Throw on these stitches and make sure you don’t throw them too hard. This is your stitches per inch. Simply multiply that by the inch width you want your final product to have. You can use any yarn in any color you like.
Most blankets are knitted from one side to the other. Beginners – or anyone looking for an affordable, durable wool – can use it as a blanket. This will make the final blanket size slightly larger.
How many stitches do you need for a blanket?
If you’re aiming for multiples, you usually want to add stitches to get the number you want (instead of subtracting) to avoid making the blanket too narrow. Now that you know how many stitches to throw at, you may want to know how many rows you need to complete your blanket. I chose double crochet because it is probably the most common stitch used in blankets, at least in my experience. For example, if you want a lap blanket that is 24 inches wide and your gauge is 4 stitches per inch, you’ll need to put on 96 stitches.
If your chosen crochet stitch pattern uses a stitch multiple, you will need to adjust your stitch count to take this into account.