Earlier this week, I asked a question in our newsletter (do you get the newsletter? You can sign up to get it at the bottom of this post or over to the right there –>)
After spending a week in Hawaii, I was wondering – what do people in warmer climates knit? It’s currently snowing here in Colorado (😭😭 take me back, Hawaii!!) and even in the summer, you can argue that babies here need a good, warm blanket. It gets chilly most nights. And if it isn’t chilly now, it will be very soon.
No one in Hawaii answered me, but someone in South Africa did. South Africa! I know the Internet can connect people across the globe, but still. It’s pretty amazing to communicate with someone in South Africa, I don’t care what you say.
She asked for some lacy baby blanket knitting patterns. Some baby blanket knitting patterns that breathe a little and presumably aren’t the double-knit, super-chunky blankets my babies needed here. So inspired by her question, I’ve rounded up some beautiful, lacy baby blanket knitting patterns.
If you’re a beginning knitter, I’d encourage you to try one of these! Armed with a little extra time, and access to YouTube to look up any stitches you don’t understand, you can absolutely do this. The only way to improve is to just jump in there and try one. You may have to take it apart once or twice, but your efforts aren’t wasted. They’re practice. I’d love to know how you get on.
A few of these patterns require a Ravelry account, and one or two cost a very little amount of money (under $5). I’ve indicated those in the descriptions.
11 Lacy Baby Blanket Patterns:
1.) Alex’s Baby Blanket by Squirrels Go Like This – this tulip lace pattern was actually the first kind of blanket I ever knit, years and years ago. A great beginner blanket!
2.) Lace Chevrons Baby Blanket by Red Heart – don’t let the “intermediate” rating scare you. The pattern notes explain all the abbreviations. Just take it slow and you’ve got this.
3.) Larkin Baby Blanket by Knit Picks – this one costs (less than $2), but the pattern is intricate and worth it, I think.
4.) A Tisket A Tasket Baby Blanket by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns
5.) Honeycomb Lacy Baby Blanket by Knitting on the Net
6.) Lots of Love Baby Blanket by Knits Bits and Pics – you have to read a chart for this one, but that’s good practice if you ever want to move on to more complicated patterns, or to knitting in colors. Here are some tips for reading a knitting chart. I encourage you to give it a try!
8.) Chocolate Parfait Baby Blanket by Narangkar Glover – another free pattern that requires a Ravelry account to access
9.) Thine Receiving Blanket by Lynn Christensen – another Ravelry blanket, and definitely on my to-be-knit list! So gorgeous.
10.) Leafy Baby Blanket by Silk and Wool
11.) Dropstitch Baby Blanket – this one is my pattern. It isn’t, strictly speaking, a lacy blanket…but it is light and airy and would still be a good blanket for warmer climates.
Do you have a favorite light baby blanket pattern?