Free knitting patterns for blankets knit primarily with garter stitch. Most patterns are free. Updated 9/16/23
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Zigzag Eyelet Blanket
Garter stitch blanket with easy eyelet zigzag and diamond patterns for interest. DK weight yarn. Knitted Blanket in Novita Nordic Wool designed by Mari Kangas.
Diamond Stripes Blanket
Blanket knit with diagonal garter stitch stripes in 4 panels that are then assembled to form a diamond design. Finished Size: Approx 50 x 60" [127 x 152.5 cm]. Designed for at 12 colors, it's a great stashbuster for leftover yarn! Super bulky yarn. Designed by Bernat.
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.
Color Me Bold Blanket
Striped blanket knit with alternating narrow and wide panels. The stripes are created by knitting with alternating between cakes of self striping yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio.
Carpenter or Woven Star Baby Blanket
May only be free for a limited time. 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
Puzzle Baby Blanket
Garter stitch baby blanket for puzzle lovers. Each puzzle piece is knit to shape in garter stitch and the pieces are joined to their neighbors with a modified running stitch. Great showcase for multicolor yarn and portable project. DK weight yarn. Designed by Paula Levy.
Soft Focus Graphic Blanket
This quilt-inspired throw blanket is constructed using an arrangement of garter blocks, each with two triangles of color. Great portable project and stashbuster. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Red Heart.
Ten Stitch Star Baby Blanket
Garter stitch star shaped baby blanket knit in garter stitch strips, each one only ten stitches wide, joined to the blanket as you go so there’s no sewing up to do. Any yarn or needles. Designed by Frankie Brown. Also great for stashbusting!
Blanket knit in strips of garter stitch rectangles that are later grafted together with a knit on edge. Great stashbuster for leftover yarn! Worsted yarn. Designed by Astrid Colding Sivertsen.
Benjamim Baby Blanket
Blanket knit in garter stitch color block intarsia with seed stitch borders. Great beginner colowork project! Finished Size: 32” x 32”. Designed for at least 6 colors, it's a great stashbuster for leftover yarn! Any gauge yarn. Designed by Luísa Ló for Rosarios. Available in English and Portuguese
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F977 Blocks Blanket
Blanket knit in garter stitch stripes in modular construction. Finished Size: 32” x 32”. Designed originally for self-striping cake yarn, it's also a great stashbuster for leftover yarn! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
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.
Essential Stripes Blanket
Easy blanket knit in strips with garter stitch and then seamed. Size Approx 52" x 62-1/2". Aran weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
2 ways to get the pattern
- Get the free WEB VERSION knitting pattern at Joann
- Get the free PDF VERSION knitting pattern at Lovecrafts
- Get the recommended Caron One Pound yarn at Joann
Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket
Blanket knit in garter stitch with triangle wedges shaped with short rows. Designed for 6 colors, it's great for mini skeins or stashbusting. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho. Pictured projects by designer and weaver85
Modern Mondrian Blanket
This art-inspired garter stitch blanket is made in three vertical intarsia panels that are joined with the three-needle bind off. Size 72 inches x 38 inches (183cm x 97cm). Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Marina Salume.
More Free Patterns
This is a very easy blanket to knit as it’s just simple, garter stitch squares sewn together. Sample is knit with a solid color for the borders and two shades of variegated yarn for the color sections. Great stashbuster for leftover yarn and great portable project! DK weight yarn. Designed by Frankie Brown.
B118 Log Cabin Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit in garter stitch with modular log cabin construction. Finished Size: 27” x 34”. Designed originally for self-striping cake yarn, it's also a great stashbuster for leftover yarn! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
Cuddly Chevron Baby Blanket
Easy blanket with zigzag stripes in garter stitch. Size is customizable. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by April Klich.
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.
Log Cabin Blankie
Garter stitch baby blanket knit with log cabin construction. Designer originally for self-striping cake yarn, it's also a great stashbuster for leftover yarn! DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn.
Triangles Hexagon Blanket
Garter stitch triangles knit in strips and seamed together with a clever construction that makes knitting the geometric colorwork a breeze. Rated easy by the designer. Designed by Bernat. Quick knit in super bulky weight yarn.
Color Pennant Afghan
Three Strips are made separately, then sewn together following a diagram to make the Afghan. Each Strip consists of 22 triangles worked using short rows. Great use for stash or scrap yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand Yarn
Corner Stripes Afghan
Afghan blanket throw knit in garter stitch with a modified log cabin construction.About 45 x 45 in. (114.5x 114.5 cm). Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand Yarn. A great stashbuster because it's designed for 12 colors. Worsted weight yarn.
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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
Lemon Squeezy Stroller Blanket
Easy reversible baby blanket is worked in one piece in Garter stitch with marled color block stripes. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Ann Klimpert for Lion Brand. Aran weight yarn. Great for mini skeins or stash busting.
Plaid baby or lap blanket knit in panels with garter stitch and then seamed, finished with i-cord edging and tassels. Yarn is held double to help create the gingham color effect. Approximately 36” x 37” (91cm x 95cm). Designed by Elizabeth Jackson of Elizabeth Park Collections. Aran weight yarn. Web version of pattern is free. PDF version available for purchase.
Tamarix Quilt Afghan
This knitted afghan is composed of simple garter-stitch mitered squares worked in stripes of color creating a handquilted look. Directions are provided for easy seaming as you go, or you can sew the pieces together in finishing. The edge is finished with attached I-cord. Designed by Heather Zoppetti. Worsted yarn.One of the free patterns in the free ebook 7 Free Knitted Blanket & Afghan Patterns from Interweave.
- Get the free ebook 7 Free Knitted Blanket & Afghan Patterns on Interweave
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Fenced In Afghan
This blanket is knit in modular pieces in garter stitch. Great opportunity to play with color and use up your stash. Designed by Miriam L. Felton. Pictured project by purldoc who rated the pattern easy
Mitres in Motion Throw or Shawl
Simple decreases create the squares. The patchwork technique of adding squares as you go is done by picking up stitches along one side of the square to begin the next one. Each Square: 71/4inches x 71/4inches. Finished Dimensions of Shawl/Throw: 60inches x 30 inches.
Hexagonal Starburst Afghan
This hexagonal motif of this throw is knit mainly in garter stitch shaped strips which are later joined, making it a great on-the-go project. Designed by Bernat. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Three color afghan knit in garter stitch mitered squares. Designed by Patons
Bento Box Quilt
Modular garter stitch afghan based on the Bento Box quilt block. Includes a coloring page and free video tutorial at the designer’s website. Designed by Staci Perry of Very Pink Knits. Pictured projects by the designer and SRWhitcombe
Ten Stitch Blanket
Frankie Brown's pattern is perfect for your scrap yarn and odds and ends. Start in the center and work in a square spiral, joining as you go. No seaming! Keep adding on until you run out of scraps or patience! Pictured project by mrsskr who used up sock yarn scraps.
Patterns for Purchase
Making Waves Blanket
Zigzags of of color ripple across this garter stitch blanket created with panels and constructed with minimal sewing. Size 55.5 x 55.5" / 141 x 141 cm. Worsted weight yarn. Sirdar 10708. A kit is also available.
Perpetual Motion Blanket
A pinwheel of gorgeous colors appears to spin on this dramatic blanket knit in garter stitch. Great for stashbusting! Size 55.5 x 55.5" / 141 x 141 cm. Worsted weight yarn. One of the patterns in Geometric Knit Blankets by Margaret Holzmann
Safe at Home Blanket
Colorful houses knit with garter stitch in stripes and intarsia create a cozy stashbusting throw! Blanket as shown: 55 x 55 inches (140 x 140 cm). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Knitwit Designs
Next in Line Afghan
Reversible log cabin blanket knit in garter stitch continuously from the center outward using four colors of worsted weight wool. There are no seams - nothing to sew. Instructions are given for two sizes, a smaller throw or a larger afghan. The pattern is named Next in Line because the contrast color of each log is the main color of the next log. Great for stash yarn. Designed by Bonnie Sennott
Attic Windows Baby Blanket
This colorful baby blanket is based on the traditional Attic Windows quilt pattern. Each square is knit with light, dark, and medium shades of the same color, which creates an almost 3D affect. The squares can be joined as you go for minimal finishing, or worked in strips and sewn together at the end. Designed by Elizabeth Sullivan
Worked in garter stitch on the bias, this striped afghan is a fun and easy knit. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by illitilli.
Tiny Tidal Pool Baby Blanket
No purling! 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.
Oak Leaf Baby Blanket
Knit in garter stitch with super bulky yarn, this leaf shaped blanket takes one day to knit according to the designer Alyona Safonova. Great last minute gift.