14 Easy Crochet Stitches Perfect for Baby Blankets
Most babies are conceived during the winter which means now is the perfect time to get ahead of baby gifts. Here are 14 easy crochet stitches for baby blankets. They’re perfect for swaddling a little one and keeping them warm all season long.
There are stitches that create a squishy thick fabric. Or try one that creates a lacy geometric pattern. There are so many beautiful crochet stitches to choose from. Each one allows you to personalize your blanket and make it a truly special gift for a new mama.
Pick up your hook and make a few test squares of each stitch to find your favorite. It will be a fun project and you’ll get practice with 14 new stitches. Talk about developing your crochet techniques!
The Cross-Over Block Stitch
The cross-over block stitch is a really easy crochet stitch. If you can chain, single crochet and double crochet then you’ve already got all the crochet skills you need to make this lovely stitch. It’s the perfect stitch to use when you want an easy crochet pattern to do while you’re watching Netflix or your kid’s soccer game.
The Side Saddle Stitch
The side saddle crochet stitch is simply a combination of single crochets, double crochets, and chains, yet it looks so unique. It has a beautiful, geometric pattern when viewed straight on.
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The Wattle Stitch
The crocheted wattle stitch is quite simple and it creates a beautiful texture that you’ll especially like for baby blankets. It would also work wonderfully on anything from scarves to dishcloths.
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The Cluster Stitch is one of the easiest stitches to learn, as the stitch basically just incorporates the Double Crochet technique, which means that cluster stitch only takes a tiny bit of practise to master.
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The Star Stitch
The star stitch has a stunning starburst design, hence the name. The front of the stitch looks different from the back yet the back also has a lovely linear look to it.
The crochet sand stitch is a great stitch to learn to showcase yarn colors that are bold and scream for attention! The way this unique stitch can be used with color makes it a must have crochet stitch to learn.
Tunisian Simple Stitch
If learning Tunisian crochet has been on you’re to-do list, you’re in the right place. The most basic Tunisian crochet stitch is the Tunisian Simple Stitch and is the place to start when just starting out.
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V Double Crochet Stitch
For this stitch you can use just about any yarn or any hook size. Bust out that yarn and get to this v double crochet stitch. It’s so impressive and so easy to do and you’ll love that after row 2, there’s no counting.
This easy stitch is perfect for an afghan or blanket. It is just sets of 3 stitches, one single crochet and two doubles. Once you get into the hang of it, you can do it in your sleep. Use it for a baby blanket in a pretty pink or blue or for a regular afghan with bright colors.
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This pretty stitch is simple to learn, great for many different types of crochet projects and creates so much pretty texture.
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Lemon Peel Stitch
The Lemon Peel Stitch is a combination of two of the most basic crochet stitches: the single crochet and the double crochet. We simply alternate the stitches across each row; single, double, single, double etc. It really is that easy! This stitch creates a beautiful effect, something akin to a lemon rind – hence the name.
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The Bobble Stitch
The Bobble Stitch is a versatile stitch best used to create loads of yummy texture. It works up fast and is easy to learn. All you need to know is how to double crochet. It is great for creating a warm, textured fabric for all types of projects!
This pretty stitch creates a heavily patterned fabric that has a really fun texture. The groups of double crochets look like they are made in a zig-zag pattern. It is a versatile stitch that would suit a variety of different yarns and projects.
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It’s been called the granite stitch, the moss stitch and seed stitch. Whatever you call it, you’ll love it! It’s a crochet stitch pattern that’s simple to make but still intriguing to the eye. It can be worked in a solid color to get a great texture that you can’t achieve with basic stitches.
The easy crochet stitches are so fun and valuable to learn. They’re perfect for baby blankets and gifts for little ones. But you could easily use these stitches in other projects too. Try them out and see which one is your favorite. You might be surprised by some of the techniques.