Maybe you’re having a baby yourself, or you need some free knitting patterns for all those friends delivering little bundles of joy. Whatever the case, you’re in luck: we have the best free knitting patterns on the web for cute and comfy baby blankets.
Knitting baby blankets is fun and easy. You get to use bright colors, and it doesn’t take long since they’re so small. But there are a few things you should keep in mind when you get started with your baby blanket: -Use very soft yarn, ideally the kind designed specifically for babies. Don’t skimp on this project — remember, you won’t need nearly as much yarn for a baby blanket as you will for a regular-sized afghan or blanket. -If you find free knitting patterns that recommend a certain type of yarn, stop and think about why they’re recommending it. If it’s just the kind they used, or if the pattern comes from a certain company, you can ignore it; otherwise, make sure you use it. -If you’re not sure about the gender of baby-to-be, avoid using pink and blue. Yellow, green or beige are nice gender-neutral colors.
So now that you know what to do, let’s move onto the best free knitting patterns for baby blankets you can find. 1. Tilting Blocks Baby Blanket These free knitting patterns come from the mother of a large family, and this blanket is incredibly cute, especially done in the bright turquoise she has pictured. The pattern is a little complicated to get the gaps in the pattern, so it’s not for an absolute novice, but experienced knitters won’t find anything too complicated here. 2. Oh-So-Soft Baby Blanket This blanket is constructed in panels and creates a pretty, soft, versatile blanket perfect for any new arrival. Again, there are a few tricks and traps in the pattern, but there are also clear and versatile instructions, so you shouldn’t run into too many problems. 3. Baby’s First Blanket This is an absolutely perfect blanket for a new baby. Unlike most free knitting patterns for baby blankets, this one has NO HOLES for the baby to stick fingers into. By knitting into various stitches, the blanket turns out completely solid, soft, and very pretty. 4. Zodiac Sleeping Bag This is a nice alternative to a baby blanket. Because many doctors recommend that babies sleep on their backs without toys or blankets, this wearable bedding lets your babe rest in warmth and comfort without any worries about SIDS. And if you’re interested in astrology, you’ll find information in the pattern about your baby’s zodiac “power color,” not to mention a chart for incorporating their symbol into the blanket. 5. Peace Blanket This is the most complicated of our free knitting patterns, but it’s also a lot of fun: a blanket with alternating rows with the words for peace in 28 languages interspersed with a symbol meaning “the opposite of war.” What better way to welcome a baby to the world? Check out these free knitting patterns and have fun knitting for baby!