Free knitting patterns for blankets with modular designs that often make great portable or scrap yarn projects. Some of the patterns are joined as you go and some are knit separately and then pieced together into a large project later. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 8/12/23
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Squared Shades Throw
Modular blanket of four squares are knit from the center out, starting as a circle and then becoming square. Great showcase for self-striping yarn. I think you could even knit just one square for a small baby blanket. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Ann Regis. A kit is also available.
Modular throw of squares knit from the center out so they can be knit at any gauge to make any size, and the special bind off makes them simple to sew together. Make a bunch of smaller blocks to use up scrap yarn, or knit twelve blocks in bulky yarn to make the cuddly lap blanket shown here. Designed by Andi Satterlund.
Eyelet Mitered Blanket
Modular throw of mitered squares with an eyelet pattern that form dimaonds and hexagons. A lace border is knit separately and sewn on. Approx Finished Size = 80cm x 105cm. Designed by Bendigo Woollen Mills. DK weight yarn.
Meadowland Baby Blanket
This reversible square modular afghan is made from four striped garter stitch triangles that you join as you go while alternating two different colors of self striping cake yarn. Dimensions: About 30 x 30 in. (76x 76 cm). Designed by Irina Poludnenko. DK weight yarn. Also great for stashbusting!
Cascading Colors Mitered Blanket
Blanket size: 46in to 52in. Designed by Caron. Worsted weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
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.
This colorful log cabin blanket by Australian Country Spinners is made by making the log cabin squares then sewing them together with an added border.
Knitted Baby Rainbow Quilt
Better Homes and Garden’s easy baby blanket pattern is made of garter stitch mitred squares that are pieced in a knit quilt by picking up stitches.
Easy Zigzag Afghan
Knit squares are assembled to form this chevron zigzag pattern.
Stained Glass Afghan
This colorful afghan by Susan Levin is made of separate diamond pieces. Great stash buster!
Four Corners Baby Blanket
This blanket is constructed of four mitered squares that are mostly stockinette stitch with a few purl ridges for texture.
Patterns for Purchase
Vine Trellis Afghan
This beautiful afghan featuring bobble grapes on cable vines and trellis is knitted as separate squares, then joined when you have reached the size required. Sample is made using worsted weight yarn. Finished size is 50 1/2" x 40". Designed by Raimonda Bagdoniene.
Autumn Leaves and Flowers Afghan
Stunning blanket featuring leaf lace and floral designs in circle and square motifs that are joined together. Great portable project for stash or scrap yarn. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Raimonda Bagdoniene.
Khwezi (meaning Morning Star) blanket is constructed of knit lace octagoans that are seamed together. Great portable project for stash or scrap yarn, mini skeins, and gradients. DK weight yarn. Designed by Noma Ndlovu.
Rhos Dirion Celtic Cable Blanket
Cable afghan created in sections and seamed. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Susanne Daum.
Mitered Eyelet Baby Blanket
This patchwork afghan is made from lace squares with a floral lace motif that are seamed together. Customizable to any size and easy to knit on the go.
Mind Over Miter Shawl
Nancy Whitman’s modular garter stitch shawl uses decreases and a three needle bind off to create unusual mitered stripes.