Snuggly Knitted Baby Blankets

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Knitting | Comments


No matter the season, there’s nothing sweeter than a baby wrapped in a soft, cozy blanket. We already shared adorable baby knitting patterns and crocheted baby blanket patterns on the Craftsy Blog. Now, let’s take a look at beautiful knitted baby blankets.

When planning baby shower gifts, blankets are the go-to for many knitters. Maybe it’s because high-quality blankets are rare these days, with most blankets mass produced. A handmade blanket also makes for a great keepsake. In fact, my mom saved all the handmade blankets she received as gifts when my brother and I were born. I’ve always admired the stitching on each one, and most of them were in such good condition that we were able to use them again when my niece was born.

If you’re a knitter looking for a handmade gift that can double as a keepsake, try one of these beautiful knitted baby blanket patterns for your next baby shower gift.

Yawning baby wrapped in green baby blanket

Photo via Spud and Chloe

Leaf Blanket

This blanket gives new meaning to swaddling, since baby can be wrapped up in a style similar to trendy baby cocoons. When unwrapped, you have a beautiful leaf-shaped blanket that would look beautiful draped over a crib or rocking chair.
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Folded Red and Orange Knit Baby Blanket

Photo via NellKnits

Peeko, the Super-Squishy Baby Blanket

The saw-tooth and eyelet edges on this elegant baby blanket caught my eye immediately. You can knit this blanket in any weight, color or fiber to match the season or and baby’s nursery decor.
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White Loose Knit Baby Blanket on Blue Table

Photo via Minimi Knit Design

Gacoco Baby Blanket

This beautiful hand-knit blanket is perfect for special occasions. The pattern is worked in blocks so that as baby grows, you can add on to the blanket without ripping any of your work out, including the edging. Give the gift as a baby shower present, and then add on for the baby’s 1st birthday as he or she grows.
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Detailed View of Orange Circular Knit Baby Blanket

Photo via Super Fun Knits

Mirabilis Spiral Baby Blanket

This blanket can be knit as small or as large as you’d like. The Mirabilis is worked in a spiral that gets larger and larger, allowing knitters to continue in pattern to increase the spiral.
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Purple Loose Knit Baby Blanket

Photo via The Woolly Knitter

Betsi Baby Blanket

Wrap babies in this blanket to get extra “awwws” from admirers. I love the sweet hearts knitted into the pattern. Cable knowledge is required for knitting this blanket, making it the perfect challenge for a beginner and a breeze for a more experienced cable knitter. If you’re wanting to perfect your cable knitting skills before starting on this pattern, Craftsy instructor Fiona Ellis offers a FREE online class, Creative Cabled Necklines.
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Colorful Knit Baby Blanket with Elepant, Tree and Blue Sky

Photo via Craftsy member Dana Biddle Designs

Little Ellie Baby Blanket

Elephants are a guaranteed hit with kids and parents alike. Knit the elephant and tree scene separately, then use a tapestry needle to attach to the blanket. The tree is free-form, giving you the ability to make the tree look any way you’d like.
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Want to knit a toy to go along with your baby blanket gift? Craftsy’s Wee Ones: Seamless Knit Toys class with Susan B. Anderson offers patterns and guidance for knitting a tiny elephant, hippo and bunny. Or go big with Susan’s The (Not-So) Itty-Bitty Giraffe class. They’re so cute, you might want to make two: one for the baby and one for you!

You may also enjoy our roundup of elegant baby knitting patterns.

Are you working on a baby gift? Tell us about it. (We promise not to tell the new parents!)

Comments

  1. BEULAH Chappell says:

    I want to learn to knit and would like a simple Alglan pattern to start with.Thank You