If you have some extra yarn sitting around, these six baby blanket knitting patterns may just spark an idea for your next project. These patterns are especially helpful if you have a friend or family member who’s expecting a little one any day now. Baby blankets can be very personal gifts, but you can also make one for your own little bundle of joy.
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10-Day Quick Knit Blanket
This pattern offers an opportunity to finish a project quickly and use up some of your yarn stash. According to the original post, this blanket will take only ten days to finish. If you’ve got a time crunch to get a blanket ready, try out this pattern. For more information, visit Smitha Katti.
This adorable blanket offers more than just stripes -- you get butterflies! This is a slightly more difficult pattern because it involves the butterfly detailing. But if you’re up to it, this blanket would be an adorable gift! For more information, visit All Free Knitting.
Lotus Baby Blanket
Here is another quick project for the busy knitters among you. This baby blanket knitting pattern includes a charming lotus design. It’s also a pretty simple pattern to follow, but it can come off as quite impressive in the finished product. For more information, visit Needyl.
Reversible Cabled Blanket
This baby blanket looks so warm and cozy you might want to use it yourself! The blanket features a cabled pattern with a stitched border around the edges. This would be a great gift for winter babies. For more information, visit Culture of Crafting.
Teddy Bear Blanket
All little kids love their teddy bears. If there’s a teddy bear fan in your life, try out this baby blanket knitting pattern. The blanket features several bears that blend into the background, but you could make them stand out with a different colored yarn. For more information, visit Knitting on the Net.
Bring-It-On Striped Blanket
Featuring a loose stitch and a decoratively curved edge, this blanket can be customized with any colors you’d like. If you’re looking for something heavier, there is also a winter variation of this pattern. For more information, visit Pickles.