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Crochet Stitches for Blankets

July 18, 2023 5 min read

Crochet Stitches for Blankets - Secret Yarnery

Are you ready to elevate your crochet skills and embark on a journey of creating breathtaking blankets? Look no further! In this blog, I will guide you through the captivating world of crochet stitches specifically tailored for making cozy and stylish blankets. From the timeless elegance of the drunken Granny design to the versatility of patterns like the Sober Granny, Speedy Granny Ruth, and the Tipsy Granny, I've got you covered.

Be prepared to unleash your creativity and unlock the endless possibilities that crochet offers when it comes to blanket making. Together, we'll dive into the world of stitches and create stunning blankets that will keep you warm and inspired. Let's get started on this exciting crochet adventure!

The Drunken Granny

This playful variation that I'm about to introduce will add a lively and unpredictable element to your blankets. It may look super complicated, but trust me, it's just an easy-to-remember one-row repeat into spaces. Even beginners can tackle this project with ease. Not only does it work up quickly, but it also looks absolutely amazing once completed. To give this easy crochet blanket a polished finish, I'll guide you through adding a border that will add that extra touch of perfection.

Let your creativity flow as we combine colors and textures to create blankets that exude character and charm. You can find the written pattern for this captivating design here, along with the right-handed video tutorial here, and the left-handed video tutorial here. These resources will be your guide as we master this delightful crochet pattern together. So grab your yarn and hook, and let's get started on this exciting and rewarding project!

The Sober Granny

For those of you who are seeking a more refined and sophisticated touch, let me introduce you to the Sober Granny Design. This is perfect for creating a soft and cozy blanket with a beautiful, pillowy texture and no holes. Just like the Drunken Granny, it is easy to master with a simple one-row repeat and basic crochet stitches. With the addition of an adorable border, this pattern becomes the ideal choice for a baby blanket. The best part is that it works up quickly and can be easily adjusted to any desired size.

To assist you in crocheting this exquisite design with grace and precision, I have provided a downloadable written pattern here, along with a right-handed video tutorial here and a left-handed video tutorial here. These resources will give you the necessary knowledge and guidance to bring this stunning pattern to life. So, grab your yarn and hook, and let's create a beautiful Sober Granny Stitch blanket together!

The Speedy Granny Ruth

If you're looking to create stunning blankets in no time, this design is the perfect choice for you. This stitch combines simplicity with style, allowing you to crochet blankets that are not only cozy but also fashion-forward. The best part is that it's a simple one-row repeat that can be customized to any size using any type of yarn!

To help you bring this design to life, I have provided step-by-step instructions in our written pattern here. You'll also find helpful tips on fixing dropped stitches without having to undo your work and achieving a beautiful straight finished edge that doesn't require a border.

If you prefer visual guidance, you can access our right-handed video tutorial here and our left-handed video tutorial here. These resources will guide you through each step, ensuring that you can crochet the Speedy Granny Ruth design with ease and confidence. Get ready to create gorgeous blankets in a flash!

The Tipsy Granny

If you're looking to embrace experimentation and unleash your creative freedom, the Tipsy Granny design is perfect for you. It offers a soft and textured look with charming slanting lacey holes. This design adds a delightful asymmetrical twist, bringing an element of surprise to your blankets. The best part is that it's just as easy as the Drunken Granny, making it an ideal choice for a beautiful and effortless baby blanket.

Let your artistic instincts guide you as you explore different colors, yarn weights, and stitch variations to create unique and personalized blankets. You can find our downloadable written pattern here to get started. If you prefer visual guidance, I recommend checking out the right-handed video tutorial hereand the left-handed video tutorial here.

These tutorials will serve as your trusted companions throughout your crochet journey, ensuring that you can create the Tipsy Granny design with confidence. Get ready to embark on a crochet adventure filled with creativity and joy!


Q: Which crochet stitch is best for making blankets?

A: There are several stitches that work well for blankets, including single crochet, double crochet, and shell stitch. I'll explain the characteristics of each stitch and help you choose the one that suits your project.

Q: How do I change colors in a crochet blanket?

A: Changing colors in a blanket adds visual interest and allows for creative designs. I'll guide you through the process, providing step-by-step instructions and tips for achieving smooth color transitions.

Q: Can I use different yarn weights for my blanket?

A: Yes, you can experiment with different yarn weights to create unique textures in your blanket. I'll explain how to adjust the stitch pattern and hook size to accommodate different yarn weights.

Q: What's the recommended size for a crochet blanket?

A: Blanket sizes vary depending on the intended use. I'll provide a general guideline for standard blanket sizes and tips for customizing the dimensions to your preference.

Q: How long does it take to crochet a blanket?

A: The time required to complete a crochet blanket depends on its size, complexity, and your crochet speed. I'll offer time-saving tips and techniques to help you finish your blanket efficiently.


Now that you've discovered these fundamental crochet stitches for blankets, it's your turn to unleash your creativity and let it soar. Feel free to experiment with various combinations, color schemes, and patterns to create blankets that truly reflect your individual style. Don't forget to stay updated with our right-handed and left-handed video tutorials by subscribing to our channel here.

You can also join our vibrant crochet community by becoming a member here. Get ready to embark on a crochet journey that will bring warmth, beauty, and endless possibilities into your life. Together, we'll explore the wonderful world of crochet and create stunning blankets that will be cherished for years to come.

As an experienced crocheter and a lover of cozy blankets, I assure you that the world of crochet stitches offers endless possibilities for creating beautiful and comforting blankets. With my expertise and guidance, you'll learn the stitches and techniques needed to embark on your own blanket-making journey. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced crocheter, I'm here to provide you with the knowledge, inspiration, and confidence to crochet stunning blankets that will be cherished for years to come.

Happy crocheting!

The Drunken Granny:

The Sober Granny:

The Speedy Granny: 

Tipsy Granny: