The blanket stitch is a solid crochet stitch that isn’t stiff. It’s also quick and easy to make with just a one row repeat.
For this tutorial I’ve changed color every row. When I used this stitch in Section 1 of the Suzie’s Stiped Sampler Blanket CAL, I changed colors every other row. Really, you can’t go wrong playing with colors in this stitch.
Blanket Stitch Video Tutorial
If you can’t see this video, try watching it on YouTube HERE.
Supplies in this Video
Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
dch2 – double chain 2
fsc – foundation single crochet
rs – right side
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
ws – wrong side
( ) – work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
Blanket Stitch Written Instructions with Photos
The blanket stitch is worked over a multiple of 3 plus 1 stitches. For the video and chart in this tutorial I started with a base of 16 single crochet. The stitch pattern begins with row 2. I’ve also included a finishing row to end your swatch with a row of single crochet. The first and last rows of single crochet are simply to neaten up the top and bottom of your swatch if you want to keep it for future reference. I like to staple mine to an index card with the name of the pattern on it.
Row 1 (WS): FSC a multiple of 3 plus 1.
Ch multiple of 3 plus 2, turn, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2 (RS): Turn, dch2 in first st, dc in next st, *skip 2, (sc, 2 dc) in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, skip 1, 2 sc in last st.
Row 3: Turn, dch2 in first st, dc in next st *skip 2, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, skip 1, 2 sc in last st.
Repeat Row 3 to desired size.
Finishing Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st and in each st across.
Blanket Stitch Chart
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