Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
Heavenly Baby Blanket
Designed by Joyce Nordstorm for Red Heart, this combination of cable panels and lacework creates a baby blanket that will become a family favorite. Blanket measures 37″ x 42″. Pictured project by Posh Knits
Zoology Baby Blanket
This modular blanket features squiggle cables, dot bobbles, and textures for a modern looking blanket that is knit in 4 squares and assembled. Designed by Mashpit Pictured project by mlwitt.
Hobby Horse Baby Blanket
Designed by Judy Lamb, this baby blanket features an eyelet horse motif surrounded by twisted stitches.
Treasured Heirloom Baby Blanket
The diagonal layout makes this pattern unique, but not difficult to stitch. Designed by Lion Brand, this blanket is worked in one piece from corner to corner, alternating Garter and Lace Panels. About 27 x 27 in. (68.5 x 68.5 cm)
Hush Little Baby Blanket
Gorgeous lace blanket featuring an all-over Fert Stitch lace pattern with a lace edging. Designed by Cookknitwine Cook. Size Large – 72 ins diagonal width. Pictured project by fifivet who sized it down to 49 inches.
This ingenious blanket by Playing with Fibre adds an extra layer to keep baby warm while in a carrier or sling. It attaches conveniently to buttons of your jacket or sweater for easy removal without disturbing your baby. It also has an option for attaching to the baby carrier itself. Made of ribbing to stretch with your growing baby.
Designed by Tree Crispin, this pattern can easily be modified to make it larger or smaller as well as changing the border. The coin stitch pattern is a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1.
Levi’s Baby Blanket
This is a variation on the Levi’s blanket pattern by Lindsay Humphrey that just uses the heart cable motif. The original pattern has three different cable patterns.
Bubble Baby Blanket
Designed by Pamela Späth, the bubble stitch is easy and fun to knit, and adds a soft, touchable texture.
Alex’s Baby Blanket
This design by Auroraknit creates stripes with texture from different knitting stitches. 60cm x 72 cm but easy to make bigger.
Heirloom Bunny Baby Blanket
Stacylynn Cottle designed this adorable blanket with cable and bobble bunnies to grow with the child from crib to toddler bed and possibly beyond.
Mirbeau Baby Blanket
Brenda Lewis designed this slip stitch pattern that looks like little bows to me. 39″ x 41″
Honeycomb Stroller Baby Blanket
This may look complicated but the honeycomb pattern is made with alternating colors of yarn and slip stitches. Approximately 24x32″ (61x81.5cm)
Popcorn Baby Blanket
This blanket designed by Laura Falen uses a simple stitch, repeated over and over (not reversible). The final blanket should measure approx 30”x37” after blocking.
Come Sail Away Baby Blanket
Sailboats in knit and purl decorate this baby blanket designed by Suzanne Veta. 28″ x 32″
Project Linus Security Blanket
Created for the Project Linus Project that provides handmade blankets from knitters like you to children who are ill, traumatized or in need. This blanket is easy to make with modified modified feather-and-fan stitch that consists of 3 rows. The cotton fleece yarn makes the blanket especially soft.
Bunny Hop Baby Blanket
Fuzzy bunnies made with Bernat Pipsqueak take this simple blanket to a new level of cuteness. Approx 35” x 38” [89 x 96.5 cm].
Reversible Celtic Patterns Baby Blanket
Kathleen Sperling’s intricate knit blanket incorporates ‘step’ and ‘key’ motifs inspired by traditional designs from medieval Celtic illuminated manuscripts, and is completely reversible. Techniques include double knitting, chart reading and grafting.
Sweet Heart Baby Blanket
Lace hearts surround your baby in love in this design by Scarlet Taylor. 36″ wide x 36″ long.
The Royal Look Baby Shawl
Inspired by the shawl Prince George was wrapped in when his parents in his public debut as he left the hospital after his birth. I’ve seen several variations and this is the closest I’ve seen.
Moon and Stars Baby Blanket
This baby blanket designed by Barbara Beider for Crystal Palace is knit in stockinette and reverse stockinette. 35″ wide x 34″ long
Cross Baby Blanket
Mitred squares form beautiful cross shapes. Bernat Pipsqueak yarn keeps it soft and sweet.
Patterns for Purchase
Baby Heart Blanket
This adorable baby blanket pattern is easy to knit with simple, basic stitches in worsted weight yarn. The finished size is 30 by 35 inches. Included for free with your purchase, is the full size Seaside Blanket pattern add on.
Cecelia Baby Blanket
The circular shape gives a unique shape to this 5-star reviewed baby blanket. It’s also knit with chunky-weight yarn and larger needles for a faster project.
Swimming Seashells Baby Blanket
10 Hours or Less designed this quick baby blanket that can be adapted to any weight of yarn or size. Pictured in worsted and 36″ x 36″ [91cm x 91cm], it can take less than 10 hours to knit. Perfect for a last minute shower gift.
Striped Cables Baby Blanket
This baby blanket knit in the round is one of the 9 knitting patterns in the ebook Dreamy Baby Wraps available exclusively from Leisure Arts.
Ruffled Circle Baby Blanket
This baby blanket knit in the round is one of the 8 patterns in the ebook Beginner’s Guide to Knitting in the Round available exclusively from Leisure Arts.
Blankie for Baby
Easy baby blanket is created with just knit and purl stitches. Quick knit in chunky yarn.
Dahlia Baby Blanket
This baby blanket knits up quickly in pieces that are assembled.
Buzzy Bee Blanket
The buzzy bees and characteristic stripes make this baby blanket adorable and fun at the same time! It is easy to knit and will make a great gift for any new mom and her baby (especially, if we do not know yet if it is a boy or a girl).
Layered Lace Baby Blanket
This lovely and extraordinary flouncy baby blanket is extra warm because of the lace layers and the lace is perfect for special occasions and future heirlooms. Get the pattern on Etsy
Cottage Baby Blanket
This pattern is one of 21 patterns in the Interweave Knits Summer 2015. Designed by Ava T. Coleman, this counterpane is a variation on a popular pre–Civil War pattern called Grandmother Anderson’s Pattern. Finished Size 46” square.
Fairy Tale Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket
A lace blanket of magical motifs designed by Melanie Lewis with an enchanted castle, stars to wish upon, fields of flowers. Size 38 x 38. This pattern is one of more than 10 patterns in the Interweave Knits Spring 1997 Digital Edition.