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What is the Easiest Crochet Stitch for a Blanket?

If you are on the hunt for easy crochet stitches for blankets, then you need to read this guide!

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What is the Easiest Crochet Stitch for a Blanket

Blankets make great gifts for yourself and for others, but they require a fair amount of time to crochet.

Plus, some patterns and stitches can be quite difficult to master or to focus on for such a large project; regardless if you’re making a small one for a baby or a larger one for an adult.

That's why we're answering the question, "what is the easiest crochet stitch for a blanket?" and providing some tips. Plus, scroll down for some of our favorite quick and simple afghans to crochet.

There are ways though to cut down on the time and difficulty. One thing you can do is choose a heavier weight yarn and a larger hook size. The easiest thing to do though is to choose a pattern with an easy crochet stitch.

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Instead of only one easy crochet stitch for a blanket, below we’ll go over a few stitches that are guaranteed to create a blanket that will be quick to work up but also pleasing to the eye. One thing each has in common is that they use the double crochet stitch.

Is a Double Crochet Stitch the Easiest for a Blanket?

One of the easiest stitches to use to make a beautiful and quick blanket is the double crochet stitch. It’s a sturdy stitch that when worked up with a thicker weight yarn will take up more room than a thinner worsted weight yarn which means you will have a beautiful blanket done faster.

In fact, double crochet was voted as the fastest crochet stitch by our readers!

What’s nice about this stitch is that since there is no specific stitch pattern your foundation chain can be any length you desire. I would make my foundation about two inches shorter than I want my blanket to be to account for the width increasing as the stitches are worked.

Since this stitch is so basic, it might be nice to use a few different coordinated or contrasting colors to make a blanket that will have more definition.

Here’s a quick pattern you can follow for this double crochet stitch blanket:

Make a foundation chain about two inches shorter than your desired width of the blanket.

Row 1: DC in the third chain from the hook and in each subsequent chain.

Row 2: Ch 2, Turn, work a DC in every stitch across, including the Ch 2 turning chain.

Repeat Row 2 for the desired length of your blanket.

Image shows the start of a double crochet stitch blanket in green.

Is a V-Stitch the Easiest for a Blanket?

Another quick and easy stitch is the v-stitch. It’s a simple stitch that requires only double crochets and chains but creates a pattern that looks more complicated than what it is. I would stick to making this blanket in one color to really let the pattern stand out. What you end up with are stitches that resemble a “V.”

Image shows a close-up of the start of a v-stitch blanket in gray.

Here’s a quick pattern you can follow for this v-stitch blanket:

To crochet the v-stitch, begin by crocheting a foundation chain that is a multiple of 3 + 7 stitches.

Row 1: DC in the 4th ch from the hook (The last 3 chs count as the last DC in the second row). Ch 1 skip the next ch, (dc in next ch, ch1, dc in the same ch. Skip the next 2 chs) *. Repeat * across the row. Once you have 4 chs remaining ch 1, skip 2 and DC in the last two stitches.

Row 2: Turn and ch 3 (this is your first DC of the new row). DC in the next DC. (Ch 1. In the center of each ch 1 space from the previous row work a DC, ch1, DC to create the v-stitch) *. Repeat * across the row. At the end, ch 1, skip the next ch and DC in the last two stitches.

Repeat Row 2 until the desired length of your blanket.

Image shows the start of a v-stitch blanket in gray.

Is a Shell Stitch the Easiest for a Blanket?

An easy variation to the v-stitch that works up just as quickly is the shell stitch. A blanket in this stitch will look nice in either one color or in contrasting or coordinating colors. And as the stitch title suggests, you will end up with rows of what appear to be shells.

Image shows a close-up of the start of a shell stitch blanket in gold.

Here’s a quick pattern you can follow for this shell stitch blanket:

To start, create a foundation chain in a multiple of 4.

Row 1: Make a shell (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the 4th ch from the hook. (Skip 3 chain, shell in the next chain) *. Repeat * to end. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. (Shell in Ch 1 space of next shell) *. Repeat from * to end. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until the desired length of your blanket.

Image shows the start of a shell stitch blanket in gold.

And there you have it, three of the easiest crochet stitches and patterns for blankets. These are quick and easy to master so that you can create beautiful blankets for everyone in your life. If you want more easy stitch and pattern options, scroll down and see what else we have to share.

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