Crochet is endless in terms of stitches and patterns! I’ve rounded up my favorite stitches to be used in afghans, throws, and blankets.
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1. Waffle Stitch
This crochet stitch gives you a waffle like texture. This stitch will give you a solid, warm, and squishy blanket! Everything you want in a cozy blanket to snuggle up in.
I made my own waffle stitch blanket with blocks of color for my son – I love it!
2. Granny Crochet Stitch
A classic granny stitch in rows. This stitch only consists of double crochet and chains! Get the pattern here
3. Chevron Stitch
The chevron stitch looks wonderful in stripes! Find the tutorial here.
4. Moss Stitch
Great for beginners! Video tutorial here
5. C2C Stitch
I love love the C2C stitch! In this tutorial, I show you how to use half double crochets (versus the double crochets) using the C2C stitch technique. I find using the half double crochets gives you less gaps/holes in the blanket which makes it warmer!
6. Shell stitch
Perfect for a delicate feel! Check out the tutorial here.
7. Basket Weave Stitch
This makes a great thick blanket for maximum cuddles! Video and written tutorial here.
8. Spider Stitch
I made a big blanket with the spider stitch and it’s wonderful! It’s an easy stitch and gives such a pretty texture.
9. Pebble Stitch
This photo tutorial shows you how to make this pretty textured stitch.
Bobbles are such a fun texture in crochet! In this tutorial, I show you how to alternate bobble and double crochet rows to make a large granny square – video tutorial plus written pattern included!
This eye-catching stitch is beautiful! It looks great with different rows of color. Find the pattern and video tutorial here.
12. Lattice Loop Stitch
This beautiful lacy stitch will make such a pretty blanket to add to your decor! Get the tutorial here.
13. Alpine Stitch
Interesting textures are a must for blankets, especially when making them in solid colors! Get the pattern and video tutorial here.
14. Granny Filet
This is by far my most popular blanket pattern, and for good reason! It’s a modern twist on a granny square blanket offering lots of texture and easy to make! Plus, use self-striping cakes to do all the color work for you.
Get the free pattern here.
Get the free pattern here.
15. Virus Blanket
This pattern is so pretty! You can find the video tutorial here for free.
What stitch will you choose? And which ones have you tried already?
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I like the selection of stitches. What is the best way to count the stitches? I've had to restart my blanket several times because I keep dropping stitches.
You could use stitch markers. Those are sold in most craft stores.