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15 Easy Afghan Patterns for Expecting Mothers

By: Kristina Kittelson, Editor, AllFreeKnitting

The Land and the Sea Baby BlanketIf you have a child or grandchild on the way, you already know that knitting for baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of the nine-month waiting period. Whether it's a bouncing baby boy or a sweet baby girl on the way, these easy afghan patterns are your ticket to the comfiest, happiest little bundle of joy in the world - at least until they get hungry. These easy afghan patterns might be the last easy things in your life for a while!

 

We know as an expecting mother, you have a lot on your plate. If you've already taken care of the little baby hats, booties, and sweaters, then you still have the knit baby blankets to worry about. We've taken all the worrying out of the equation, because each of these knit baby blankets are totally easy. Afghan patterns that look this good shouldn't take so little work, but you're in luck. If you know any other mommies-to-be, be sure to show them this list - or better yet, knit them one of these easy afghan patterns yourself as a baby shower gift.

 

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Easy Afghan Patterns for Expecting Mothers

15 Easy Afghan Patterns for Expecting Mothers

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Knit Baby Blankets for Boys

Knit Baby Blankets for Girls

Unisex Knit Baby Blankets

 

Knit Baby Blankets for Boys

Baby Boy Chevron BlanketThey say baby boys are fussier than baby girls, but the opposite is true when they grow up. You might be able to ease some of that fussiness with one of these easy afghan patterns. Knit in cool blues and greens, these knit baby blankets are perfect for nurseries for a little boy. Of course, if you have a girl on the way, don't let the colors deter you from using one fo these easy afghan patterns if it really speaks to you! Your little one won't care what color his or her blanket is - just that it's almost as cozy as Mommy's arms.

 

Knit Baby Blankets for Girls

Baby Girl Chevron BlanketThese delicate easy afghan patterns fit right in a nursery for a baby of the fairer sex. If you're anything like us, any excuse you have to knit something in a beautiful baby pink, you're going to use! These easy afghan patterns are simple enough to put down and pick back up at any time, and they all work up so quickly, so you have time to focus on the important things like doctor appointments and getting plenty of rest. This might just end up being the blanket she drags around all of her childhood, so put plenty of love into it!

 

301 Too Cute to Handle Baby Knitting Patterns

 

For these baby blankets and more, take a look at these 301 Too Cute to Handle Baby Knitting Patterns!

 

 

 

Unisex Knit Baby Blankets

Basket of Love Baby BlanketDon't know the sex of your baby yet, or you don't want to know? That's completely fine! We've still got some easy afghan patterns for you. A lot of couples cite decorating the nursery as the most fun, and yet challenging, aspect of preparing for a baby which they don't know the sex of. Do you go with a bright yellow, mellow neutrals, or earthy greens? Try to think of your options as a blessing rather than a curse. Remember, just because you don't know the sex of the baby doesn't mean you can't knit anything in blue or pink. Knit whichever of these easy afghan patterns, male, female, or unisex, really jumps out at you.

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