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Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets

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Are you looking to make a baby blanket and wondering what crochet stitches to use? Baby blankets make beautiful and practical gifts for new moms and their little ones. You can make your baby blankets even more special by choosing the person’s favourite colour and style. And with this summary of crochet stitches that work well for baby blankets, it’ll be easy to choose one that is right for you. I hope you find some inspiration here! 🙂

When choosing the right crochet stitch for your baby blanket, consider the following:

  • Safety for the baby. Choose a stitch that doesn’t have large gaps and spaces where little fingers might get caught.
  • The difficulty of the stitch. This is an important point, as you are the one who will spend a couple of days or maybe weeks or even months making this blanket, so you want to enjoy the process as well.
  • Does it look pretty? Kind of an important point too. Do you like the way it looks or not?
  • Speed – does it work up fast? This is not the most important one, but it’s still good to know and consider if the stitch is worth the time. If you really like the look of the stitch, then it’s good to plan ahead and start early. Baby blankets are small, but using a short stitch (like a slip stitch) will take time.

Top 7 Easy Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets

  • Single Crochet
  • Moss Stitch
  • Double Crochet
  • Lemon Peel Stitch
  • Suzette Stitch
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Even Moss Stitch

These are some of the most common and also the easiest baby blanket crochet stitches! What makes those stitches so easy to crochet is:

  • they are made up of basic and simple crochet stitches that are easy to do.
  • The pattern is repetitive and is a one-row repeat.
Best Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets

Best Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets

Single Crochet

Every crochet beginner starts by learning how to crochet the single crochet stitch. This is one of the easiest stitches out there and the most basic one! It may seem too simple to use in a baby blanket, but you can do so much with different varieties of single crochet stitches. Mixing up the colours, or using an interesting type of yarn can make this stitch shine in a new light. Take a look at the beautiful single crochet pattern below for your inspiration!

Free pattern: Chevron Crochet Double-Sided Baby Blanket by Meladora’s Creations

Moss Stitch

Moss Stitch is an easy crochet stitch and works up quite fast. The stitch uses a specific order of single crochet and chain stitches. It looks great in solid colours, but if you’re feeling adventurous, why not experiment with a few stripes of different colours? It will create a unique look.

Free pattern:

Crochet Moss Stitch Blanket Square by My Crochet Space

Moss Stitch Baby Blanket by Jo to the World Creations

Tiffany Blanket by Banana Moon Studio

Double Crochet Stitch

Double Crochet is commonly used in baby blankets, on its own or together with other crochet stitches. It’s one of the tallest stitches and that’s why it’s pretty quick to work up a baby-size blanket using this stitch! You could just make a simple square by chaining any amount of chains and work back and forth in rows or you can use the free pattern below to work from the centre for a unique look!

Free pattern: Blackwell Blanket by Banana Moon Studio

Lemon Peel Stitch

Lemon Peel Stitch uses single crochet and Double crochet stitches to create this interesting texture that looks similar to a lemon peel. I love this stitch because it so easy! Plus, it looks pretty amazing too. Easy to learn stitch, suitable for beginners!

Free Pattern: Strawberry Lemon Peel Baby Blanket by Crochet 365 Knit Too

Suzette Stitch

Suzette stitch is a textured crochet stitch that uses single crochet and double crochet stitches. In a way it is similar to the Lemon Peel stitch with a slight difference that those stitches are worked in clusters into the same stitch.

Free Pattern: Suzette Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern by Sigoni Macaroni

Half Double Crochet

Half double crochets are slightly taller than the single crochet stitches and much quicker to work up! They create a lovely texture and are perfect for baby blankets! You can make a baby blanket by just making a square or rectangle in your desired size and working back and forth in rows. Sometimes, some of the most beautiful blankets are beautiful because of their simplicity.

Free pattern Simple Crochet Baby Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts

Even Moss Stitch

Even Moss stitch creates even more texture as it uses half double crochets and slip stitches to create this rich three-dimensional texture. Alternate those two stitches and you’ll get a pretty squishy baby blanket!

Free pattern: How to Crochet a Baby Blanket Step by Step by My Crochet Space

Free Patterns with More Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets

Chevron Crochet Blanket by Jo to the World

So much beautiful texture! Crochet stitches used: Single crochet and bobble stitch.

Double Waffle Crochet Baby Blanket by My Crochet Space

Double Waffle stitch for extra texture! This blanket is reversible and the stitch looks the same on both sides.

Plaza Baby Blanket by Knitting with Chopsticks

Create an interesting and unique pattern with Front Post and Back Post Double crochets.

Hearts Puff Stitch Baby Blanket by Jo to the World

As the name already says, those cute hearts are made using Puff stitches!

Even Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern by Burgundy and Blush

This cozy baby blanket pattern is using a mix of crochet stitches including the Even Moss stitch. Lots of different textures making it extra snuggly.

Waves of Grain Corner to Corner Baby Blanket by Made by Gootie

This stunning baby blanket looks like a golden field of grains. Some of the stitches that create this beautiful texture are Puff stitches.

Across the Way Corner to Corner Blanket by Made by Gootie

Another gorgeous blanket using the corner to corner technique. This pattern is using a combination of single and double crochet stitches.

Smiles for Miles Blanket by This Pixie Creates

Classic design and an interesting pattern are created by using a variation of single crochet stitches.

Flower Power Blanket by This Pixie Creates

Apart from the unique and beautiful design, this pretty blanket is packed with texture! Some of the stitches used here are Puff stitches.

Colourful Blocks Baby Blanket by Keju crochet design

This is a fun crochet project to do! The pattern uses a variation of the Double Crochet stitch to make this cute baby blanket.

JJ’s Blankie – Baby Blanket by Juniper and Oakes

This cozy blanket pattern is using the Cluster Stitch and the Shell Stitch to make the border.

Miltered Tulips Blanket by Made by Gootie (Combination of stitches)

Put your skills to the test with this beautiful baby blanket pattern. A variety of stitches are used to create this intricate-looking pattern.

Emilio Blanket by Christa Co Design (Mix of stitches & Crab stitch)

This easy baby blanket pattern is using only a couple of basic crochet stitches. If you know how to crochet the single and half double crochet stitches you’ll be able to do it!

Wrapped in Kisses by Creations by Courtney

And with this baby blanket pattern, you can learn a few more crochet stitches that haven’t been mentioned before in this post. You could show off your skills with this intricate-looking pattern.

Bella Blanket by Burgundy and Blush

This cute stripy blanket is made of a mix of crochet stitches, including Puff and Bobble stitches. It will look especially cute in bright and sunny colours!

I hope you enjoyed this selection of baby blanket patterns and crochet stitches! Pin this pin for later so you can always come back to this post when you need it!

Easy Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets

If you wonder… What stitch is the best for a crochet blanket?

There are many crochet stitches that are perfect for baby blankets. In my opinion, the best crochet stitches are those ones that are without holes, create a beautiful texture that is soft and cozy. Also, I like the blankets to be reversible. One of those great stitches that is all of the above is the Even Moss Stitch, and that’s my personal favourite! And what is your favourite crochet stitch for baby blankets?

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2 replies on “Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets”

Would you know how to make the dragonfly stitch and would that be appropriate for a baby blanket?

I haven’t made anything using the dragon stitch but it doesn’t look too difficult. It’s mainly chain stitches that create that cute dragonfly pattern. There are a few video demonstrations on youtube where you can learn that stitch. I personally wouldn’t make a baby blanket for newborns or toddlers because of the holes. But for older kids I think it’s very cute 🙂

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