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Quilt Baby Blanket and Afghan Knitting Patterns

by | Feb 14, 2018 | Afghans, Baby Blankets, Featured

Knitting Patterns for Quilt Inspired Blankets

Knitting patterns for afghans modeled after traditional quilt designs.

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Country Quilt Baby Blanket

Country Quilt Baby Blanket

Afghan of modular pinwheel blocks inspired by traditional quilt designs. Designed by Caron Design Team. Pictured project by Mootthing who did 4x4 blocks.

Free Knitting Pattern for Fenced In Afghan

Fenced In Afghan

This blanket is knit in modular pieces in garter stitch. Great opportunity to play with color and use up your stash. Designed by Miriam L. Felton. Pictured project by purldoc who rated the pattern easy

Free Knitting Pattern for Counterpane Quilt with Leaves

Counterpane Quilt with Leaves

Antique pattern, fully updated by Sarah Bradberry. Great pattern for baby blankets or wedding quilts. Instructions for one square. Pictured project by Sapsi


Free Knitting Pattern for Slip Stitch Sampler Log Cabin Throw

Slip Stitch Sampler Log Cabin Throw

This quilt inspired blanket uses the same log-cabin design 6 times in different color combinations knit with easy slip stitch and mosaic colorwork. 50 x 75 in. (127 x 190.5 cm)  Aran weight. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand Yarn

Free Knitting Pattern for Bento Box Blanket

Bento Box Quilt

Modular garter stitch afghan based on the Bento Box quilt block. Includes a coloring page and free video tutorial at the designer’s website. Designed by Staci Perry of Very Pink Knits. Pictured projects by the designer and SRWhitcombe

Free Knitting Pattern for Tiny Dancer Baby Blanket

Tiny Dancer Baby Blanket

Blanket created of 12 intarsia squares reminiscent of modern quilt designs.  68cm x 89cm; 27in x 35in. DK weight. Designed by Rosee Woodland

Free Knitting Pattern for Homespun Pinwheel Afghan

Homespun Pinwheel Afghan

Knit interpretation of the traditional pinwheel quilt with sawtooth borders. Bulky yarn. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Pictured project by daurynn who knit the pattern with intarsia instead of pieced squares – check the project notes for more information.

Knitting Pattern for Sunshine and Shadow Throw

Sunshine and Shadow Throw

Based on the traditional Amish quilt design of the same name, this afghan of mitred squares is a great stashbuster. Designed by Sixties Spirit.

Free Knitting Pattern for Tamarix Quilt Afghan

Tamarix Quilt Afghan

This knitted afghan is composed of simple garter-stitch mitered squares worked in stripes of color creating a handquilted look. Directions are provided for easy seaming as you go, or you can sew the pieces together in finishing. The edge is finished with attached I-cord. Designed by Heather Zoppetti. Worsted yarn.One of the free patterns in the free ebook 7 Free Knitted Blanket & Afghan Patterns from Interweave. Designed by Hana Jason

Free Knitting Pattern for Nine Patch Star Blanket

Nine Patch Star Blanket

Afghan of inspired by traditional quilt designs with blocks knit on the bias. Designed by Kristi Paul. Pictured projects by the designer and ajoans

Free Knitting Pattern for Parquet Quilt Afghan

Parquet Quilt Afghan

Modular blanket inspired by classic piece quilts. Approx 46″ x 52″ [117 x 132 cm]. Designed by Patons

Free Knitting Pattern for Tumbling Blocks Afghan

Tumbling Blocks Afghan

Three color throw inspired by the three dimensional look quilt design. Bulky yarn. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Pictured project by musicalewok

Free Knitting Pattern for Oddball Sampler Afghan

Oddball Sampler Afghan

Each square of this patchwork blanket lets you try out different, and possibly new to you, knitting techniques. Many are modeled after classic quilt blocks such as Ohio Star, Windmill Quilt, Log Cabin, Magic Diamond, Victorian Patchwork, Tree of Life, and more. Knit some or all. Great stashbuster. Designed by Sarah Bradberry. Pictured projects by Pine-needles and katlewis

Free Knitting Patterns for Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Cloths or Blocks

Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Cloths or Blocks

These Little Garden Girl and Little Garden Boy patterns are inspired by traditional sunbonnet quilt blocks. Designed by Rachel van Schie of Knits by Rachel. Rated easy by Ravelrers.

Free Knitting Pattern for Flying Geese Baby Blanket

Flying Geese Baby Blanket

The traditional stacked triangle quilt design interpreted in a modern color block knitting pattern. 24 x 36 inches but you can make it larger by knitting more triangle panels or more than one strip. Designed by Purl Soho. Pictured project by KPJenny

Free Knitting Pattern for Shadowbox Blanket

Shadowbox Blanket

Three color afghan knit in garter stitch mitered squares. Designed by Patons

Free Knitting Pattern for Umbrella Girl Quilt Block


 Umbrella Girl Quilt Block

This block based on the traditional quilt design can be used as a wall hanging with its knitted frame and button hanger fastening, or the design can be added blankets, hats, scarves, bags. The pieces for the pictures are knitted separately and sewn on to the background. Designed by Frankie Brown

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Portholes Log Cabin Quilt

Portholes Log Cabin Quilt

This modular knit blanket is a modern take on a traditional log cabin design. It is knit in squares which are sewn together to give the circular effect. 3 sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by Julie Taylor

Knitting Pattern for Waterlily Blanket

Waterlily Blanket

Patchwork style blanket consisting of 48 individually knitted mitred squares that are stitched together & embellished with separately worked floral motifs. Finished size is 39 ins x 48 ins (99 cms x 122 cms) but can be adapted to larger or smaller sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by LittleImaginKnits


Knitting Pattern for Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Inspired by the classic quilt pattern symbolizes wedding rings, this blanket is easy to knit but requires a bit of sewing. It is composed of numerous small garter-stitch shapes – squares, ovals, and rectangles – that are sewn into sixteen circular (or part-circle) units, which in turn are joined together. Finished size is 58″ (147.5 cm) square. Designed by Sharon O’Brien. Pictured projects by the designer and VirgoKnitter


Knitting Pattern for Spring Bouquet Quilt Afghan

Spring Bouquet Quilt Afghan

Blocks are knit with two colors in garter stitch using simple increases and decreases, then sewn together to form the “quilt.” Knit with worsted-weight yarn. Finished size is 54″ square. Rated easy by the designer.


Knitting Pattern for Textured Log Cabin Blanket

Textured Log Cabin Blanket

Unlike the traditional log cabin, texture replaces color in the Wonky Log Cabin, which uses multiple stitch patterns. Finished size is25″ x 30″. Designed by Susan Barstein


Starshade Afghan

Garter-stitch squares knit on the bias are worked separately and seamed together to create this quilt inspired afghan. Knit with worsted-weight yarn. Finished size is 69 1/2″L x 56 1/2″W.. Designed by Amy Gunderson


Knitting Pattern for Flying Geese Blanket

Flying Geese Blanket

This knit version of the traditional quilt is knit with strips of triangles, or ‘geese,’ which are made separately, so it makes a great portable project. The strips are then joined to squares in a log cabin technique. Designed by Ann Hahn Buechner. Pictured project by annaforsyth. One of the patterns in Mason Dixon Knitting


Knitting Pattern for Jan's Garden Afghan

Jan’s Garden Afghan

This knit version of the traditional Flower Basket quilt is created with intarsia in tonal yarns and textures to emulate a calico quilt look. Knit with worsted-weight yarn. Finished size is 58″ x 56″. Designed by Suzanne M Ross


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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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