13 Cool, free knitting patterns for baby blankets. These free patterns are perfect for beginner as well as intermediate knitters.
Baby Blankets are such a great knitting project, aren’t they? They are not so big and overwhelming as a full size afghan and with the much smaller size, you can probably whip one up in a weekend.
Also, the repetitive nature of a knitted blanket makes it the perfect project to practice new stitches. By the time you finish, you will be an expert at that particular stitch.
And, there are so many different baby blanket knitting patterns out there, you will be able to find just the perfect pattern no matter your experience level.
And don’t forget that they make awesome shower gifts for new parents!
If your best friend, daughter or granddaughter is having a baby, a handmade blanket with some baby booties or a knit hat are the perfect, personalized shower present that will be handed down from generation to generation.
This list of patterns includes basic, beginner projects as well as more intermediate blankets.
Finally, I would like to say a big THANK YOU to these knit pattern designers for allowing me to share their work with you.
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What size are knitted baby blankets?
If you search the internet for the right size of baby blankets, you will see a lot of different measurements. Keep in mind, these are only suggestions!
A good, basic size for a standard baby blanket is 3 feet by 4 feet or 36 inches by 48 inches.
From there, you can downsize it to knit a baby “lovey” or make it bigger for a crib or toddler blanket. Here is a good chart showing various sizes of baby blankets.
What size knitting needles do I need for a blanket?
What size needles you need will depend on the weight of the yarn as well as the pattern. In general, if you use heavier yarn such as bulky or super bulky, you will also need bigger needles.
The opposite is obviously also true… finer yarn needs smaller knitting needles.
Whatever pattern you choose, make sure and knit a swatch to check the gauge. I know, I know! Nobody likes to knit a gauge swatch, me included.
Trust me when I tell you, though that a swatch will save you a lot of time and headache.
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