Free knitting patterns for easy baby blankets. Most patterns are free. Updated 5/22/23
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When the Wind Blows Baby Blankets
Four easy baby blanket patterns using just knit and purl textures, all with 10 row repeats. Includes Emma's Blanket with linked circles, Melanie’s Blanket with triangle textures, Max’s Blanket with a dimaond lattice, and Willem’s Blanket with a zigzag stitch. Sizes are easily customizable and instructions are included for sizing. DK weight yarn. Designed by Samantha of Auroraknit who wanted to give people options, especially for charity knitting.
- Get the free knitting ebook. Link goes to Melanie's Blanket page where you can download the 4 pattern ebook.
Checks and Rows Baby Blanket
Striped garter stitch border surrounds a central garter stitch block in this easy baby blanket pattern. Borders are knit separately and sewn on. Suitable for beginners. Designed for 5 colors so it's also a great stashbuster. Size Approximately (Approx) 38" [96.5 cm] square. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Reversible Garter Pram Blanket
Garter stitch stripes in 4 colors separated by rows of eyelets make this an easy reversible baby blanket project suitable for beginners. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by LynneNitter.
4 Mini Baby Blankets
Four easy baby blanket patterns. Includes three patterns with 4 row repeats including Mini Shells Baby Blanket, Feather and Fan Baby Blanket, and Moss Stitch Baby Blanket. The fourth pattern Bordered Boxes Baby Blanket is a 14 row repeat grid pattern. DK weight yarn. 4 Mini Blankets in Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby DK 2787.
Peachy Peaks Baby Blanket
Easy zigzag striped baby blanket that automatically creates a wavy edge with its easy 8 row lace stitch. Size Approx 33" x 35" [84 x 89 cm]. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat. Pictured project by Usorrell
Striped Brioche Baby Blanket
Just one row repeat creates this this striped brioche baby blanket. The stitches to include slipped stitches and yarnovers but once you get it down, it should be easy. Size 30" x 38". DK weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
Many Dinos Baby Blanket
For dinosaur lovers, this easy baby blanket features rows of dinosaurs in knit and purl stitches. 2 sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sammy Bristow.
More Free Patterns
Stanley Baby Blanket
Easy baby blanket knit with a 2 row repeat bordered with garter stitch. It looks easy enough for beginners and there is also a video tutorial. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Snufflebean Yarn.
Striping Panels Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit with in 4 panels of garter stitch stripes of 4 colors. Rated easy enough for beginners. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Sleepy Ellie Baby Blanket
Elephant sleeps under covers in this easy baby blanket knit in garter stitch on the diagonal. Size Approx 37" [94 cm] square, excluding ears. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Easy baby blanket knit in a 3 row repeat wavy texture. Size Approx 40 ins [101.5 cm] square. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat Design Studio
Easy baby blanket knit with colorful zigzag stripes. Great stash buster for leftover sock yarn at least 40 m length. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Mormors Regnbue Designed by Susanne Reese. Available in English and German
Rhymes for Baby
Easy baby blanket with welted and basket weave texture in just knit and purl stitches. Work from written instructions or chart. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Bonnie Dean
Kiddie Corner Baby Blanket
Easy diagonally striped baby blanket knit corner to corner with stripes of color and texture. Size Approx 38” [96.5 cm] square. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Easy As A, B, C and Easy As One, Two, Three
An alphabet baby blanket framed in double moss stitch size 30.25 by 36 inches. And a n=numbers blanket knit and purl stitch patterns for number blocks one through nine framed in double moss stitch size 31 by 34". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Bonnie Dean
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Color Block Baby Blanket
Easy baby blanket knit of squares of a 4-row repeat Spot Stitch texture. Knit in strips and sewn together. Size Width: 36” Length: 44”. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. Worsted weight yarn.
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Baby Bunny Blanket
Easy baby blanket with a large bunny and small bunny rabbit looking up at hearts. Knit only in knit and purl stitches with pompom tails. Designed by Doodlepip. DK weight yarn.
Crossed Corner Baby Blanket
Easy blanket with textured lines and grids for a pleasing woven-look design. 3 sizes. Designed by KnitSewMake. Worsted weight yarn.
Soft Stripe Baby Blanket
Easy blanket with textured stripes. Knit only in knit and purl stitches. 3 sizes. Designed by KnitSewMake. Worsted weight yarn.
Bumpy Road Baby Blanket
Easy baby blanket knit with what looks like a 4 row repeat texture. Finished size: 36" W x 35" L.Designed by Mockingbird Knits. Aran weight yarn.
3 Easy Baby Blankets
No longer free. Set of 3 easy baby blankets including a double moss stitch blanket, a textured stripe blanket, what looks like a 2 row repeat herringbone lace blanket. Designed by Woman's Weekly. DK weight yarn.
Piglet, Doggy, and Rooster
Easy adorable animal face baby blankets featuring a little pig, puppy dog, or rooster, knit in stockinette with a garter stitch border. Simple animal faces can be added with intarsia or duplicate stitch. Size 60 x 60 cm. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Edith Mak
- Get the PIGGY BLANKET knitting pattern
- Get the DOGGY BLANKET knitting pattern
- Get the ROOSTER BLANKET knitting pattern
Love Squared Baby Blanket
No longer free. Easy baby blanket that mimics the look of plaid with colorful stripes crossed by vertical garter rib stripes. Aran weight yarn. Designed by candylou who says it is suitable for beginners.