If you want to find an easy baby blanket knitting pattern, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find a variety of beginner and advanced beginner knitting patterns. These knit and purl patterns are perfect knitting projects for knitters of any skill level.
Before you begin, a quick disclaimer. The free baby blanket knitting patterns included in this collection are not my designs 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.
The patterns included in this collection have been categorized below by their main features to allow for quicker access. Please make note of the table of contents below, or simply scroll at your leisure.
Table of Contents
- Simple Knit Baby Blankets
- Textured Knit Baby Blankets
- Rib Knit Baby Blanket Patterns
- Chevron Stitch Baby Blankets
- Corner to Corner Knit Baby Blankets
- Seed Stitch & Moss Stitch Blankets
- Basket Weave Baby Blankets
- Lace Baby Blankets
- Slip Stitch Baby Blankets
Simple Knit Baby Blankets
There’s nothing nicer than a simple knit baby blanket. The following free patterns require only basic knitting stitches, like knits and purls.
So, if you can knit garter stitch and/or stockinette stitch, you can make these hand knit blankets. Let's take a look at some simple knit blanket patterns.
Beach Sunrise Baby Blanket
A hand knitted baby blanket is one of the best baby shower gifts a knitter could give. Here’s a quick knit blanket pattern that’s guaranteed to be an easy knit. Plus, you can totally knit this while you binge tv or Knitflix and chill.
To knit this wide stripe baby blanket from Cascade Yarns, you’ll need to know how to cast on and how to bind off. Aside from that it’s garter stitch knitting all day. There are no increases or decreases, and no complicated knitting stitches.
This garter stitch blanket pattern uses two color strands of yarn held together of this acrylic blend sport weight yarn. It’s called double stranded knitting.
Like this idea? This Arabesque Knit Cowl pattern (Free!) uses the same double stranded knitting technique. Give it a try.
That’s all there is to this easy garter stitch baby blanket. Go ahead! Knit it now!
Dreambaby Baby Afghan
This white baby blanket pattern could be your next heirloom blanket.
With just the right amount of knit texture, this quick knit afghan is perfect for little hands and feet. Knit with Plymouth Dreambaby DK acrylic yarn, it will be so soft and easy to care for, too.
This hand knit baby blanket needs only knits and purls, and includes a knitted seed stitch border. It’ll help to knit this baby blanket on a size 7 circular knitting needle to accommodate all your stitches.
Need to knit a specific baby blanket size? The Plymouth Yarn pattern includes written knitting instructions for four baby blanket sizes: doll, car seat/ stroller size, and two crib sizes.
Easy Striped Baby Blanket
Here’s a simple striped blanket knitting pattern that would make a lovely gift.
This simple baby blanket knitting pattern features a simple seed stitch knitting border and eye-catching knitted stripes. It requires only knits and purls, which makes it an easy knit project.
You’ll knit back and forth on circular needles, but you won’t join in the round. Since you’ll also need to cast on a large number of stitches, here’s a knitting tutorial that’ll take the guesswork out of how much yarn for the long tail cast on.
This hand knit blanket calls for Berroco Vintage DK weight yarn, which is an acrylic wool blend yarn. It’s also a convenient machine washable yarn for easy care. You can find this knitting yarn below.
Baby Bonanza Blanket
If you’ve been looking to knit a colorful blanket that’ll use up your scrap yarn, this baby blanket pattern is just for you.
You’ll need size 6 knitting needles and your favorite DK weight yarn or yarn scraps in solid colors. Another option is to use self-striping yarn as a yarn substitute. You could also use sock weight yarn scraps held double, too.
Next, you’ll knit the garter stitch center of this striped knitted blanket in all your favorite colors. Then, you’ll pick up stitches and knit the mitered corner. Haven’t tried these knitting techniques before? They’re easy to do. Plus, you’ll learn something new.
This knit scrap yarn blanket pattern includes written knitting instructions and a striped sequence diagram if you want to replicate this blanket exactly.
Purls and Triangles Blanket
If you’ve been looking for an easy knit purl pattern for a reversible blanket, this is it.
As you can see, this triangle knit stitch pattern creates a lovely textured blanket and looks best in a solid color. The finished size is perfect for a stroller blanket or a lap blanket.
It uses Universal Yarn’s Adore (discontinued), which is a light worsted weight superwash merino yarn; this means it's a machine washable yarn. It’s also Oeko-Tex certified for your baby’s safety. I've included a yarn substitute below.
This pattern includes both written and charted instructions.
Mitered Squares Blanket
This simple knit blanket pattern may look difficult but it really isn’t. This mitered square blanket is also the perfect travel knit.
To make this hand knit blanket, you start by knitting a square. It’s simple garter stitch combined with knitting a center decrease, also known as a center double decrease (CDD). Then, once all the squares are knit, they’re sewn together. Easy, right?
You can knit this baby blanket with the recommended Bernat Giggles yarn, an aran weight yarn. Simply choose your favorite pastel colors, or do a yarn substitution in a different soft color palette. You could also go bold and bright. You do you. Just be sure to check your yarn label for care instructions.
Textured Knit Baby Blankets
The following free baby blanket patterns feature some of the most touchable knitted textures. Perfect for baby cuddles. Get ready to cast on and knit!
Whirl Beach Blanketscape
If you love seascape designs and peaceful scenes, this textured blanket pattern is the perfect thing to knit. It’s easy enough for advanced beginners, too.
With the various knit and purl stitch patterns included within this pattern, you can create this fun, embossed fabric for your beach scene blanket. Babies will just love this textured knit fabric.
This baby blanket pattern calls for Scheepjes Whirl, a thin, fine weight yarn, which is a blend of cotton and acrylic. The yarn ball features graduated yarn hues which really bring this seascape art to life. Plus, with a whopping 1111 yards/1000 meters of yarn, you’ll only need one ball of yarn.
The free pattern includes written and charted instructions broken down into separate sections. Just be sure to grab them all and organize them correctly.
Dotted Swiss Baby Throw
This free knit and purl stitch pattern from Plymouth Yarn features great textured knit stitches and a garter stitch border.
To make this knit throw blanket, you’ll need to know how to cast on to knit, purling and knitting, and how to bind off. Super easy. When you’re finished, you’ll have a stroller blanket size gift for baby and Mom!
You’ll need about 750 yards of worsted weight or aran weight yarn for the recommended size. If you want to make a larger knitted throw or if you do a yarn substitute, be sure to purchase enough yarn.
This knit throw blanket pattern includes written instructions only.
Cambrie Knit Blanket
If you’re looking for a simple knitting pattern that’s rich in stitch texture, here’s a hand knit baby blanket that fits your search. With only knits and purls, it’s easy enough to make this baby blanket knitting pattern, too.
You’ll need size 8 knitting needles to make this wool baby blanket. Even though this knitting pattern is a flat knit, you’ll need circular needles to hold all your stitches.
This green baby blanket pattern calls for Cascade 220 yarn in 100% merino wool. The designer used a vibrant Highland Green color but Cascade Yarns offers tons of color choice options.
Finally, as the recommended yarn is not superwash merino yarn, you’ll also need blocking mats and t-pins. To make this merino wool baby blanket more care-friendly, you could do a yarn substitute with Cascade 220 superwash yarn. I’ve included both yarn types below.
Worsted Sampler Afghan
Looking for a hand knit baby blanket pattern that has variety? This stitch sampler afghan has an assortment of textured knitting stitches for your baby to touch and hold.
It features nine different stitch textures including a rib knit fabric, a diagonal knit pattern, basket weave, and a diamond knit pattern to name a few. With no complicated knitting techniques, it’s easy to knit, too.
You’ll need to know how to read a knitting pattern to make this knit baby blanket. Aside from that, it requires only knits and purls, and basic increases and decreases. It’s a great knitting project to learn new stitches. It includes written instructions for two sizes.
You can knit this textured baby blanket in Plymouth Encore worsted, an acrylic wool blend yarn. It’s also a machine washable yarn. Knit yours in a solid color or soften it with a heathered yarn.
Knot Stitch Baby Blanket
Just look at the stitch texture on this cotton knit blanket. This knot stitch baby blanket features a bobble stitch, also known as a popcorn stitch. It knits up on a stockinette background with a garter stitch border and makes for a snuggly blanket.
To make this popcorn stitch knit, you’ll need size 8 knitting needles and an aran weight cotton yarn. The suggested cotton yarn, Drops Paris, is also a very affordable yarn. Good news for any knitting project.
In this free knit stroller blanket pattern, you’ll find written instructions on how to knit the bobble stitch.
Rib Knit Baby Blanket Patterns
If you love the texture of rib knit fabric, these knit and purl patterns will give you all the feels. Take a look at these baby knit ribbing patterns.
Want to use up your bulky yarn for a blanket? This knitted rib pattern makes for lovely textured knitting with a rich ribbed fabric. With only knits and purls and a 2 row knit pattern, this rib knit blanket is the perfect travel knit.
It features a garter stitch knit border with a rib knit stitch pattern that makes for a reversible blanket. You’ll need size 10.5 (6.5 mm knitting needles) and 1000+ yards of chunky merino wool yarn.
Originally, the pattern suggested an alpaca yarn but this fuzzy yarn was discontinued. However, I’ve included three yarn alternatives other knitters have successfully substituted in their projects including a superwash merino yarn, an acrylic yarn, and an acrylic yarn blend. You can find them all below.
Garter Rib Baby Blanket
Here’s another free knit and purl stitch pattern that features a lovely garter rib stitch. This unisex baby blanket offers just the right amount of blanket texture, too.
To make your own, you’ll need to use a stretchy knit cast on like the long tail, and knits and purls. The ribbed fabric texture is an easy knit 3 purl 3 (k3, p3) with a simple garter stitch knit border.
This knit baby blanket pattern uses soft DK yarn and superwash wool. It includes easy to follow written instructions for this stroller size blanket.
Mae Ribbed Baby Blanket
This simple striped blanket knitting pattern features a great ribbed rib knit fabric that’s great for little hands and toes to experience. Shown here in a knit 2, purl 2 rib (k2, p2), it’s also referred to as broken rib stitch knitting.
You’ll knit back and forth on circular needles and with 100% acrylic yarn. To achieve the wide knitted stripes, you’ll need to know how to change yarn colors in knitting.
Knit this striped blanket knitting pattern with the recommended Paintbox Yarn in Simply Aran or choose your own favorite acrylic yarn substitution. I’ve included a suggestion below.
Sock Monkey Cabin Blanket
If you love the nostalgia of vintage Sock Monkey colors, this baby boy blanket will give you all the feels.
This Sock Monkey Cabin Blanket is a simple 2x2 rib stitch knit with aran weight yarns held double throughout. With the yarns held together, it creates a lovely marled knit.
You’ll need multiple skeins of Bernat Super Value yarn in red, gray, and white colors. I’ve added the specific color links below. Additionally, you’ll need size 13 circular knitting needles in 40” length.
To make this blanket, you only need knowledge of knits, purls, how to 2x2 rib knit, and the 2x2 rib knit bind off (in pattern). Super easy.
Although the pattern is written for a larger blanket, you can easily modify the length for a receiving blanket size.
Chevron Stitch Baby Blankets
In the following section, you’ll find some of the most popular free chevron stitch knitting patterns. When knitting baby blankets in this stitch pattern, you’ll find they create a fun zig zag design. Perfect for knitting with multiple colors.
Just look at all the possibilities!
Chevron Baby Blanket and Chevron Throw
Want to hand knit a baby blanket in a neutral color palette? Look no further.
As you can see, this chevron knitting pattern creates a beautiful zig zag design in vibrant colors. With instructions for two sizes, you could make a knitted throw / stroller blanket size or a knit swaddle blanket.
This chevron knit blanket pattern may look difficult to make but it’s not. The written instructions are an easy to memorize two row repeat knitting pattern. You’ll need to create M1L, M1R knitting increases and center double decrease (CDD) stitches, but that’s it.
Now choose your favorite gender neutral baby blanket colors in Knit Picks Brava Sport Weight Yarn and start knitting.
Knit Waves Blanket
Do you love how the chevron stitch creates an eye-catching zig zag design? Then you’ll want to hand knit this white and blue knit throw blanket pattern.
This chevron knit blanket pattern uses two colors of Bernat Baby Velvet worsted weight yarn and creates wide stripe fabric sections. The end result will be a super soft machine washable throw blanket made in a safe Oeko-Tex yarn.
Rainbow Knit Blankie
If you love knitting for charity, you should check out this baby blankie pattern from Knit Picks. Accepted as a charity knitting pattern for Project Linus, this pattern is written for 3 baby blanket sizes. You can find a baby blanket size chart here.
With a colorful zig zag design that creates a wavy fabric pattern, this knitted chevron baby blanket will brighten any child’s day. This rainbow blanket calls for Knit Picks Brava worsted yarn, a 100% acrylic yarn for easy care, and 6 colors.
As for knitting techniques, you’ll need to know how to knit front and back (kfb), the SSK decrease, and how to knit 2 together (k2tog). The rainbow baby blanket knitting pattern includes written instructions only.
Sunshine Chevron Baby Blanket
Looking for perfect gender neutral baby gifts? This yellow baby blanket in a chevron pattern is just the thing when you’re uncertain what to give.
Unlike other chevron stitch patterns which use increases and decreases to create the wavy fabric, this one doesn’t. Instead, it uses knits and purls to create an embossed knit fabric. So, it truly is an easy knit baby blanket pattern.
The free chevron knitting pattern recommends Knit Picks Billow yarn, a bulky 100% cotton yarn, but feel free to use up something in your yarn stash. I’ve included a yarn alternative below. You can also see other knitters’ finished projects here.
The pattern includes both written and charted directions, perfect for knitters of all levels. Happy knitting!
Corner to Corner Knit Baby Blankets
Do you love the look of knitted corner to corner baby blankets? I know I do. The following patterns feature diagonal knitting patterns, also known as knitting on the bias.
These bias knits are still made up of easy knits and purls. These diagonal knit blankets just, literally, turn knitting on its side with simple increases and decreases. Have a look.
Diagonal Eyelet Baby Afghan
Here’s an easy lace knitting pattern that’s also a bias knit. This corner to corner knit blanket features a knit eyelet fabric with alternating garter stitch sections. It’s sure to become an heirloom blanket.
This diagonal knitting pattern is a 100% acrylic yarn project that uses Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice yarn in solid colors. You'll need 4 balls of yarn for this project and an easy way to join new yarn. Here's a tutorial for the Russian Join that's fast and easy.
To make this lace and garter stitch baby blanket, you’ll need to know how to knit a yarn over (YO), knit two together (K2TOG), and knit 3 together (K3TOG). You’ll also need size 8 circular knitting needles to accommodate the size of the blanket.
Beginner Hooded Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
Add a little oomph to plain garter stitch with this easy garter stitch baby blanket. Knit on the bias with Lion Brand Mandala, a self-striping yarn, it does all the hard work for you. This DK acrylic yarn is affordable and easy to care for, too. Be sure to read your yarn label for care instructions.
You’ll need two yarn cakes and size 6 knitting needles. You can begin this corner to corner knit blanket with straight needles but you’ll eventually need to switch to circulars. Aside from that, you’ll need to know how to knit garter stitch, yarn over and knit two together (YO, K2TOG).
The simple knitting pattern includes written knitting instructions for the baby blanket with or without the cuddly blanket hoodie. For the hooded blanket version, you’ll make the 2 piece knit set, then join the knitting pieces.
Simple Diagonal Baby Afghan
Here’s a free diagonal knitting pattern that makes for a quick knit gift. This corner to corner baby blanket pattern uses acrylic DK yarn held double. In other words, you’ll knit with two strands of yarn at the same time. This creates a heavy worsted weight yarn / light chunky yarn.
The hand knit blanket pattern uses Lion Brand’s Ice Cream Yarn, a soft acrylic yarn in 2 multicolored yarn colorways. The end result is a soft baby blanket in a unique diagonal striped pattern.
All you have to do is knit back and forth in garter stitch, knit yarn overs (YO) and knit 2 together (K2TOG). You’ll find the pattern includes written knitting instructions and calls for size 10.5 (6.50 mm) knitting needles.
Easy Stripes Blanket
Knitting on the bias keeps things interesting, especially when the pattern leads to knitting with two colors creating a wide striped fabric. Just take a look at this knit blanket pattern from Knitpicks.com.
This diagonal knit baby blanket uses two yarn colors to create the stripes pattern. Halfway through the blanket, you’ll reverse the yarn colors to create a mirror image knit stripes.
To make this hand knit baby blanket, you’ll need to know how to increase in knitting using the KFB (knit front and back). You’ll also work the SSK knitting decrease in this garter stitch blanket.
The pattern uses Knit Picks Brava Worsted, a 100% acrylic yarn. If you don’t like knitting with acrylic yarn, you can always use an alternative yarn and/or alternative yarn fiber. I’ve included several yarn substitutes below using superwash merino wool yarn. You can also find other knitters’ finished projects here for more knitting inspiration.
Diagonal Knit Blanket
If you love knitting with super bulky #6 yarn, this Premier Yarn pattern might be what you’re looking for. This super soft baby blanket works up with 2 yarn skeins of plush chenille yarn (polyester yarn) and size 10.5 knitting needles.
To knit this corner to corner baby receiving blanket, you’ll need to know how to make a yarn over knitting increase, and knit two together knitting decrease. The rest is garter stitch knitting pure and simple.
This easy diagonal baby blanket knitting pattern results in a square baby blanket made from Oeko-Tex yarn, which is safe for babies.
Cuddly Knit Baby Blanket
Don’t let knitted stripes intimidate you. Try your hand at this easy diagonal knitted blanket pattern that uses tangle free yarn.
You heard that right. This pattern uses Red Heart O’Go yarn, an acrylic worsted weight yarn, that’s designed to be tangle free. So, not only will it be easy to knit, your baby blanket will also stand up to the test of time.
You’ll need to know garter stitch and stockinette (stocking) stitch, or knit and purl stitches. It uses easy increases like the KFB and KFBF increases, and the K2TOG decrease. It features a garter stitch border on the blanket and uses a solid color and multicolor yarn.
Neptune Baby Throw
Want to make a hand knit blanket with reversible knit stitches? This corner to corner baby blanket is just the thing.
Using two solid colors, you’ll create a marled yarn as shown in the photo. You could also try combining a variegated yarn paired with a solid color. The yarn color combinations are entirely yours.
You'll use size 9 circular needles knitting flat for this bias knit. The only other knitting techniques required are a yarn over (YO) increase and knit two together (K2TOG) decrease. The final result creates a 36” square blanket, which is receiving blanket size.
Seed Stitch & Moss Stitch Blankets
If you’re looking for textured blankets, you’ll find them in these seed stitch and moss stitch knits.
Some are knit blanket patterns with textured knitting stitches as the central knit design. In others you’ll find seed stitch or moss stitch used as a finished knit border. These knit and purl stitch patterns are still easy enough for beginners, though.
Each of these knitting patterns are rich with knit textures that your baby will love to touch.
Two-Tone Stroller Blanket
Choosing yarn colors for your knit blanket pattern can be difficult. This two-tone stroller blanket pattern makes it easy. Part blue baby blanket, part green baby blanket, this pattern features easy textured knit stitches made from knits and purls.
Alternating between seed stitch knit sections, simple knit one purl one (k1,p1) stitches, and stockinette stitch (stocking stitch) sections, the end result is a wide stripe fabric in solid colors.
To knit this stroller size blanket, you’ll knit back and forth with size 10 circular knitting needles and Feels Like Butta Yarn. This polyester yarn makes for a cuddly blanket and it’s also a machine washable yarn.
Tumbling Blocks Lapghan
Here’s a green baby blanket that requires no special stitches, just knits and purls. It features seed stitch knitting, knit one purl one (k1 p1) and lots of knitted texture. So, if you’re a beginner knitter, you can absolutely knit this baby blanket.
This texture block lapghan pattern uses size 7 knitting needles and Cascade 220 superwash yarn. You’ll need 6 yarn hanks of this high quality superwash merino wool aran yarn.
Don’t have an aran weight yarn in your yarn stash? No problem. Try knitting it with a worsted weight yarn substitute. Just be sure to check your gauge.
You can find written and charted directions in the pattern with an easy and direct download.
Love knitting seed stitch? Check out this fringed seed stitch scarf.
Simple Worsted Moss Stitch Baby Blanket
Here’s an easy knit blanket pattern if you enjoy moss stitch knitting. Easy enough for beginners, all you need to know is how to knit and purl. Simple.
This square baby blanket uses size 8 circular knitting needles to easily accommodate the number of stitches and creates a touchable knit texture fabric. You’ll also need three yarn skeins in three colors to create the wide knitted stripes for this moss stitch blanket. You can work with baby's nursery colors or choose bright colors for a more colorful nursery.
Simple Bulky Moss Stitch Baby Blanket
If you love meditative knitting, you’ll love this moss stitch knitting pattern. Made with chunky merino wool yarn in four colorful stripes, it’s guaranteed to be a fast knit.
This bulky yarn blanket pattern uses Manos del Uruguay Franca yarn and size 15 knitting needles. Again, it requires only knits and purls so it’s the perfect comfort knit.
Easy written instructions are included and there are no knitting charts or graphs to follow.
Vertical Lines Baby Blanket
Knitting stripes doesn’t have to be difficult. When you use Plymouth Yarn Hot Cakes, like in this easy knit afghan, it does all the work for you. This acrylic wool blend yarn includes a whopping 400+ yards so you’ll only need one yarn cake for this project.
This car seat blanket features easy knit and purl stitches and a seed stitch knit border. The free pattern requires size 9 knitting needles and recommends using stitch markers for the seed stitch border.
Aside from knowing the knit and purl stitch, you’ll need to complete a seed stitch bind off in pattern. That’s it.
With only two rows to remember, it’s no wonder why this car seat blanket cover makes for a great travel knit.
Basket Weave Baby Blankets
Below, you’ll find a variety of basket weave knitting patterns and checkerboard knitting patterns. Knits and purls are all you need to make the following baby blankets.
Easy Knitted Baby Quilt
Looking for a lovely baby blanket gift idea? Here’s a knitted quilt pattern just for you.
This stroller blanket cover knits up with 4 medium weight yarn and size 8 circular knitting needles. It features a knitted seed stitch border with reverse stockinette stitch and purl blocks. The end result is an easy reversible knitting pattern that’s the perfect size for a baby stroller blanket. Learn more about baby blanket sizes here.
For this blanket, knitting gauge is NOT important. Woohoo! The reversible knitting pattern is also open to ANY worsted weight yarn or double stranded knitting. The designer includes written instructions and states that the knitted quilt size is adjustable.
You’ll find that this knitted quilt pattern works really well with multi-color yarn, speckled yarn, or even solid yarn colors. It’s also a great option for using yarn held double to make a worsted weight yarn (8-12 wraps per inch).
So don’t be afraid to experiment with blending yarn to make this your next yarn stash buster project.
Looking for a car seat blanket knitting pattern? Here’s one with a basketweave pattern that creates a lovely stitch texture.
This knitted car seat cover uses sport weight pima cotton yarn, which is a baby soft yarn for blankets. The recommended yarn is discontinued but I’ve included several yarn alternatives below. You could also substitute a cotton yarn from your yarn stash, or even a cotton yarn cone.
In addition to the basketweave stitch this baby car seat cover features, it also includes alternating sections of seed stitch texture. Don’t worry, it’s still easy enough for beginners, with only knit and purl stitches.
You’ll also need size 4 circular knitting needles to accommodate your stitches, a tapestry needle, and stitch markers. The reversible knit pattern includes written instructions and a knitted chart.
Stripe the Squares, Baby!
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. Additionally, the website offering this pattern is no longer active. I was able to locate the pattern via the Wayback Machine and have updated the link below to reflect this.
The wide stripe fabric these colors create are just perfect for a knitted baby boy blanket.
Colt's Foot Baby Blanket
Knit this simple baby blanket knitting pattern for your little one. Easy enough for beginner knitters, the knit purl pattern works up with DK weight acrylic yarn from Hobbii. You could also try a yarn substitute like Bernat Baby Sport (link below).
The knitting pattern calls for circular knitting needles to accommodate all your stitches. You’ll also need stitch markers to keep track of the garter stitch edges.
This pattern includes written instructions only.
Basketweave Baby Blanket
Here’s a simple basket weave knitting pattern baby blanket pattern from Lion Brand yarn. I just love how the large sections of knits and purls create this fun checkerboard knitting pattern.
This easy knit purl pattern uses two strands of DK weight yarn held together. Two strands DK = 1 bulky yarn so it’ll be soft and cozy for baby. All you need to know for this basket weave knit is how to knit garter stitch and stockinette stitch.
Knit this with Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn for a long-lasting and easy to care for knitted blanket.
Block Stitch Baby Blanket
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 baby blanket 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.
Lace Baby Blankets
The following patterns feature free lace knitting patterns for baby blankets. They’re all constructed using basic knits and purls, but also include knitting decreases, knitting increases, or other easy knitting techniques.
The Barleycorn Blanket
Have a personal stash buster challenge to use up your yarn stash? There’s no better way than trying double strand knitting with this white throw blanket.
This cozy baby blanket features an easy knitted lace pattern throughout and requires size 11 circular knitting needles. Its finished size is approximately 45” X 35” but it’s easily adaptable for larger/smaller blanket sizes, too.
You’ll need to use a stretchy cast on for this open lace knitting pattern. It also requires double knitting decreases such as the knit 3 together (K3tog) and the slip 2, knit, pass 2 (S2KP2).When you’re done, you’ll also need to block your knitting with blocking wires or blocking pins.
This stash busting knitting pattern uses chunky yarn held double or two aran weight yarns / heavy worsted weight yarn held together. The designer recommends using solid colors, semi-solid, or tonal yarn colors. Or, try a marled yarn, like in this project or a variegated yarn using a single strand of worsted yarn like in this project.
The pattern’s yarn is discontinued but I’ve included several yarn substitutes below based on finished projects for this blanket.
Self-Striping Baby Blanket
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.
Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket
Here’s a pastel rainbow baby blanket knitting pattern any mother would love! Knit with DK weight yarn in 100% acrylic, the knitting stripes fun never ends.
To begin with, it’s a simple four row pattern repeat using the lovely feather and fan stitch. This advanced beginner knit pattern includes knitting decreases and increases, but they’re so easy to do. Really.
You’ll need to know how to knit and purl, how to yarn over (YO), and how to knit two together (K2TOG). Aside from that, it would benefit you to learn how to weave ends in your knitting as you go to save you time later.
Lofty Lacy Baby Blanket
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.
Quick & Easy Baby Blanket
This Quick and Easy Blanket is just the thing if you’re looking for a good yarn stash buster project. It uses 2 worsted weight strands of yarn held double to create a chunky weight yarn. There’s no special technique required for yarn held together. It’s just that simple.
This white knit blanket features an easy mock cable stitch design, which creates an eyelet knit fabric on the front, but it’s also a reversible / two sided blanket.
You’ll need to know how to knit, purl, yarn over, and a knitting decrease where you pass the stitch over. It’s much like binding off so it’s not complicated at all.
This pram blanket / stroller blanket uses size 17 knitting needles and the eyelet knitting pattern includes easy written instructions.
Sweet Pea Baby Blanket
Here’s an easy knit blanket pattern you’re sure to fall in love with. It’s knit with worsted weight cotton yarn, which 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.
Slip Stitch Baby Blankets
To knit the following slip stitch blanket patterns, you only need to know basic stitches and how to slip a stitch. Get started on your next knitting project.
Tweedle Doo Knit Blanket
Never tried slip stitch knitting? That’s ok. Here’s a baby blanket knitting pattern with fun color striped yarn.
All you have to know is how to knit and how to slip a stitch. There are no complicated increases or decreases, only knitting basics. Awesome, right?
You can make your own colorful version of this knitted blanket with Red Heart Super Yarn. The self-striping acrylic yarn does all the hard work so you can reap all the rewards.
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Here’s a remarkably easy slip stitch blanket pattern that creates a touchable ribbed texture. Using super bulky weight yarn and knitting wide color stripes, this receiving blanket is pure knitting fun.
The ribbed fabric texture comes from simple knits and slipping a stitch purlwise with yarn in front (sl1 wyif). The yarn weight also helps to enhance the blanket texture.
You don’t necessarily need to use super bulky yarn. You can use solid colors in aran weight yarn held double and/or self-striping yarn for more color fun. You’ll also need size 17 knitting needles to make this super bulky yarn blanket pattern.
Lincoln Baby Blanket
Here’s a modern baby blanket knitting pattern from Willow Yarns that’s easy enough for beginners to knit.
This easy blanket knitting pattern creates knitting stripes of your favorite neutral baby colors. It knits up in a cotton blend yarn of heavy worsted weight yarn. You could also do a yarn substitution with chunky knit yarn.
The knitted blanket requires only knits and purls, and uses a slip stitch technique called mosaic knitting to create the interesting stitch texture. You’ll also need to know how to carry yarn up the side. You can do it!
Baby blanket knitting patterns have never been so easy, right?