Knitting patterns for baby blankets that look great in variegated, ombre, self-striping, and other multi-colored yarn. Updated 3/27/23
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Cables & Berries Baby Blanket
Fun textured blanket with sections of the blackberry or trinity stitch framed by cables that showcase variegated or multicolored yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Garter Lace Baby Blanket
An easy baby blanket knit with a garter stitch and eyelet rows that showcase variegated or multicolored yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Red Heart.
Playtime Baby Blanket
An easy baby blanket knit with a 2 row repeat chevron pattern in stripes of variegated yarn and contrasting solid colors. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Red Heart.
Ripples Baby Blanket
An easy baby blanket knit with a 16 row repeat lace stitch that looks gorgeous in gradient or self-striping yarns. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Butterfly Baby Blanket
An easy baby blanket knit with a lace stitch that looks like butterflies in flight. Works with multicolored or solid color yarns. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Alice Kalush. Pictured projects by the designer and Tin9ers
Chalice Baby Blanket
Lace baby blanket knit with a 20 row repeat. Works with multicolored or solid color yarns. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Karen S. Lauger. Pictured projects by Lykkefanten and CaroleKnits
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi yarn used in Lykkefanten's project
Garden Wall Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit with a 12 row repeat chevron pattern designed to work with gradient or ombre yarn. Quick knit in super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
- Get the free knitting pattern at Joann - for pdf click on the Get Patterns at bottom of page
- Get the free PDF VERSION knitting pattern at Yarnspirations
- Get the recommended Bernat® Baby Blanket Dappled yarn at Joann
Easy Basketweave Baby Blanket
Knit with an 8 row repeat basketweave pattern, this is perfect for self-striping or gradient yarn. 2 sizes Stroller and Crib. The stroller size uses just one skein 341 yards of the recommended bulky yarn. Designed by Veronica Mano.
Rainbow Hooded Afghan
Baby blanket with cozy hood knit diagonally in garter stitch by increasing and then decreasing at beginning of rows that also creates an eyelet border. Hood is also knit in garter stitch and seamed to blanket. Rated easy by the designer and suitable for beginners. Designed by Lion Brand. About 25 x 25 in. (63.5 x 63.5 cm).
Lacy Baby Blanket
Yarnspirations designed this heirloom look blanket with lace border. Approx 38 x 42 ins [96.5 x 106.5 cm]. Great with multi-color yarn.
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Lofty Lacy Baby Blanket
Easy baby blanket is a quick knit with super bulky yarn. 12 row repeat lace pattern with all the wrong side rows just purl stitches. Written instructions or charts. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Sunnyside Up Baby Blanket
2-row repeat linen stitch center is bordered with a2-row repeat seed stitch and an attached welted ruffle. Reversible. Size 35 in square. Perfect with multi-colored yarn. Designed by Ellen Susanne for Red Heart.
Baby Ripple Afghan
Easy baby blanket knit with garter stitch alternating with a lace stitch that creates a natural ripple and wavy edge. Looks great in multi-colored yarn! Sport weight yarn. Designed by Bernat Design Studio.
Baby Fibonacci Baby Blanket
Colorful striped baby blanket knit diagonally using a combination of garter and slip stitches. Intersecting Fibonacci sequence, one color decreases from 55 while the other color increases to 55. To make it interesting use a variegated yarn for one of the colors. (A Fibonacci sequence is "a series of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. The simplest is the series 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc.".) Designed by Lorla Luden. Pictured projects by qtknitter and KnitSpirit.
Reversible 4 Row Repeat Baby Blanket
This 8 stitch, 4 row repeat of passed over stitches and eyelets is completely reversible. Designed by Tricots et créations Isabelle. Pictured project by Shorty1952. Available in English and French. DK weight yarn.
A Tisket A Tasket Baby Blanket
Baby blanket in Block Lace Stitch Pattern. Blanket measures 21″ x 30″. Deisgned by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Ultra Pima Paints yarn on Amazon
Reversible Cable Blanket
Reversible blanket looks the same on both sides. 2 sizes: Baby Blanket and Throw Blanket. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn. Bulky yarn.
Pinwheel Baby Blanket
This easy colorful and reversible blanket is made of squares knit diagonally in garter stitch in two colors and then seamed to form pinwheel shapes. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team for bulky yarn. Finished size 32 inches square.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended Premier Yarns Parfait on Amazon
- See more Garter Stitch Baby Knitting Patterns
Woven Look Baby Blanket
Designed by Bernat, this pattern is rated easy by the designer and knitters. It uses easy slipstitch colorwork to create the colorful cells. Approx 34 ins [86.5 cm] square. Create with multi-color yarn. Pictured project by Pferdina
Seaside Waves Blanket
Lacy blanket knit with a 6 row repeat with just 2 lace rows. Designed by Melissa Leapman for Red Heart. Worsted yarn. Great with multi-colored yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and JKaine
Coral Bells Baby Blanket
Easy reversible cable blanket with a 12 row repeat with one cable row. The cable is knit with ribbing so it looks the same on the reverse. Use self-striping color-change yarn as shown or multiple colors to create the stripes. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Length: 34" Width: 25". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns.
Patterns for Purchase
Ed Sheeran Baby Blanket and 3 other baby blankets
Singer Ed Sheeran shared a picture on Instagram of the baby blanket ready to welcome his new baby daughter Lyra. The pattern used was the Sirdar's Basket Stitch Baby Blanket included in this set. Sirdar 5191 includes 4 patterns: Basket Stitch Pattern Blanket (the one in Sheeran's image), Eyelet Pattern Blanket, Leaf Panels Blanket, and Slip Stitch Garter Blanket. Great with multi-color yarn. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar.
- See the blog post with the story of this pattern and links to the pattern
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on the Knitting Network (pdf or print)
Summer Rainbow Baby Blanket
Blanket knit from the center out. The overall measurement is approx. 30x30ins/76x76cms. Great with multi-color yarn. DK weight yarn. Designed by HoneyBeeBears.
Cielito Baby Blanket
Diagonal blanket knit in eyelet columns and star stitches in what looks like a 4-row repeat. Great with multi-color yarn. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kristen Jancuk.
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.
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Etsy
- Get the Noro Kureyon Air yarn used in the pictured project
Mitered Eyelet Baby Blanket
Ruffled Circle Baby Blanket
This baby blanket knit in the round is one of the 8 patterns in the ebook Beginner’s Guide to Knitting in the Round available exclusively from Leisure Arts.