept in mind when I designed the Cuddly Quick Knit Throw blanket as well.
When looking for the right size for blankets online, you can get overwhelmed pretty quick. I noticed that a few different sizes were listed for the same type of blanket. What this tells me is that maybe it’s not so important to be exact on sizing in some cases. However, I did find a site that I believe is really reliable and many of you may have heard of it before. It’s Project Linus, and you can see their blanket sizing HERE (this is on the East Tennessee Chapter’s website). They help to organize and donate volunteer made blankets to children and teens in need. You can read about them and how to get involved HERE. I used their sizing for the baby blanket in my chart, as they know what the hospitals prefer. If a hospital prefers it, it’s probably a good size!
You’ll also notice that I’ve included the lapghan size in the chart above. Again, this is my fave size and is also great for toddlers as well as folks in wheelchairs.
I hope this chart will be helpful as you create your own blankets! What size blankets do you like to make?
Blanket Sizing Reference
Happy blanket making my friends!
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