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Apr 23, 2011 16:26:26   #
caroljane
 
Hello,
I'm knitting a baby blanket for a crib sized blanket
What length would be good?
Thanks
Caroljane
 
Apr 23, 2011 19:18:19   #
Charity Knitter
 
I believe a good size for a crib blanket would be 24" x 36".

Good luck with your project.

Charity Knitter
Apr 23, 2011 19:53:08   #
Baker
 
I have done a couple approx. 30 X 60. I believe a crib length is 57". Reason for making it that long is it will work when moving on to the next bed.
I really don't think there is a right answer for that one.
Apr 23, 2011 20:01:51   #
GrandmaD2012
 
I agree - there is no "correct" length. I like 40 by 50 (or even longer) for a crib blanket, then it can be moved up to the next sized bed.
Apr 23, 2011 21:20:57   #
LCGIRL
 
I was checking this out on the web and I saw sizes like 36X48 or 36X52

They say Receiving blankets are about 30x30

Linda
Apr 24, 2011 05:48:15   #
CamillaDesertMouse
 
caroljane wrote:
Hello,
I'm knitting a baby blanket for a crib sized blanket
What length would be good?
Thanks
Caroljane

Hi Caroljane...the size depends on what you like...the length varies...What I like to knit or crochet to go with a Crib blanket is a matching receiving blanket...exactly one yard of a baby type print matching color flannel..I do a blanket stitch around then knit or crochet a matching the Crib blanket color for a trim all around..
Moms seem to love getting the set together.
Did that make sense? lol its late for me lol
Camilla
 
Apr 24, 2011 10:54:34   #
knittinggrandma
 
A standard crib blanket measures 30x 36. Right now I'm working a Patchwork Pleaser for my grandson Brayden in baby sport and it's 26" wide and will be 34 " long. The more narrow a blanket is the longer it should be.
Apr 24, 2011 11:04:09   #
Marilyn Leuschke
 
Hi!

Looked in my baby afghan book, at lengths, widths & most of them are:

33 x 42, 47 x 58, 39 x 53, 37 x 45, 36 x 49, 36 x 52, etc.

So I would say you would be safe at 60" long, never hurts to have extra length if you are wanting crib length, & 36 wide would be safe for width!

Hope that helps you!

Marilyn
Apr 24, 2011 11:23:56   #
caroljane
 
THANK YOU, I THINK I'LL GO WITH 55"
MAYBE THAT IS A GOOD AVERAGE?
CAROLJANE
Apr 24, 2011 13:14:18   #
cckrll62
 
I would like a quick pattern for a lap throw to do for my mom for mother's day. She is homebound and uses lap throws all the time. Where could I look. I am very new to knitting and can do the knit, purl, yo, k2together so that is the extent of my knitting.
Apr 24, 2011 13:55:49   #
karen11
 
I usually make them 40 inches.
 
Apr 24, 2011 13:57:40   #
karen11
 
I would be interested in details on how to make the receiving blanket. My daughter is having her baby in June. I'm making a blanket and would love to make a matching receiving blanket.
Apr 24, 2011 16:29:40   #
Whippet
 
I am making some baby blankets with a pattern from Lion Brand. I make them 32x32 inches. I knit them using the pattern from Pound Of Love yarn. There is enough left over from the blanket to make a cap and booties.
Baby blanket, cap and booties
Baby blanket, cap and booties...
Apr 24, 2011 17:11:16   #
grandmann (a regular here)
 
I don't want to discourage anybody. But the young mothers don't want receiving blankets anymore. The car seat blanket they like or a blanket when the bably is past 6 months old. They use baby sacks or cocoons for infants. The young mothers don't accept anything with ties (hats or hoodies). I had to convert to velcore. The regulations for babies keep changing every year. (car seats, cribs and etc.) What's Your FeedBack???
Apr 24, 2011 17:29:47   #
caroljane
 
I agree
blind cords on windows, toys with string, etc. are all no, no's
how did our kids grow up?
caroljane
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