Updated at: 15-05-2022 - By: Sienna Lewis

If you line your crocheted blanket with soft, flannel, the blanket becomes even more wonderful. From my time as a seamstress, I’ll draw on my knowledge of sewing in this video instruction. I’ll walk you through the process of adding a crochet blanket lining step by step. I’ve put together a video lesson that shows you how to sew the liner with a sewing machine, and another video that shows you how to sew the liner by hand.

Sewing and operating a sewing machine are two skills that everyone has at a varying level of expertise. In the comments section below, feel free to ask any questions that aren’t addressed here.

Steps to Line a Crochet Blanket

Don’t worry if it seems like there are a lot of steps; I’ve split it down into manageable portions. As part of this guide, I’ll also explain which processes can be skipped and why I make sure not to. Make a crocheted blanket more durable by lining it.

First, put your Blanket in a Ziploc bag.

Determine the dimensions of your Blanket.

Shop for the fabric you’ll need.

Clean Your Fabric

Finally, iron your fabric.

Cut your fabric.

If you have a seam allowance, iron it.

Attach the pin to your blanket.

Adjust and Sew

Creating a swatch of the yarn and stitch you’ll be using and running it through the machine is another option. It is possible that some yarns like Red Heart’s Hygge, when put through the machine, will become caught up in the mechanism. Using Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart With Love yarn, simple stitches like single crochet and double crochet are unlikely to provide an issue during sewing.

You can select the type of stitch you want to use on your sewing machine by experimenting with your yarn and stitch. Because the blanket was making my stitches so tiny, I had to increase the length of my stitching threads. I had to.

Practice makes Perfect

Make a tiny square of crochet and practice lining it before you start getting excited and getting the blanket ready for lining. You can skip this step if you’re confident in your sewing skills. As a beginner, I recommend that you start by practicing.

Materials you May Use

To line your crochet blanket, you may need the following supplies.

You’ll need the following:

Your Blanket or a piece of work to be studied.

—Tape Count

bottle of sprinkling solution

-Iron and Board for Ironing



Safety or Straight Pins are the two options.

Needles and Thread or a Sewing Machine

-Washer and Dryer Sets

Line a Blanket Video tutorial

Step 1: Block your Blanket

Using a flat surface and spreading out the blanket can help you to block your blanket. The edges of the blanket should be level and straight. Spray your blanket lightly with an aerosol bottle filled with a liquid and let it air dry for a few minutes. Dry out the blanket. In this way, the stitches will be able to loosen up and maintain their shape after drying.

Step 2: Measure your Blanket

In order to get an accurate estimate of how much fabric you’ll need, lay out your blanket and measure it. 31,2 inches wide by 30,2 long with a border of border is the Millie Bobble Blanket. In order to avoid a border, I opted not to do so. I decided to leave the border. When I buy fabric, I’ll make sure it’s at least 33 inches wide by 33 inches long. You may think it’s too big, but I can guarantee that you’ll end yourself wishing for more room.

Preparing your Fabric

Step 3: Buy your Fabric

Choosing a fabric that is soft and does not stretch is important when selecting your cloth. My preferred cloth is flannel, but cotton works just fine.

Step 4: Wash your Fabric

If I’m being honest, this is a step that many people tend to overlook. The next step, ironing, will be skipped if the previous step is not completed. If you haven’t already done so, I’d like to advise you to clean and dry your cloth. After the first wash, some textiles begin to shrink. Because we don’t know how much they will shrink, we have to buy more than we need.

Make a beautiful baby blanket, and then take your time to line it with a soft, comfortable material. The infant’s parents then wash and dry the blanket at a high temperature, and it emerges soft because the liner has shrunk and is causing the blanket to pull away from the body of the baby. Cut the liner from the blanket, then resew the blanket.

This is the last thing I want you to think about. In a laundry bag, wash the fabric just like you would your bedding. Cold washing and gentle heat drying are my preferred methods.

Step 5: Iron your Fabric

Wrinkles will appear on your garment once it has been washed. Remove the wrinkles using an iron or ironing board. Preventing creases will allow us to get an accurate measurement before you cut your fabric.

Step 6: Cut your Fabric

We are now ready to begin cutting the fabric we’ve purchased. Millie Blanket’s boundaries will encompass the entire area within it, as you may remember from the previous post. The size of this space is 31″ x 30″. On the other side of the blanket, we’ll add an allowance for seams (the part that’s covered to prevent a naked edge) of 1/8 inch each.

Our cloth is typically trimmed at 32 31″ in length and width. However, this is totally reasonable when sewing cloth, but crochet is stretchy, therefore when we pin or move the blanket around, it will stretch out of shape. As a result, while determining the size of your cloth, I recommend adding 3 inches to each measurement.

This will allow us to spread out our blanket a little more comfortably. For a swatch of a sample, I’d recommend adding two inches to the recommended three.

Step 7: Iron your Seam Allowance

If you’re not an experienced sewer, I wouldn’t advocate this procedure. However, if you are, you can do it without issue. We’ll be using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, as previously stated.

The left side of your fabric (the more colourful side) has to be in front of an ironing table. Just enough right-side visibility is required when folding the fabric in on itself at the cloth’s edge. This issue will be resolved. Make sure to do this on both sides of the material before cutting it off.

Only two of the four sides need to be folded because the other two can be changed after they are pinned to the blanket. For a step-by-step guide, check out the video tutorial.

Step 8: Pin Fabric to your Blanket

Next, we need to secure the fabric to the blanket. This can be accomplished with standard straight pins, however my quilting granny told me that safety pins work better when it comes to pinning blankets. Even if you move the blanket and land on the floor, your feet will be able to find them and they won’t fall off. OUCH!

Next, we need to secure the fabric to the blanket. This can be accomplished with standard straight pins, however my quilting granny told me that safety pins work better when it comes to pinning blankets. Even if you move the blanket and land on the floor, your feet will be able to find them and they won’t fall off. OUCH!

Step 9: Sew and Adjust

Next, we need to tie the fabric to the blanket. However, my quilting grandma told me that safety pins work better when pinning blankets than ordinary straight pins. Changing the blanket’s position won’t cause them to fall off; they’ll stay put on the floor where your feet can easily reach them. OUCH!

Step 10: Clip your Threads

Now we need to attach the blanket’s material. Straight pins can be used, but my quilting grandma told me that safety pins work better for pinning blankets than standard straight ones. Even if you move the blanket and land on the floor, your feet will be able to find them and they won’t come off. OUCH!

Can You Sew Fabric To Crochet?

Crocheted items that require a lining can be lined with sewn cloth. As an alternative, you can cut a piece of cloth the same size as the crocheted object and sew it in place with whip stitches. Using a sewing machine, it is feasible to link larger pieces of fabric to crochet.

How do you sew fabric to crochet blankets using the help of a sewing machine?

When using a sewing machine with a crochet attachment, you must be careful not to damage the other piece. To avoid the crocheted piece being grabbed by the sewing needle, it can be tucked underneath the cloth. In order to stitch, lower the feed dogs and gradually draw the fabric through the sewing machine.

How Do You Attach Fabric To Yarn?

Blanket stitch

To avoid stretching the edges of the cloth, blanket stitch is an ideal stitch for attaching the yarn to the fabric. Finally, you’ll crochet the top edging loops in the blanket stitch to connect the yarn to the fabric.


Crochet can also be directed onto the fabric with a smaller crochet hook and pushed over the folded border. A steel crochet hook should be able to pierce the fabric. Slip stitches can be used to crochet through the holes you’ve already made.

Fusible interfacing

Fusible interfacing with a double-sided adhesive is an excellent method for attaching yarn to cloth. No one can argue with the fact that ironing secures the cloth to the crochet. However, some fabrics should not be ironed, and the region of crochet bonded with fusible tends to be rigid.

Needle felting

Needle felting is the method of choice when dealing with a fabric-like canvas or linen. Also, wool yarn works best with this technique. In order to make it easier to sew the pieces together, place a piece of foam on top of the fabric and then crochet over it.

How To Make Blanket Backing?

With the exception of fleece blankets, which are double-sided, most blankets contain additional material for the backside. They also feature a front and back, with the backing layer sandwiched between the two layers of middle batting. Cotton or any other fabric can be used for the backing.

  1. Place the fabric backing on top of the batting, right side up, if it’s in the blanket you’re constructing.
  2. Then, use an upside-down front layer to cover them.
  3. With the blanket sandwich pin-taped on the sides, you’ll be able to stitch more quickly and easily
  4. Make sure all layers are smooth and homogeneous. Sew a 1/4-inch seam allowance in the following step.
  5. When sewing the blanket, be sure to remove all pins.
  6. Allow for a four-inch turning radius after you’re done building.
  7. First and last stitches in your seam should be backstitching.
  8. The bulk of a blanket can be reduced by trimming the corners and seams.
  9. The space can be used to flip the blanket over. The corners should be pressed all the way through.
  10. To complete, sew and pin a 1/4-inch seam around the gap.

How to Hand Sew Lining to Crochet Blanket – No Sewing Machine

  1. Use roughly 18 inches of pearl cotton to thread your needle. At the end, tie a bow.
  2. Set your needle to the fabric’s furthest edges. Pull the knot into the fabric’s folds with a gentle tug.
  3. Make 3/4-inch broad stitches (the exact width will depend on the strength of your thread or hook).
  4. Finish the threads all the way around the edge of the fabric, being careful to maintain a uniform look.
  5. With the wrong sides of the fabric and the crochet piece together, assemble the project (if necessary)
  6. Crochet a crochet by inserting your crochet hook into the cotton pearl stitch, pulling the yarn across, and pulling it through.
  7. Incorporate sc stitches throughout the blanket’s crochet and fabric parts at various points. Use it to make another border, like the picot edging I made in my movie.


Are you interested in using a liner to protect your crocheted blanket? Using our three-step instruction, you can learn how to sew fabric into crochet blankets. A few more methods of attaching the material were also proposed.

Sew by hand, machine, or even crochet straight on the fabric. Needle felting and interfacing are both options if the cloth is compatible with them. In the comments, please share your preferred method for crocheting with yarn.