How to Crochet Blanket Stitch – Free Video and Written Tutorial

This is a free crochet blanket stitch tutorial that contains written instructions as well as a video tutorial. Learn this fun crochet stitch!


The crochet blanket stitch is such a fun crochet stitch. It might have you fooled by its name!

Although, it is a great stitch for blankets as the name suggests, it is not limited to just that.

You can use this versatile crochet stitch for many projects including other homewares like pillows, table runners, rugs.

Quick accessories like hats, scarves or cowls would also look amazing in this stitch.

And last but certainly not the least, crochet garments such as sweaters, cardigans or shrugs would look stunning and full of texture with crochet blanket stitch.

You can totally design your own blanket using this great stitch. All you need to do is remember the multiple of this stitch and then chain as many stitches as you need for your chosen width of the blanket.

You can then play around with color combination or make a multicoloured blanket that uses up all your yarn stash.. well some of it anyway…

You can use unisex colors and keep things neutral or go out with all the baby blue or pinks.

This would be especially handy when crocheting a baby blanket as a gift for a new arrival! It creates a beautiful texture and a durable baby blanket that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Crochet Blanket Stitch

This is a super fun and easy crochet stitch that will add a great texture and definition to your crochet project.

It is a very easy repeat to remember, therefore it is a great mindful stitch to work on while watching TV.

The blanket stitch inn crochet is made up of two basic crochet stitches – single and double crochet.

You combine one single crochet and two double crochet stitches. All three stitches are then worked into the same stitch or space below.

This three stitch combination is then repeated across the entire row and the whole project rows after row.

This pulls the stitches in at the bottom and makes them fan out at the top.

After that, you miss two stitches on the row below and work the following group of stitches into the next stitch.

This action slightly pulls the whole stitch combination over to the side. The stitches then create a little “pillow-like” textures in your fabric.

crochet blanket stitch tutorial

Crochet Blanket Stitch Video Tutorial

As we know one crochet stitch may come in many forms and under a few different names. When I first made this video tutorial, I called this stitch the tweed stitch.

However, upon further research I realised that people call this stitch the blanket stitch more often.

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Crochet Blanket Stitch Written Instructions

The stitch repeats over a multiple of 3 + 2 stitches. This is especially important to know should you wish to adjust the size of the project that uses the blanket stitch.

For this stitch you will need to chain multiples of 3 + 2.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from the hook, *(1 sc, 2 dc) in same st, miss 2 sts; repeat from * across until last st, 1 sc in last st, turn.

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a stitch here and throughout), (1 sc, 2 dc) in first sc, * miss 2 sts, (1 sc, 2 dc) in next sc; repeat from * across to last st, 1 sc in last st, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

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Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this crochet blanket stitch tutorial. I have more free crochet tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog. 

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “How to Crochet Blanket Stitch – Free Video and Written Tutorial

  1. This is the first Youtube video of yours that I’ve clicked on. I wanted to thank you for your very good verbal description of what you were doing in the video. I’m blind, and was able to completely follow and understand what you were doing. I’m sort of the blanket queen, so now I’m looking forward to trying this when my three current projects are under control. I’m looking forward to more, and also just signed up on Patreon as well.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment and yay for signing up for Patreon! I appreciate it 😊

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