These baby blankets feature decorative borders on simple backgrounds, from the easy to the complex, for a quick shower gift or an instant heirloom.
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Bobble Border Baby Blanket or Throw
Garter stitch blanket with a border of 5 stitch bobbles in a contrasting color. 2 Sizes 30 inches wide x 40½ inches long (42¼ inches wide x 55 inches long). Designed by Purl Soho. Sport weight yarn.
Sunnyside Up Baby Blanket
2-row repeat linen stitch center is bordered with a2-row repeat seed stitch and an attached welted ruffle. Reversible. Size 35 in square. Perfect with multi-colored yarn. Designed by Ellen Susanne for Red Heart.
Lola Baby Blanket
Reversible blanket knit in garter stitch with a cable border. 3 Sizes: Small: approx 26” square, Medium: approx 34” square. Large: approx 42”. Designed by Kaitlin Blasing. Worsted weight yarn.
Blue Bell Baby Blanket
Blanket has a 8-row repeat shell stitch border around a stockinette center. Size is easily customizable. Designed by Ann V. Gallentine. Lucina Shell Pattern is adapted from Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker. Pictured projects by AishahBey and Yarnfanatic. Worsted weight yarn.
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Sproutling Baby Blanket
Garter stitch baby blanket with a leaf lace edge knit separately and sewn on. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Judy Kaethler. Pictured project by rgescheider
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Start-in-the-Center Baby Blanket
Basketweave center rectangle surrounded by 2 borders with mitered corners, one of double moss stitch and the other of a mini-basketweave stitch separated by garter stitch. Designed by Betty P Balcomb. Pictured projects by dcrely and yarnandcat. Worsted weight yarn.
Cable Border Baby Blanket
2-row repeat garter rib blanket with cables along edges, with one cable per 10 row repeat. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by LondonLeo. Size 55cm (22in) x 75cm (29.5in) after blocking but easily customized. Pictured projects by kaysquare and FogKnits. Sport weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Garter stitch blanket with ruffled edge worked in the round with mitered corners. Designed by JumperCables - Annie Baker. Pictured projects by amgreen and KnittyEmerald.
Easy Bias Striped Baby Blanket
Reversible baby blanket knit diagonally with a border added that gives a slightly ruffled edge. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Kristel Robison. Pictured projects by the designer and Lyni. Any weight or gauge yarn. Size customizable.
Sweet Phoebe Baby Blanket
4 row repeat lace border on a stockinette blanket. Perfect for multi-colored yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Sandra D. Carter. Pictured projects by maizey and jooleee. Bulky weight yarn, though adaptable to any yarn.
Lacy Zigzag Baby Blanket
Blanket is worked in sections of seed stitch and a lacy zigzag pattern and finished with a lace border. Designed by Viktoria F. Nesic. Pictured projects by the designer and katkarsmom. Bulky weight yarn.
Easy Baby Blanket With Lace Option
Denny Kelly’s design is a garter stitch blanket knit in the diagonal. The optional lace border is knit separately and sewn on. You can even knit the border in a contrasting color for fun.Or use a different lace or ruffle border. Pictured project by sckristin
Sleeping Beauty Baby Blanket
Diana Matthews designed this throw that has a stockinette center surrounded by a cable and lace border. The stockinette center knits up fast and stitches are picked up for the border.30″ x 30″ using worsted weight yarn but adapts to other weights. Note that this downloads as a zip file that you will have to extract.
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Lacy Baby Blanket
Yarnspirations designed this heirloom look blanket with lace border. Approx 38 x 42 ins [96.5 x 106.5 cm]. Great with multi-color yarn.
Once Upon a Time – Emma’s Blanket
This is the actual pattern used by the designer Caitlin ffrench, who was the official knitter of Emma’s blanket featured in the TV series Once Upon a Time. The original border is a feather and fan lace but some knitters, like the pictured project by jackscrapsuk, have substituted a crochet edge. A quick knit in super bulky yarn.
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Emilka Baby Blanket
Blanket is bordered by lace hearts that use just basic lace stitches around a center area with textured motifs. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Anna Lipinska.
Angels Among Us Blanket
Keepsake baby blanket with a border of lace angels on one end to watch over your precious little one. This pattern includes both charted and written instructions. 3 Sizes: Small: 21 x 26 in. / 53 x 66cm Medium: 27 x 32 in. / 69 x 81cm Large: 33 x 38 in. / 84 x 97cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Betty Fay Wallace.
Lace and Flowers Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit with in stockinette with a knit lace edge and embellished with lace flowers and leaves. Designed by KairiDesign.
Simply Seamless Baby Blanket
An integrated cable and lace hem lends charm and heirloom aura to this garter stitch blanket. Knit seamlessly in step-by-step sections from the bottom up with corners are shaped using German Short Rows (complete instructions in pattern). This pattern includes both charted and written instructions. Size: Approximately 28” W x 36” T. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Bekah Knits.
Elora Baby Blanket
Leaf lace cascades down and around the edges of this lovely blanket. Lace pattern is written and charted. Size: After blocking 81cm x 105cm (32 in x 41½ in) approx. Designed by Emily Johannes. Aran weight yarn.
Butterfly Kisses Baby Blanket
Lace baby blanket with easy all over pattern is bordered at the top and bottom with lace that creates a scallopped edge. Designed by OGE Knitwear Designs. Sport weight yarn.
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