Are you always on the hunt for the perfect baby blanket? Baby blankets always make the best baby shower gifts. If you love knitting and have been invited to an upcoming baby shower, look no further. I have found the best free baby blanket knitting patterns just for you.
Below is a list of 21 free knitting patterns for baby blankets. I have included a wide variety of patterns. I am positive you will want to work up several of these free baby blanket knitting patterns.
1. Red Heart Diamonds Free Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns by Yarnspirations
Are you looking for free baby blanket knitting patterns that work up quickly and look amazing? Then you will love this blanket pattern from Yarnspirations. The blanket has a modern design that features colour blocked panels.
This blanket works up quickly thanks to Red Heart Super Saver Chunky yarn. The blanket and borders are worked at the same time in one piece. Completed, the blanket measures 36 inches (91 cm) x 36 inches (91 cm).
Find the Pattern by Yarnspirations HERE
2. Princess Basket Weave Throw Pattern by Lion Brand Design Team
Make this blanket as a baby shower gift or give it to a little girl. The Princess Basketweave Blanket is cosy and charming. It is perfect for snuggling.
A beginner can easily master this simple baby blanket pattern. It combines alternating textured squares that create a reversible fabric. The finished blanket will measure close to 30 inches (76 cm) x 33 inches (84 cm).
Check our How to Basket Weave Stitch Knitting Tutorial.
Find the Pattern by Lion Brand Design Team HERE
3. Jordan Free Knitted Baby Blanket Pattern by Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days
Here is a lovely baby blanket with a fun textured pattern. The designer includes free baby blanket knitting patterns for sizes 15 inch (38.1 cm) preemie, 18 inch (45.72 cm) preemie, 24 inch (60.96 cm) newborn, and 30 inch (76.2 cm) baby. There are also notes for changing colours if you choose to do so.
Find the Pattern by Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days HERE
4. Simple Striped Baby Blanket Free Knitted Pattern by Alaska Knit Nat
Making solid coloured baby blankets can get a little monotonous. Changing up the colours can make the experience more enjoyable. This lovely baby blanket will measure approximately 29 inches (73.66 cm) x 32 inches (81.28 cm).
Find the Pattern by Alaska Knit Nat HERE
5. Two Tone Stroller Baby Blanket Free Knitted Pattern by Lion Brand Yarn
Everyone loves free baby blanket knitting patterns. And this one is super simple to make. The two-tone stroller blanket is made using any 2 colours of your choice. Or you can use the recommended Lion Brand Yarn sage and seafoam.
Completed, the baby blanket will measure about 28 inches (71 cm) x 40 inches (101.5 cm). This pattern can be knit using any size needle you like, and you can make the blanket any length.
Find the Pattern by Lion Brand Yarn HERE
6. Bonanza Baby Blanket Knit Pattern by Ellen Kapusniak
Do you have a lot of scrap yarn? Are you looking for free baby blanket knitting patterns that will help you get rid of some of this yarn? This pattern is perfect.
The blanket pattern calls for size US 6 knitting needles and DK weight yarn. The blanket is easy to knit using a simple garter stitch. The body of the blanket is worked flat, back and forth in rows. The border is created by picking up stitches on each side. Finished, the blanket will measure 30 inches (76 cm) x 36 inches (91 cm).
Find the Pattern by Ellen Kapusniak HERE
7. Garter Rib Baby Blanket Pattern by Orange Flower Yarn
Most free baby blanket knitting patterns have a modern feel that is created with bright colours. This pattern from Orange Flower Yarn has a simple, yet beautiful striped pattern that is timeless.
The pattern suggests using Orange Flower DK 250 yarn, and US 7 (4.5 mm) or US 8 (5.5 mm) knitting needles. You will need to know how to bind off, cast on, knit, and purl. Once finished, the pattern calls for wet blocking.
Find the Pattern by Orange Flower Yarn HERE
8. Cable Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Blanket by Handy Little Me
Baby blankets are often very thin and not intended for cold weather. If you are searching for free baby blanket patterns for winter, this one it perfect. The blanket is thick, squishy, and warm.
The blanket is knit with soft chenille yarn. It is an easy knit, even if you have never made cables before. The pattern uses an 8 row repeat with extra stitches for the borders.
Find the Pattern by Handy Little Me HERE
9. Summer Fence Baby Blanket Pattern by Bernat
Are you making a baby blanket that will go well with a garden themed nursery? This cute blanket has a fence pattern that will remind you of late-night barbecues and evenings relaxing on the patio.
The free baby blanket knitting pattern calls for (5) bulky/chunky yarn and US 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needles. The completed blanket will measure approximately 36 inches (91.5 cm) x 38 inches (96.5 cm).
Find the Pattern by Bernat HERE
10. Traffic Throw in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand
What little boy would not love this car and truck baby blanket? The free knit baby blanket pattern is from Lion Brand yarn. It is a super fun pattern to work on. And when you are done, you will definitely want to show it off.
It is an intermediate level knitting pattern. You will need Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn and US 9 (5.50 mm) knitting needles.
Find the Pattern by Lion Brand HERE
11. Chunky Chevron Fast Free Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Jessie at Home
Chevron patterns are always a fan favourite. The zig zag design can be found in a number of home decor items, and it works well in baby blankets too. This chunky chevron baby blanket works up fast using a 2 row repeat pattern. The colour pattern is created using Red Heart Collage yarn.
Find the Pattern by Jessie at Home HERE
12. Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket Pattern by Purl Soho
You will have a lot of fun working on this colourful baby blanket. You can choose to use one of the suggested colour combinations or design your own. The pattern uses 6 colours of sport weight yarn and size US 5 (3.75 mm) 24 inch circular needles.
Find the Pattern by Purl Soho here
13. Warm Hands Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Blanket by Sophia Minakais
Whether you are searching for free baby blanket knitting patterns for baby showers or charity events, this pattern is for you. The project is easy to complete. The blanket has an attractive slipped stitch pattern that is bordered by a thick layer of garter stitch.
Find the Pattern by Sophia Minakais here
14. Colorblock Jute Stitch Baby Blanket Free Knitted Pattern by Purl Soho
The stitch pattern used to create this baby blanket is called jute stitch. It is a super easy slip-stitch pattern. The pattern starts with a block of one colour, then alternates two colours to create a beautiful, speckled band. Then it is finished with a block of your second shade.
To knit this baby blanket, you will need Purl Soho’s Linen Quill worsted yarn and US 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needles. Included are instructions for 2 free baby blanket knitting patterns.
The finished crib blanket will measure 30 inches (76.2 cm) wide x 39 inches (99.06 cm) long. The throw will measure 42 inches (106.68 cm) x 55 inches (139.7 cm).
Find the Pattern by Purl Soho HERE
15. Baby Fern Lake Knitting Pattern by Berroco
Are you looking for beginner-friendly free baby blanket knitting patterns? This hombre crib blanket is super simple to make. The finished blanket will measure approximately 32 inches (81 cm) wide x 44 inches (112 cm) long. You will need US 6 (4 mm) 32 inch (80 cm) circular knitting needles, a tapestry needle, and Berroco Vintage Baby yarn or equivalent.
Find the Pattern by Berroco HERE
16. Rameez Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Blanket by The Blue Elephants
Here is another one of our favourite chevron free baby blanket knitting patterns. The design of the blanket is knit using a simple repeat. You can knit this blanket with 1 strand of yarn. Or you can use 2 strands held together to make the blanket extra soft and squishy.
Get the Pattern by The Blue Elephants HERE
17. Easy Basket Weave Baby Blanket Pattern by Forgive 490
The basket weave design of this baby blanket gives it lots of interest and texture. It is a great pattern you will want to use over and over again. To make the blanket, you need 800 yards of soft worsted weight yarn, and US 8 knitting needles. You can follow the instructions online or print off the PDF pattern.
Find the Pattern by Forgive 490 HERE
18. Knit Baby Blanket Pattern with Eyelet Stitch from Nourish and Nestle
Do you know how to knit and crochet? If so, you can make this sweet knit baby blanket. The pattern uses the cloverleaf eyelet stitch, and the edges are finished using a cloverleaf crochet edge.
To make this blanket you will need 7 skeins of Berroco Modern Cotton, size US 6 knitting needles, and a size G 6 crochet hook.
Find the Pattern from Nourish and Nestle HERE
19. Sweethearts Baby Blanket Pattern by MariaJane
This adorable Sweethearts baby blanket is made from squares. You can use any colours you choose, and the finished blanket can be made in any size you choose. So, not only can you make a baby blanket, but you can also use this pattern to make king size blankets.
This is an intermediate level knitting pattern. It is a great pattern for introducing you to lace knitting. Included are both a chart and written instructions.
Find the Pattern by MariaJane HERE
20. Caron Honeycomb Stripes Knit Baby Blanket Pattern from Yarnspirations
Are you an intermediate level knitter? Check out this amazing pattern from Yarnspirations. The blanket showcases a classic honeycomb pattern created using slip stitches and garter stitch ridges.
The blanket is made using 4 creamy colours. Or you can customise the design with your own colour combination. The pattern includes a chart and written instructions. You will need US 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needle 36 inches (91.5 cm) long or the size needed to obtain gauge.
Find the Pattern from Yarnspirations HERE
21. Easy Striped Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Dabbles & Babbles
Get this free baby blanket knitting pattern from Dabbles and Babbles. The blanket has a tricolour striped design and a textured border. This is an easy knitting pattern. To make the blanket, you only need to know knit, purl, and seed stitches. Completed, the blanket will measure about 34 inches (86.36 cm) x 33 inches (83.82 cm).
Find the Pattern by Dabbles & Babbles HERE
Baby blankets always make the best baby shower gifts. Start working on one of these free baby blanket knitting patterns now and be ready for the next shower.
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Do you always find yourself in a frenzy trying to finish a baby shower gift before the big day? Do not wait until the last minute to start a baby blanket. Instead, pick one of these free baby blanket knitting patterns I have listed and get busy on your next project today.