Knit For Baby! 20+ Gorgeous Blanket Designs

Here’s a lovely collection of blanket patterns to knit with many suitable for beginners. These make a great homemade gift for that precious newborn that’s sure to be treasured for years, enjoy!
Birdwing: Finished size measures approximately 30″ (76 cm) x 36″ (91.5 cm), pdf download available.

Sunny: Of course this can be made in any color you please, but bright yellow brings an extra spark of joy and light.
Bulky: Lovely, thick and squishy to keep them cozy.

Hip Hop: Bunnies may be made using the intarsia method, or background yarn may be stranded behind bunny motif catching every other stitch for added strength and to avoid creating loops.
High Tide: Finished size measures 27″ x 31″ and is worked back and forth in rows. Circular needles are used to accommodate large number of sts.

Blocks: Finished Measurements: 33×45 inches (crib size).
Bias: A simple, modern design worked on the bias.

Hoodie: This is cute, cool, and machine-washable, making it a welcome gift for hot and sticky summer newborns.
Plaid: Worked in Stockinette stitch which makes it very easy. The trick though is keeping 18 separate strands of joined yarn (that make colored vertical stripes) tidy.

Luca Cabled: Finished Size: approx. 24 inches x 36 inches.
Bring It On: The afghan is very stretchy, making it easy to wrap around your bundle of joy. Made with circular needles.

Garter Rib: Ideal for beginners, finished size: 30″x32″. Available via pdf download.
Weevera: You can experiment with any number of colors and repeat the textures that strike your fancy.

Quilted Entrelac: Beautiful (and unique) design. Recommended to use circular needles. Includes directions for backing and binding.
Heirloom: Finished size measures 35″ x 42″. Shell panel with lace edging.

Oh So Soft: Finished size approximately 32 x 42 inches. This is made holding two strands of yarn at the same time – one white and one “twinkle”. The border is done is seed stitch. The rest is done in stockinette stitch with 4 garter and eyelet strips spaced throughout.
Lotus: A quick project with a pretty petal pattern. Worked on circular needles (32″ and 60″ size 8), finished size measures 32″ square.

Breezy: This one is airy, stretchy and perfect for wrapping.
Petunia: Skill level marked as “Intermediate”, made with three colors (including white) and worked on straight needles.

Gingham Check: Cozy in a gingham check with a bold garter border. Worked on circulars, finished size approximately 46″ wide by 32″ long (including border).
With Garter Stitch Border: Really easy and quick to make, this features a nice garter stitch border.

Lamb Lovey: Sure to be a cherished treasure for years, this is worked on DPNs and measures 14 1/2″ from top of head to bottom.
With Slippers: Trimmed with a decorative stitch and slippers feature a pretty flower on top (with button center).

Reversible & Cabled: I like the seed stitch border on this! Requires approximately 800 yards of worsted weight yarn.

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    • Half Assed Kitchen

    I totally bookmarked the squishy baby blanket and am trying to calculate how much yarn I’d need to make one for myself. 🙂

    • Heather

    The textured mesh baby blanket is no longer free. It’s a good bargain at $3 (CAD) though!

      • Tipnut

      Thanks for the heads up Heather, I had received an email about a pattern that was not free but just couldn’t find it or get more details on which one it was (I have a few pages of baby blankets). I’ve removed the pattern, you may still see the cached version of this page but it will be gone soon enough. Thanks for your help :).

    • Beth Standing

    This is a wonderful site, wonder if there are machine knitted baby blankets on here? x

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