Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern: Directions and Tutorial

Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern   by Janice Jones   |Published 08-10-2023

Have you been thinking about creating a crochet blanket?  Or perhaps just a throw or baby blanket?  This is something I've been working on for some time now, but my biggest problem was which crochet stitch to use?  

I thought I'd go on a mission to find the best crochet stitch and Voilà, the crochet blanket stitch came to mind.  Why?

Well, the name says it all, but first I had to try it out.

Crochet blanket stitch pattern worked in a light gray, worsted weight yarn.

There is a great reason why this crochet pattern is called the crochet blanket stitch.  Since it is truly beginner-friendly and a pattern that is easy to memorize, it stands to reason that one can create blankets of all sizes quickly and easily.

But blankets are not the only use for this pattern.  Dishcloths, placemats, cozies are just a few additional options for the crochet blanket stitch pattern.

I love this stitch because it creates a lovely textured fabric that resembles little clusters, yet has enough drape to make a soft baby blanket or with the correct yarn, a thick, stiff washcloth.

How to Make the Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern

Stitch multiples of one single and two double crochet make uup the entire pattern.  After working the first row, the second row is repeated continually until the full length of the project is reached, making this one of the easiest patterns to memorize.  

Skill Level



ch = Chain Stitch

dc = Double Crochet

sc = Single Crochet

sk = Skip

sl st = Slip Stitch

st(s) = Stitch (stitches)

*    * = Repeat Between

Directions for Making the Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern

Crochet blanket stitch pattern worked in worsted weight yarn, teal color.Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern

Begin by chaining multiples of three stitches.

Row 1:  2 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  *sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, make 2 dc in same ch st.  Repeat from * to end of row.  Sc in final ch st.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2:  2 dc in first sc, *sk next 2 dc, make sc & 2 dc in next sc.  Repeat from * across row. Make sc in turning ch 2 at end of row.  Ch 2, turn.

Repeat row 2 until you reach your desired length.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Options for Creating the Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern

This pattern stitch looks great in most any type of yarn you choose.  It's also a great choice if you just want to use up some leftover yarn. 

As long as you choose yarn that has similar fiber contents and weights, you should be fine in creating a patchwork blanket that also has the benefit of reducing you yarn stash while creating a beautiful project.

Two Color Pattern

crochet blanket stitch pattern worked in two colorsCrochet Blanket Stitch Pattern Worked in two colors.

This swatch was created using two different colors.  To create, just follow the directions above but change colors after every other row. Since it was created with 100% cotton yarn, it could also be used to create a washcloth, like the one below.

Directions for Making a Crochet Blanket Stitch Pattern Dishcloth

Crochet blanket stitch used to create a dishcloth in two colors.Crochet Blanket Stitch used to create a dishcloth in two colors.

Skill Level

From the Craft Yarn Council, the symbol used to determine the skill level required to finish the project.


  • Lily, Sugar'n Cream, worsted weight, (CYC #4) 100% Cotton in Dazzle Blue (Color A) and Hot Green (Color B)
  • Crochet Hook I/9 (5.25 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Finished Size

9 inches by 9 inches square (approximately 23 cm square)


Gauge is not important for this project.


With Color A, Chain 27.

Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook. *sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, make 2 dc in same ch st. Repeat from * to end of row. Sc in final ch st. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: 2 dc in first sc, *sk next 2 dc, make sc & 2 dc in next sc. Repeat from * across row. Make sc in turning ch 2 at end of row. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3 - 4:  Switch to Color B (Hot Green) and work row 2 twice with color B.

Row 5 - 6:  Switch back to Color A (Dazzle Blue)  and work row 2 twice with Color A.

Continue this pattern of working row 2 for two rows in each color until you reach a total of 16 rows (8 rows of color A and 8 rows of color B).  Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

Optional Border

Border Row 1:  To add an optional border, attach Color A (Dazzle Blue).  Work one half crochet stitch in each stitch across row.  To turn corners, work two half crochet stitches in corner stitch, one chain and the two more half crochet stitches.  Repeat these instructions for each corner.

Border Row 2:  Work one single crochet in each half double crochet around.  At each corner, work two single crochet stitches in the corner half double crochet stitch, chain one and the two more single crochet stitches in same space.  Continue to end of row.  Fasten off, weave in all loose ends.

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About Janice

Hi, I’m Janice, the voice behind Smart-Knit-Crocheting. I love to knit and crochet and even more, I love teaching others what I know.

Though I learned to knit and crochet as a child, I didn’t get serious about these amazing hobbies until I retired. I’m a certified knit and crochet instructor through the Craft Yarn Council and am working on becoming a Master Hand Knitter through The Knitting Guild Association.

I’m currently living with my husband of over 50 years and our 7 Shih Tzu dogs.

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