Ahh, the Blanket Stitch. A simple, three-stitch repeat that is sure to fit the bill for just about any crochet project – especially blankets. 😉 Let’s learn how to crochet the Blanket Stitch with this easy-to-follow tutorial!
Blanket Stitch Tutorial
The Blanket Stitch is a three-stitch repeat consisting of single crochet and double crochets. If you can make those stitches, you can make this stitch! Great for baby blankets, full size afghans, cardigans, and more, this stitch is almost meditative.
Crochet something using the Blanket Stitch while you watch (or, let’s be honest, listen to) Netflix, listen to an audio book, or hang out with the family at the park. It really is a versatile, fun stitch!
Sonny’s Baby Blanket (free pattern)
How to Blanket Stitch:
1. Start with a chain in a multiple of THREE stitches. For this example we’ll start with 12 chains.
2. In the third chain from the hook place two double crochets.
3. Skip two chains, and in the next chain place one single crochet and two double crochets.
Repeat step 3 to the end of the row.
4. When you have only three chains remaining, you’ll skip two of them, and place one single crochet in the very last chain.
To make all subsequent rows you will…
5. Chain two, and turn your work. (Note that the chain two does NOT count as a stitch).
6. In the very first stitch place two double crochets.
7. Skip the next two stitches, and in the next stitch (which should be a single crochet from the previous row) place one single crochet and two double crochets.
8. Repeat step 7 to the end of the row. When you get to the end, skip the last two stitches and place one single crochet in the second chain on the side of the last double crochet. (see photo)
That’s it! When you’re finished adding length to your piece, all you need to do is fasten off and weave in all ends. Easy peasy!
See the VIDEO tutorial here:
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