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Blanket Sizes Chart | 12 Common Sizes from Baby to King

Blanket Sizes Chart | 12 Common Sizes from Baby to King

Inside: Blanket Sizes Chart with 12 standard sizes plus my Cast On and Row Count Calculators to help you plan your next blanket project.

I’m always asked, “How big should I make a …” 

“… couch throw?”

“… baby blanket?”

“… full size blanket?”

I compiled the Blanket Sizes Chart as a guide to average measurements for blankets and afghans.  This is just a guide so a 10″ by 10″ lovey is not the only size you could make. If you like a little extra for baby to grasp a 12″ x 12″ lovey will also work.

blanket sizes chart

Knit a gauge swatch.  This is typically a roughly 6″ x 6″ square in the main stitch pattern you plan to use for your blanket.  (If you’re using multiple stitch patterns in the same blanket you would typically use stockinette stitch for the swatch.)

To measure you gauge you will need a ruler.  Lay the ruler on top of your finished swatch and count the number of stitches within 4 inches (10 cm).  If your swatch is small you can measure a smaller area (2 or 3 inches wide)

Cast-On Calculator:

Using your gauge swatch and a few measurements you can easily calculate how many stitches to cast on for your blanket.


Row Count Calculator:

Now that you know how many stitches to cast on, you may want to know how many rows it will take to finish your blanket.  This calculation is not essential since you can just measure as you work and  knit the desired number of inches.  However, there are times when an exact row count is necessary.  If you are knitting a blanket in panels you want the panel to have the same row count so they can be seamed together evenly.


For more detailed information about knitting a gauge swatch and to calculate the yardage needed to make a specific size blanket check out the Free Interactive Knitting Calculators blog post.


blanket sizes chart

I hope this chart and the calculators help you as get started on your blanket project!


Thursday 4th of April 2024

Hi it all reads very well however how do I know how many chain do I need to make for the throw

Paula Clark

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

Thank you for all the tips

Phyllis Stevens

Monday 29th of November 2021

This sizing chart has to be easier than it looks. I confess I do NOT understand at all, sorry. Some serious help is needed here. I put in the width and length. I don't know how many stitches are needed for an adult blanket. I just use a tape measure.

Elizabeth Rose

Sunday 7th of November 2021

This is a good explanation for blanket sizes

Jacqueline Smalley

Monday 4th of October 2021

Thank you it was very helpful