8 FREE Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns for New Arrivals

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There are few gifts more precious or cozy than baby blankets. But we know that because of the huge amount of yarn required, knitting a baby blanket can be a real pain on your wallet.

These free baby blanket knitting patterns save you some money so you can focus on fiber instead of budget. There are plenty of patterns to choose from, just in case you find yourself making several baby gifts in the span of a few months. (We wouldn't want you to get bored!)

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From colorful to elegant, there's a baby blanket you're bound to love in here. Start planning those gifts for the new arrivals with these free baby blanket knitting patterns!

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1. Lace Sampler Baby Blanket

Practice your lace and chart-reading skills while you also stitch up this beautiful, elegant blanket. Change the border color to match the nursery, if you'd like. The blanket is stitched with fingering weight yarn, so make sure you leave plenty of time for knitting before the birth of the baby.

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2. Leafy Baby Blanket

This blanket pattern requires four different types of decreases, so beginner lace knitters will walk away with new skills under their belts. This would be a sweet addition to any nursery, but it's also ideal for wrapping around baby on special occasions.

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3. Twin Leaf Baby Blanket

Want to think outside the traditional baby color palette? Designer  LindsayH  passed on the pastels and instead opted for the elegant hue in the photo above. She notes that while this isn't a quick knit, last-minute knitters can use larger needles and heavier yarn to make the blanket work up faster.

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4. Candice Baby Blanket and Hat

The honeycomb stitch used in this pattern offers both extra warmth and a beautiful texture. Gift the matching hat along with the blanket so baby can be covered from head to toe in fluffy warmth.

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5. Beach Stripe Baby Blanket

After knitting this for the new baby, you might be tempted to knit one for yourself, too. Designer  nickers r  created this blanket with summer babies in mind. Knit it up in cotton for the perfect summer weight.

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6. Seraphina Baby Blanket

You can't go wrong with classic stripes! The pattern is written for either bulky weight or worsted weight yarn, so you can choose your favorite fiber weight. The pattern suggests five or six colors, but you could use any number of colors!

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7. Bryson's Baby Blanket

Designer  Mary Riley Hunt  chose this beautiful feather and fan stitch in honor of Baby Bryson's dad, an avid bow hunter. But even parents who aren't hunters will appreciate this elegant blanket. It will look just as beautiful draped over the crib as it does when it's wrapped around baby.

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8. All About Stripes Baby Blanket

BYou'll breeze through this pattern, which uses stockinette stripes of three different colors. Finish it off with a textured border.

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