The main stitch pattern for these baby blankets is a 6 row repeat, enough to make them interesting and appealing, but also easy to memorize. Updated 3/1/2023
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Easy Cables & Texture Throw
This easy afghan features a 6 row 13 stitch repeat of seed stitch and cables. Approx. 50 x 54″ / 127 x 137 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Cathy Payson. Rated easy by Red Heart.
Big Cable Baby Blanket
Rows of simple cables framed with garter stitch with a 6 row repeat knit up quickly in a super bulky yarn. Three sizes are included: 20” x 26”, 32” x 40”, 48” x 60” but the blanket can easily be made larger. Designed by Marji LaFreniere.
Seaside Waves Blanket
Lacy blanket knit with a 6 row repeat with just 2 lace rows. Designed by Melissa Leapman for Red Heart. Worsted yarn. Great with multi-colored yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and JKaine
Color Field Baby Blanket
Easy blanket features a six row repeat slip stitch pattern that looks like bows to me when turned one way or growing plants when looked at the other way. Size 25 inches wide by 29 inches long (but adaptable). Designed by Donna Herron. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by betsy31082. Great use for stash yarn.
Diamonds for Baby Blanket
This easy blanket is knit with a 6 row repeat diamond texture stitch. Designed by Cathy Payson for Red Heart. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Cable and Lace Blanket
A six row repeat of lace panels separated by braided cables. Designed by Naomi Odean. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and PaigeB88
More Free Patterns
Brick Lane Baby Blanket
This baby blanket features a simple 6 row zigzag lace pattern which looks like a lovely brick lane. Designed by Annie Lupton of Boho Chic Fiber Co.. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
Bibi Baby Blanket
A lace blanket with a six row repeat with just 2 lace rows, the rest knit and purl. Sizes premature baby 18", newborn 24", baby 30". Designed by marianna mel. DK weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and SuzyQIknit2
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the Hayfield Baby Blossom DK yarn used in the pink blanket at Amazon
Soft Vines Baby Blanket
This easy baby blanket features a 6 row lace pattern. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. 40" x 40" Designed by Universal Yarn. Pictured project by austierra who used Bernat Blanket yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Universal Yarn Bella Chenille yarn at Amazon
Turtle Cove Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit in a 6 row repeat of alternating ripple, cable, and bobbles sections. The cable and bobble stitch patterns are reverse sides of the same pattern making this blanket reversible. 30 x 34″ Designed by Kelly Klem. Pictured project by stennas who knit on larger needles for a lacier effect.
Sweet Scallops Throw
This easy afghan has an all-over lace pattern that is easy to memorize. 14 stitch, 6 row repeat. Rated easy by the Red Heart Design Team and Ravelrers. Pictured project by msbluetuesday
6 Row Repeat Petit Pins Baby Blanket
This “Little Pines” blanket features a 6 row repeat lace pattern. Rated easy by Ravelrers. 30″ x 32″. Aran weight yarn. Available in English and French. Designed by Espace Tricot to match the Norwegian Fir baby cardigan pattern by OGE Knitwear Designs.
6 Row Beautyberry Blanket
Purl Soho’s reversible blanket can be sized as an afghan or baby blanket. Six row repeat creates colorwork created by knitting in the stitch below and sliding some rows.
Patterns for Purchase
These Days Blanket
Textured blanket knit with a 6 row repeat triangle texture. 6 sizes from Baby Blanket to Large Afghan. Designed by FiftyFourTenStudio. Worsted weight yarn.
Easy Lacy Koi Tails Baby Blanket
6 row 8 stitch repeat lace pattern (at least that's what it looks like). Rated easy by the designer. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Donna Higgins.
Louise Baby Blanket
Designed with a modern mirrored cable stitch that looks like it's a 6 row repeat. Designed by Aiste Cottart for Petit Mouton. Pictured blanket is DK weight yarn.
Reversible Kimberlee Baby Blanket
Not free! Designed with a 6 row textured knit stitch that is reversible - meaning it looks the same on both sides. The stitches you will need to know are knit and purl to complete this blanket. Any items made from this pattern may be sold. Designed by Kimberlees Korner. DK weight yarn.
Due to a copy and paste error the original image title added that this was free. By the time I caught the error people had already shared it.
Tiny Tidal Pool Baby Blanket
This easy and quick striped circular blanket is knit to resemble ripples in a pool. The basic 6-row pattern consists of 1 row of increasing/decreasing then 5 rows of plain knitting. Knit in garter stitch with a picot edge and decorated with 3 knit starfish. The designer says it can be knit in 10 hours which makes it a perfect quick baby shower gift.
Gulls and Sea Foam Baby Blanket
This easy blanket is knit with a 6 row 8 stitch repeat mock gull stitch. Designed by Kayla Rankin. Sport weight yarn.
Star Light, Star Bright Baby Blanket by 10 Hours or Less
Worked in one piece from the center out, the radiating pattern boasts rows of 6 row repeat bramble stitch bordered by bands of colorful garter stitch. It’s cleverly designed with a single seam, so there’s no need for fussy double-pointed needles. And with step-by-step instructions for making any size in any weight of yarn, you can knit a collection of color-rich creations…..from small dishcloths to oversized afghans!