Free knitting patterns for blankets knit with triangles. Great for stash busting. Most patterns are free. Updated 9/13/23
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Electric Diamond Afghan
Striped garter stitch triangles create a pattern of bright and dark contrasting diamond shapes. Designed for 13 colors, including some gradients, it's great for stash busting. Dimensions: About 46 x 54 in. (117 x 137 cm). Designed by Irina Poludnenko. Bulky weight yarn.
Triangles Hexagon Blanket
Garter stitch triangles knit in strips and seamed together with a clever construction that makes knitting the geometric colorwork a breeze. Rated easy by the designer. Designed by Bernat. Quick knit in super bulky weight yarn.
Edgy Triangles Afghan
Blanket created from striped garter stitch triangles and that are knit in 6 strips of 7 triangles and then assembled into the blanket. The the colors in the striping give a unique three dimensional effect. Dimensions: About 45 x 52 in. (114.5x 132cm). Designed for 12 colors, it's great for stash busting. Designed by Irina Poludnenko. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Windy Day Baby Blanket or Throw
Blanket knit in garter stitch triangles with bits of color and joined as you go. 2 Sizes. Worsted weight yarn. Great stashbuster. Designed by Purl Soho.
Meadowland Baby Blanket
This reversible square modular afghan is made from four striped garter stitch triangles that you join as you go while alternating two different colors of self striping cake yarn. Dimensions: About 30 x 30 in. (76x 76 cm). Designed by Irina Poludnenko. DK weight yarn. Also great for stashbusting!
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Color Pennant Afghan
Three Strips are made separately, then sewn together following a diagram to make the Afghan. Each Strip consists of 22 triangles worked using short rows. Great use for stash or scrap yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand Yarn
Easy throw blanket and pillow cushion, each knit in garter stitch triangles and seamed. I think this would be a good beginner pattern. Size Blanket: Approx 90 x 135cm. Pillow: Approx 16 ins [40 cm] square. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Quail Studio for Schachenmayr.
More Free Patterns
Hexagonal Starburst Afghan
This hexagonal motif of this throw is knit mainly in garter stitch shaped strips which are later joined, making it a great on-the-go project. Designed by Bernat. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket
Blanket knit in garter stitch with triangle wedges shaped with short rows. Designed for 6 colors, it's great for mini skeins or stashbusting. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho. Pictured projects by designer and weaver85
Easy Puzzle Baby Blanket
Knit with just 4 garter stitch triangles that create a pattern from colorful stripes. Finished Dimensions: Approximately 30¾ x 30¾ inches. Rated easy by designer. Designed by Jake Canton for Purl Soho. Kits available. Fingering weight yarn.
Baby Shane Blanket
Modular baby blanket of striped triangles knit on the bias. Great stashbuster At a DK weight, the finished blanket is 34” square. Designed by Tanis Fiber Arts. Pictured projects by designer and nathalienas
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.
This afghan uses short rows to create triangle patterned squares from your stash or scrap yarn. Knit in section rows of 7 separate garter stitch pieces. Designed by Camilla Gugenheim. Pictured project by Mirja. Also makes a fun scarf or shawl. Available in English and Italian.
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
Patterns for Purchase
Quilt-Inspired Modular Knit Afghans Pattern Book
These 6 easy blanket knitting patterns inspired by traditional and modern quilt designs make great portable knitting projects and can be customized to any size you want. Designs use worsted-weight yarn and range from sizes 48" to 58" square.
Perpetual Motion Blanket
A pinwheel of gorgeous colors appears to spin on this dramatic blanket knit in garter stitch. Great for stashbusting! Size 55.5 x 55.5" / 141 x 141 cm. Worsted weight yarn. One of the patterns in Geometric Knit Blankets by Margaret Holzmann
Safe at Home Blanket
Colorful houses knit with garter stitch in stripes and intarsia create a cozy stashbusting throw! Blanket as shown: 55 x 55 inches (140 x 140 cm). Aran weight yarn. Designed by Knitwit Designs