Baby blankets knit with stripes of all kinds. Many are easy. Most are free. Updated 8/10/23
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Beach Colors Baby Blanket
Striped baby blanket inspired by the beach shore with simple stripes and a variety of stitches for texture. Textures are all 2 or 4 row repeats incluidng moss stitch, double moss stitch, seed stitch, woven, and light woven. Great stashbuster! Size 30" x 40". Worsted weight yarn. Beach Colors Baby Blanket designed by Stefee Knudsen.
Mistral Baby Blanket or Throw
Striped lace blanket in 3 sizes knit with an 8 row repeat. Includes instructions for hatch stitch edge and showy decrease. Sizes from Baby or Lap Blanket to Throw. Small (24"x30"), Medium (31"x36"), Large (39"x43"). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Laura Cunitz for Knitting Nuances.
Sweet and Cozy Baby Blanket
Striped baby blanket knit with an 8 row repeat mock cable (no cable needle needed). Size Blanket measures 30" (76 cm) x 38" (96.5 cm) . Aran weight yarn. Designed by Corey Small.
Happy Baby Blankie
This has changed to free with 15 day free trial. Baby blanket with alternating stripes of solid and variegated yarn joined with a unique slipped stitch pattern and edged with a sawtooth border. Finished size is approximately 26" x 33" (not including border). Designed by Katharine Hunt. DK weight yarn.
Stripes & Eyelets Urban Blanket
Easy blanket with horizontal stripes contrasting with eyelet columns, finished with tassels. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Super Bulky weight yarn. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf are available on Etsy. Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz at Mama In A Stitch.
Slipped Stitch Baby Blanket
Two color striped blanket with easy slipped stitch colorwork. Size 25” width, 35” length. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Antonia Shankland.
Stripes and Blocks Baby Blanket
Double knit blanket knit in one piece in a geometric that is reversible, with the colors switched on the reverse. Size 29.25 inches x 19.5 inches Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lisa R. Myers for Fairmount Fibers.
Gillian's Baby Blanket
Easy striped baby blanket knit with a 10 row repeat in just knit and purl stitches. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Size 30"x40". Sport weight yarn. Designed by Andrea F. Sommer.
Lullaby Baby Blanket
Striped baby blanket knit with a 4 row repeat wavy lace stitch designed for 4 colors. Size 32" x 40". Aran weight yarn. Designed by Marilyn Losee for Yarnspirations.
More Free Patterns
Laguna Baby Blanket
Thick and thin striped ripples knit in easy slip stitch colorwork (one strand of yarn per row). Inspired by the ripples in a tropical lagoon. Size 32'' x 36''. Rated easy by the designer. DK weight yarn.
Spiral Light Baby Blanket
Pentagonal baby blanket knit in the round with increasingly wider bands of 3 colors create an illusion of spiraling pentagons. Perfect for 2 multi-color skeins with colors in the same color family with a complementary semi-solid. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Lorla Luden
Bobble Stripe Baby Blanket
Stripes created an 8 row tuck stitch turn into squeezable bubbles of color that engages the curious child while keeping them warm and comforted. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
- Get the free PDF VERSION knitting pattern at Yarnspirations
- Get the recommended Bernat® Baby Velvet™ yarn at Joann
Lemon Squeezy Stroller Blanket
Easy reversible baby blanket is worked in one piece in Garter stitch with marled color block stripes. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Ann Klimpert for Lion Brand. Aran weight yarn. Great for mini skeins or stash busting.
Color Field Baby Blanket
Easy blanket features a six row repeat slip stitch pattern that looks like bows to me when turned one way or growing plants when looked at the other way. Size 25 inches wide by 29 inches long (but adaptable). Designed by Donna Herron. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by betsy31082. Great use for stash yarn.
Garter Stripe Baby Blanket
Mary Jane Protus designed this blanket that alternates sections of garter stitch with crossed stitch. Red Heart lists this as Intermediate but knitters on Ravelry rated it easy. So it may not be a beginner pattern but once you get the crossed stitch pattern down it should be easy. Blanket measures approximately 32” wide x 38½” long. Pictured project by Caroljeanne1960
Daisy Stitch Baby Blanket
Marie-Louise Hauge designed this sweet all-over pattern.
Ten Stitch Star Baby Blanket
Seamless star shaped blanket knit in garter stitch strips, each one only ten stitches wide, joined to the blanket as you go so there’s no sewing up to do. Any yarn or needles. Designed by Frankie Brown. Also great for stashbusting!
Cabled Baby Blanket
Blanket knit in strips of cables and lace. Designed by Pernille Skau Nørgaard. Available in English and Norwegian. Pictured projects by the designer and skauogco.
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Rainbow Striped Matinee Coat and Lacy Rainbow Blanket
Striped lace baby blanket with matching baby cardigan matinee coat with lace stripes. Sizes Age 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-9 Months, 9-12 Months, 12-18 Months, 18-24 Months. Coat and Blanket in Sirdar Snuggly DK 5416.
Aquarian Baby Blanket
Baby blanket created with 4 colors in alternating stripes to create a patchwork looking fabric using 2 color brioche. Designer also includes 2 color version. Size 40” wide 39” long. Designed by lavanyapatricella.
Rainbow of Bows Blanket
Perfect for beginners, this blanket features ribbons of garter stitch with knit bows sewn in. Worsted Weight, Double Stranded yarn. Designed by AuntJanetsDesigns.
Georgie Baby Blanket
Striped blanket created by using slipped stitches so you are only ever knitting with one color at a time. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Helen Stewart. Pictured projects by designer and Freesia1
Bubble Baby Blanket
4 color baby blanket knit with squishy easy bubble stitch stripes. 2 sizes: small for a receiving or stroller blanket and larger size for cots. Would make a great stashbuster. DK weight yarn. Designed by LoveFibres.
Ice Cream Ripple Blanket Baby Blanket
Striped blanket knit with easy lace ripple stitch. The finished blanket measures 85 x 112cm/33 in x 44 in. DK weight yarn. Kit is also available.
Striped Cables Baby Blanket
This baby blanket knit in sections is one of the 9 knitting patterns in the ebook Dreamy Baby Wraps available exclusively from Leisure Arts.
Noah Stripes and Solids Baby Blanket
Can be knit in any yarn.
Tiny Tidal Pool Baby Blanket
This easy and quick striped circular blanket is knit to resemble ripples in a pool. The basic 6-row pattern consists of 1 row of increasing/decreasing then 5 rows of plain knitting. Knit in garter stitch with a picot edge and decorated with 3 knit starfish. The designer says it can be knit in 10 hours which makes it a perfect quick baby shower gift.
Star Light, Star Bright Baby Blanket by 10 Hours or Less
Worked in one piece from the center out, the radiating pattern boasts rows of 6 row repeat bramble stitch bordered by bands of colorful garter stitch. It’s cleverly designed with a single seam, so there’s no need for fussy double-pointed needles. And with step-by-step instructions for making any size in any weight of yarn, you can knit a collection of color-rich creations…..from small dishcloths to oversized afghans!