Easy Baby Blankets to Knit – I love knitting baby blankets, they are my go to when I feel stuck for what project to make next, or am looking to do something with my hands, to create a something while I watch my favorite show, something mindless that doesn’t require too much attention and stitch counts.
Baby blankets are a great starting point for the beginner knitter, you can add interest by making stripes of different colors, you can play around with different variations of knit and purl to create an endless variation of patterns and textures.
Garter Stitch Baby Blankets
When you first learn how to knit, the garter stitch is the very first stitch you will learn. Rows and rows of knit stitches strung together to form a wonderful textured fabric. Get this free pattern from Bernat here.
Another free garter baby blanket knitting pattern that you can download now is this one that incorporates garter stitch stripes of different soft pastel colors with an added garter stitch border all around. Get this free pattern here.
Browse more of our free garter baby blanket patterns.
Knit and Purl Baby Blanket Patterns
Once you learn the how to purl as well as how to knit, a whole new world of possibilities open up to you. You can now knit endless patterns and textures.
Try this stunning purls and triangle baby blanket with simple knit-purl patterning creates a fabric featuring alternating triangles in this reversible blanket. Get this free pattern here.
You can knit almost anything with the knit and purl stitch, try this wonderful stockinette stitch baby afghan with a seed stitch border. Use a variegated or self striping yarn as a feature! This pattern comes in small, medium and large so you can choose to make them for strollers, cots or bassinettes. Download this pattern here.
This easy blanket features diagonal garter stitch stripes, knit in cotton for a summer baby! Free pattern here.
Beyond Knit and Purl (Easy)
Eyelets, slip stitch and more! In this blanket colors flow from stripe to stripe in this ombré mosaic stitch blanket. Made in crib size for perfect snuggle. Free Pattern.
Try your hand at lace knitting with this easy diamond eyelet blanket for baby. Free Pattern.
I love ripple stich baby blankets! They look harder to knit than they really are, this one is an easy to remember four row repeat. This blanket is aptly named rainbow. Free Pattern.