25 Cozy Blanket Knitting Patterns

Fill your home with color and a homemade touch! Blankets are a popular choice among knitters due of their versatility. They can be constructed in any stitch pattern, yarn weight, or size imaginable, including small baby blankets. Here are some blanket knitting patterns to get you started, showcasing the variety and flexibility inherent in this type of project.

Cozy Blanket Knitting Patterns

Knitted blankets can also add style points, inject color or enhance your minimalistic aesthetic in a cost-friendly way, whether you opt for boho chic designs or fresh and understated looks. These blanket knitting patterns come in all sizes and designs—so all members of the family will have something to curl up with.

25 Blanket Knitting Patterns

A nice, warm, knitted blanket pairs perfectly with a good book on a cold night. A blanket is a long-term project, but you can always pick the project up when you have the time. Plus, when it’s finished, the sense of achievement will make it all worthwhile!


1. Woven Look Blanket Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

This colorful knit blanket features an easy, stunning stitch, along with gorgeous soft yarn to create an heirloom worthy project! Yes, heirloom worthy, yet totally usable and washable. The fringe adds beauty, but it’s completely optional. And if you like solid color blankets, you can do that, too.

It is truly simple enough for anyone who is comfortable with knitting and purling. It uses the super easy knit linen stitch that’s easy to memorize, and it works up wonderfully.

Woven Look Blanket Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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2. Mitered Square Blanket Knitting Pattern by LANADOR

The wonderful thing about mitered square blankets (sometimes called memory blankets) is that you can really personalize them and make them your own. You can go as wild as you like or stick to a more restrained color palette.

This Mitered Square Blanket Knitting Pattern is ideal for stash busting and using up scraps of yarn – it’s so pleasing to construct a real, beautiful, practical “thing” from a what is essentially a bag full of scraps!

Mitered Square Blanket Knitting Pattern by LANADOR

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3. Easy Striped Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Dabbles And Babbles

Here’s a simple striped blanket knitting pattern that would make a lovely gift. It 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.

Easy Striped Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Dabbles And Babbles

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4. Diamond Of Virgo Blanket Knitting Pattern by While They Dream

This Diamond of Virgo Blanket is a texture heaven. If you’re anything like me and you love a good textured piece, this blanket is for you. It’s the perfect throw blanket for those cold winter nights. Using only knit and purl stitches, you can create a cozy piece of home decor.

Diamond Of Virgo Blanket Knitting Pattern by While They Dream

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5. Double Knit Blanket Pattern by Purl Soho

This Double Knit Blanket employs the concept of double knitting, which is an easy way to double your stockinette layers and makes a reversible blanket. This easy knitting pattern makes a nice callback to quilting patterns with they tiny tack pattern that actually shows up while you knit!

Double Knit Blanket Pattern by Purl Soho

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6. Bubble Blanket Knitting Pattern by Love Fibres

This beautiful baby blanket is knit in 3 color repeat rows of bubble stitch with a fourth color outlining the bubbles. You can, of course, use fewer colors if you wish.

This blanket is knit in double weight yarn and 2 sizes of blanket are included in the pattern. The smaller size is ideal as a receiving blanket, for swaddling, for tummy time or for the stroller. The larger size will fit a cot or could be used as a playmat.

Bubble Blanket Knitting Pattern by Love Fibres

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7. Nordic Throw Blanket Knitting Pattern by Martin Storey

This lovely multi-colored patchwork throw, created from Fairisle and plain knitted stocking stitch is decorated with little Christmas trees, some garter stitch, some Fairisle, in contrasting color ways. It is a great stash buster projects to knit on the go.

Nordic Throw Blanket Knitting Pattern by Martin Storey

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8. Pretty Puzzle Points Blanket Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

I bet you’ve never seen any chevron blanket knitting patterns quite like this one before! 6 strips of chevron stitchwork make up the top and the bottom of the blanket and there are 2 triangles and 2 squares sandwiched between.

Each strip and shape is knit separately and then it’s all seamed together at the end, finished off with a simple border, and accented with fringe.

Pretty Puzzle Points Blanket Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

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9. Safe At Home Blanket Knitting Pattern by The Knitwit Patterns

I think it’s safe to say that this Safe At Home Blanket is an intarsia blanket design like no other. This colorful blanket is designed to celebrate homes and families. It is knit in garter stitch strips that are then sewn together. The border is added at the end of your project by picking up stitches along the edge of your blanket.

Safe At Home Blanket Knitting Pattern by The Knitwit Patterns

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10. Timberland Tweed Throw Blanket Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

This Timberland Tweed Throw Blanket is super easy to knit, yet it’s full of rustic color and adds a gorgeous cozy vibe to any space! It’s fast to knit as well, since it’s done on large needles with super bulky yarn. This is such a great go-to pattern for so many occasions and it can be made in any color!

Timberland Tweed Throw Blanket Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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11. Easy Blanket Knitting Pattern by DeBrosse NYC

Designed using a neutral shade of yarn, this knit blanket will be a versatile addition to any room.  Add soothing warmth to your bedroom, or infuse the pattern with color that will refresh a plain piece of furniture. It’s ideal to enhance any interior setting.

Easy Blanket Knitting Pattern by DeBrosse NYC

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12. Falling Bobbles Blanket Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

This Falling Bobbles Blanket is a unique knit afghan pattern that leaves dozens of perfectly knit bobbles strewn about the piece for texture. The base itself uses the stockinette stitch which makes the raised bumps much more prominent.

The design is meant to showcase a sort of waterfall effect of bobbles, with more being knit in the beginning and becoming fewer and more spread out as the rows go on. Pick up some skeins of softest super bulky yarn and give your hands something to fiddle with while you watch TV.

Falling Bobbles Blanket Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

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13. Take A Sunrise Free Blanket Knitting Pattern by Fifty Four Ten Studio

This beautiful knitted blanket pattern is available in six different sizes, from baby up to XXL afghan. To make this pattern, you’ll need to know how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. You’ll use the seed stitch and stockinette stitch to make this gorgeous design.

Take A Sunrise Free Blanket Knitting Pattern by Fifty Four Ten Studio

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14. Cabled Trellis Blanket Knitting Pattern by Loose Loop Patterns

This Cabled Trellis Blanket has a simple eyelet pattern on all sides and basic cables in the center for a textured look.It is knit in one piece from the bottom up with Aran yarn and a 6.00 mm (US 10) circular needle.

This pattern can be knitted with nearly any weight yarn: finer yarn and smaller needles for a child’s blanket or chunky yarn and large needles for a teenager’s bedroom.

Cabled Trellis Blanket Knitting Pattern by Loose Loop Patterns

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15. Dinosaur Blanket Knitting Pattern by Doodle Pip Makes

Knit a whole herd of dinky dinosaurs with this adorable blanket knitting pattern, which makes a perfect gift for a baby shower, or new baby.

This easy to knit blanket is created using just knit and purl stitches, making a striking design that is ideal for beginner knitters or more experienced looking for a quick project to make for that dino-obsessed loved ones.

Dinosaur Blanket Knitting Pattern by Doodle Pip Makes

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16. Bounce Blanket Knitting Pattern by Tin Can Knits

This Bounce Blanket is a modern take on the traditional ripples blanket. Knit in easy lace and stripes, it is the perfect canvas to play with colors – gradient, mismatched stripes, or even just 2 colors. The possibilities are endless!

Bounce Blanket Knitting Pattern by Tin Can Knits

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17. Moonstone Plaid Blanket Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands

This Moonstone Plaid Blanket transforms basic stripes into dramatic plaid with a simple weaving technique. This elegant and cozy throw requires only beginner level skills and can be worked up in any color combo to create a beautiful, special fabric. This afghan adds warmth and intrigue to any room and is a true heirloom piece.

Moonstone Plaid Blanket Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands

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18. Chunky Checks Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Blueberry Barn Designs

If you can knit and purl, you can follow along with this pattern. A simple switch of the stitch creates the squares of the blanket, so there’s no sewing. Just weave in the ends and you’ll be all set!

Chunky Checks Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Blueberry Barn Designs

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19. Colorblock Bias Blanket Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous bias blanket. The pattern features rich, sophisticated colors in broad swaths. It’s made entirely in garter stitch and worked from one corner to the other. You can choose between a throw size square blanket or an extended rectangle size. Don’t forget the tassels!

Colorblock Bias Blanket Knitting Pattern by Purl Soho

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20. Check Me Out Bed Throw Knitting Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

Stop scrolling! This isn’t another pattern made of squares. It is, but this bright and colorful blanket is actually worked all in one piece in back and forth rows. You’ll be changing colors every 16 stitches and working in stockinette stitch. I would definitely recommend this pattern for practice working with bobbins.

Check Me Out Bed Throw Knitting Pattern by Paintbox Yarns

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21. Flower Show Blanket Knitting Pattern by Margaret H

Let your creativity blossom with this joyous celebration of flowers. Take a trip back to the 60’s and and express yourself with this fun, blanket worked in blocks. This knitting pattern features 3 color stories: Summertime (featured), Succulents, and Spring Bouquet.

Flower Show Blanket Knitting Pattern by Margaret H

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22. Seamless Knit Afghan Pattern by Knot Enuf Knitting

Here’s an afghan that is made up of 48 squares and is completely seamless! You will also not get bored, as each installment will be different. Plus, who doesn’t love cables?

Many of the squares feature cable stitches. So, if you love cables, and you love seamless knitting, this is definitely for you!

Seamless Knit Afghan Pattern by Knot Enuf Knitting

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23. Rockwell Blanket Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands

Combine a modular design with a half log cabin design and you get a whole new look that’s totally different and unique. Apart from the interesting construction, this Rockwell Blanket Knitting Pattern is actually really easy.

If you know how to do the garter stitch and how to pick up stitches, you’re good to go!

Rockwell Blanket Knitting Pattern by Two Of Wands

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24. The Boulevard Blanket Knitting Pattern by Fifty Four Ten Studio

Super bulky yarn is a fantastic choice for blankets. You’ll have this beautiful blanket done in no time and it will be nice and heavy, too – perfect for snuggling on the couch. This reversible design calls for a knit 3, purl 3 ribbing, and it’s available in 6 sizes!

The Boulevard Blanket Knitting Pattern by Fifty Four Ten Studio

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25. Faerydae Diamond Blanket Knitting Pattern by One Designs

Faerydae is an old name – meaning gift of the fairies. This Faerydae Diamond Blanket has a fabulous three-dimensional texture that looks great on both sides, making this reversible. This quick and easy knit is perfect for beginners and makes a fantastic gift!

Faerydae Diamond Blanket Knitting Pattern by One Designs

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Blanket Knitting Patterns Frequently Asked Questions

What weight yarn should I use for a blanket?

The most popular yarn weights for knitting blankets are Aran or worsted weight, followed by DK (double knit). If you would like to make a lighter blanket, sport weight and fingering weight yarns are good options. For a particularly heavy blanket, you could use chunky or even super chunky yarn.

What type of yarn is best for knitting blankets?

Wool and acrylic yarns are the most popular materials for knitting blankets. That’s no surprise because most commercial machine made blankets are made from these, too.

What’s the easiest stitch for knitting a blanket?

Making a garter stitch blanket is a usual first project. That is because it’s the easiest to start with and finishes relatively fast. When knitting flat, garter stitch is accomplished by knitting every row, it’s that easy! You can spice up garter stitch blanket by alternating colors or using a variegated yarn.

What size knitting needles should I use for a blanket?

The thicker your blanket yarn, the bigger the needle size:

  • The most common are aran or worsted weight blankets, which are knit using 5mm or size 8 US knitting needles.
  • Knitting a blanket using DK yarn requires somewhat smaller needles, approximately 4mm or size 6 US.
  • Lighter blankets knit with fingering weight yarn require 3-4mm needles, which are rarely size 3.25 mm or US 3.
  • Bulky yarn blankets require large 6-6.5 mm needles (US size 10 or 10.5).
  • Super bulky yarn blankets require larger needles, such as 8 or 10 mm (size 11-15 US).

How long does it take to knit a blanket?

There is no specific amount of time to knit a blanket. Your knitting speed depends on some factors. Your skills, yarn, size of the blanket, and the time you’ll spend on knitting all affect your speed. If you are an experienced knitter, it may take you a day or two to finish a blanket. If you’re a beginner, it might take you days or weeks to finish it.

How many stitches are needed to knit a blanket?

To figure out how many stitches you’ll need to knit a blanket, first determine its width. Then, check the size of your needles and yarn that you may find on your yarn’s label. The gauge is then multiplied by the required blanket width.

PRACTICAL, TIMELESS, AND EASY TO MAKE, THESE BLANKET KNITTING PATTERNS CAN TURN ANY HOUSE IN TO A HOME

Whether you choose to make one or all, you are sure to be inspired by these designs. When you’re done, be sure to share a photo of your finished blankets on our Facebook Page. We’d like to see your versions!

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No matter the time of year, it’s always handy to have a handmade blanket to pull out at moment’s notice. Grab your yarn and needles and cast-on one of these blanket knitting patterns today.

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