If you ask us, few things are more touching to receive from a loved one when you have a new baby than a handmade baby blanket. You can practically feel the effort and love that went into it each time you use it! At the same time, knitting someone you care for a baby blanket might be the most satisfying gift as well. That’s why we always have our eyes peeled for lovely new patterns we haven’t tried yet.
Just in case you love the idea of knitting a new baby blanket pattern for your next expecting family too, here are some of the cutest designs and tutorials we’ve come across recently!
1. Diamonds for Baby blanket
This blanket is fantastic because it’s large, making it a great floor play blanket, but it’s also colourful and textured. The stitch pattern is easy but lovely to look at and the thick stripes look great no matter what colours you choose. Get the full pattern from Red Heart.
2. Breezy Baby blanket
Would you rather create some kind of funky, unconventional looking baby blanket for a family that’s very modern and a little less traditional as well? Then maybe you’ll enjoy the way these wiggling lines with pulled stitches were created all the way down the length of this next blanket design! Pickles shows you how it’s done.
3. Easy Knit baby blanket
Do you really like the waving lines idea for a baby blanket but you think you’d rather keep your tension even and more densely knit within them? Then we think perhaps you’ll get along a little better with something like this pattern from Annie’s Craft Store.
4. Welcome to The World blanket
Just in case you love the idea of visual texture but you’re trying to keep things very easy and you’re also interested in a stitch pattern that’s subtle enough to work well with a fun colour variegation, here’s a simplified version of a basket weave! Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days has all the details for you.