The main stitch pattern for these blankets is a 8 row repeat, enough to make them interesting and appealing, but also easy to memorize. Most patterns are free. Updated 7/30/2022
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Akande Baby blanket
Easy striped baby blanket knit with an 8 row repeat. Designed for self-striping cake yarn, it also would be great for mini skeins or stashbusting. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii. DK weight yarn.
Wild Oats Blanket
Blanket knit with an 8 row repeat cable texture that's a perfect showcase for self-striping or solid yarns. Approx 36 x 42 ins. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team
8 Row Diagonal Rib Blanket
Baby blanket with a chevron herringbone texture pattern knit with an 8 row repeat. Rated easy by the designer. Approx 36 x 38 ins [91.5 x 96.5 cm]. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Bernat
8 Row Woven Fishtail Blanket or Scarf
Looks great on both sides! Lace blanket or scarf knit with an 8 row repeat combination of fishtail lace and woven (basketweave) columns with a garter stitch border. Bulky weight yarn. Written instructions and chart. Designed by Alice Kalush. Aran weight yarn.
8 Row Sunshine Baby or Lap Blanket
Lace blanket or throw knit with an 8 row repeat. Bulky weight yarn. Size Width: 37½” Length: 39”. Designed by Rachel Brockman.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme Sapling yarn at Amazon
8 Row Triple Cable Baby Blanket
Panels of 3 cables separated by seed stitch and all knit with an easy to memorize 8 row repeat. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Marlaine DesChamps for Yarnspirations as Little Boy Blue Baby Blanket. Pictured projects by wheatenmom and MistyCasper
Hourglass Eyelet Blanket
Baby blanket with an 8 row repeat honeycomb lace stitch that looks great on both sides. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand. Pictured projects by kait-knits and faithhopelove20.
Heavenly Baby Blanket
An 8 row repeat cable alternates with a 4 row repeat plume lace panel (repeated two times for each cable repeat). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Joyce Nordstrom for Red Heart. Pictured project by hpierce4. (Note: I flipped the project photo so the cables are reversed in the pic.)
8 Row Repeat Cables and Lace Baby Blanket
This cables and a chevron lace pattern is knit with an 8 row repeat, with all wrong side rows the same. Approx 35 x 46″ [89 x 117 cm]. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations
More Free Patterns
Luca Cable Baby Blanket
8 row 14 stitch repeat braided cable alternating with ribbing. Rated easy by most Ravelrers. Size: approx. 24 inches x 36 inches but can easily be adapted to other sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by Arianna Halshaw. Pictured project by Cjohnston09
Knot Stitch Baby Blanket
8 row repeat with only 2 pattern rows and 6 stockinette rows. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Beth Michon. Pictured project by kitchenerstories
This blanket features an 8 row lace pattern on a garter stitch background. DK weight yarn. Designed by Natalia Zablotskaya. Pictured project by NatieKnits
Cable and Lace Baby Blanket
Braided cables alternating with a pretty lace pattern. Designed by Stephanie Ament. Pictured projects by ldjolos and greenrider382 who added a picot edge. Note: In looking over the pattern, it seems that the designer uses yf (yarn forward) to denote what I am more used to seeing as "yarnover". Worsted weight yarn.
Gelato Baby Blanket
8 row repeat Waving Rib stitch pattern that only has 4 different stitch rows. DK weight yarn. Designed by Stella Egidi who finished this right before leaving to hospital to deliver her second baby!
Exquisite Cabled Throw
This easy cabled afghan is just garter stitch and stockinette with cables every 8th row. Designed by Linda S. Smith for Red Heart.
Classic Cable Baby Blanket
This easy baby blanket is knit with an 8 row cable pattern on a stockinette background. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Nancy J Thomas for Red Heart.
Double-Cable Baby Afghan
Easy 8 row repeat baby blanket with all wrong side rows the same and all right side rows the same except for the cable row. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lauren Olander
Scarlett’s Reversible Cable Baby Blanket
Suzanne Bryan’s baby blanket is reversible and the 8 row repeat cable
Bitty Baby Blanket
Easy pattern that features and 8 row repeat lace pattern alternating with stockinette. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Courtney Mussatt. Pictured project by Lunatick who had some notes
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- Get the recommended Cascade Yarns® Cherub Collection Aran yarn at Loveknitting (27 colors)
8 Row Tiny Ripples Baby Blanket
This easy cable blanket by Leelee Knits is an 8 row repeat with 6 of the rows stockinette.
Easy Textured Throw
Easy afghan in with an 8-row stitch pattern of knit and purl stitches. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Perfect warm weather throw in cotton yarn. Rated easy by Bernat. I love knitting with the recommended Bernat Maker Home Dec cotton yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
New Wave Baby Blanket
No longer free! Striped baby blanket with a wavy 8 row repeat lace pattern that creates a pretty scallopped edge. DK weight yarn. Designed by Esther Kate
8 Row Lacey Lucy Baby Blanket
No longer free! Lace blanket knit with an 8 row repeat variation on the Old Shale stitch. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Myla Vayner.
Tiempo Baby Blanket
Looks like an 8 row repeat lace stitc. The finished blanket measures 30X40 inches (76X102 cm) though I'm sure you can change that. Includes a video tutorial for yarnovers. Designed by Bonnie Dean. Worsted weight yarn.
Rainbow Ripples Buggy Blanket
Truly a "buggy" blanket! This whimsical 8 row repeat lace blanket features a butterfly, dragonfly, bees, ladybug, and caterpillar / inchworm that are knit separately and added to the blanket. The finished blanket measures 26.5 x 25 ins (67 x 64 cms) Designed by LCMknits.
Easy Honeycomb Baby Blanket
This blanket features one of my favorite cable patterns, the allover honeycomb cable. I believe this is an 8 row repeat. The designer says this is suitable for improving beginners and I also think it's a great way to learn cables. Designed by Caroline Brooke. Knit with 2 strands of DK yarn held together.
Whirling Wildflower Baby Blanket
Worked flat thanks to clever construction, this flower shaped blanket features an 8 row repeat to creat the petal design. No DPNs and just one seam! Designed by 10 Hours or Less, this pattern comes with instructions to customize the size from dishcloth to afghan. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by designer and mathster.
Synchiropus Baby Blanket
Striped blanket knit in a honeycomb texture that looks like an 8 row repeat. Named after the colorfully striped Mandarin Fish (Synchiropus splendidus). The finished blanket measures 24 x 32" / 61 x 81 cm. Bulky weight yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Impeccable Knits.
Basketweave Baby Blanket
The open basketweave pattern repeats over 8 rows and uses only knit and purl stitches. The designer Ladyship Designs says this is a great pattern for a beginner knitter ready to take on a simple openwork pattern. The final size is 28" x 36" (70cm x 90cm). Instructions are provided on how to make the blanket larger or smaller. Worsted weight yarn.
Tamsen Baby Blanket
This blanket features lovely oblique stitch over-all pattern in an 8-row repeat, very easy to memorize.The finished blanket measures 27 x 27 “ / 69 x 69 cm. Designed by Luise O'Neill.
Cable Ladder Blanket
I believe this blanket is an 8 row repeat of alternating braided cable and purl ridged stockinette. 3 sizes Large - Afghan or Throw/ crib blanket: 45” x 62” (114cms x 157cms). Medium - Throw/ Baby Blanket: 31” x 39” (79cms x 100cms). Small - Baby Blanket (perfect Baby Shower Gift): 27” x 35”(60cms x 81cms). Designed by Caroline Brooke. Knit with Aran weight yarn.