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Everyone Loves Free Knitted Blanket Patterns!


This post features 17 free knitted blanket patterns perfect for fall and winter.

Have you ever wanted to knit yourself a HUGE, cozy, comfy blanket that you can hide in for days when the weather outside is bitter cold? Yeah, me too!

Then this post is just perfect for you, with plenty of cozy blanket patterns to choose from.


17 Free Blanket Knitting Patterns

Discover the cozy world of knitting with our curated collection of 17 free blanket knitting patterns!

Whether you're a seasoned knitter or just picking up your needles for the first time, these patterns offer a delightful array of designs to suit every style and skill level.

From classic cable knits to modern geometric motifs, each pattern invites you to create a warm and inviting masterpiece for your home or loved ones.

Dive into the world of stitches, colors, and textures as you embark on your knitting journey, crafting blankets that will wrap you in comfort and charm.

Knit A Blanket To Keep You Warm And Cozy!

When it’s cold outside, you only want to snuggle up on the sofa in your cozy blanket with your dog or cat.

Watching Netflix while knitting and drinking tea (or coffee) can feel comforting during the colder months.

Knitting your blankets or giving them as gifts will be welcomed when you reach those zero-temperature days!

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Blanket Patterns

More and more people make their own chunky knitted blankets, with bulky weight yarns knit on big needles.

They are easy to make, too, with only a basic knowledge of knitting needed to get started.

If you want to learn how to knit and want an easy project to begin with, learning how to knit a blanket is probably a great idea – How To Knit A Blanket (Free + Easy For Beginners)

Related Post: Knitting Lessons.

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Free Blanket Knitting Patterns

In this roundup of blanket patterns, there are many for you to choose from, including a cable knit blanket, knit baby blanket, patchwork, waffle throw, and more.

When deciding which pattern to choose, think about the yarns you would like to use  – do you want to use bulky weight yarn or something a little lighter?

If you are a beginner – perhaps have a look in your local yarn store for some ideas before you start – see which yarn speaks to you, and you know that you have to have!

For more fall knitting patterns, take a look at these posts below:

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What Is The Best Size For A Knitted Blanket?

The best size for a knitted blanket depends on your personal preferences, the intended use of the blanket, and the amount of time and materials you’re willing to invest.

Here are some common blanket sizes and their typical uses:

  1. Baby Blanket (30″ x 40″ or 76 cm x 102 cm):
    • These smaller blankets are ideal for swaddling, covering a stroller, or providing a cozy spot for a baby to nap. They are relatively quick to knit and make for great baby shower gifts.
  2. Throw Blanket (50″ x 60″ or 127 cm x 152 cm):
    • Throw blankets are versatile and can be used for various purposes. They’re great for draping over the back of a couch or the foot of a bed, and they’re large enough to keep you warm while watching TV or reading a book.
  3. Twin Bed Blanket (66″ x 90″ or 168 cm x 229 cm):
    • A twin-sized blanket is designed to cover a single bed. It’s a good choice for kids’ beds or for those who prefer a smaller blanket on their twin-sized bed.
  4. Full/Queen Bed Blanket (90″ x 90″ or 229 cm x 229 cm):
    • This size is suitable for both full and queen-sized beds. It provides ample coverage for sleeping and can also be used as a decorative layer on a larger bed.
  5. King Bed Blanket (108″ x 90″ or 274 cm x 229 cm):
    • King-sized blankets are designed for king-sized beds. They are the largest and provide full coverage for a bed of this size.
  6. Custom Sizes:
    • You can also knit blankets in custom sizes to suit your specific needs. For example, you might want a larger throw blanket, an oversized king-sized blanket, or a unique shape like a circular or hexagonal blanket.

When choosing the size for your knitted blanket, consider the recipient’s needs and preferences.

Additionally, take into account the amount of time, yarn, and effort required to complete the project.

Larger blankets will require more materials and take longer to knit, so choose a size that aligns with your available resources and the intended purpose of the blanket.

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What Is The Best Stitch To Knit A Blanket?

The best stitch to knit a blanket depends on your preferences, the level of difficulty you’re comfortable with, and the style you want for your blanket.

Here are a few popular knitting stitches for blankets:

  1. Garter Stitch: Garter stitch is the simplest knitting stitch, involving only the knit stitch on both sides of the fabric. It creates a textured, reversible fabric. It’s a great choice for beginners and results in a squishy, cozy blanket. Learn how to knit the garter stitch here. – How to knit garter stitch.
  2. Stockinette Stitch: Stockinette stitch is another basic stitch pattern where you knit one side (the right side) and purl the other side (the wrong side). It creates a smooth, classic “V” pattern on one side and a bumpy texture on the other side. Keep in mind that stockinette tends to curl at the edges, so you may want to add a border to your blanket. Learn how to knit the stockinette stitch here. – How to knit the stockinette stitch (for beginners)
  3. Basketweave Stitch: The basketweave stitch pattern alternates blocks of knit and purl stitches to create a textured, woven appearance. It’s a bit more complex than garter or stockinette but adds depth and visual interest to your blanket.
  4. Seed Stitch: Seed stitch is a pattern that alternates knit and purl stitches within the same row and across rows. This creates a bumpy, textured fabric. It’s visually appealing and lies flat, making it a great choice for blankets. Learn how to knit seed stitch here – How to knit seed stitch for beginners
  5. Cable Stitch: If you want to add intricate, textured designs to your blanket, consider using cable stitches. Cables involve crossing stitches over each other, creating a braided or roped effect. They can be as simple or complex as you like, depending on the pattern you choose. Learn how to knit basic cables here – 8 Cable Stitch Knitting Patterns
  6. Lace Stitch: Lace stitch patterns create delicate, openwork designs that are perfect for lightweight, decorative blankets. Lace patterns typically involve yarnovers and decreases to create eyelets and intricate patterns.
  7. Ripple or Chevron Stitch: This stitch pattern creates a wave-like, chevron design. It’s visually striking and can be done with a combination of increases and decreases to create the desired ripple effect.
  8. Moss Stitch: Moss stitch (or double seed stitch) alternates knit and purl stitches, much like seed stitch. It creates a textured, reversible fabric with a different pattern from seed stitch.
  9. Brioche Stitch: Brioche is a more advanced stitch that produces a reversible, squishy fabric. It involves working with slipped stitches and yarnovers to create a dense, warm texture. It’s suitable for experienced knitters.

When selecting a stitch for your blanket, consider your skill level, the overall look you want to achieve, and the intended use of the blanket.

Keep in mind that some stitch patterns may require extra attention to gauge and tension, and they might take longer to knit than simpler stitches.

Additionally, it’s a good idea to make a swatch before starting your project to ensure that you’re comfortable with the chosen stitch and that it produces the desired fabric for your blanket.

Are you going to make a blanket this winter?

Let me know in the comments which one you are going to make!

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    1. Hello Theresa,
      If you want to make a simple blanket you could try out the super chunky kit throw pattern or for something with more of a challenge the cable knit blanket? https://www.handylittleme.com/chunky-cable-knit-blanket-pattern/
      They are both really popular patterns and the cable blanket has been given as a gift many times over, I have seen how wonderful they turn out!
      I am sure your friends will appreciate any blanket you choose.
      I hope that helps!