This crochet blanket sizes chart is definitely one of the most useful resources that any crocheter could have!
For many of crocheters (including me!), a baby blanket was one of our very first projects, and a blanket, whether small or large, is still a go-to project for many of us.
This blanket sizes chart below has measurements for every type of blanket or afghan that you might ever want to make, and includes average measurements for the following:
- Baby Blankets: lovey, snuggle, preemie, cradle, stroller and crib blankets
- Child Blankets: toddler, child, teen
- Adult: lapghan, small, medium and large throws
- Bedding: twin, double, queen, king size beds
There are two versions of the blanket sizes chart – one in inches and one in centimetres, so you can choose whichever one suits you best 🙂
What size should I make a crochet blanket?
Crochet blankets come in all shapes and sizes – you can make anything from a “lovey” or snuggle blanket, to a stroller blanket to a huge lapghan or throw. There sure are a lot of variations!
The table below has a list of the most common blanket sizes, but bear in mind that measurements may vary from pattern to pattern. Many blanket patterns will come with instructions for making adjustments to create a blanket of different sizes. For example:
- To make a blanket wider/narrower, you will need to adjust your starting chain.
- To make a blanket longer/shorter, you will need to adjust the number of rows you work.
How long does it take to crochet a blanket?
The answer to this one is very much “it depends!” The following are the main factors that will determine how long your crochet blanket takes to make:
Blanket size: This is probably the most obvious determinant of the time it will take to crochet a blanket! Blankets come in all shapes and sizes, from a tiny baby “lovey” to a full king-size bedspread, and everything in between. Choose a smaller size if you need something that can be finished quickly! (Please see the charts below for the average measurements for crochet blankets for babies, children, adults and bedding).
Stitch pattern: A simple, repetitive stitch pattern will work up faster than a more complex one. With an easy stitch pattern, you simply won’t have to concentrate as hard, making a pattern like this perfect for couch crocheting in the evenings.
Yarn weight: A blanket made with a thicker yarn (such as a #5/Bulky or #6/Super Bulky) will work up much faster than one made with a lighter DK or worsted weight yarn. So, if you need a last-minute blanket, definitely choose a pattern that uses a thicker yarn!
Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart
For a print-friendly version of the following charts, please pop your email address in the box at the end of this post, and I will email you the PDF.
All of the charts are available in both inches and centimetres so you can choose whichever one you prefer.
Crochet Baby Blanket Sizes Chart
|Lovey||12” x 12”||30cm x 30cm|
|Security||16” x 16”||42cm x 42cm|
|Preemie||20” x 20”||50cm x 50cm|
|Small Cradle||14” x 30”||36cm x 76cm|
|Large Cradle||20” x 32”||50cm x 80cm|
|Receiving||40” x 40”||100cm x 100cm|
|Crib||40” x 60”||100cm x 152cm|
Child Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart
|Toddler||36” x 48”||92cm x 122cm|
|Young Child||42” x 54”||106cm x 136cm|
|Teen||48” x 60”||122cm x 152cm|
Adult Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart
|Lapghan||36” x 48”||92cm x 122cm|
|Small Throw||48” x 60”||122cm x 152cm|
|Medium Throw||54” x 66”||136cm x 168cm|
|Large Throw||60” x 72”||152cm x 182cm|
Bedding Crochet Blanket Sizes Chart
|Twin||60” x 90”||152cm x 228cm|
|Double||84” x 90”||214cm x 244cm|
|Queen||90” x 96”||228cm x 244cm|
|King||96” x 108”||244cm x 274cm|
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