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Afghan in the Round Knitting Patterns

by | Mar 2, 2017 | Baby Blankets, Blankets, Featured

Knitting Patterns for Circular Afghans and Afghans Knit in the Round. Most patterns are free

These knitting patterns feature afghans, throws and blankets that are either round in shape or knit in the round with repeating concentric patterns to form other shapes such as squares and stars.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

 Free Knitting Pattern for Sampler Flower Baby Blanket

Sampler Flower Baby Blanket

Circular baby blanket knit with different textured stitches. Sport weight yarn. Approx. 36” Diameter. Designed by Grid Mammal Crafts

Free Knitting Pattern for Hemlock Ring Blanket

Hemlock Ring Blanket

This circular lace blanket was inspired by a vintage doily and is easily modified for any size from doily to afghan. Designed as a quick knit in bulky yarn, it’s adaptable for other yarn weights. Designed by Jared Flood. Pictured projects by CharleneGrayson and Finuin

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Free Knitting Pattern for Antimony Blanket

Antimony Blanket

This circular blanket features ahexagon swirl center that reverses itself into a spiraling vortex. Designed by Brigitte Eaton Pictured project by scarygirl

Free Knitting Pattern for Star Afghan

Star Afghan

Easy star-shaped striped throw knit in the round. Designed by Bernat Design Studio Pictured project by PandyMamabear

Free Knitting Pattern for Bubbles Circular Blanket or Shawl

Bubbles Circular Blanket or Shawl

Updated version based on a vintage Patons design of lace blanket with a spiral eyelet center. Pictured project by Judith2143

Free Knitting Pattern for Knitting on the Border Blanket

Floralized Throw

Lace square afghan knit in the round with floral motif in the center. Two sizes available, large and extra large. Designed by Cheri McEwen Pictured project by Andicka

Free Knitting Pattern for Valknut Afghan

Valknut Blanket

Inspired by Norse mythology, the geometric designs represent symbols on Odin’s shield and the border of the blanket contains runes. I love the design as a geometric abstract. Designed by Rachel Warnock.

 Free Knitting Pattern for Rippled Baby Blanket

Rippled Baby Blanket

A variation of the feather and fan stitch knit in the round. Designed by MoreThanOneWay. Pictured project by naief

Free Knitting Pattern for Ten Stitch Spiral Blanket

Ten Stitch Twist

This circular version of Frankie Brown’s Ten Stitch Blanket is knit in a garter stitch spiral with only ten stitches and virtually no sewing up. Any yarn and needles can be used though it’s great for multi-color yarn or stashbusting! Pictured project by bugsknitty

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Free Knitting Pattern for Radiating Star Blanket

Radiating Star Baby Blanket

Alexis Layton’s blanket is 42 inches in diameter and rated as fairly easy. Pictured project by stuckinillinois

 Free Knitting Pattern for Spiral Light Baby Blanket

Spiral Light Baby Blanket

Pentagonal baby blanket knit in the round with increasingly wider bands of 3 colors create an illusion of spiraling pentagons. Perfect for 2 multi-color skeins with colors in the same color family with a complementary semi-solid. Designed by Lorla Luden.


Undercover Baby Blanket

Easy lacy blanket, knitted in the round, all in one piece starting from the centre. Designed by Beata Jezek. Pictured project by  Litchfield

Free Knitting Pattern for Serenity Blanket

Serenity Blanket

Laura Wilson-Martos designed this a beautiful square baby blanket knit in the round from the center out featuring ambling cables that resemble leaves with touches of lace and a scalloped leaf-lace edging. Size can be adapted. The pictured project is from AlexandriteX

Free knitting pattern for Pinwheel Baby Blanket

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Pinwheel Baby Blanket

Genia Planck created a simple round baby blanket that is knit in the round (so no purl rows!) with simple eyelet lines. It looks hard but it isn’t. It is easily customizable. The pictured project by elsteffo added a ruffle border.

Free knitting pattern for Flower Petal Blanket and more baby blanket knitting patterns

Flower Petal Blanket

Anne Haas designed this versatile blanket that can be adapted to look like a pinwheel or stained glass. Knitters report that this is a large blanket.

Spiderman Blanket Free Knitting Pattern and more super hero knitting patterns

Spiderman Blanket

Annen Blogi designed this colorful design.


OpArt Blanket

This high contrast, op art blanket is designed by Melissa Dominguez to appeal to a baby’s developing vision, but we adults love it too! Two sizes.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Tidal Pool Baby Blanket

Tiny Tidal Pool Baby Blanket

This easy and quick striped circular blanket is knit to resemble ripples in a pool. Knit in garter stitch with a picot edge and decorated with 3 knit starfish. The designer says it can be knit in 10 hours which makes it a perfect quick baby shower gift.

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.

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.

Knitting Pattern for Circular Lace Christening Blanket

Circular Lace Christening Blanket

This gorgeous baby blanket knit in the round is one of the 8 patterns in the book I Can’t Believe I’m Lace Knitting. This pattern can also be used as a shawl. Available in paperback or digital download.

Knitting Pattern for Cables Go Round Baby Blanket

Cables Go Round Baby Blanket

This baby blanket knit in the round is one of the 9 patterns in the ebook Dreamy Baby Wraps from Leisure Arts.

Penrose - PDF pattern for knitted afghan

Penrose Afghan

This afghan is based on a design sent to woollythoughts by the famous Oxford mathematican Sir Roger Penrose and is named in his honor.

Get the knitting pattern for $6.50

Revolution - PDF pattern for knitted afghan

Revolution Blanket

This is design is much easier than it looks. It is worked in one piece, using one colour at a time and with a maximum of around one hundred stitches on the needles. There is a tiny amount of stitching to be done.

Get the knitting pattern for $6.50

Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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