Blanket and Afghan Sizes

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Over the past few years I have been writing down different measurements for blanket and afghan sizes to enable myself to be able to crochet projects to the ‘correct’ sizes. I have learned from this that sizes vary from place to place and person to person – there really are no true “correct” singular answers to many sizes – only suggestions.

I have included multiples sizes, since babies, children and people all vary in size – if you are unsure which size to use, I recommend you use the medium size option.

Blanket and Afghan Sizes for Crochet Tips

The sizes I prefer to use are:

Micro Preemie

Small: 11 inches by 11 inches
Medium: 12 inches by 12 inches

Preemie

Receiving Blankets

Small Preemie (2 lbs or less): 20 inches by 20 inches
Medium Preemie (2 lbs  to 3 lbs): 22 inches by 22 inches
Large Preemie (4 lbs to 5 lbs): 28 inches by 28 inches

Full Term Baby

Square Receiving Blankets

Small: 36 inches by 36 inches
Medium: 38 inches by 38 inches
Large: 40 inches by 40 inches

Rectangular Baby Blankets

Small: 25 inches by 32 inches
Medium: 32 inches by 36 inches
Large: 32 inches by 40 inches

Stroller Blankets

30 inches by 36 inches

Bassinet / Cradle Blanket

14 inches by 32 inches

Crib Blankets

Small: 36 inches by 54 inches
Medium: 40 inches by 60 inches
Large: 45 inches by 60 inches

Playpen Blanket

40 inches by 40 inches

Swaddle Blanket / Swaddling Blanket

Small: 44 inches by 44 inches
Medium: 46 inches by 46 inches
Large: 48 inches by 48 inches

Security Blankets

Square:

Small: 16 inches by 16 inches
Medium: 17 inches by 17 inches
Large: 18 inches by 18 inches

 

Lovey – Lovies Blankets

Small: 10 inches by 10 inches
Medium: 12 inches by 12 inches
Large: 14 inches by 14 inches

Toddler / Child Throw Blankets

Small: 42 inches by 48 inches
Large: 42 inches by 52 inches

Youth Throw Blankets

32 inches by 66 inches

Adult Throw Blankets

Small: 27 inches by 34 inches
Medium: 30 inches by 30 inches
Large: 37 inches by 50 inches
Extra Large: 52 inches by 60 inches

Afghans

Small: 40 inches by 60 inches
Medium: 48 inches by 60 inches
Large: 50 inches by 64 inches

Lapghans

Square: 36 inches by 36 inches
Rectangular: 36 inches by 48 inches

Bed Blankets

If you are making bed blankets / afghans for beds here are ‘standard’ blanket sizes (remember you have to fit under them too so these are larger than standard mattress sizes):

Twin: 66 inches by 90 inches
Double: 80 inches by 90 inches
Queen: 90 inches by 100 inches
King: 108 inches by 100 inches

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14 Comments

  1. Hi Rita, that is 90 inches wide by 100 inches long. I’m happy your grandson’s blanket turned out the way you wanted it too ♥ I’m sure he will love having a blanket made by you, just for him! Wishing you the very best, Rhondda

  2. First I’d like to thank you for your advice on my grandsons blanket! It turned out beautiful and is big enough for him to wrap himself up in it.

    I have a quick question. I’m making my other grandson a blanket and he is taller than the 15 year old. I decided to make it in the queen size you have listed as 90” x 100” and just want to double check the measurements are 90” wide by 100” long? Thank you in advance! As a beginner this information is just what I need! Have a wonderful day Rhondda

  3. Hi Rita, It would really depend on what he will be using it for 🙂 If this is a blanket for him to use when he is sitting on the couch, he may prefer a different width to a blanket that is meant to cover him when sleeping on a bed. I would lean toward widths for the rectangular blankets in the adult size options for patterns since he is almost an adult himself (and tall too!).

  4. I am brand new to crocheting and have no idea how big to make a blanket. I’m making one for my grandson who is 15 years old and over 6 ft tall. I made the length 72” and not sure how wide to make it. Any suggestions? I know it’s an odd size but that’s how it turned out. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

  5. Hi Kim, it can vary on the pattern you are using to make the blanket and your gauge when you are crocheting. What I recommend doing is crochet your beginning chain to be slightly longer than the finished width of your blanket that you want – so if I were making a 32 inch wide baby blanket, I would crochet approximately 35 inches. Then when you work back across that starting chain you can follow the pattern (if there is one you are following) or simply crochet your stitches if you are doing a project using straight single crochet or a basic stitch, until you reach the finished width you wanted. Those leftover extra chains can be unravelled and woven in and you don’t have to worry about counting chains this way. Simply cut the chain if you have more than 4 inches unworked and then undo those chains, one at a time until you reach one extra from the last stitch you crocheted into on the row. Then weave that tail in securely at the end of the project. It works in a pinch and is much easier than trying to calculate how many stitches you need to make. If you are nervous about trying this then make up a small practice piece using scrap yarn first and give it a try 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda

  6. I’m very new to the crocheting world and can’t seem to figure out how many chains to start with for and XL throw. I’m using a bulky yarn and a size 9.0 hook.

  7. Hi Judith, A Toddler Bed (I think this is what you mean by Junior bed?) is about 28 inches wide by 55 inches long and a duvet cover or comforter for that size bed is 40 inches wide by 60 inches long. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  8. Cannot thank you enough. I am somewhat new to crocheting and this information is so valuable for me.

  9. Very welcome Bonnie! For me I always prefer a little extra length (which I did not include in the measurements above) because I like to be able to pull the covers right up under my chin! You can always tuck the bottom end in a bit too if there is a baseboard 🙂 Have fun making your Temperature Blanket!! All the best, Rhondda

  10. Rhondda, thanks so much for this very helpful list of sizes for blankets. I think my temperature blanket will be much longer than the average double bed size, but I had honed into the right size width…….80″. 😉

  11. Hi Rohndda!
    Thans so much for sharing your list of guide sizes for blankets. This is something I have been wondering about for some time and it is going to be of great help when making my blankets. Thanks again! 🙂