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# Blanket Size Calculator

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The Blanket Size Calculator helps you determine the appropriate dimensions for various types of blankets, including square blankets, custom coverage for beds, standard bed sizes, couch throws, and custom shapes. By inputting specific measurements and preferences, you can ensure that you select or create a blanket that fits your needs perfectly, whether for a bed, sofa, or other custom applications.

## Formula of Blanket Size Calculator

#### 1. For Different Blanket Shapes

Square Blanket: To determine the size of a square blanket, calculate the length needed and ensure both dimensions are equal.

• Side Length of Square Blanket = √(Area Needed)This formula helps you find the side length of a square blanket when you know the area required.

#### 2. For Custom Coverage

For Specific Overhang or Draping: If you need extra coverage for draping over the sides of a bed or couch, calculate the additional length and width.

• Total Length = Mattress Length + 2 * Desired Overhang
• Total Width = Mattress Width + 2 * Desired OverhangThese formulas add extra length and width to the mattress dimensions to account for the desired draping.

#### 3. For Standard Bed Sizes

Standard Sizes: Common blanket dimensions that match standard bed sizes are:

• Twin: 66 x 90 inches
• Full: 80 x 90 inches
• Queen: 90 x 90 inches
• King: 108 x 90 inchesThese sizes provide adequate coverage for standard bed sizes with some extra drape.

#### 4. For Couch or Sofa Throws

Throw Blanket Size: Throw blankets for couches or chairs usually come in these sizes:

• Small Throws: 50 x 60 inches
• Large Throws: 60 x 80 inchesSelect a size based on the furniture size and the coverage desired.

#### 5. For Custom Shapes or Uses

Specific Use Cases: For custom-sized blankets or non-standard shapes, calculate the area needed.

• Area = Length * WidthAdjust dimensions according to the specific requirements of the object or area to be covered.

## General Reference Table

Here’s a handy table of common blanket sizes and their typical uses:

## Example of Blanket Size Calculator

Suppose you have a queen-size bed and want extra draping on each side. You desire a 6-inch overhang.

• Mattress Length = 80 inches
• Mattress Width = 60 inches
• Desired Overhang = 6 inches

Calculate Blanket Dimensions:

• Total Length = 80 + 2 * 6 = 92 inches
• Total Width = 60 + 2 * 6 = 72 inches

Thus, you should select or make a blanket that is 92 x 72 inches for proper coverage with the desired overhang.

## Most Common FAQs

1. How do I choose the right blanket size for my bed?

Measure your bed and add extra length and width for overhang if desired. Refer to standard sizes or use the custom coverage formula to determine the ideal dimensions.

2. What if my blanket needs to cover a non-standard piece of furniture?

Measure the length and width of the furniture and add extra coverage if needed. Use the area formula to calculate the required blanket dimensions.

3. Are there standard sizes for throw blankets?

Yes, throw blankets typically come in sizes like 50 x 60 inches for small throws and 60 x 80 inches for large throws, suitable for couches and chairs.