Blanket sizes vary according to what you will be using them for, and this crochet blanket sizes guide will help you craft the perfect blanket to fit your bed or sofa. I have also included a crochet blanket calculator for the number of chains required for your blanket size, as well as the amount of yarn.
Crochet Blanket Sizes Tutorial
Many of you will have arrived at this article asking, "what size should I make my crochet blanket?" Here, I will discuss all the crochet blanket names, such as lapghans, receivers, and even king-size blankets.
Below, you will find a printable crochet blanket size chart with all the sizing of the most common blankets that you can put up in your craft room for easy reference. Further down are some easy tips on adjusting crochet blanket patterns to your perfect blanket size.
Printable Chart for Crochet Blanket Sizes
Download the printable chart for the crochet blanket sizes.
Crochet Blanket Size Calculator
Use this crochet blanket size calculator to work out:
- How many chains you will need for your crochet blanket.
- How many rows for a crochet blanket.
- How many yards of yarn for a crochet blanket.
You will need to make a crochet gauge swatch (in your stitch pattern) so you can measure the number of stitches and rows in 4x4 inches. As you have crocheted the swatch, measure how many yards of yarn you have used in that 4x4 swatch. Otherwise, just unravel it once you have measured the stitch count. The turning chain depends on your stitch type - for example: single crochet is 1, and double crochet is 3 chains.
Crochet Blanket Chain and Yardage Calculator
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Crochet Blanket Sizes Guide
Now, let's get to know each type of crochet blanket dimension listed in the above blanket size chart. Not only will this information ensure you're making the correct type of blanket. It will also help you estimate how much yarn is required for the project you intend to make.
1. Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes
Crocheted baby blankets are generally tiny, snug, and soft. And, of course, there's an appropriate size for your newborn and infant, as well as where and when you'll use it.
|Baby Blanket Type||W x L in Inches||W x L in cm|
|Receiving Blanket||24 x 30 to 36||61 x 76 to 91|
|Swaddle or Cradle Blanket||40 x 40||102 x 102|
|Lovey or Security Blanket||12 x 12||30 x 30|
|Car Seat Blanket||20 x 24||51 X 61|
|Stroller Blanket||30 x 36||76 x 91|
That said, here are the different types of crochet blanket sizes for your baby:
- Receiving Blanket: As its name implies, this small-sized blanket is what the baby is wrapped around when the nurse or doctor hands the baby to their mother. It's also often used to swaddle a baby safely. Hence, it's often confused with the swaddle blanket.
- Swaddle Blanket: While a receiving blanket can be used as a swaddle blanket, a swaddle or cradle blanket can't be an alternative to a receiving blanket. Its size says it all: it isn't safe to receive a tiny newborn baby using it. It's also why you only use it for swaddling your baby when they start to outgrow their receiving blanket.
- Crochet Lovey Blanket: The main purpose of this small-sized crochet baby blanket is to give your baby or toddler a sense of security during sleep, rides, and more. They have some kind of an emotional attachment to it; thus, they want to carry it around. It's why we also refer to it as a security blanket.
- Bassinet Blanket: Aptly named, this blanket is the perfect pair of your baby's bassinet.
- Crib Blanket: What better way to complete your baby's first official bed without a blanket, right? This crochet blanket will fit perfectly in regular-sized cribs.
- Car Seat Blanket: Apparently, this blanket provides warmth and comfort to babies during car rides.
- Stroller Blanket: This crochet baby blanket will provide warmth and comfort to babies during stroller rides. The recommended dimension ensures it reaches the baby's feet, even when seated on a stroller.
2. Crochet Blanket Sizes for Children
Like clothes, your kids will outgrow their crochet blankets. You will need longer and wider blankets to keep them warm, secure, and comfortable.
|Child Blanket Type||W x L in Inches||W x L in cm|
|Toddler Blanket||36 x 48||91 x 122|
|Child Blanket||40 x 54||102 x 137|
|Tween Blanket||44 x 52||112 x 132|
|Teen Blanket||48 x 60||122 x 152|
Here are the different blanket sizes for older children to consider:
- Toddler Blanket: When it's time for your baby to transition from their crib to a toddler bed, make sure you also change their blanket to a toddler size.
- Child Blanket: A slightly bigger throw. Think cozy forts or reading nooks.
- Tween Blanket: Switch into a tween blanket as soon as your child outgrows their child blankets.
- Teen Blanket: Most of the time, the spurt of a kid's growth is during their teenage years, so make sure they fit nicely inside their blankets to keep them comfortable and warm.
3. Crochet Couch Blanket Sizes
These crocheted blankets don't just provide warmth and comfort to the user. They also serve as decorations because they're often left hanging on a couch.
|Blanket Type||W x L in Inches||W x L in cm|
|Lapghan (afghans / lap blankets)||32 to 48 x 35 to 40||81 to 122 x 89 to 102|
|Small Throw Blanket||60 x 48||152 x 152|
|Medium Throw Blanket||66 x 54||168 x 137|
|Large Throw Blanket||48 x 60||122 x 152|
Here are the different sizes for crochet sofa blankets:
- Lapghan, Lap Blanket or Afghan Blanket: From its name, you can tell that this blanket is meant to cover one's lap while sitting. The range in its width and length is due to the fact that it can be used either in a wheelchair, couch, or standard chair.
- Small Throw Blanket: Do you love lying on the couch while watching TV or even cuddling with your partner or kids? These crochet throws are perfect for you!
- Medium-Sized Throw Blanket: If you have longer couches, a mid-sized throw blanket ensures everyone who wants to lie down or even sit on the couch can have a good share of the blanket!
- Oversized Throw Blanket: Thanks to oversized crochet throw blankets, you can invite the whole family to jump onto the couch and stay warm during winter while sharing stories, watching movies, and more.
4. Crochet Blanket Sizes for Bedding
Most of the time, we love to have blankets that perfectly fit our mattresses and will drape over their sides. If that's the case, the following crochet blankets are the perfect projects for you:
|Bed Blankets Type||W x L in Inches||W x L in cm|
|Twin Blanket||60 x 90||152 x 229|
|Twin XL Blanket||66 x 90||168 x 229|
|Full or Double Blanket||80 x 90||203 X 229|
|Queen Size Blanket||100 x 95||254 X 241|
|King Size Blanket||106 x 100||269 X 254|
- Twin Blanket: The twin size blanket is the perfect size for a single bed.
- Twin XL Blanket: This crocheted blanket size is also perfect for single beds but will drape more than the twin-sized one. It's also the ideal choice for those on the heavier side of the scale.
- Full or Double Blanket: Aptly named, this crochet blanket size will fit perfectly with your full- or double-sized mattresses.
- Queen Blanket: Queen-size blankets are definitely the ideal choice for adults, as this mattress size is also the most common bed for adults.
- King Blanket: Whether you're a couple or a single individual who wants a spacious bed, the king-size blanket ensures you stay warm and comfortable on whichever side of the bed you're in.
- California King Blanket: As the most prominent mattress size to date, you also would want to pair it with a huge cotton or wool California King blanket.
Mattress Sizes for Crochet Blankets
In case you want to alter or make a custom crochet blanket size, here are the standard mattress sizes.
5. Circular Crochet Blanket Size
I want to emphasize that the recommended sizes above are for a rectangular blanket or a square blanket.
What if you want to make circular blankets? After all, these blankets are versatile, portable items, making them perfect for beach vacations and picnics.
That said, the suggested diameter for circular crocheted blankets is 59 inches or around 150 cm.
Changing the Size of Crochet Blankets
The crochet blanket size depends on many factors, such as the number of stitches used, the type of stitches used, and the crochet hook size. Thus, these are the things you need to consider when you want to change the size of your crochet blanket.
That said, here are some tips and tricks I have tried and tested to shorten or lengthen my crochet blanket, as well as make it wider or narrower:
- Adjust the Number of Crochet Stitches
- Change the Hook Size
- Adjust the Number of Motifs or Granny Squares
- Change the Tension
Adjust the Number of Crochet Stitches
The number of stitches used in a row when crocheting a blanket will determine its width. To decrease or increase its size, simply decrease or increase the number of crochet stitches, respectively, in the row.
Change the Hook Size and Yarn Weight
If you want to follow the crochet blanket pattern strictly but want to make smaller or larger blankets, consider changing the hook size and/or yarn weight.
Smaller hook sizes will create smaller stitches. Hence, you'll have a smaller-sized blanket. Likewise, lightweight yarns, like worsted weight yarn, create smaller blankets than when you use heavier yarn weights.
Adjust the Number of Motifs or Granny Squares
If your crochet blanket pattern requires granny squares or motifs, simply decrease the number you need to seam together to make smaller blankets. Of course, do the opposite if you want larger crocheted blankets.
You can also create bigger motifs or squares if you want larger blankets or smaller ones if you want smaller blankets.
Change the Tension
The amount of tension you use when crocheting is also one of the ways to adjust the original crochet blanket size. More tension can lead to smaller blankets, while using less tension creates bigger blankets.
Crochet Blanket Size FAQs
What is a good size for a crochet blanket?
The size of a crochet blanket depends on how you want to use it and your personal preference. A medium throw blanket is an average of 66x64 inches while a queen bed blanket is 100x95. Refer to the blanket size chart for crochet above for more sizes and what foundation chain you will need.
How much yarn do I need for a crochet blanket?
The amount of yarn for a crochet blanket depends on your yarn weight, the type of stitch, and the desired finished size of the blanket. Make a swatch in your stitch pattern that measures 4x4 inches. Count the number of stitches and rows in it. Once you have measured, unravel the swatch and measure the length of yarn in it. Use the crochet blanket size calculator in this article to calculate the yardage.
Crochet Blanket Sizes - In Conclusion
With so many crochet blanket sizes to consider, keep in mind that what I listed in this guide are simply estimates. Also, adjusting the size of the blanket you're crocheting is possible with a bit of tweaking in the number of stitches, motifs, and/or granny squares and/or changing the tension you use when crocheting, the hook size and/or yarn weight.