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Knitting for Baby: 6 Knit Baby Blankets


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Along with weekend cook-outs fueled by the charcoal grill, and evenings spent lounging by the poolside, summer time also means plenty of baby showers.  While typically a registry of much-need baby items is provided for guests to pick and choose from, it's always nice to present something homemade, too.  This is where knitting comes in.  Did you know that there are so many wonderful knitting patterns for Baby available for free?  Of course, along with that variety comes an increased difficulty in choosing which patterns you're going to make for the big day. 


Although knit baby booties and sweaters are perfectly acceptable (and down-right cute) gift ideas for showers, nothing quite compares to hand-knit free baby afghan patterns.  Whereas babies will quickly out-grow any clothing — sweaters, booties, pants, shirts, hats — knit baby blankets are something that will last throughout the baby's childhood, especially if you knit the afghans slightly larger than the suggested pattern size.  Because AllFreeKnitting believes in the magic that comes with spending hours of your time making a unique, one-of-a-kind present for someone, we've rounded up a few of our favorite baby blankets to knit in our latest eBook: Knitting for Baby: 6 Knit Baby Blankets.  Continue reading for a sneak peek at what's inside this Mommy-approved collection of patterns.


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Lacy Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns: Eyelet Blanket

Although I've always been a fan of traditional blankets, there's definitely something special about lacy baby blanket knitting patterns.  This Eyelet Baby Blanket (pictured to the left) is perfect for parents expecting a little girl.  Knit with five balls of fluffy, worsted weight yarn, this baby blanket knit pattern is visually striking enough to make its permanent home on the sofa, right in the living room.  Drape this exquisite blanket over the crib to add an instant touch of elegance to the nursery.  Think you need to be a crocheter to achieve that fine, scalloped edge?  Think again!  That's actually a knit pattern that's used to mimic the ease and grace a crocheted edge provides.  And if this lacy pattern isn't enough to satiate your appetite for feminine baby afghans, there are plenty more where this came from inside our free eBook.








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Colorful Knitted Baby Blankets: Ten Row Baby Afghan

For knitters searching for simple designs to work on while watching television, try this intriguing Ten Row Baby Afghan; there are only ten rows to keep track of.  After all, who said knitting patterns for baby blankets had to be complicated!  Once you get in the swing of things, you'll be able to knit this blanket as you watch your favorite film.  Before you know it, you'll have an adorable piece that makes a great gift for babies and adults alike.  Personally, I think this pattern would make an excellent lap throw for chilly legs on leather sofas.  With plenty of bright colors to keep you interested throughout the pattern, this makes it easy to see why knitting baby patterns can be so rewarding and super fun! 


If you don't know how to knit a baby blanket, why not try one of the basic designs featured in Knitting for Baby: 6 Knit Baby Blankets.  Despite what you might think, even inexperienced knitters can tackle a baby blanket.  In fact, baby afghans are excellent learning tools for practicing new stitches and techniques.  Get used to changing colors with the Ten Row Baby Afghan mentioned above, or build up your cable knitting confidence with the classic Summer Fence Blanket mentioned below.  No matter which knitted baby blanket patterns you decide to work on, you're bound to pick up something new along the way.  Not to mention, you'll also be presenting someone with a handmade gift that's been crafted with love by you.




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Gender-Neutral Knitted Baby Blankets: Summer Fence Baby Blanket

Knitting a baby blanket, but don't know whether the baby will be a boy or a girl?  No problem, just pick up a gender-neutral design like this stylish Summer Fence Baby Blanket.  Made with overlapping, fence-like cables, this striking design will bring back fond memories of late-night barbecues and hours spent on the fenced-in patio during hot summer afternoons.  If you're not comfortable knitting cables just yet, try a more basic design like the simple Baby Giggles Afghan below.  Even lacy knit baby blanket patterns can work for baby boys if you choose the right colors.  Instead of knitting up an afghan in pink, why not true yellow or green?  Both colors could easily be used for both little boys and girls.  




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Easy Knit Baby Blankets: Baby Giggles Afghan

If you're new to the world of knitting, don't fret, because there are also designs made especially for you in this collection of charming baby patterns.  Perfect for bubbly little ones, this Baby Giggles Afghan is the quintessential baby blanket knit pattern: it's colorful, cozy and easy to make. Crafted with 36 knit motif patterns, this blanket blends five creamy pastels into one finished piece. Get practice using the garter stitch with this basic design, all while fashioning a timeless piece for the nursery.  


The wonderful variety of stitches you'll become familiar with in while knitting this baby blanket makes this a great pattern for learning knitters.  Those 36 motifs will expose you to a variety of stitches that will keep you on your toes and keep the project interesting.  Creating a treasured heirloom while increasing your knitting abilities will be a wonderful experience.  By the time you finish this baby blanket pattern, you'll be well on your way to mastering most of the basic motif patterns.  This pattern is one that can be easily adapted to fit your tastes and the potential gender of the new baby.  If you don't know if a boy or a girl is on the way, this is a great pattern to work on while you wait for your newest family member to arrive.




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Let AllFreeKnitting help you get ready for baby shower season with this group of patterns that are perfect for baby.  Improve your knitting skills while simultaneously knitting attractive blankets that can be used for the home, the nursery and more.  Thanks to our latest eBook, Knitting for Baby: 6 Knit Baby Blankets, you'll be able to have a gift idea on-hand without scouring the internet for free knitted baby patterns.  And once you subscribe to receive our newsletter, Knit Picky Patterns, you'll see how incredibly rewarding it is to be a part of the knitting community! If you've ever searched for free knitting patterns for babies, free easy knitting patterns, knitting pattern baby blanket, or anything in between, let deliver quality patterns and ideas from talented designers straight to you! Check out this free eBook and the site to draw tons of knitting inspiration!





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Hi weeonly 2700252, We have just verified that the eBook link is active and can be downloaded. You may be having trouble accessing it if your browser is out of date or if your PDF reader needs to be updated. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am looking for a pattern for a baby's afghan/blanket (shown in light green yarn) in an eyelet/lace pattern with wide knit borders. Pattern is knit in open work and ridges across from side to side and looks good on both sides of the blanket. Shown in one of your pattern books in the past 2 to 3 years. I have misplaced the book so have no month/year to refer to. The best pattern that I have ever used and I want to knit another!!

Hi demartinson 7633228, We have all of our published eBooks listed on the site. Please find them in the upper left rail under "Free eBooks." Hopefully you will find what you're looking for! Thanks! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

im not too sure

i have a patterns that call for ,knit up when making the collar & bands i've tried every way i can think off & just can't seem to get a neat finish [please help]

Can't download anything!!!!

did you ever get it to work?

I have a pattern that calls for the "Three Needle Bindoff Method". I have never heard of this and can't find any instructions for it. Please, can you help.

Its for bind off and 'sewing' together two seams - usually shoulders. youtube video below - or just search for 3 needle bind off in youtube.

FANTASTIC! I am knitting a lot of baby things as I will get a new grandson in April and he is getting 2 new cousins this summer. I also knit for the hospitals newborn caps and tiny blankets

What do you think?great thank you my first time doing this again thank you

Ok guys I have a blazing headache from banging my head on a brickwall (not literally) for 3 hours trying to find a recent pattern of yours it was baby blanket knitted from corner to corner in garter stitch it was in four colours starting in white going through to navy blue I can remember everything apart from how often you cast on wether it is at each end of every or alternate rows I do all my knitting for charity and would love to do this thankyou aducky

This is probably to late, but the pattern your looking for is at this address: Hope this helps.

They look like beautiful patterns.... I would like to knit you have patterns on mittens?


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