Free knitting patterns for baby blankets and throws inspired by nature. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 2/13/23
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Counterpane style blanket throw knit with 8 squares of a leaf lace design. Size Approx. Size: 87.75" x 40". DK weight yarn. Designed by Crestina Consorte for Circulo
Blue Sea Blanket
Brioche waves form an ocean on this blanket inspired by Japanese sashiko embroidery and the traditional seigaiha wave motif. Size: 48 inches/122 cm width x 62 inches/158 cm length. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Kimberly Kalnoki for Knitty
Overlapping Leaves Blanket
Blanket throw knit with an overall leaf lace design. Size Approx. 45”x 47”. Written instructions and charts. Aran weight yarn. Designed by KnittingUnlimited
Pompom Poppies Blanket
Easy blanket knit with a field of pompom flowers growing out of a fringe meadow on a garter stitch background. Size: Approx 48 x 58" [122 x 147.5 cm], excluding fringe. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Caron
Field Study Afghan
Sampler blanket with textured background inspired by nature and knit leaf appliques. Size: About 50 x 59 in. (127 x 150 cm). Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Nicky Epstein for Lion Brand
Big Flower Blanket
Throw knit with intarsia blossoms in three panels. Designer says it is easy. Size: 48 inches/122 cm width x 62 inches/158 cm length. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand
Beachside Ripples and Lace
Easy baby blanket inspired by the seashore with stitches and colors that evoke sand dunes and lapping waves. Designed for 6 colors, it's also great for stash busting. Size Approx. Size: Approx 36" x 48" [91.5 x 122 cm]. DK weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio
Pine Tree Blanket
Blanket throw knit with an overall lace tree design. Size Approx. 44”x 50”. Written instructions and charts. DK weight yarn. Designed by KnittingUnlimited
No Place Like Home Blanket
Sampler blanket knit with panels of leaf lace, flower counterpain, lace, fair isle, and more. Perfect for stash busting, it will become an instant heirloom. DK weight yarn. No Place Like Home Blanket In Sirdar Country Classic Dk 10286. A kit is also available.
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Panel of Leaves Throw
Afghan knit with different panels that seem to evoke a garden theme, with a trellis diamond and bobble vine section, a leaf lace section, another leaf panel, and other panels with what look like blossoms. Size: 38 x 56". Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
Baby Blanket of Blooms
Baby blanket with a border of lace flowers that look like tulips around a garden of eyelet flowers. Size: 34" X 31". Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
Ash Bark Blanket
Baby blanket or throw with a cable and passed stitch eyelet pattern inspired by the characteristic diamond-patterned bark of the mature ash tree. 2 Sizes Approximately 28½ (40) inches wide x 35½ (52¼) inches long. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Julia Adams for Purl Soho
Twin Trees Afghan
Throw blanket with lace leaf vines and trees created with twisted stitches. Size 44 x 53”. Would make a great wedding gift! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Shirley Rhyne for Mary Maxim
Seaside Sunset Blanket
Easy afghan with zigzag stripes blending from one color to the next inspired by the ocean beach, from dry sand dunes, to wet sand, to lapping waves and rippes, and out to the deeper water wave. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
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Taiga Baby Blanket
Lace blanket with pine and pine cone motifs inspired by the beautiful Siberian Taiga forest. Size 33in x 49in (blocked) / 84cm x 125cm (blocked). Designed by MariaJane. Inspired by a stitch from 750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible DK weight yarn. May only be free a limited time.
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Leaves and Twists Afghan
Blanket knit with 3 different cable patterns, Embossed Twining Vine Leaf, Russian Leaf, and 3 Stitch Twist, arranged in panels across the rows. Size Approximately 4' by 6'. Written instructions. Designed by Linda Gloss
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
Palm Tree Puff Baby Blanket
This blanket features a puffy stitch inspired by tropical forests that gives a gentle but durable texture for a developing child to explore. Designed by Golden Heart Knitting
Leaf lace throw blanket. Approx 54" x 60" [137 x 152.5 cm]. Designed by Yarnspirations. Aran weight yarn.
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.
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)
Flower Petal Blanket
Anne Haas designed this versatile blanket that can be adapted to look like a pinwheel or stained glass. Knitters report that this is a large blanket. Pictured project by puzzler2.
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.
Leafy Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with all over leaf lace pattern knit with two strands of yarn. Size 75x70cm (30x28 in). Use written instructions or chart. Designed by Leyla Alieva. Available in English, Czech, French, Portuguese, Spanish. Pictured projects by designer and Michelle Sprouse
Stormy Beach Blanketscape
Sampler blanket inspired by a beach scene. Worked in squares in sections inspired by Upper Clouds, Lower Clouds, Rain, Breaking Waves, Sand Waves, Few Footprints, and Many Footprints. Charts and written instructions. Designed by Anne Le Brocq. DK weight yarn.
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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Herbaceous Throw and Cushion
Patchwork throw created with two alternating flower-themed squares empolying both bobble and lace sguares with moss stitch borders. Patchwork cushion is made from 9 alternating squares. DK weight yarn. Designed by Martin Storey.
Page Turner Throw
Blanket with leaves framed by a cable diamond trellis pattern. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Audrey Knight.
Seton Portage Blanket
Blanket featuring a forest scene with stars or snowflakes. 3 sizes Baby Blanket, Throw, Blanket. Patterns for matching hat, scarf, cowl, and mitts. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Monika Anna.
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
Stitch 3 Cable & Leaf panels and 2 Fencepost panels and then assemble them together. The afghan is made holding 2 strands of DK-weight yarn together throughout. Designed by Kathleen Power Johnson for the book Quick Knitted Afghans. 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.