Crochet Blanket Stitches

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Crochet blankets are always a great project to work on, but deciding the stitch to use can be a handful. I have put together a few crochet blanket stitches i find go well with crochet blankets, throws and aghans.

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Best crochet blanket stitches

Today I bring you 10 crochet stitch tutorials that go far beyond the bounds of single crochet. The best part? Many of these stitches are based on super simple concepts, like single or double crochet, so you can still master them in one episode of your favorite show.

With so a good deal of beautiful crochet stitch patterns to pick from, this ultimate list of 10 stitches to try will be your last stop before making that next crochet afghan, throw, or blanket!

They are all gorgeous, so any stitch you decide on will make a fabulous crochet blanket.

Read on down to find the packed list of step by step stitches, so you can get started today on your next crochet blanket project!

Best Yarn For Crochet Blankets

When it comes to thebest yarn for crochet blankets, i would highly reccomend Lion Brand Yarn, they have a great variety of crochet yarn.

Caron simply soft yarn comes in second. I love the texture and softness of the yarn which makes i tperfect for a crochet blanket.

Other materials

  • Crochet hooks– The size of the crochet hooks will be mentioned in the crochet patern
  • Stitch markers- this iw to make the stitches if the pattern calls for them
  • Yarn needle- To weave in the ends
  • Measuring tape- To measure the chains and finished project.

Can a beginner crochet a blenkt?


To know if the blanket is beginner friendly, check for the level of the pattern. There are a lot of beginner friendly crochet blanket stitches, be sure to go for a crochet blanket that uses one stitch through out, like this easy beginner crochet blanket.

Best Crochet Blaket Stitches

To get yourself a few crochet blanket stitches, go through the following and be sure to let me know which one you loved.

1. Half double crochet (HDC)

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The half double crochet stitch is one of the first crochet stitches taught to every crochet beginner. Easy to learn, the half double crochet (HDC) stitch works well with a lot of crochet projects.

The half double crochet stitch is a crochet stitch taller than a single crochet stitch, yet shorter than double crochet stitch.

This however is noted differently based on the pattern terminology. In the US, it’s called half-double crochet. In the UK, it’s called half-treble crochet.

Half double crochet makes a solid crocheted fabric without holes. It’s a simple stitch that’s well suited to a wide variety of crochet projects, like baby blankets, pillows, scarves, and warm sweaters.

2. Waffle Stitch

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This crochet waffle stitch gives you a waffle like texture. This stitch will give you a solid, warm, and squishy blanket! Everything you want in a cozy blanket to snuggle up in.

I made my own waffle stitch blanket with blocks of color for my son – I love it!

3. Half double slip stitch

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This stitch is a cimbination of a half double crochet stitch and the slip stitch. It starts off as the half double crochet stitch but ends like slip stitch.

Learn how to work this stitch here.

4. c2c

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A C2C is a blanket worked from corner to corner. It is a great crochet project to do and works up rather quick.

5. Shell Stitch

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By Sarah Maker

The shell stitch is a crochet stitch pattern that creates a beautifully textured, scalloped design. You can work the shell stitch in rows, in rounds, or as a border around a larger project.

The shell stitch is made by working a group of 3 to 7 stitches into a single stitch (or space). The tops of these grouped stitches flair out, creating the look of a fan or a shell.

The shells are usually anchored on each side by a shorter stitch, usually a single crochet stitch. Repeating this pattern creates a row of “shells” that are separated by small gaps. Read more…

6. The Basket Weave Stitch

To learn how to do this stitch , Read here

7. Spider Stitch

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Tutorial by mama in a stitch

8. Harlequin Stitch

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For the crochet tutorial, read more here…

9. Lattice Loop Stitch

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For the crochet blanket stitch, read more here…

10. Herringbone Stitch

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For the crochet stitch tutorial, read more here…

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