Baby blankets with animal themes. Updated 5/17/23
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Dino Hatch Blanket
A baby dinosaur hatches out of its egg on this adorable baby blanket. Size Approx 40” [101.5 cm ] square. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Snuggly Bunny Blanket
Easy blanket with graphic bunny face and oversized ears. Size Approx 36" x 40" [91.5 x 101.5 cm]. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Kitty Corner Blanket
Blanket made from garter stitch squares pieced together to form cat silhouettes. Squares are knit diagonally corner to corner - hence the pattern name. Great stashbuster and portable probject. DK weight yarn. Designed by Lynai Designs. May only be free a limited time.
Alpha-cat Baby Blanket
Stroller-size blanket features a cat silhouette surrounded by four large pawprints, with the letters of the alphabet running along the top and bottom. Worsted or aran weight yarn. Designed by Kay Jean
Beary Cozy Baby Blanket
Easy blanket with a teddy bear face. Quick knit in super-bulky yarn. Measurements: Approx. 36" x 40" [91.5 x 101.5 cm]. The pattern page is not clear about quantities but it looks like you need 10.5 oz of the main color and 3.5 oz. or the second color with a small amount of black for the face.
Designed by Patons. Also available – matching toy dinosaur patterns. Toy Height: 20 ins [51 cm]. Blanket 37 x 52 ins [94 x 132 cm] point to point
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Baby Elephants Blanket
Blanket with adorable baby pachyderms in intarsia with sewn on ears. Designed by Amy Bahrt for Cascade Yarns. Size: 30” wide x 34” high. Worsted yarn.
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This blanket features simple background knit with three easy stitches (seed, basket weave, and stockinette) along with an optional Fair Isle leaf pattern and an appliqued knit and felted rabbit. 28 X 32 inches. Designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner. Worsted yarn. Pictured project by lbedwell
Counting Sheep Blanket and Sheep Toy
This blanket features intarsia numbered sheep surrounding moons and stars. The pattern for the sheep toy in the top picture is also available. Designed by Patons. Worsted yarn. Pictured project by betsyq
Marching Elephants Baby Blanket
Blanket with an overall chevron design and stranded elephant border at top and bottom. Designed by Sue Williams. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by MissDayo and AndersKnits
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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.
Butterfly Blanket and Pillow
This fair isle design by Yarnspirations is features on a blanket that is approx 47 x 55 ins [119.5 x 139.5 cm] and a cushion that is shaped and colored like a butterfly approximately 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]
A seed stitch blanket turns into a sheep with stockinette face and attached legs. Designed by Amy Bahrt for Cascade Yarns. Pictured project by JustUnwinding. Quick knit in super bulky yarn.
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Monkey Business Blanket
Baby blanket with playful monkeys in intarsia. Designed by Amy Bahrt for Cascade Yarns. Pictured projects by the designer and Diva100. Worsted yarn.
Cat And Mouse Blanket
Intarsia blanket featuring two animal friends looking out a window. 28 1/2 x 38 in. (72.5 x 96.5 cm). Designed by Amy Bahrt. Pictured project by Sansocks whose blanket won a blue ribbon at the county fair, 2015.
Ingrid’s Baby Blanket
Intarsia blanket with chickens, cow, horse, pigs, sheep, and bees. Blank space in middle is for the baby’s name. You can duplicate stitch or embroider later if you don’t know the baby’s name. Chart. Designed by Aggro inc.
Birds and Flowers Baby Afghan
Intarsia birds, butterflies, and flowers grace this afghan. The garter stitch strips and mock cable border are added after the design is complete. General instructions are included for creating a graph for the child's name. Great
Teddy Bear Blanket
32.5″ wide x 28″ long. Designed by Barbara Breiter for Crystal Palace Yarns. Pictured project by olexis.
Sea Creatures Throw
Carol J. Sorsdahl for Red Heart Yarn designed this fun project that is half blanket and half toy. Blanket is knit in strips and sewn together. Sea creatures are knit separately and sewn to blanket. 32″ x 32″
Penguin Baby Blanket
Designed by Fiona Byrne.
Animal Talk Throw
Amy Bahrt designed this fun throw for animal lovers. Fun attachments of ears, tails, and wings make this a three-dimensional blanket. 29 in x 38 in. Matching cardigan sweater pattern available for 2 years (4 years, 6 years).
Butterfly Cabled Blanket
Joan Barnett designed this breathtaking cable afghan for Red Heart with 4 different cable patterns and a Bramble Stitch border. 58 x 66″ (147.5 x 167.5 cm). Pictured project by laudanum1964
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Patterns for Purchase
Lamb Baby Blanket
No longer free. Adorable stroller sized blanket with a flat 1 row repeat seed stitch body that form tha lamb's coat. The lamb's head, ears, legs, and tail are knit separately and sewn on. Length: 61cm. (24 in) Width: 58cm (23 in). Designed by Nicola Valiji. Chunky weight yarn.
Bunny Lovey Comfort Square and Blanket Set
NO LONGER FREE! Baby blanket and lovey security comfort square knit with a 4 row repeat. Newborn sized blanket has applique bunny rabbits that are knit separately and sewn on. Comfort square lovey features a bunny head and arms that are knit flat and sewn on. DK weight yarn. Designed by Nicola Valiji
Spring Rabbits Baby Blanket
No longer free. This baby blanket features alternating sections of cable bunnies and an eyelet stitch that looks like a bunny head and ears. 30" (76cm) x 20" (51cm). DK weight yarn. Designed by Threads and Yarns of Pleasure
Teddy Bear Baby Blanket
This blanket is knit in stockinette and the teddy bears are added in duplicate stitch, although you could probably also knit them with intarsia if you want. Designed by Le Petit Mouton. DK weight yarn.
Sleeping Unicorn Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with a baby unicorn in stockinette and bobbles. Knit either with intarsia colorwork or solid color. 36 x 36 inches (92cm x 92cm). Designed by Peach. Unicorn. DK weight yarn.
Bumble Bee Baby Blanket
Baby blanket and throw with honeycombs and bees in knit and purl stitches. Sizes Medium: 86cm x 82cm Large: 118cm x 124cm Extra Large: 149cm x 166cm Designed by Knit Sew Make. Aran weight yarn.
Sea Life Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with ocean creatures in only knit and purl stitches including dolphins, seahorse, octopus, starfish, and more. 22” wide x 26” high. Rated easy by designer. Designed by Filomena Lanzara. DK weight yarn. English and Italian.
Dinosaur Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with dinosaurs in only knit and purl stitches. The dinosaurs featured include all kids' favourites: Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. Rated easy by designer. Designed by SprogletsKits. Worsted weight yarn.
Kittens Baby Blanket
This blankets features nine cute little kittens in knit and purl stitches. The pattern is worked all in one, so there’s no need to sew the border on afterwards, and the finished blanket will measure approx. 67 x 80 cm (27 x 32 inches). Designed by Sandy Chapman of MotherOfPurlPatterns. DK weight yarn.
Sheep Blankie Baby Blanket
This blanket with intarsia sheeps is one of the 16 knitting patterns for baby blankets in Precious Knit Blankies for Baby that are quick and easy to knit according to the designer. Designed by Jean Adel. Aran weight yarn. Available as digital download or paperback. .
Swan Family Baby Blanket
This baby blanket features swans in intarsia. Size 93 x 80 cm (36,6 x 31,4 inches). Designed by Mathilde R. Aran weight yarn.
Bears and Bows Baby Blanket
This 9 square blanket can easily be made in a larger size by adding more squares. Designed by Honey Bee Bears. Aran weight yarn.
Who’s Sleeping in My Bed Crib Blanket
Adorable baby blanket features a cuddly animal friend sleeping in their own lace edged “bed”. Choose from an elephant, bear, dog, cat, lamb, or monkey (not pictured) – all included in pattern. Worsted-weight yarn. Finished size is 32″ x 45″.
Elephant Family Baby Blanket
Finished size of the blanket: 85 x 80 cm (93 * 87 inches). Pattern is in English and French. Designed by Mathilde R
Animal Car Seat Blankets
A variety of baby blankets either hooded or with hats. Some include toy animal patterns. Pictured are bear, tiger, lion, zebra, and giraffe. Designed by Creative Knits.
Elephant Baby Blanket
Easy blanket in just knit and purl stitches. The completed blanket will measure 71 x 71cm.
Dino Mania Blanket and Sweaters Set
This set includes patterns for a child sized afghan with a variety of dinosaurs and at least two dinosaur sweater patterns in sizes 4,6,8. Designed by Nicky Epstein. Worsted weight yarn.
Kangaroo Baby Blanket
Blanket with intarsia colorwork kangaroo with a pocket pouch for tiny treasures and lace tree border. Approx 41¾ x 28¾“/106 x 73cm. Designed by Wei Wilkins. One of the patterns in 60 More Quick Baby Blankets. Worsted weight.
Butterfly Baby Blanket
The design of this throw was inspired by the Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly. Width across upper left wingtip to upper right wingtip: 51″ Length of butterfly body (center): 27″