Free knitting patterns for blankets knit in squares knit on the bias in garter stitch or other stitches. Most patterns are free. Updated 10/16/23
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Blocks are knit diagonally with stripes of color and different stitch textures and then assembled to create a geometric design. Size 45in x 45in. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Manos del Uruguay.
Fall Foliage Blanket
Autumn leaf design is formed by squares knit diagonally in garter stitch and assembled. Size Approx 45” x 60” [114.5 x 152.5 cm]. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Caron. A kit is also available.
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.
More Free Patterns
Carpenter or Woven Star Baby Blanket
Inspired by classic quilting patterns, this blanket is knit in garter stitch in square pieces. Great for on the go; each square is worked corner to corner with increases and decreases, no stranded color work. Great stashbuster for leftover yarn and great portable project! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Daerva Zarakh. Pictured projects by designer and bavery
Diagonal Squares Afghan
Modular blanket created with squares of diagonal stripes knit in garter stitch and sewn together. Great stashbuster for leftover yarn and great portable project! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand.
Graphic Chevron Blanket
Easy blanket created from two color squares knit diagonally in garter stitch to create two triangles and then assembled to create a zigzag pattern. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio.
Patterns for Purchase
Quilt-Inspired Modular Knit Afghans Pattern Book
These 6 easy blanket knitting patterns inspired by traditional and modern quilt designs make great portable knitting projects and can be customized to any size you want. Designs use worsted-weight yarn and range from sizes 48" to 58" square.