Size of Weighted Blankets
Hiya friends! Boy oh boy everybody’s been so busy this year and it’s only February! My inbox has been spilling over with questions about plastic pellet crafts and weighted creations, so I wanted to focus on quite the popular question that’s been popping up a lot lately. Let’s discuss the proper size of weighted blankets.
Finding Proper Weight is Great
First and foremost, let’s chat about proper weighted blanket weight! Finding the proper blanket weight is one of the most important factors for providing comfort for your recipient. The proper formula is one pound for every ten pounds of the recipient’s weight, plus one additional pound. For example, an 80 pound child would need a 9 pound blanket!
Diameter of Blankets
Once you’ve set your weight, then it’s time to decide on blanket size! Here are some standard blanket dimensions:
- Child’s Blanket – 36” x 36”
- Throw Blanket – 54” x 66”
- Twin Blanket – 40” x 76”
- Full Blanket – 54” x 75”
Don’t feel like you’re stuck sticking to a standard with your weighted creation. Many people like to deviate due to their recipient’s preferences.
Splitting Up Plastic Pellets
Many of my crafter friends email me asking how to best split plastic pellets up among the blanket pockets. If you aren’t a fan of eyeballing and approximating, a little bit of math will do the trick! First we’ll determine the proper amount of pockets in our blanket. Easy peasy! To convert this to a volume measurement like cups, just use my plastic pellets weight blog.
I hope this helps you craft your weighted blankets successfully. As always, please share your finished creations on my Facebook page. I love seeing how crafty you can be! If you need to purchase plastic pellets for your next blanket, just click the link below.