I love giving hand-knit blankets for baby presents.
They’re special and unique (like babies!), but they can be pretty simple knitting projects and you don’t have to worry about them fitting or anything like that. In fact, if I don’t have the exact yarn or needles for a pattern, usually I just use what I have and it works out. Below are a few of my favorite easy knitting patterns.
Here are ten easy knitting patterns you can make for new littles in your life. I picked these because the patterns weren’t complicated — they’re all repetitive so once you get going, you can knit without constantly referring to your pattern. There aren’t any cables (though if you’re thinking of trying cables, I encourage you to — they’re not as scary as you think!). There’s only one that involves colorwork, and it’s large blocks of color so it’s great for your first try at a changing colors while knitting.
And they’re all free.
So pop on your favorite show (I love knitting because you can veg out in front of the TV and still feel productive), grab a cup of tea, and cast-on, baby.
10 Free Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns:
1.) Popcorn Blanket Pattern from Peace but Not Quiet
2.) Snowflake Blanket Pattern from Peace but Not Quiet
3.) Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot
4.) Garter Rib Baby Blanket by Orange Flower Yarn
5.) Pine Forest Baby Blanket by Ingrid Aartun
6.) Charlie Baby Blanket by Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days
7.) Moss Stitch Diamonds Blanket by Knitting on the Net
8.) Sunny Baby Blanket Pattern from How Stuff Works
9.) Quick & Easy Baby Blanket Pattern by Knit-O-Matic
10.) Easy Squares Knit Baby Blanket from Red Heart Yarns
If you can knit and purl, I promise you can do these! Have fun!
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