Free knitting patterns for baby blankets and throws featuring heart motifs. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 6/28/23
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Baby Loves Cables Throw
Textured hearts framed with cables. Throw measures 26" wide x 36" long [66 cm x 91 cm] including borders. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Laura Bain for Red Heart.
Baby Love Blanket
Lace blanket with an overall pattern of lace hearts. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Renae Jones. Pictured project by ZasuKnits
Reversible Hearts Blanket
First place award winner in a Mary Maxim knitting design competition, this reversible blanket features double knit hearts in stripes of color on both sides. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Andrea Schmidt
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- Learn how to double knit with free trial class at Creativebug
Dicentra Shawl or Blanket
Lace baby blanket or square shawl with lace hearts, surrounding a central section of what looks like lace blossoms to me, with a border that looks like lace flowering plants. Worked like a traditional Shetland shawl. Dicentra designed by Rachel Søgaard for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, German
Lotsa Love Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with lace hearts framed with cables. Finished size: 28" x 34". Sport weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim.
Textured Blocks Baby Blanket
Sampler patchwork style blanket created from squares worked in just knit and purl stitches, including a heart shape, garter ridge, double moss, and dot texture. Great stash buster and portable project. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Stephany Lein for YARRRRN! Pictured project by StillVauriens
Tender Hearts Blanket
Hearts in bobbles, seed stitch, and eyelets add loads of texture and interest to this sweet baby blanket. Finished size: 42 1/2" x 55". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Britt Schmiesing.
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Have a Heart Afghan
Heart themed blanket or throw is made from 12 different heart afghan blocks. Use all or just some. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Knit Simple Magazine with squares submitted by readers.
Easy baby blanket or throw is made up of squares containing large hearts in knit and purl stitches. Sizes 28.5, 36.5 or 45 inches wide by 37.25, 46 or 54.75 inches long. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Alice Kalush.
Love Is a Blanket
I've knit this pattern and it was a fun, easy knit. Marji LaFreniere’s baby blanket features cables, textured stitches with a column of hearts in the center knit in bulky yarn
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Party Heart-y Baby Blanket
Just one yarn strand per row with this baby blanket covered in hearts knit in slip stitch mosaic colorwork. Row by row written instructions or charts. Designed by Yarnspirations. Approx Approx 40" [101.5 cm] square. Worsted weight yarn.
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- Get the recommended Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn at Yarnspirations
- OR get the Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn at Joanns
Kindhearted Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with lace eyelet hearts with optional eyelet lace inner frame. Approximately 75/85 cm. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Kasia Pilarska
Snuggle Baby Blankets
Includes two baby blanket patterns, Heart Snuggle Blanket and Cloud Snuggle Blanket featuring colorwork designs and ribbed border. Approx 61cm x 76cm (24in x 30in) Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Hatton for West Yorkshire Spinners
Hidden Hearts Blanket
This blanket is made up of simple, diagonal squares, half garter, half eyelet, that can be arranged to make all sorts of patterns, including hearts, zigzag, diamonds, and more. DK weight yarn. Designed by Frankie Brown. Pictured project by designer and wildmoosechase
Sweet Hearts Baby Blanket
A lacy heart pattern in soft washable yarn makes a perfect blanket for your favorite baby. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Scarlet Taylor. Pictured project by carolbernice
16 Stitch Baby Blanket
Sampler baby blanket created with 16 design squares. Beginning with the simplest garter stitch square, progressing to simple and then more complicated knit/purl combinations, and finally introducing simple shaping, lace, cables and colour work, this blanket is a good way to practice a variety of knitting techniques. Size pram blanket 60cm x 60cm but customizable. Designed by Linda Castles. DK weight yarn.
Heart Baby Blanket
Sarah Patterson’s baby blanket is quick knit in super bulky yarn.
Levi’s Baby Blanket
Large baby blanket with three different cable patterns: a central heart motif repeated three times, a cable that suggests a baby cradled between parents, and a simple three-strand braid. The original blanket is large so do fewer repeats for a smaller blanket. Charts or written instructions (supplied by knitters). Pictured project by spacecoastknitter.
Sweethearts Baby Blanket
Baby blanket made from squares of interlocking lace hearts. This could be a good introduction to lace knitting, both chart and written instructions are included. Designed by MollyBrown's Musings. Pictured project by flancers. Sport weight yarn.
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Amy-lynne Mitchell’s baby blanket features I Love You in sign language and hearts. Pictured project by MonopoliQueen
Latvian Garden Baby Blanket
Colorful motifs of hearts, flowers, and animals decorate this cozy blanket designed by Pinneguri.
Patterns for Purchase
Individual blanket knitting patterns featuring hearts in lace, cables, garter stitch, and more. Shown are Love Rug Blanket, Lace Heart and Diamond Blanket, Stripy Heart Blanket, Heart Cable Baby Blanket Heart Border Blanket, Many Loves Blanket. Designed by KnitSewMake
B-loved Baby Blanket
Heart themed cable and lace stitch baby blanket with a moss stitch border. A variety of heart motifs, representing love and unity, make up this cute blanket. DK weight yarn. Designed by Ange Wilson
Heart Lace Baby Blanket
The Helen Joyce blanket by Taiga Hilliard is fast and simple to knit and comes in two sizes.
Heart Motif Blanket
Easy blanket featuring hearts in knit and purl sittches with seed stitch borders. This blanket measures 98cm x 74cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Sarah Murray.
I Love Mom and Dad Baby Blanket
Easy blanket features I Love Mom and Dad, sun, and duck motifs in knit and purl stitches. The designer says it is suitable for beginners.
Many Hearts Baby Blanket
One of 20+ knitting patterns in Color by Kristin by Kristin Nicholas. Pictured project by snapdragoncrafts
Lace Hearts Baby Blanket
The finished measurements are 73cm x 60cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by KnitSewMake
Double Hearts Baby Blanket
Lots of Heart Baby Blanket
Easy blanket made of 4 different heart designs in knit and purl stitches.