Blanket sizes chart : blanket sizes and dimensions in inches & cm

This post was last updated on October 16th, 2023 at 06:51 pm

What are standard blanket sizes? In contrast to the sizes of beds, mattresses, and bed linens, there is no industry standard for blankets. A blanket’s size will typically be comparable to sheets and duvets and, at the very least, sufficient to cover a bed and drape over the sides. The following blanket sizes chart is a general rule for “standard” blanket dimensions and measurements:

  • Crib or Cot: 45 x 60 inches / 114 x 152 centimetres
  • Twin or Single: 65 x 90 inches / 127 x 165 centimetres
  • Double: 85 x 90 inches / 216 x 229 centimetres
  • Queen: 90 x 90-100 inches / 229 x 229-254 centimetres
  • King: 108 x 90-100 inches / 274 x 229-254 centimetres
  • Throw blanket: 50 x 60 inches / 127 x 152 centimetres
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Blanket sizes chart : what are standard blanket sizes ?

This Blanket size and dimension guide is about blankets for people, not horse blankets, movers’ blankets, etc, In the United States, blanket sizes are named after mattress sizes. Sometimes sellers do not even give a blanket’s dimensions in inches.

Get the blanket size like your mattress size. Based on personal preferences or the thickness of your mattress, you can always size up or down.

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Blankets size table of content – quick menu

  • Most common Blanket sizes
  • Standard Blanket sizes chart
  • Mattress sizes to Blanket sizes
  • Waterbed Size
  • Beds in trucks
  • Weighted Blankets size (comforter sizing)
  • Throw Blankets size
  • What are throw blankets?
  • Blanket sizes explained (video)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • What is standard size for baby blanket?
  • Conclusion
  • Related Mattress and bed size charts

A blanket is not the same as bedsheets, these come in different sizes as explained here

A full comprehensive pillow size chart can be explored here

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Full Blanket sizes chart: Blankets dimensions and size

Most common Blanket sizes

Blanket sizeTypical dimensions
Twin blanket66 × 90
Twin XL blankets66 x 96
Full or double blankets80 × 90
Queen Blanketsbetween 90 × 90 and 90 × 100
King Blanketsbetween 108 × 90 and 108 × 100

These type of blanket sizes are not legal standards. The actual dimensions of a blanket can vary by an inch or two from the figures above. The dimensions of mattresses, on which these blanket sizes are based, also vary. It is a good idea to measure your mattress with a tape measure before buying an expensive blanket.

Specialty blanket sizes

Dimensions in inches and centimeters, and their main uses:

Blanket SizeDimensions (inches)Dimensions (cm)Main Use
Weighted30 x 40 – 60 x 8076.2 x 101.6 – 152.4 x 203.2Provide pressure and sensory input for relaxation and sleep
HospitalUp to 66 x 90Up to 167.6 x 228.6Used in hospitals or medical facilities, made of durable materials
Twin66 x 90 – 70 x 90167.6 x 228.6 – 177.8 x 228.6Fits twin beds and mattresses
Full80 x 90203.2 x 228.6Fits full-sized beds and mattresses
Queen90 x 90228.6 x 228.6Fits queen-sized beds and mattresses
King108 x 90274.3 x 228.6Fits king-sized beds and mattresses
LapAround 36 x 48Around 91.4 x 121.9Covers a person’s lap, often used by those who sit a lot or in wheelchairs
Baby Lovey12 x 12 – 16 x 1630.5 x 30.5 – 40.6 x 40.6Small security blankets for babies and toddlers
PetSmall: 18 x 24<br>Large: 50 x 60Small: 45.7 x 61<br>Large: 127 x 152.4Designed for pets, such as dogs and cats

Standard Blanket sizes chart

Blanket TypeDimensions (inches)Dimensions (cm)
Lovey12 inches by 12 inches30 cm by 30 cm
Baby14 inches by 16 inches36 cm by 41 cm
Cradle14 inches by 30 inches36 cm by 76 cm
Premie18 inches by 24 inches46 cm by 61 cm
Stroller22-30 inches by 30-36 inches51-76 cm by 76-91 cm
Lapghan36 inches by 48 inches 91 cm by 122 cm
Receiving40 inches by 40 inches102 cm by 102 cm
Crib45 inches by 60 inches114 cm by 152 cm
Throw50 inches by 60 inches127 cm by 152 cm
Afghan50 inches by 65 inches127 cm by 165 cm
Twin65 inches by 90 inches165 cm by 229 cm
Double85 inches by 90 inches216 cm by 229 cm
Queen90 inches by 90-100 inches229 cm by 229-254 cm
King108 inches by 90-100 inches274 cm by 229-254 cm

Baby Blanket sizes

A list of baby blanket sizes, their dimensions in both inches and centimeters, and their primary uses:

  1. Premie Blanket:
    18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm) or 20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm).
    Designed for premature babies to provide warmth and comfort.
  2. Receiving Blanket:
    30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm).
    Used for swaddling newborns and cleaning up spills.
  3. Crib Blanket:
    45 x 60 inches (114.3 x 152.4 cm).
    Designed to cover a baby in their crib.
  4. Stroller Blanket:
    30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm).
    Used to keep babies warm while in a stroller or car seat.
  5. Security Blanket:
    12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm) or 16 x 16 inches (40.6 x 40.6 cm).
    A small, soft blanket that provides comfort and security to babies and young children.
  6. Toddler Blanket:
    50 x 60 inches (127 x 152.4 cm).
    Designed to cover a toddler in their bed.

Mattress sizes to Blanket sizes

Mattress nameMattress DimensionsBlanket NameBlanket dimension
California King72 × 84  
King; Eastern King76 × 80King108 x 90; 108 x 100
Queen XL; Olympic Queen; Expanded Queen66 × 80King
Short Queen60 × 75  
Queen60 × 80Queen90 × 90; 90 × 100
Three Quarter48 × 75  
Antique48 × 72  
Full XL54 × 80  
Full or double53 × 75Full or double.80 x 90
Full Rollaway48 × 72Full80 × 90
Twin XL39 × 80Twin XL66 × 96
Twin39 × 75Twin66 × 90
Cot; Rollaway30 × 72Twin66 × 90

Waterbed Size

 Inside dimensions of waterbed frame,
inches
King Waterbed72 × 84
Queen waterbed60 × 84
Super Single waterbed48 × 84

Beds in trucks

Truck mattresses, which overlap with RV mattresses, usually consist of a stack of pads made of different types of foam. The stack ranges from 4 to 8 inches thick, with lengths from 66 to 86 and widths as narrow as 28 and as wide as 42. It might seem a simple matter to cut down a blanket to fit, but take the RV mattress dimensions and figure out the RV blankets from the below size chart

RV Mattress TypeRV Mattress SizePossible RV Blanket nameRV Blanket Size
RV King72″ × 80″King108 x 90; 108 x 100  
RV Queen60″ × 74″Queen90 × 90; 90 × 100  
RV Full54″ × 75″Full80 × 90
RV King Short 72″ × 75″King108 x 90; 108 x 100  
RV Bunk34″ × 75″, 28″ × 75″Twin66 × 90

Weighted Blankets size (comforter sizing)

these types of blankets are gaining more and more popularity and got a special weighted blanket size chart here. Typically these blankets don’t come in dimensions but have sizes from small to X-large. The use is based on the weight.

Body WeightMinimum Blanket WeightMaximum Blanket WeightRecommended
Size
40 lbs.3 lbs.6 lbs.Small (5 lbs)
50 lbs.4 lbs.7 lbs.Small (5 lbs)
60 lbs.5 lbs.8 lbs.Small (5 lbs)
70 lbs.5 lbs.9 lbs.Small (5 lbs)
80 lbs.6 lbs.10 lbs.Medium (10 lbs)
90 lbs.7 lbs.10 lbs.Medium (10 lbs)
100 lbs.8 lbs.12 lbs.Medium (10 lbs)
110 lbs.8 lbs.13 lbs.Medium (10 lbs)
120 lbs.10 lbs.15 lbs.Large (14 lbs)
130 lbs.10 lbs.16 lbsLarge (14 lbs)
140 lbs.10 lbs.16 lbs.Large (14 lbs)
150 lbs.10 lbs.16 lbs.Large (14 lbs)
160 lbs.10 lbs.18 lbs.X-Large (18 lbs)
170 lbs.10 lbs.18 lbs.X-Large (18 lbs)
180 lbs.10 lbs.18 lbs.X-Large (18 lbs)
190 lbs.10 lbs.18 lbs.X-Large (18 lbs)
200 lbs.10 lbs.18 lbs.X-Large (18 lbs)
210 lbs.12 lbs.20 lbsX-Large (22 lbs)
220 lbs.12 lbs.20 lbs.X-Large (22 lbs)
230 lbs.12 lbs.21 lbs.X-Large (22 lbs)
240 lbs.12 lbs.22 lbs.X-Large (22 lbs)
250 lbs.12 lbs.22 lbs.X-Large (22 lbs)
260 lbs.12 lbs.22 lbs.X-Large (22 lbs)
270 lbs.12 lbs.22 lbs.X-Large (22 lbs)
280+ lbs.14 lbs.24 lbs.X-Large (22 lbs)

Blankets size for throws

What are throw blankets?

A throw blanket is a blanket you use for a quick nap, eg in the sofa. Throw blankets or Stadium blankets are 50 inches wide by 60 inches to 54 by 72.

Blanket sizes explained

Sizes of Blankets explained by Crochet With Tiffany Hansen

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is standard size for baby blanket?

The typical baby blanket measures 42′′ by 52′′. (107 x 132 cm). The term “baby blanket” can also apply to a broad group of blankets with baby-related themes. Baby blankets can come in various sizes, including crib, stroller, receiving, and lovey sizes. An easy to understand table below provides all dimensions and use of Baby related blanket dimensions

Blanket SizeDimensions (inches)Dimensions (cm)Main Use
Preemie18 x 18 or 20 x 3045.7 x 45.7 or 50.8 x 76.2Provide warmth and comfort for premature babies
Receiving30 x 3076.2 x 76.2Swaddle newborns and clean up spills
Crib45 x 60114.3 x 152.4Cover a baby in their crib
Stroller30 x 3676.2 x 91.4Keep babies warm while in a stroller or car seat
Security12 x 12 or 16 x 1630.5 x 30.5 or 40.6 x 40.6Provide comfort and security to babies and young children
Toddler50 x 60127 x 152.4Cover a toddler in their bed

What are specialty blankets and what sizes do they come in?

Specialty blankets are non-standard blanket sizes created for certain uses or objectives. For instance, the size of a hospital blanket can be up to 66 × 90 inches wide, whereas the size of a weighted blanket can range from 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm) to 60 x 80 inches (152.4 x 203.2 cm) (167.6 x 228.6 cm). Lap blankets are made to suit a person’s lap, whereas twin, full, queen, and king blankets are made to fit various sizes of beds and mattresses. Smaller blankets called baby loveys and pet blankets are made for infants, toddlers, and animals.

Conclusion

The ideal blanket must be the proper size for comfort and functionality. You may choose to suit your needs by considering the standard dimensions, specialty sizes, and material selections. We sincerely hope you can select the ideal blanket for your house using the information in this guide.

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