For the perfect gift or for charity, these adorable baby blanket knitting patterns will have everyone cooing
Every spring I start my search for new baby blanket knitting patterns. I don’t know whether all my friends have babies in the spring, or it’s just that the bright colors make me think of soft pastel baby knits.
Either way, I love to knit baby blankets. They’re quick, easy, and oh-so-special memories for your friends and family. There are so many great free baby blanket knitting patterns on the net that I always find something new, and I love to share my discoveries with you. Here are a few of my new favorite patterns:
Okay, so you don’t have to knit it in bright yellow — but this pattern works perfectly in bright, bold colors. And you can’t really call it a sunshine baby blanket if you don’t knit it in yellow. This is one of my favorite baby blanket knitting patterns because it looks far more complicated than it really is. You get the look of a professional product without all the work!
On the website, they just call this a Knit Baby Blanket, but the elegant pattern will immediately remind you of lace. I think this makes a perfect Christening blanket if you’re a few weeks too late to give a baby blanket: it’s beautiful, delicate, and will match just about any Christening gown. I edged it in pastels for a fancier feel, but you could leave it as is and it would still look great.
This is the baby blanket knitting pattern for those of you who enjoy a challenge. The hood makes it not quite as quick of a project as the others, but it’s perfect for a very special baby.
Just be sure you use a very soft yarn, since the hood will cradle baby’s face. The pattern suggests actual wool, but I would avoid that. You never know what’s going to chafe an infant’s delicate skin, and plenty of adults cringe when they come in contact with wool.
This is a simple, quick knit that looks much too lovely to be so quick! (Click the link at the top of the pattern to see a photo.)
If this isn’t enough for you, you can find many more free blanket knitting patterns here.
So there you have it: grab your needles, some baby blanket knitting patterns, and a stack of blank cards, and you’re ready for baby season — or to get a head start on next year.