17 Crochet Stitches for Blankets

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!

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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

Tornado Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern

Tornado Crochet Stitch for Blankets

The Tornado Stitch is one of the best crochet stitches for blanket projects since its soft texture and reversible nature make it super versatile! This stitch appears to look like repeated tornado shapes. It gives any blanket a fun touch of movement!

basketweave crochet stitch for blankets tutorial

Basketweave Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern

The Basketweave Stitch is a great take on the classic basketweave texture. This is one of the best crochet stitches for baby blanket patterns. Specifically, because it is simple, and has virtually no holes!

clasp multicolor blanket crochet stitch pattern

Clasp Stitch Crochet Pattern

The Clasp Stitch offers a two sided stitch where each side brings something unique. Its back side shows the color changes with contrasting dashes which is quite beautiful! This one is a way to have fun and add a little texture to your blanket.

Accordion Multicolor crochet stitch for blankets pattern

Accordion Crochet Stitch 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.

bobble chevron crochet stitch for blanket

Bobble Chevron Crochet Stitch

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!

braided puff blanket crochet stitches

Braided Puff Blanket Crochet Stitch

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 ;).

lattice crochet stitches for blankets

Lattice Crochet Stitch for Blankets Tutorial

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!

lava crochet stitches for blankets

Lava Crochet Stitch for Blankets Pattern

The Lava Stitch is one of those blanket crochet stitches that makes for intricate color work with minimal effort. In the end, you are left with a blanket that is completely reversible!

mini puff crochet stitches for blankets pattern

Mini Puff Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern

Gorgeous texture and minimal gaping, the Mini Puff Stitch is what blanket crochet stitches dreams are made of. It has a cute bobbly texture that is perfect for a cozy fall/winter throw!

Increase decrease easy crochet stitch for blanket

Increase-Decrease Crochet Stitch

The Increase-Decrease Stitch hits all the boxes for a perfect crochet stitch for blankets. Of course, that makes it the perfect candidate!

bobble crochet stitch best crochet stitch for blanket

Bobble Frieze Blanket Crochet Stitch

The Bobble Frieze Stitch offers a geometric take on that bobble texture. I can see this as one on the list of best crochet stitch for baby blanket. These bobbles would be so cute in pastels and would make for a cuddly blanket.

blanket crochet stitch patterns dash stitch

Dash Stitch Crochet Pattern

The wrong side of the Dash Stitch makes for a fairly plain crochet fabric. Yet, it is still a great option for blanket crochet stitches.

Highway Stitch Crochet Pattern for Blankets

This one is a super simple pattern! The Highway Stitch combines the front loop only and back loop only stitches. It creates these classic and easy to repeat crochet stitches for blankets that are fun to make and sure to impress.

linen crochet stitch best crochet stitch for baby blanket

Linen Stitch Crochet Pattern

Inspired by woven fabric, the Linen Stitch creates a thick fabric making it a wonderful option for blankets. It looks great with speckled or semisolid yarn colors, or using a combination of colors as pictured here.

Mini Bobble Stitch

A variation of a classic, the Mini Bobble Stitch provides a more toned down version of the bobble stitch. It gives you that texture without all of the bulk. That is to say, this stitch will add loads of fun to a baby blanket or throw!

Railroad Stitch

When searching for crochet blanket stitch ideas, sometimes you don’t want all of the bells and whistles. Sometimes, you need something simple, easy to repeat, lightly textured, and visually pleasing. If that isn’t the Railroad Stitch, I’m not sure what is!

Trellis Stitch

Tiny openings and light texture makes the Trellis Stitch a great blanket crochet stitches option. It creates a lighter fabric, which makes it great for Summer afghans!

Bonus! 4 More Crochet Stitches for Blankets (If You Don’t Mind Small Gaps)

criss cross crochet stitch

Criss Cross Crochet Stitch

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.

mini triangles crochet stitch pattern

Mini Triangles Crochet Stitch Tutorial

I couldn’t leave this one out of a list of crochet stitches for blankets. The Mini Triangles Stitch makes for such a fun fabric, even with the holes. This would be great for creating primarily lighter blankets and throws.

cat's eye basic crochet stitch

Cat’s Eye Stitch

With small openings and interesting texture, the Cat’s Eye Stitch is a great crochet blanket stitch idea indeed. It’s easy to repeat, quick to learn, and combines basic stitches you probably already know!

cubist flower filet crochet stitch for blankets

Cubist Flower Crochet Stitch

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.

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