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The Best Baby Blanket Crochet Stitches

Choose one of these crochet stitches for baby blankets and create a cuddly blanket your little one will always treasure!

By: The Editors of
Updated June 16, 2022
The Best Baby Blanket Crochet Stitches

If there's one memento that your parents have probably kept over time, it's your baby blanket. In addition to providing comfort and warmth, baby blankets offer newborns and infants a sense of security during moments of fear and anxiety. Their purpose is to hold, shelter, protect and love.

Of course, the most special blankets are ones that we craft ourselves. Taking the time to create your own baby blanket shows how much you care and gives you a keepsake you'll treasure for years to come.

Anyone can make a baby blanket, whether you're a beginner crocheter or a long-time expert. Here are our top five best crochet stitches for baby blankets.

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Shell Crochet Stitch

If you're looking for easy baby blanket crochet stitches, then shell stitches fit the bill. This stitch is used to create a repetitive, triangular texture that's bound to catch the eye and make others ask: where can I get that blanket? While this is a beginner stitch, it's best for crocheters that have a little experience under their belts. View a shell crochet stitch video tutorial here.

How to Crochet a Shell Stitch

Moss Crochet Stitch

Do you want to make a unique, homemade baby blanket, but don't have much time or experience on your hands? If so, the moss crochet stitch may be exactly what you're looking for. Also known as the granite stitch, it resembles a small "v." This "v" is repeated and interwoven to create a thorough, cozy blanket. While it looks great in any color, it truly shines in baby blue or pink. View a moss crochet stitch video tutorial here.

Crochet Moss Stitch Tutorial

Single or Double Crochet Stitch

If you're a true novice, then the single crochet stitch is arguably the best crochet stitch for baby blankets that you'll find. The simplest of crochet stitches, this is the first thing you'll learn as you enter the world of crocheting. This short, knot-like stitch adds texture to any blanket and is sure to keep your baby warm and toasty. View a single crochet stitch tutorial here. If you prefer a taller stitch, try the double crochet stitch instead.

How to Single Crochet (Video Tutorial)

Ripple Crochet Stitch

Once you've mastered the art of single and double crochet stitches, you can try creating a more advanced blanket using the ripple crochet stitch. As the name suggests, this stitch resembles a series of ocean waves. You can stick to a basic pattern or play around with different colors. Once you're done, you'll have a professional-looking blanket on your hands. View a crochet ripple stitch tutorial here.

Crochet Ripple Stitch Tutorial

Waffle Crochet Stitch

As you can probably tell by the name, this pattern resembles a waffle. It contrasts lines of fabric with small impressions (or pockets), ultimately letting you play around with different textures. It's great for creating functional blankets that also look unique. However, it's best to have some experience before tackling this kind of stitch. View a waffle stitch video tutorial here.

Crochet Waffle Stitch
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