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« on: February 14, 2011 10:45:49 AM »

What is the standard baby blanket size?How wide and long should one be?Any help would be most appreciated  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011 10:52:46 AM »

I'm not sure there is a standard size for baby blankets, to be honest!  Here's the thing: babies come in all sizes and use blankets for a variety of things, so lots of different sizes are generally useful.

About the smallest I'd go for a baby blanket is probably 28" square.  It seems small, but this size can be good for car seats and strollers... though, I have here in my notes that someone in my crochet guild is collecting blankets that are 24" x 32"

The blankets I've been making lately have been hexagons and measuring about 30-32" from flat size to flat side, and blankets I've made in the past I've aimed for up to 36" square.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011 11:57:15 AM »

I think it depends on how long you want the baby in question to be able to use it.  I have a "baby" blanket my mother made and used when I was a few weeks old that is big enough for me to still use as a lap blanket. 

Standard receiving blankets -- like the thin ones you get at the store or hospital -- are usually 30"x30".  Most patterns call for something like 36"-ish. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011 04:34:04 PM »

I tend to make mine on the bigger side (36" to 40" square), just because then the baby can use the blanket up through the toddler ages. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011 02:17:27 PM »

Here's the site I use for blanket sizes- about half way down page in bold type:

http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingskills/a/blanket_sizes.htm

Says standard baby blanket size is 45x60 inches.

When I've made baby blankets, I've made them closer to the actual crib size (28x52), because you don't need them to "drape" over the sides like a regular blanket.

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