What size is a baby blanket?


A baby blanket is a wonderful gift for new parents, especially if you make it yourself. But what size baby blanket do you need? There are many sizes for as many different uses. We’ve created a handy crib size overview to help you decide.  

Baby blanket: what size is right?

Newborn babies are almost constantly wrapped in a blanket. Whether they’re in their crib, baby bed, co-sleeper or just on your lap; it’s always good to keep them snug and warm. But on top of that, there are special baby blanket sizes for in the car seat and in the stroller. Plus, there are special floor blankets for playing and even think blankets used for swaddling…the list is endless! No wonder you’re not sure how big your DIY baby blanket should be. Check out our handy list of baby blanket sizes below to make sure your gorgeous gift will be the right size.
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Overview: baby blanket sizes and crib blanket sizes

  • Baby bed blanket: 100 cm x 150 cm
  • Co-sleeper deken: 70 cm x 110 cm
  • crib blanket: 95 cm x 115 cm
  • Stroller blanket: 75 cm x 100 cm
  • Car seat blanket: 75 cm x 105 cm
  • Playpen blanket: 80 cm x 100 cm of 100 cm x 100 cm
  • Play mat: vanaf 80 cm x 80 cm
  • Travel blanket: 80 cm x 90 cm
  • Swaddle blanket: 120 cm x 120 cm

Is the size of a baby blanket important?

As you can see, there are many sizes of baby blankets. They are used in many varied situations. If you are making one yourself, the size of your baby blanket is not curcial: your handmade baby blanket gift will be useful regardless. Too large for the stroller? Then it will surely be handy in the crib! On top of that, the size is not extremely important because baby beds can be made in different ways. Usually, you’ll fold the edge of a blanket under while baby is still small. Just remember that the minimum size for a baby blanket is around 80 cm x 80 cm. With that size you’ll always be making a useful gift!
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Keen to handmake a baby blanket yourself?

There is almost no sweeter gift for a birth than a DIY baby blanket. You’ll literally wrap the new arrival in warmth. Baby blankets are often cherished as heirlooms for years to come. And the best part is: making a baby blanket is not hard at all!
Baby blankets can be crocheted, knitted or sewn. There is always a pattern for your skill level and preference. So check out our patterns for baby blankets: You can easily make these in your desired size.
Or make it even easier for yourself with a complete DIY kit: you’ll get everything you need to sew a gorgeous baby blanket with premium organic materials and an illustrated manual.

DIY baby blanket plan complete? Let's get making!

We hope your DIY baby blanket will be a success with these tips! Do you need some personal advice? Just reach out, we’re here to help.
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