10 Easy Knit Baby Blankets for Beginners

10 Free Knitting Patterns for Baby Blanket Beginners

Oh baby! Cast on a fun knit for baby. These 10 easy to knit baby blankets are cuddly, soft, and simple to knit. All of the patterns are free and suitable for beginners and advanced beginner knitters.

I’ve added links to both the free patterns and recommended yarns for each. All of the yarns are soft and easy care; ideal for baby knitting.

#1. Sunny Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern image by @Lucie Sinkler is a garter and stockinette textured blanket created using sunny yellow machine washable Plymouth Encore Yarn.

#2. Easy Seed Stitch Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern uses colorful and soft chenille Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn. This quick knit blanket works up fast on size 11 needles.

#3. Feather and Fan Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern using Bernat Softee Baby Yarn. Don’t let a feather and fan stitch pattern dissuade you from trying this project. The gentle waves of this blanket are created by using yarn overs and knit2togethers to create an interesting knit to take your knitting to the next level.

Tip: Use stitch markers to divide the pattern repeat across the row. They will make it easy to spot any mistakes in the row.

#4. Vertical Lines Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern using Plymouth HotCakes Yarn. This blanket features columns of eyelet on a stockinette background surrounded by seed stitch edging.

#5. Octavia Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern using Lion Brand Baby’s First Yarn . This diagonally knit baby blanket is started at one corner, increased to the center, then decreased down to the opposite corner. The increases/decreases create the eyelet edge.

#6. Wavy Waters Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern designed by Marnie MacGregor Mooy using Red Heart Comfort Multicolors Yarn. Gentle waves create an interesting allover textured blanket edged with garter stitch border.

#7. Elizabeth Smith created Simply Stripes Free Knitting Pattern using Berroco Vintage Chunky Yarn. Color blocked rows are transitioned with stripes that alternate from the old color to the new color. Easy to knit with amazing results!

#8. Garter Weave Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern designed by Heidi Sunday uses 4 balls Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn. Ahh, a beautiful basket weave baby blanket. These blankets use knits and purls to create an intriguing yet simple to knit stitch pattern.

#9. Soft Easy Baby Throw Free Knitting Pattern using Lion Brand Yarn Tweed Stripes