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Blanket Sizes - Baby

I make a large number of blankets, for all ages. Quilts, crochet and knitted varieties of different sizes. The ones which cause me most difficulty are for babies.

I don't know about you but I get so confused with all the different options when making a baby blanket.

How big does it need to be to fit a crib? What's a receiving blanket? and I've been asked for a swaddling blanket....

It feels so much pressure and I don't have a ton of strollers and cribs laying about the house waiting for me to measure.

Unlike single, double and queen sized beds which I do have access to.

I did some research and am happy to share these numbers with you below.

Blanket Size Measurement


Lovey 12" x 12"

Security 14" x 17"

Stroller 30" x 35"

Receiving 40" x 40"

Small Cradle 15" x 30"

Large Cradle 18" x 33"

Crib 36" x 54"

Toddler 42" x 52"

Swaddling 48" x 48"

I also created a FREE downloadable for you to help out in this situation. Just click on the graphic and you can download for free from our shop.

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