# Best answer: How many yards of yarn do you need to make a baby blanket?

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## How many yards do I need for a baby blanket?

You’ll need one to two yards of soft, warm fabric. For a small baby, blankets need only be a yard to a yard and a half long and two feet across. For an older child, use at least two square yards. If you want to make a fringed blanket, allow an extra three to six inches of fabric all the way around.

## What is the best size for a crochet baby blanket?

The standard baby blanket size is 42″ x 52″ (107 x 132 cm). You can also crochet or knit baby blankets in a crib size, stroller size, receiving size and lovey size too.

## What is the average size of a knitted baby blanket?

How big is a baby blanket? The average baby blanket dimensions are typically 34 x 46 inches, or anywhere from 34-36 inches all around if you want a square blanket. As babies tend to vary in size, so too do baby blanket dimensions, so be sure you choose the size right for your child.

## How many yards of yarn do I need for a full-size blanket?

How much yarn for a full-size blanket? You can produce a full-size Afghan blanket using around 18 balls of yarn or up to 4000 yards of yarn because you’re making something colorful.

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## How much yarn do I need?

Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you’d like a scarf 48″ long and 8″ wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards. Round up as running out of yarn is the worst!

## How many stitches should I cast on for a baby blanket?

Take your yarn of choice, cast on 20 stitches, and knit 20 rows, using needles in a size recommended on the yarn label. For a worsted weight yarn, a 4.5mm or US7 usually works best.