I am sure you have come across a need for crochet stitches for blankets in your time crocheting—I know I have. Maybe it is this very moment or maybe it was years ago when a list like this one I have compiled would have been helpful. Whatever your need for blanket crochet stitches, I have got you covered. AND if you don’t mind small gaps in your blankets, I have 4 bonus stitches for you! All of these stitches are a beginner to easy level and will naturally be a breeze to create!
Don’t have the time right now? Pin these 17 free crochet stitches for blankets for later!
Now, my criteria of what makes for perfect blanket crochet stitch patterns is no easy feat to pass.
- Most importantly, the stitch needs to not have holes for toes and fingers to get stuck in.
- It also needs to be easy to repeat so you can make any size you want.
- It needs to be pretty on both sides, even if they aren’t exactly the same (besides, who wants an ugly side of a blanket??).
- Lastly, texture is ALWAYS welcome in crochet blanket stitches.
With the criteria set and blanket crochet stitches awaiting, now you can explore my 17 favorite crochet stitches for blankets!
17 Crochet Stitches for Blankets
When thinking of crochet blanket stitch ideas, this one came to mind immediately! The fun lines and easy color work (as in no real colorwork needed) of the Accordion Stitch make for an interesting project and it’s reversible. However, each side creates a different feel. The front side (pictured here) is more bold and quirky, where the back side is more elegant.
The Bobble Chevron Stitch is one that goes along so well with the current trends! It could easily be more boho with neutral colors, more modern with striking contrasting colors, more cozy with warm and rich colors—the options are endless! As far as blanket crochet stitch patterns go, this one is a breeze and will make for a gorgeous afghan or throw!
The Braided Puff Stitch is altogether beautiful with its elegant texture and versatile nature. This stitch is free of large holes, making it among the best crochet stitch for blanket patterns! It’s easier than it looks and will have everyone convinced that you are a pro, even if you aren’t (I won’t tell if you don’t ;).
The Lattice Stitch is easy and textured. It does have a more plain back side, however, I still consider it as hitting all the marks for a perfect blanket crochet stitch pattern. This stitch creates a thick (but not stiff) fabric consequently making it great for a warm and cozy blanket!
Bonus! 4 More Crochet Stitches for Blankets (If You Don’t Mind Small Gaps)
The Criss Cross Stitch is a detailed and slightly open crochet stitch. It is a good option as far as blanket crochet stitches go, despite having some gaps. For example, this stitch would word great for Spring and Summer afghans! It would provide all the comforts of a blanket without being too heavy for the warmer months.
Finally, this beautiful filet stitch inspired by flowers is sure to make a gorgeous blanket. The Cubist Flower Stitch uses negative space to create a cubist inspired flower pattern. The pattern being created by gaps might not be for every blanket, but it will absolutely make some beautiful ones.
Need more blanket inspiration? You can find more blanket crochet stitch patterns and crochet blanket patterns as PDFs on my Etsy shop! There are loads of easy and beginner blanket patterns to download. Purchasing the PDF means you can finally crochet away without ads, without internet, and without having to rely on your phone battery or cell service to complete your projects. Purchasing PDF patterns also supports creators like me so that we can create more free patterns in the future!