Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns
If you love knitting baby blankets, consider knitting for Project Linus Project, an organization provides handmade blankets from knitters like you to children who are ill, traumatized or in need.
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Mosaic Butterflies Baby Blanket
Baby blanket in with butterflies knit with easy mosaic colorwork – knit 1 color per row, forming the design by slipping stitches. 3 sizes. DK weight. Designed by Nancy Lekx
A Tisket A Tasket Baby Blanket
Baby blanket in Block Lace Stitch Pattern. Blanket measures 21″ x 30″. Deisgned by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns
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)
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.
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.
Mirbeau Baby Blanket
Brenda Lewis designed this slip stitch pattern that looks like little bows to me. 39″ x 41″
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.
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.
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.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Shop for the fingering yarn for this project at Annie’s
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Cross Baby Blanket
Mitred squares form beautiful cross shapes. Bernat Pipsqueak yarn keeps it soft and sweet.
Patterns for Purchase
Bee Tree Blanket
Two coordinating lace patterns form the deep borders on each end with a simple, elegant pattern for the middle section. 3 Sizes: Stroller: 33 x 36 in, Receiving: 40 x 42.5 in, Adult Throw: 53 x 60 in. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Betty Fay Wallace
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.
Noah’s Ark Baby Blanket
Bring a cherished children’s Bible story to life with this precious afghan knit in worsted yarn. Finished size is 34″ L x 30″ W. Designed by Michele Wilcox
- Get the pattern at Annie’s
- Get the pattern for the matching Two by Two Animal Friends by Michele Wilcox
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.
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.
- Get this knitting pattern AND 20 more patterns for $7.99 at Interweave
- Get the kit with pattern and yarn
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.