Hey there! When it comes to creating a crochet blanket, determining the number of rows can be a bit tricky, especially if you're aiming for a specific size like a 60-inch by 72-inch blanket. But don't worry, I'm here to help you figure it out!

The number of rows you'll need for your blanket depends on a few factors, such as your crochet stitch, yarn weight, and tension. To give you a general idea, I'll break it down step by step:

1. Choose your stitch: The stitch you choose will affect the height of each row. Let's say you decide to use a basic double crochet stitch. On average, a double crochet stitch measures about 0.5 inches in height.

2. Determine your desired width: In this case, you want your blanket to be 60 inches wide. To calculate the number of stitches needed for the width, you'll need to know the gauge of your stitch. Let's assume your gauge is 4 stitches per inch. Multiply the number of inches (60) by the gauge (4), giving you a total of 240 stitches.

3. Calculate the number of rows for the length: Now, let's move on to the length of your blanket. You want it to be 72 inches long. To determine the number of rows needed, you'll need to know the height of each row. Since we're using a double crochet stitch, which measures 0.5 inches in height, divide the desired length (72) by the height of each row (0.5). This gives you a total of 144 rows.

So, to summarize, for a 60-inch by 72-inch blanket using a double crochet stitch with a gauge of 4 stitches per inch, you'll need to crochet 240 stitches for the width and work 144 rows for the length.

Remember, these calculations are just a starting point. It's always a good idea to make a gauge swatch before diving into your project. This will help you determine if your tension matches the gauge and make any necessary adjustments.

Additionally, keep in mind that these calculations assume a consistent stitch pattern throughout the entire blanket. If you plan on incorporating different stitch patterns or borders, you may need to adjust the number of rows accordingly.

I hope this helps you get started on your crochet blanket journey! If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy crocheting!

##### Lily Marsh
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Lily Marsh is a seasoned crochet expert with over 20 years of experience. She began crocheting at a young age and has since turned her passion into a profession, teaching others the art of crochet. Lily's approachable demeanor makes learning easy and enjoyable.