Because you can never have enough free baby blanket knitting patterns!
I always think you can never have too many free baby blanket knitting patterns. Doesn’t it always seem like someone’s either just found out they’re pregnant, had a baby shower, or given birth? And just when your friends stop calling with the p-word on their lips, your kids join in the game.
Baby blankets make fantastic presents for any new mom: they’re personal, significant, and very, very useful. And you can always use more. When isn’t a baby blanket in the wash?
So enjoy these free baby blanket knitting patterns — maybe even make a few in advance so that when the next announcement comes, you’re ready and waiting.
Free Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns
1. Heaven Baby Blanket Perfect for a baby boy or a baby girl (or the perennial favorite, unknown), this blanket is soft, cuddly, and very cute. It looks complex — like it takes hours to make — but since it uses a multicolored yarn, it actually works up very quickly. The pattern calls specifically for Plymouth’s (now discontinued) “heaven” yarn, but any soft multicolored yarn works well.
2. Ku Fair Isle Baby Blanket This isn’t one of those baby blanket knitting patterns for the faint of heart. You have to be pretty familiar with fair isle knitting if you want this one to turn out properly. In addition, you’d better be knitting for someone who’s really going to appreciate all the hard work you put in. But the end result is absolutely fantastic, so if you enjoy fair isle knitting, go for it!
3. Car Seat Baby Blanket This is a nice change from more traditional baby blanket knitting patterns without being too crazy. The blanket itself is fairly basic — a soft, lacy pattern that babies will love. It’s the way it can be used in a car seat that makes it a nice gift to give and receive. It’s a bit different from the delivery blankets an expectant mom is likely to receive. (You can find photos of the blanket on its Ravelry page.)
4. Little Pea Pod Cozy Let’s be honest. Every now and then, we all want to tie our kids up inside a bag. Well, with the little pea pod cozy, you have an excuse to do it! Actually, this cross between an afghan and a sleeping bag is a warm, comfy, and very convenient way to wrap your little one outside. It’s also helpful in cribs, since many experts now recommend against letting babies sleep with blankets.
Have fun creating, and remember: there’s no limit to your creativity when coming up with free baby blanket knitting patterns.