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Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns

by | Jul 4, 2015 | Baby, Baby Blankets, Blankets, Featured

Knitting patterns for Baby Blankets. Most of the patterns are free.

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Mosaic Butterfly Baby Blanket

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

Free Knitting Pattern for A Tisket A Tasket Baby Blanket

Free Knitting Pattern for A Tisket A Tasket Baby Blanket

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Hugs and Kisses and Flowers Baby Blanket

Hugs and Kisses and Flowers Baby Blanket

Alternating sections of XOXO cables and bobble blossoms. Blanket measures 27.5” x 31.5”.  Deisgned by Weiyan Huang

Free Knitting Pattern for Heavenly Blanket

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Zoology Baby Blanket

 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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Hobby Horse Baby Blanket

Hobby Horse Baby Blanket

Designed by Judy Lamb, this baby blanket features an eyelet horse motif surrounded by twisted stitches.

Free knitting pattern forTreasured Heirloom Baby Blanket pattern by Lion Brand Yarn

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)

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Free Knitting Pattern for Hush Little Baby Blanket

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.

Free knitting pattern for Baby Blanket that attaches to coat

Baby-Wearing Blanket

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.

Free knitting pattern for Dean's Blanket - easy baby blanket with coin stitch 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.

Dean’s Blanket

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.

Free knitting pattern for Levi's Baby Blanket with heart cable motif and more baby blanket knitting patterns

© MzPoodle2U

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.

Heirloom Bunny Blanet

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.

Free knitting pattern for Mirbeau Baby Blanket

Mirbeau Baby Blanket

Brenda Lewis designed this slip stitch pattern that looks like little bows to me. 39″ x 41″

Honeycomb baby blanket free knitting pattern

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)

easy knitting patterns

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.

Free knitting pattern for Come Sail Away baby blanket - Sailboats in knit and purl decorate this baby blanket designed by Suzanne Veta. 28″ x 32″

Come Sail Away Baby Blanket

Sailboats in knit and purl decorate this baby blanket designed by Suzanne Veta. 28″ x 32″

Free knitting pattern baby blanket from Project Linus that provides security blankets to children. So easy but it looks beautiful and is soft and squishy. CO 144. Row 1: K1, YO, K3, K2tog, K2tog, K3, YO, K1, repeat. Row 2: Purl. Row 3: Knit.

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.

© Pamela Späth

Bubble Baby Blanket

Designed by Pamela Späth, the bubble stitch is easy and fun to knit, and adds a soft, touchable texture.

Bunny Hop Blanket

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 Hearts Baby Blanket

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 Knitting Pattern

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.

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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.

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Cross Baby Blanket

Mitred squares form beautiful cross shapes. Bernat Pipsqueak yarn keeps it soft and sweet.

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

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Bee Tree Blanket

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

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Baby Blanket Pattern, Knit Baby Blanket Pattern, Heart Baby Blanket Pattern, Crib Blanket

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.

Knitting Pattern for Noah's Ark Baby Blanket

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

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Cecelia Blanket Knit Pattern

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.

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Knitting Pattern for Quick Seashells Baby Blanket

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.

Knitting Pattern for Striped Cables Blanket

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.

Knitting Pattern for Ruffled Circle Baby Blanket

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.

Knitting Pattern Easy Blankie for Baby

Blankie for Baby

Easy baby blanket is created with just knit and purl stitches. Quick knit in chunky yarn.

Knitting pattern for Dahlia baby blanket

Dahlia Baby Blanket

This baby blanket knits up quickly in pieces that are assembled.

Knitting pattern for Buzzy Bee Baby Blanket

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).

Knitting pattern for Layered Lace Baby Blanket

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.

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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.

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