To know how long you can crochet a queen size blanket, divide the total number of rows by the number of rows you can do in a day. Say your queen-sized blanket has 200 rows; divide it by 2 rows if you can only make 2 rows in a day. You can finish the whole queen size crochet blanket in 100 days or a little more than 3 months. You have to add in time to weave in the yarn ends and crocheting the edging.
Most people who crochet will not give an actual number because crocheting a queen size blanket depends on many variables. It includes how easy or difficult the pattern is, how much time you can spend on it every day, and how fast you crochet. How long you work on a queen-sized crochet blanket also depends on the type of hook and yarn size you use.
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What size is a queen size afghan?
A queen size afghan measures 66 inches by 78 inches. When browsing through crochet sites, you will find no fixed size for a queen-sized Afghan or blanket. Before you start crocheting your blanket, measure your queen-sized bed. This crucial step will give you the actual length and width measurements to serve as your guide. You can compare your exact measurements with this list of the American Standard Mattress Sizes.
|Sizes||Dimensions (in)||Dimensions (cm)||Afghan Measurements (in)||Number of 6×6 inches squares|
|Crib||27 X 52 inches||68.5 X 132 cm|
|Twin (Single)||39 X 75 inches||96.5 X 190.5 cm|
|Full (Double)||54 X 75 inches||134.5 X 190.5 cm||60 X 78 inches||130 (10X 13)|
|Queen||60 X 80 inches||152.5 X 203.5 cm||66 X 84 inches||154 (11 X 14)|
|King||76 X 80 inches||193 X 203.5 cm||80 X 84 inches||196 (14 X 14)|
You may also use this chart as a guide if you decide to crochet a smaller or bigger blanket than a queen-size blanket.
How long should it take to crochet a blanket?
There is no fixed number of hours or days to make a crochet queen size blanket, or any blanket size, for that matter. Each one of us works at different speeds and with varying tensions on the yarn. There are also many factors to consider if you want to crochet a queen size blanket. You have to understand first how these factors affect your speed in completing your crochet project.
Below is a list of these variables that you have to consider before you can start crocheting your queen size blanket project.
- Yarn and hook type
Using bulkier yarns that need bigger hooks can work up quickly than thinner yarns. To serve as your guide to crochet your queen size blanket, use the exact yarn and hook called for in the pattern. But if you want to work faster on your queen size blanket, try it out on a bulkier yarn than recommended.
- Skill set
If you are a newbie in crochet, a queen blanket will take a long time to finish. You are just starting to learn the basic stitches. A crochet expert will be able to complete the blanket faster based on skills and experience. It will help if you have been doing it for a while.
How fast you crochet can significantly affect how long you can complete your queen size blanket. Some crochet fast, while others are slow or mid-range speed. There is no way to tell how long one can finish a crochet project, especially a large piece such as a queen-sized blanket.
- Type of pattern used
If you want to finish your blanket the quickest time possible, choose simple patterns. You can crochet a blanket using only one of the basic stitches throughout your queen blanket. If you are using one or two different stitches for your blanket, expect a longer time to finish. It will also take you a long time to complete if you need to change colors often in the bed covering you are making.
Making a blanket using granny squares or other types that you have to join pieces together can also take a long time to finish.
Your pattern may also need you to do any finishing on the blanket. These extra steps may include making an edging, adding some fringe, blocking, or combining these. You may need to add in some time for these finishing touches.
Most people crochet for fun and relaxation and not only after the finished product. If you do not have a tight deadline to finish your blanket, choose the pattern that you like most.
- Amount of time you can spend
If you can focus most of your time crocheting, finishing your queen size blanket will not be such a problem. You can work for hours on end. It is a different case with people who can only squeeze in some crochet time after work or between chores. If they can only spare an hour or a half-hour per day, it would probably take months to finish a queen blanket.
Now that you know the factors that can affect your crocheting time, you can now estimate how long you can crochet a queen-sized blanket. There are two ways you can try to figure out how long it will take you to finish one.
I. Number of rows
A great way to estimate the length of time to crochet a queen blanket, crochet as many rows as you can in one day. Your pattern will show the total number of rows you need to crochet to finish a queen-sized blanket. Divide the total number of rows by the number of rows you can do in a day; the answer is the total number of days you can finish a queen-sized blanket. Some people cannot commit many hours to crochet each day, so it may take a longer time to finish a blanket. It would help if you also had extra time for weaving in yarn ends and making the edging.
Sample: If your queen size blanket pattern needs 180 rows, and you can crochet only 2 rows per day; you can complete the blanket in 90 days or 3 months. Add a few days for weaving in and the edging.
II. Number of squares
You can also use squares to create your queen size blanket. Your pattern should also show the total number of squares you have to crochet. To estimate the number of hours you can finish the blanket, determine how many squares you can crochet in one day. Divide the total number of squares you need to make by the number of squares you can do in a day. You will get the number of days you can finish a queen size blanket using squares.
Sample: If you have a total of 154 squares to crochet for your queen size blanket, and you can only make 2 squares per day; you need 77 days to finish crocheting all squares.
Making a queen size blanket by crocheting squares will take a longer time to finish. Your pattern may include many color changes. And you also have to join the squares after completing the total number you need.
You need to join the squares to finish your blanket. To figure out how long you can join the squares, join as many squares as you can in a day. Divide the total number of squares over the number of squares you can join in a day. The answer will be the total number of days you need to join all the squares to finish a blanket. Add extra time for weaving the yarn ends and the edging.
Sample: If you have a total of 154 squares to join, and you can join around 10 squares per day; you can join all the squares after 15 days. Then, add a few more days for weaving yarn ends, making fringes or crocheting the edging.
The total time to crochet all the squares and join them would take 92 days to complete the queen size blanket.
All the numbers mentioned in the samples are only approximations. Each person has different variables to consider to complete a full-size blanket.
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How many skeins of yarn do I need to crochet a queen size blanket?
If you are crocheting a very colorfulqueen size blanket, you may need around 13 to 18 skeins of yarn. If the blanket you are making has only one or a few colors and a basic pattern, you may need around ten yarn skeins.
Crocheting a full-sized blanket such as a queen size blanket can take a long time and may need a lot of yarn. The yarn weight and the number of colors you plan to for your blanket can give you an idea of the right number of yarn skeins to use.
Lisa Annette Baker
I’m crocheting a queen size blanket. I’m only using the double crocheting stitch. I have 360 stitches in a roll. I’m just trying to figure out how many rows I will need for the length. I know it’s different for each person. I’m just looking for a approximate number of rows.