Our 6 Favorite Crochet Stitches for Making Cozy Blankets

woman with purple crochet blanket

When designing your own crochet blanket, you have a bunch of stitch options to choose from. But we happen to think the ones below are great crochet stitches and will make a particularly great blanket or afghan. All you have to do is figure out what size you want it to be (we suggest making a gauge swatch first), decide the length of your starting chain, then get started!

1. Half-Double Crochet Stitch

half-double crochet swatch

Stitching up your new favorite blanket really can be as simple as working half-double crochet stitches on repeat. Double crochet works well too, but be wary of single crochet — your blanket may feel a bit stiff and heavy with that one. Try stripes or color blocks to give this basic stitch a little something extra.

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2. Shell Stitch

colorful crochet shells

These are great for more than just edging a blanket — we’re big fans of using an allover shell pattern to stitch up a quick blanket. Keep it one color for a more subtle, textured look, or get striping for something a little more colorful.

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3. V Stitch

crochet v-stitch swatch

This classic stitch pattern (which is actually a variation on the shell stitch!) has a very literal name — by working two double crochets in the same space, you create a repeating ‘V’ pattern within the fabric. This kind of chain stitch adds a lacy feel, and the resulting texture is totally touchable.

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4. Granny Stitch

crochet granny stitch

Whether you go with granny squares or opt for a seamless version worked in rows, you can’t go wrong with the classic granny stitch. And honestly, if you don’t already have one of these iconic blankets hanging out in your house, it’s time to fix that.

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5. Corner-to-Corner Stitch

corner-to-corner crochet swatch

Also known as C2C, this is another one of those stitches that looks great in a solid color, but can also be super versatile. If you’re looking to stitch up a pixelated graphghan, consider using this stitch.

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6. Ripple Stitch

ripple stitch crochet blanket

Ripple stitches create bold, graphic chevron patterns that look great on a blanket. Plus, they’re super easy to tweak, so you can make sharp, pointy chevrons or soft, subtle waves based on your design preference.

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Pro Tip: Lacy crochet stitches aren’t great for blankets, as they don’t offer enough structure. And if you want a reversible blanket, steer clear of stitch patterns that have a very clear wrong side.

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5 Responses to “Our 6 Favorite Crochet Stitches for Making Cozy Blankets”
  1. ROBERT
    ROBERT

    You very much forgot one of the most basic stitches there is. The Blanket Stitch. It has been my go to stitch to make Family members their hand me down afghans. The very 1st Thing I was Taught to do what’s the granny stitch At age 4. Then my grandmother taught me the blanket stitch a few years later. Almost 60 years later I’m still Crocheting and I am on my 80th afghan, using the blanket stitch. Please include that in your tutorial on stitches you need for blankets! ( This is the corrected comment)

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  2. ROBERT
    ROBERT

    You very much forgot one of the most basic stitches there is. The Blanket Stitch. It has been my go to stitch to make Family members their hand me down afghans.The very 1st Thing I was thought to do what’s the granny stitch At age 4. Then my grandmother taught me the blankets to check your later Almost 60 years later I’m still Christian and I want my 80th afghan using the blanket stitch. Please include that in your tutorial on stitches you need for blankets!

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