Knitting patterns for baby blankets and throws inspired by nature. Many of the patterns are free
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Flower Basket Afghan
Throw blanket knit in a basketweave pattern with knit appliques of a knit basket filled with knit flowers and leaves and embellished with knit flowers at the corners. Great for Mother's Day, Easter, or any day. Size About 48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm) Designed by Nicky Epstein. Worsted weight yarn.
Throw blanket featuring a lace stitch pattern reminiscent of a field of corn blowing in the breeze. Size 45 X 35 inches, after blocking. Designed by Erika James. 2 strands of Bulky weight yarn held together.
Nature in Natural Afghan
Blanket featuring cable and lace trees, leaves, shrubs, and vines. 42 x 58 in. (107 x 147 cm). Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Bulky weight yarn. Pictured project by amgreen
Tree Lover 3D Blanket
Blanket with a fun stitch that creates a forest of raised trees. Approx 48"x 60"/122cm x 152cm. Designed by Kate Agner. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by Icy657
Tree of Life Afghan
This may look complex but 64 high-rated reviews from knitters praise this pattern. Pattern consists of three repeated panels. About 48 x 58 in. (122 x 147.5 cm)
Leaf lace throw blanket. Approx 54" x 60" [137 x 152.5 cm]. Designed by Yarnspirations. Aran weight yarn.
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Tasseled Leaf Lace Blanket
Large modern lace leaves are bordered by a garter stitch edge and finished off with an attractive twisted cord fringe on this elegant throw. Approx 45" x 54" [114.5 x 137 cm], excluding tassels. Designed by Yarnspirations. Worsted weight yarn.
Hawaiian Lacy Fern Throw
Lace afghan worked with a 12 row repeat in 3 panels that are seamed together. 52″ x 64″ (132cm x 162.5cm). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Joyce Nordstrom for Red Heart. Pictured project by amax1268.
Sproutling Baby Blanket
Garter stitch baby blanket with a leaf lace edge knit separately and sewn on. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Judy Kaethler. Pictured project by rgescheider
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Shoots and Ladders Afghan
This award-winning afghan knitting pattern designed by Susan Kerin is knit in strips of leaf motifs and seed stitch. Winner in Herrschners Knit Afghans 2006 National Afghan Contest.
Leafy Baby Blanket
Leyla Alieva’s lace baby blanket is knit with two strands of DK yarn on larger needles.
Apple Tree Baby Blanket
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Pine And Cones Blanket
Throw afghan features an all-over diamond lace pattern with a bottom border of pine and cones lace. Sides and top border are knitted in garter stitch. Super Bulky weight yarn. Size 154 (length) x 190 (width) cm (60 1⁄2 x 74 3⁄4 ins). Designed by Loose Loop Patterns.
Flowers By The Fence Blanket
Rustic country cottage style blanket, featuring pretty flowers in lace and nupps with cable fencing. Aran weight yarn. Size 135 x 182 cm (53 1⁄4 x 71 3⁄4 ins). Designed by Loose Loop Patterns.
Bright blanket with a forest of colorful trees is created of large squares appliquéd with a little Christmas or evergreen tree, some Fairisle, some plain garter stitch. Great stashbuster. Designed by Martin Storey. DK weight yarn.
Silva Baby Blanket
Beautiful blanket with a leaf border on a reverse stockinette background. 4 sizes 29 x 32 (32 x 34, 39 x 39.5, 41 x 50)”/73.5 x 81.5 (81.5 x 86.5, 99 x 100.5, 104 x 127)cm. Designed by Emily Johannes. Aran weight yarn.
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Summer Garden Throw
Designed by Kathleen Power Johnson for the book Quick Knitted Afghans, this throw is knit with 3 panels of Cable & Leaf Lace and 2 Panels of Fence Post Lace and then seamed. Knit with 2 strands of DK yarn held together. Approx 48 x 60 inches
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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.
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Page Turner Throw
Blanket with leaves framed by a cable diamond trellis pattern. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Audrey Knight.