Knitting patterns for baby blankets and throws knit with a variety of textures. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 3/22/23
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This Blanket Runs On...
Striped sampler throw blanket in colors inspired by the Dunkin Donuts colors with honeycomb, chain stripes, lattice stitch sections as well as garter stitch. Knit in the original colors it's a great gift for coffee lovers or change to your favorite colors. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Taylor Pratt
Mosaic Sampler Blanket
Blanket knit in 3 sizes uses the magic of slipped stitches to create intricate designs, with only one color on each row with mosaic colorwork. Sizes Baby (30 x 30), Lapghan (36 x 48), Afghan (52 x 60). Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Designed by Pia Thadani. Pictured projects by designer and Ewiest01
Rosario Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit with alternating squares of garter stitch and seed stitch with rows framed with cables. Size 64 cm x 64 cm. Merino4Us Baby Blanket designed by Luísa Ló. Fingering weight yarn. Available in English and Portuguese
16 Stitch Baby Blanket
Sampler baby blanket created with 16 design squares. Beginning with the simplest garter stitch square, progressing to simple and then more complicated knit/purl combinations, and finally introducing simple shaping, lace, cables and colour work, this blanket is a good way to practice a variety of knitting techniques. Size pram blanket 60cm x 60cm but customizable. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. DK weight yarn.
Dream Catcher Baby Blanket
Sampler baby blanket created with squares knit in 6 different textures Harris Tweed Square, Harris Tweed Square, Pennant Stitch Square, Andalusian Stitch Square, Horizontal Dash Stitch Square, Stockinette Stitch Check Square, and Basket Stitch Square. Size 29 inches by 32 ½ inches. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. Worsted weight yarn.
Encore Sampler Baby Blanket or Throw
Blanket knit different stripes of texture including Annette’s Rib, Checkerboard, Diagonal Texture, Diamonds, Vertical Dashes, Diagonal Stitch, Stocking Stitch Ridges, Tiny Bows, Mackerel Scales, and more. 2 Sizes Baby Blanket 24” x 28.5” and Afghan 45” x 51”. Designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio. Worsted weight yarn.
Cozy Cables for Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit with a variety of cables and lace panels. Designed by Carol A. Adams for Mary Maxim. Aran weight yarn. Pictured projects by designer and TimMc
Anthology Sampler Baby Blanket
Includes 30 stitch patterns for 6″ (15 cm) squares. If you make one of each square, you’ll have enough for a baby blanket, but you create larger sizes with more squares. Originally a KAL. Designed by Marie Segares. Worsted weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Claire's Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with 3 different sections including cable and eyelet rib, cluster stitches, and seed texture. Finished blanket measures approximately 40x40 inches. Available in English and French. Aran weight yarn.
Snow Lace Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with 3 different types of lace. Some knitters have written out the charts if you prefer written instructions (link below). Designed by DROPS design. Sport weight yarn. Pictured projects by Cathybg and thislazylady. Available in English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and more.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page (note: pattern link on the Ravelry page is wrong)
- See written out instructions for charts from matrunda
Little Snow Baby Blanket
Sampler baby blanket with 7 different stitch patterns including Triangles, Broken Rib, Diagonal Rib, Berries, Moss and Rib Blocks, Rib and Welt Diagonals, and Purl-Twist Knots. This blanket is knit in one piece, and while not strictly reversible, the stitch patterns look attractive on both sides, so there is not a clear right or wrong side. Finished blanket as written is approximately 33” wide and 29” high (84 x 74 cm) but size is easily adjusted. Designed by Kay Jean. Aran weight yarn.
Easy Knit and Purl Baby Blanket
Easy baby blanket in a gansey sampler style in sections of stitches made just by knit and purl combinations. Suitable for beginners according to the designer Tina van den Berg. Rated easy by Ravelrers. 80cm x 80cm - instructions included for blankets of 100cm/120cm width. Pictured project by pamcama
Sampler Flower Baby Blanket
Circular baby blanket knit with different textured stitches. Sport weight yarn. Approx. 36” Diameter. Designed by Grid Mammal Crafts
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Patons Beehive Baby Sport yarn at Amazon
Guernsey Style Baby Blanket
Kate McDaid was inspired by the textures of classic Guernsey, or Gansey, patterns to create this easy blanket that knits up quickly in bulky weight yarn.
Alex’s Baby Blanket
This design by Auroraknit creates stripes with texture from different knitting stitches. 60cm x 72 cm but easy to make bigger.
Lace Sampler Baby Blanket
Designed by Amy Gunderson for Universal Yarns. 34” x 34”
Chevrons and Blocks Baby Blanket or Lap Throw
Blanket created with just knit and purl stitches in a textured 32 row repeat. Written instructions and chart provided. Size: 40” square. Bulky weight yarn. Textured Lap Throw designed by Lorna Miser for Cascade Yarns.
Patterns for Purchase
Cables and Bobbles Baby Blanket
No longer free. Soft, snuggly baby blanket with lots of texture from bobbles and cables and lace panels. Designed by Mary Maxim. Aran weight yarn.
Berry Pie Baby Blanket or Throw
Sampler blanket knit in alternating 9 different short-repeat stitch patterns. Knit as several vertical stripes of squares that are later sewn together so it's portable. You can combine yarns of different colors and of almost any weights so this is great for stashbusting and using up leftover yarn. Size is easily customizable. both written instructions and charts. Designed by Life Is Cozy.
Blankie for Baby
Easy baby blanket is created with just knit and purl stitches. Quick knit in chunky yarn.