Blanket Stitch by Robin Beers
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Blanket Stitch

Crochet
April 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
800 - 1370 yards (732 - 1253 m)
US
This pattern is available for free.

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! You can change colors after a few rows for a multicolored effect.

The photo above is a baby blanket I am working on for charity. I am using a J-hook for this with worsted yarn. Decide how wide you want your blanket to be and chain the proper number in multiples of 3. I chained 108 for this blanket and it is about 31 inches wide. For another blanket pattern using a similar stitch, click here. Oh, and by the way, feel free to try this stitch on a scarf if you want! Experiment!