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30+ Crochet Stitches For Blankets and Afghans (With Tutorials)

How to crochet the side saddle stitch tutorial from Make and Do Crew. Perfect for blankets and afghans.

This collection of modern crochet stitches for blankets and afghans is sure to provide inspiration for your next project! Whether you’re planning a quick baby blanket or a large throw, these step-by-step crochet stitch tutorials have you covered.

These crochet stitches for blankets and afghans are the perfect place to find a tutorial for your next project. Includes many video tutorials too!

When I was a kid, all of my crochet projects were some form of a massive (half-finished) afghan made with single crochet. In the pre-Pinterest dark ages in which I grew up, I had no idea there were literally hundreds of other far more interesting and unique crochet stitches to use for blankets and afghans.

Crochet Stitches for Blanket + Afghans (and More!)

So, today I bring you 30 crochet stitch tutorials that go far beyond the bounds of single crochet. The best part? Many of these stitches are based on super simple concepts, like single or double crochet, so you can still master them in one episode of your favorite show.

As you find a crochet stitch for your next afghan or blanket, think about how it would look with stripes or in a different weight of yarn. There are so many possibilities once you get into the world of unique crochet stitches.

Be sure to pin this collection of crochet stitches for blankets for later by clicking here so you’ll always have stitch inspiration at hand! You can also check out this gallery of 20+ Two-Color Crochet Stitches, many of which are perfect crochet stitch ideas for blankets and afghans too.

The Most Popular Crochet Stitch Tutorials from Make & Do Crew

First, I’d like to share some of the crochet stitches readers of Make & Do Crew love the most:

A collection of crochet stitches for blankets and afghans - including this corner to corner crochet video tutorial.

1. Corner to Corner Crochet – This is one of the most popular video tutorials here on the blog, and it’s in part because C2C is a great crochet stitch for blankets. Use it for colorwork as pictured above or as a fast-moving stitch in a solid color. (If you prefer photo tutorials, find the How to Corner to Corner Crochet step-by-step photo tutorial here.)

This collection of crochet stitches for blankets and afghans includes several video tutorials that are perfect for beginners.

2. Griddle Stitch – A video tutorial makes this this pretty crochet stitch easy to master.

3. Knit Stitch (Waistcoat Stitch) – While this crochet stitch looks knit, it’s not! While it’s not the best for blankets or afghans because it is usually worked in the round, it is one of the most popular M&DC crochet stitch video tutorials, so it’s a great crochet stitch to add to your toolbox.

4. Braided Half Double Crochet – This is another crochet stitch that looks knit and makes an elegant fabric for blankets and afghans. (Includes a video tutorial!)

5. Basketweave Stitch – The beautiful texture of the basketweave crochet stitch makes it a classic for baby blankets. With video tutorial!

More Crochet Stitches for Blankets and Afghans

Now that we’ve covered some favorite crochet stitch tutorials from Make & Do Crew, here are 25 more stitch tutorials to inspire your next crochet blanket project!

Learn how to crochet the herringbone double crochet stitch in this easy video tutorial. This modern-looking stitch is great for afghans, scarves and striped projects. Because it's based on double crochet, it also worked up really quickly! Lion Brand Thick and Quick in "Oatmeal" pictured.

1. Herringbone Double Crochet from Make and Do Crew

This collection of modern crochet stitches for blankets and afghans is sure to provide inspiration for your next project! Whether you're making a quick baby blanket or a large throw, these crochet stitch tutorials have you covered.

2. Wattle Stitch from Mama in a Stitch

3. Cluster Stitch from Hopeful Honey

4. Shell Stitch from Persia Lou on Crafts Unleashed

5. Textured Wave Stitch from B.hooked Crochet

How to crochet the side saddle cluster stitch video tutorial.

6. Side Saddle Stitch from Make and Do Crew (with video!)

This collection of modern crochet stitches for blankets and afghans is sure to provide inspiration for your next project! Whether you're making a quick baby blanket or a large throw, these crochet stitch tutorials have you covered.

7. V Stitch from Mama in a Stitch

8. Diamond Stitch from Hopefully Honey

9. Overlapping Post Stitch from Moogly

10. Lemon Peel Stitch from Persia Lou on Crafts Unleashed

Learn how to crochet the moss stitch with this beginner-friendly video tutorial. Perhaps you know the moss stitch by the name the linen stitch, the woven stitch or the granite stitch--either way, it's beautiful and easy to master!

11. Moss Stitch from Make and Do Crew

This collection of modern crochet stitches for blankets and afghans is sure to provide inspiration for your next project! Whether you're making a quick baby blanket or a large throw, these crochet stitch tutorials have you covered.

12. Tunisian Simple Stitch from B.hooked Crochet

13. Bean Stitch from Sophie and Me

14. Grit Stitch from Moogly

15. Plaid Stitch from DIY Everywhere

Video tutorial: how to crochet the Suzette stitch from Make and Do Crew. Great beginner stitch for afghans and baby blankets. Pictured in Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn "Clay."

16. Suzette Stitch from Make and Do Crew (with video!)

This collection of modern crochet stitches for blankets and afghans is sure to provide inspiration for your next project! Whether you're making a quick baby blanket or a large throw, these crochet stitch tutorials have you covered.

17. Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch from B.hooked Crochet

18. Single Crochet Chevron from B.hooked Crochet

19. Crossed Half Double Crochet Stitch from Mama in a Stitch

20. Box Stitch from Crochet News

wool and the gang arcade stitch tutorial

21. Arcade Stitch from Wool and the Gang

This collection of modern crochet stitches for blankets and afghans is sure to provide inspiration for your next project! Whether you're making a quick baby blanket or a large throw, these crochet stitch tutorials have you covered.

22. Jasmine Stitch from Love Crochet

23. Granny Stipe Stitch from Hopeful Honey

24. Pretty Pebbles Stitch from Oombawka Design

25. Larksfoot Stitch from Dream a Little Bigger

This collection of modern crochet stitches for blankets and afghans is sure to provide inspiration for your next project! Whether you're making a quick baby blanket or a large throw, these crochet stitch tutorials have you covered.

Free Crochet Blanket Patterns To Get You Started

If you didn’t find exactly the crochet stitch idea for your next blanket or afghan in this collection, be sure to check out our archives of free crochet blanket patterns for more inspiration. Below are a few projects M&DC especially love. You can find all these free crochet blanket patterns here.

Free crochet afghan patterns including baby blankets, granny stitch blankets, corner to corner graphgans and hooded blankets. All free patterns from Make & Do Crew.

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27 Comments

  • Lorraine
    January 23, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Thank you for these wonderful patterns i will be trying them our shortly.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 24, 2017 at 12:28 am

      Yay! I hope you find them useful, Lorraine!

      Reply
    • Dolores
      March 22, 2018 at 6:40 am

      Itโ€™s time for me to try something new and these beauties give me inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply
  • Bonnie
    January 24, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Can’t wait to get started THANK YOY, THANK YOU.

    Reply
  • Joann
    January 26, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Thank you Jess, your an inspiration to us crocheters’ will try some of these on my next blanket project. ?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      January 29, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thank you so much, Joann. I hope you enjoy these stitches. There are so many pretty ones, aren’t there?

      Reply
  • Beverly Darden
    January 28, 2017 at 6:44 am

    I’m really excited about your tutorials. Can’t
    Wait to start using them today.

    Reply
  • Claudette
    January 28, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Wonderful new patterns to try. Thank you

    Reply
  • Patti Lisenbee
    January 28, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    completely off subject – which btw, thank you for such wonderful stitches, I want to learn them all – I need some HELP! I want to convert a rectangle of regular double crochet stitches into Entrelac Stitch (did I spell that right?) How do I do that? Can you help me? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      February 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      Ha–I had to google Entrelac–I wasn’t even familar with it! In my looking though, I found this video by the Crochet Crowd that might be helpful? Thanks so much for introducing me to a new technique to try!

      Reply
  • Nicole
    February 18, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    What a brilliant Collection of stitches. Thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  • Marilyn Dunn
    April 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks so much for the patterns and tutorials. I can’t wait to get started on an afghan again. I was having trouble with it and ripped out what I had done. Glad to be able to start again. Thanks again.

    Thanks so much for the Patterns and the tutorials. I had started an afghan and ripped it out. I can’t wait to start again thanks to you and your wonderful site.

    Reply
  • Kathleen
    April 29, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Wow, what an awesome collection of stitches and SO many new ones to learn or at least try. I can’t thank you enough. Last year I made around 13-14 afghans along with dozens and dozens of dishcloths and hotpads as gifts for family, friends etc. I also make alot for the cancer center and was fortunate for a lady to donate huge bags of yarn to me and help to pay it forward, therefore new ideas and stitches surely do become welcome. Thanks again.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      May 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Wow, Kathleen! You’re prolific! I can only imagine how many people are warm, cozy and filled with love because of your efforts. Where do you live? I often have extra yarn and I’d be happy to donate it to you if you happen to live in the Denver area. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Jess

      Reply
  • Anh
    June 19, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Iโ€™m really excited about your tutorials. Canโ€™t Wait to start using them today. Thank you for sharing this.

    Reply
  • Linda
    August 17, 2017 at 5:01 am

    This is a wonderful collection of stitches. Thanks! I am loving crochet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  • Karleen
    March 7, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Loving all the stitches and your easy to follow instructions. Thank you @rhinestonemumma

    Reply
  • Duchess
    January 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Looks like fun stitches! I’m going to try these out while listening to the playoffs (no TV). Go Cowboys!

    Reply
  • Jeanine
    February 3, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Can you help me out on a stitch please I’m doing the all American flag and I need help wstripes

    Reply
  • Bobbie
    January 4, 2020 at 6:25 am

    As a long time knitter only, you have inspired me so very much to crochet and I love learning how. Thank you for all your help and encouragement !!

    Reply

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