If you’ve been wanting to find an easy baby blanket knitting pattern to knit, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find beginner and advanced beginner knitting patterns. These knit and purl patterns are perfect knitting projects for knitters of any skill.
Before you begin, a quick disclaimer. The baby blanket knitting patterns included in this collection are not my design but the works of some generous designers. If you have any questions or concerns about a specific pattern, please reach out to the designer directly.
Baby Blankets for Beginners
The following patterns are easy knit and purl patterns. They require only the basic knitting stitches: knits and purls. Below are links to easy tutorials on these two stitch techniques.
Let's take a look at some simple knitting patterns.
This free baby blanket knitting pattern knits up beautifully in aran weight yarn. Using Cascade Yarn’s 220 Superwash in 100% merino wool, you can guarantee quality and easy care.
Knit this easy baby blanket knitting pattern for beginners with knits and purls. It’s also a reversible blanket, too.
Don’t have aran weight yarn in your yarn stash? No problem. Try knitting it up in worsted weight yarn. Just be sure to check your gauge.
You can find written and charted directions in the pattern with an easy and direct download.
Here’s another free and easy knit blanket pattern that is perfect for home or any gifting occasion.
You can knit this easy garter stitch blanket in your favorite DK weight yarn or worsted weight yarn. Just stay true to the suggested needle size recommendations and you can’t go wrong.
Using the foundation stitches – knits and purls – the pattern is so easy to knit and so beautiful.
This beginner baby blanket knit pattern includes written instructions that are easy to follow. It also includes some details on wet blocking your blanket. Just be sure to check your ball band for care instructions if you do a yarn substitution.
If you’ve been wondering how to knit a baby blanket or where to start, this is the place. This free knit purl pattern has your name all over it.
Knit with Universal Yarn’s Adore, a light worsted weight yarn, it’s worked bottom up on straight needles. And with only knits and purls to keep track of, it’s an easy to knit baby blanket for beginners.
You'll need to know how to read a knitting stitch pattern. This pattern includes both written and charted instructions.
Here’s an easy knit blanket pattern to practice your moss stitch knitting. Easy enough for beginners, all you need to know is how to knit and purl. Simple.
The pattern calls for a worsted weight wool yarn. This one was made with Manos del Uruguay Gloria. It’s a superwash wool so you can launder it easily, too. Perfect for Moms with little ones.
This moss stitch blanket pattern from Fairmount Fibers includes written instructions that are easy to follow.
Do you love this easy moss stitch blanket but prefer it in a chunky yarn? Fairmount Fibers has got you covered.
Knit with Franca, a Manos del Uruguay yarn, this chunky merino wool yarn will work up fast. Beautiful, warm, and a quick gift to knit.
You’ll find this baby blanket knitting pattern includes easy knitting instructions. No charts or graphs to follow.
Looking to knit a simple knit baby blanket? This Lion Brand yarn pattern is just what you need.
Using Lion Brand’s Ice Cream Yarn in Tutti Frutti, this baby afghan works up holding two DK weight strands together.
If you can knit, make yarn overs (YO), and K2TOG, you can make this hand knit blanket. Plus, if you’ve been wanting to explore knitting on the bias, this diagonal garter stitch blanket is just the thing.
Without question, this self-striping blanket is an easy knit baby blanket for beginners.
If you’re looking for an easy knit baby blanket with a chevron pattern, you can stop looking.
This Sunshine Chevron knitting pattern from Knit Picks takes advantage of knit and purl stitches. Knit with bulky cotton yarn, you’ll finish this beginner knitting project quickly.
The pattern includes both written and charted directions, perfect for knitters of all levels. Makes a great gift for a gender neutral baby shower.
Not sure if you need to knit a washcloth, blanket, or throw? Then this pattern is for you.
This baby blanket knitting pattern has written instructions for all three! Between the baby blanket basket weave knitting pattern and the seed stitch border, I don’t know what I love more.
The pattern calls for a light worsted or worsted weight yarn in Berroco pima cotton. Cotton yarn for knitting baby blankets works well year-round but is especially great in the summer. Cotton is also a natural fiber that makes an incredibly soft yarn for a baby blanket.
Written instructions are included for multiple sizes. And if you can knit and purl, you can knit all of these.
Whether you make a cotton knit throw blanket, a cotton knit baby blanket, or a knitted washcloth, you just can’t go wrong. Whatever size you make is sure to be soft and durable.
If you know how to knit and purl, you can make this easy baby blanket knitting pattern.
Knit with size 10.5 knitting needles, this worsted weight baby blanket pattern will be squishy and warm.
The pattern recommends using Red Heart Eco-ways acrylic yarn. You’ll need six balls of this eco-friendly knitting yarn in three different colors to follow this pattern.
Note: Unfortunately, Red Heart's Eco-ways yarn has been discontinued but you can find yarn substitution ideas here: Yarn Sub.
The wide stripe fabric these colors create are just perfect for a knitted baby boy blanket.
This combination of simple knits and purls offers up some touchable textured knitting stitches. Just look at this easy knit baby blanket pattern that’s free. The broken rib knit pattern really lends itself to this stitch texture. Great for little hands and toes to experience.
Other than knits and purls, you’ll need to know how to change yarn colors in knitting. It’s easy enough to do. Personally, I think the wide knitting stripes of color give it the final touch and make it a lesson worth learning.
Knit it with the recommended Paintbox yarn in Simply Aran (100% acrylic yarn) or make a yarn substitution. Whatever you do, just make it your own.
Try your hand at this beautiful corner to corner baby blanket pattern. Using only garter stitch and stockinette stitch, this is such an easy easy baby blanket to knit.
Knit on the bias, you simply increase to the widest stripe then decrease to the end. Knit it in a solid color, a variegated yarn, or mix it up with two colors to emphasize the stripes.
Using Red Heart Soft Essentials, an aran weight acrylic yarn, your baby blanket will stand the test of time. Get your knit purl baby blanket pattern now.
New babies always add so much joy. You could add even more by knitting this cheerful knit throw blanket pattern from Plymouth Yarn.
This knit and purl pattern creates easy textured knitting stitches that are a pleasure to touch.
The pattern calls for three balls of Plymouth Yarn Company’s Natural Bebe, an aran weight yarn. This blend of acrylic, cotton, and bamboo will keep Baby soft and cool. And Mama will appreciate how easy it is to care for.
Baby Blanket Patterns for Advanced Beginners
The following patterns are also founded on knitting basics but they include knitting increases and/or knitting decreases, or other simple techniques. Don't worry. They're still easy to knit.
Red Heart Yarn patterns never disappoint and this one is no exception. This free and easy knit blanket pattern makes one colorful baby blanket.
The charm and ease of this baby blanket pattern comes from using Red Heart with Love yarn. This multi-color yarn is a self-striping yarn in worsted weight, which means it does all the knitting colorwork for you.
To make this baby blanket, you’ll need to know how to knit and how to purl. The written instructions also call for basic knitting increases and decreases. By this I mean, knit two together and yarn over (k2tog, yo). Easy enough to do.
This knitted baby blanket in bold yellow yarn has all the feels. Just look at these textured knitting stitches. So eye catching and a pleasure to touch and hold. Knit with a 50/50 cotton acrylic blend yarn, it’s perfect for little hands exploring the world.
Although it’s categorized as an advanced beginner, it’s not because of difficulty. This free blanket knitting pattern has 26 rows of knitting instructions. This means that it’ll require more attention as you knit.
It’s considered an advanced beginner pattern because of the 26 rows to the pattern. This will require more attention as you knit. It probably wouldn't hurt to add stitch markers to your knitting needles to help you keep things sorted.
Still, if you can knit and purl, you should try your hand at this aran weight yarn blanket pattern.
This free pattern from Cascade Yarns includes a knitting chart and written instructions.
Here’s a simple knitting project from Lion Brand patterns. This goes to show you that even something as this easy diagonal knit baby blanket can look stunning.
This eyelet stitch knitting pattern would make a perfect gift for a new mom-to-be. It’s knit with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn, an acrylic blend, in worsted weight yarn. It’s also very easy to wash and care for. Knit it in neutral baby colors or go bold and bright.
As far as techniques go, this is considered an advanced beginner pattern. You’ll need to know how to knit, how to do a yarn over in knitting, and basic knitting decreases (K2TOG and K3TOG).
This free baby blanket knitting pattern is yours with sign-up on the Lion Brand website.
If you’ve been looking to knit a colorful baby blanket AND use your scrap yarn, this is the project for you. The entire baby blanket is easy garter stitch knitting so it’s perfect for beginners.
First you’ll knit the center of this striped knitted blanket in all your favorite colors. Then, you’ll pick up stitches to knit the mitred corner. This is what makes this a beginner advanced knitting pattern.
This scrap yarn blanket pattern includes written instructions and a color chart for the knitted stripes sequence.
This easy to knit, easy to memorize chunky knit blanket pattern from Bernat yarn is a must-have for your home.
With easy knits and purls, basic increases and decreases, you can make this easy DIY chunky knit blanket. You’ll need to know how to K2TOG, SSK, and yarn over, but you can do it.
The Bernat baby blanket pattern includes written instructions as well as a chart. This pattern is a great way to explore lace knitting and play with color gradient yarn.
Here’s an easy knit blanket pattern you’re sure to fall in love with. Made with Blue Sky yarn in 100 percent cotton yarn, you can see this baby blanket knitting pattern knits up beautifully.
It’s knit with worsted weight cotton yarn and creates a soft knit blanket. Plus, cotton is so easy to care for.
This beginner baby blanket knitting pattern includes written instructions. These instructions are made up of knits and purls, knit two together (K2TOG), and knit front and back (KFB). This makes it a perfect blanket for knitting beginners and a beautiful gift for moms-to-be.
Looking to knit a baby blanket for beginners in gender neutral colors? Look no further.
This easy to knit baby blanket pattern has a two-row repeat that is easily memorized. It’s knit with multiple colors of Knit Picks Brava sport weight yarn. It's perfect for mom and baby.
As you can see, this chevron knitting pattern creates a beautiful zig zag design in vibrant colors. This knit chevron blanket pattern can easily be personalized in your favorite colors, too.
Aside from needing to know how to increase in knitting (M1L and M1R) and center double decreases (CDD), this is easy knitting. Don't pass up this free printable knitting pattern for a baby blanket.
Baby blanket knitting patterns have never been so easy, right?
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