Free knitting patterns for baby blankets and throws knit with chevron, zigzag, and wavy designs. Updated 2/16/24 .
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Zigzag texture in a 12 row repeat create an easy and cozy blanket. Size 49” square. DK weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. A kit is also available.
Big Ripple Rainbow Blanket
Easy blanket knit with wavy stripes and a naturally wavy edge. Designed for 15 colors, it's also a good stashbuster. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations.
Easy beginner level afghan blanket knit with an 8 row zigzag texture using just knit and purl stitches and optional reading from a stitch chart. Bulky weight yarn. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf is available for purchase. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands. A kit is also available.
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Latvian Twist Baby Blanket
Baby blanket with a 16 row repeat zigzag eyelet lace and cable pattern. Size 35 in by 40 in (blocked). Written instructions. Designed by MariaJane. DK weight yarn.
Garter Ripple Stripes Baby Blanket
Easy blanket knit with a 4 row repeat that creates wavy stripes and a naturally wavy edge. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations.
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Arches Baby Blanket, Hat, and Mittens
Baby blanket with a 16 row 16 stitch repeat zigzag lace pattern with all wrong side rows the same. Includes instructions for a simple baby hat and mittens. Size 85cm x 73cm (after blocking) but it looks like it can be easily customized. Designer allows sale of finished blankets with linked credit. Designed by LJM Designs. DK weight yarn.
Mosaic Chevron Blanket
Chevron stripes created with easy slip stitch colorwork with just one color of yarn used per rown. Designed by Bernat. Super Bulky weight yarn. Pictured projects by DubNDub and crewchick97.
Easy Quick Dappled Lacy Chevrons Knit Baby Blanket
Need a quick baby gift? This baby blanket is knit with super super bulky yarn in a 12 row repeat. The recommended yarn is color changing to create the stripes. Approx 36"x 40". Designed by Bernat.
More Free Patterns
Easy Quick Chevron Baby Blanket
Zigzag striped blanket knit with a 2 row repeat. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Size 26" x 33" Designed by Purl Soho. Worsted weight yarn held double makes this a quick project. Pictured projects by tifapergler and butnostephanie
Baby blanket knit with a 10 row repeat zigzag pattern. Rated easy by Ravelrers. DK weight yarn. Designed by Auroraknit.
Lace Chevrons Baby Blanket
Zigzag lace blanket is knit with an 11 stitch 20 row repeat BUT all wrong side rows are purled so there are only 10 stitch rows, and 4 of those are repeats of other rows. Designed by Julie Hines. Aran weight yarn. Pictured projects by designer and SoShoresKnitter.
Waving Lace Baby Blanket
Baby blanket in lace and zigzag pattern that's a 16 row repeat with 1 lace row repeated 5 times throughout, with the rest of the rows knit or purl. DK weight yarn but can be adapted for any weight. 36" x 36" but size is customizable. Designed by Karen Baumer.
Oden Baby Blanket
Baby blanket knit with an 8 stitch 4 row repeat zigzag pattern. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Gena Shaffer.
Chevron Baby Blanket
This easy two-row repeat baby blanket is the perfect size for stroller or car seat at 27.5″ x 36″, though it can be easily customized to other sizes. Designed by Espace Tricot.
Sunshine Chevron Baby Blanket
Chevron pattern worked in just knit and purl stitches. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Mari Chiba for Knit Picks. Pictured project by WandaAlice
Brick Lane Baby Blanket
This baby blanket features a simple 6 row zigzag lace pattern which looks like a lovely brick lane. Designed by Annie Lupton of Boho Chic Fiber Co.. Rated easy by Ravelrers.
A Tisket A Tasket Baby Blanket
Baby blanket in Block Lace Stitch Pattern. Blanket measures 21″ x 30″. Deisgned by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns
Patterns for Purchase
Zig-Zag Reversible Baby Blanket
Easy reversible baby blanket knit with zigzag texture stripes of moss stitch, stockinette, and reverse stockinette. Designed by Tatiana Madan for Craftyssimo. Aran weight yarn.
Vertical Zigzag Throw
Hawaiian Dreams Blanket
The blanket is knit using mini cables inspired by sea waves and two colors of yarn to create a variegated look. It can also be knit with just a single color of yarn instead. Designed by LisaTheNiftyKnitter. Worsted weight yarn.
Bunny and Baby Blanket Set
Blanket knit with a slipped stitch herringbone slipped stitch texture. Includes a pattern for cuddly rabbit toy softie. Suitable for beginners according to the designer. Easy to adjust the length or width. Would also make great cushion covers, or a scarf. Designed by OGE Knitwear Designs who allows you to sell the finished projects. DK weight yarn.
Lucy's Baby Blanket
Textured geometrical pattern in knit and purl stitches with zigzags that sometimes .cross and intertwine to form dimaonds. Full instructions are given to complete the blanket shown, however options at each section are given if you would like to change the pattern at any section. Designed by Auroraknit. Any weight yarn and appropriate needles can be used.
Bambi Baby Blanket
This blanket pattern is an easy 4 row repeat, made up of knit and purl stitches.
Rainbow Ripples Buggy Blanket
Truly a "buggy" blanket! This whimsical 8 row repeat lace blanket features a butterfly, dragonfly, bees, ladybug, and caterpillar / inchworm that are knit separately and added to the blanket. The finished blanket measures 26.5 x 25 ins (67 x 64 cms) Designed by LCMknits.