14 Modern Knitted Baby Blankets

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Modern knitted baby blankets are bold, graphic and sleek. They use contrasting colors or simplified motifs while still keeping the vibe of a calm and delicate nursery.

It’s a great choice for minimal interior, so if you are thinking about baby shower gift for some minimalists, there are a lot of amazing ideas. White walls and simple furniture make these blankets pop with color and bring fun vibes. Handmade items are lovely sentimental pieces that we cherish for years and happily pass on through generations. Make one for someone you love and make memories! Take a look at examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Round Ruffled Baby Afghan

Use up leftover yarn ends to knit this adorable circular blanket, because it will come in handy in many situations! Not only is it great to cover your baby while sleeping, but also to put it on the floor for playtime. Combine many different color for this adorable scrappy look and see the original in the photos below!

  • DESIGNED by Heather Lodinsky
  • PROJECT TYPE: knitted blanket
  • CRAFT: knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner

photo by Lion Brand Yarn / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on lionbrand.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

2. Antioch Blanket

You don’t need any special skills to make a lovely knitted baby blanket, so don’t hesitate another minute. Remember that stripes don’t have to be regular, and they do not have to go all the way throughout the entire piece! As you can see, designers from Espace Tricot added a long piece of cream on one side.

  • DESIGNED by Espace Tricot
  • PROJECT TYPE: knitted blanket
  • CRAFT: knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner

photo by Espace Tricot / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on ravelry.com.

3. Patchwork Baby Quilt 

Simple knitted triangles look great when arranged in modern looking quilt!

  • DESIGNED by: Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE: knitted blanket
  • CRAFT: knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner
Patchwork Baby Quilt Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations Design Studio / Yarnspirations Design Studio.com

Find original free pattern on yarnspirations.com

4. Bear-y Cozy Blanket

This bear blanket looks so cute! It’s also very easy to make.

  • DESIGNED by: Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE: knitted blanket
  • CRAFT: knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner
Bear-y Cozy Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

PHOTOS by Yarnspirations Design Studioc / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on yarnspirations.com

5. The Clyd Blanket

This stunning knitted blanket in the pictures below is a super easy and simple corner to corner project with an applied icord border and is finished off with pom-poms. Aren’t they just the sweetest? Cinnamonandpurls designed it to be stroller or playmat sized but it is easy to customise to knit it bigger.

  • DESIGNED by: Emma Josey
  • THIS VERSION is by cinnamonandpurls
  • PROJECT TYPE: knitted blanket
  • CRAFT:  knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner
The Clyd Blanket

photo by cinnamonandpurls / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on oakandfieldknits.co.uk, or read more about it on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

6. Amala blanket

This beautiful knitted blanket in the pictures below was made by Astrid Agustsson and it’s such a beautiful project, that you’ll absolutely love! It has amazing, modern triangles knitted all over, in all the fun colors and it’s super soft as well! The finished size is 55 x 65 cm (60 x 71″).

  • DESIGNED by: Astrid Agustsson
  • PROJECT TYPE: knitted blanket
  • CRAFT: knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner
Amala blanket

photo by Astrid Agustsson / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on Ravelry.

7. Domino Baby Blanket

This fun crochet blanket in the pictures below was made by judithvanpraag and it’s so colorful! Makes me think of the summer days instantly. It’s a fantastic project for fall and winter time, because it’s super warm and cozy, while still being really easy to make.

  • DESIGNED by: Sylvia Roozeboom
  • THIS VERSION is by judithvanpraag
  • PROJECT TYPE: knitted blanket
  • CRAFT: knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner
Domino Baby blanket

photo by judithvanpraag / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on Ravelry. This particular version is on Ravelry.

8. Lisbeth Blanket

This gorgeous blanket in the pictures below was created by Anja Heumann and it’s a very elegant and just timeless piece, that’s made with a moss stitch edge. The texture of it is simply amazing and you can easily adjust the size of this blanket. Have fun! 

  • DESIGNED by: Anja Heumann
  • PROJECT TYPE: knitted blanket
  • CRAFT: knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner
Lisbeth Blanket

photo by Anja Heumann / Ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on Ravelry.

9. Baby Pink

Amazing design that incorporates different knitting techniques to achieve diverse textures. As suggested, it is best to handcraft this baby pink blanket with the softest and lightest yarns. That way you will get a super fine, yet snuggly and warm blanket. This design would make a perfect baby shower gift, it would for sure impress all the guests.

  • DESIGNED by Sesia Tricot
  • PROJECT TYPE baby blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Sesia Tricot / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on Ravelry.

10. Morning Sky Baby Blanket

As always, Leelee Knits amazes us with a perfectly adorable project. This time you can get advanced with your crochet skills. The striving texture of the blanket is easier to make than it may seem. Although, you will definitely expand your skills by incorporating the simple slip stitch. Choose the desired colors and make your very first more advanced baby blanket.

  • DESIGNED by Leelee Knits
  • PROJECT TYPE baby blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner

Photos by Leelee Knits / ravelry.com

Find original free pattern on leeleeknits.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Merry Baby Blanket

Consider starting with this project if you are new to knitting. This is a completely beginner-friendly knitted baby blanket with great texture and a pretty look. All the stitches here are easy to knit and purl, which is a great way to learn quickly. The free step-by-step pattern is adjustable to make sure you get the perfect fit.

  • DESIGNED by Astrid Agustsson
  • PROJECT TYPE baby blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
white baby blanket

Photos by Astrid Agustsson / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on soul-wool.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Equal Measure Blanket

The timeless striped design makes this blanket a great accessory for any interior. The muted colors have a soothing effect and enhance the hygge vibes to make you feel extremely comfortable. This piece is a must-have for the upcoming fall, so add it to your to-do list! The free knitting pattern is easy to follow and ready to download.

  • DESIGNED by Purl Soho
  • PROJECT TYPE baby blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
color block simple knitted blanket

Photos by Purl Soho / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on purlsoho.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Sleepy Owls Baby Blanket

The simple motif combines with the muted color in this knitted baby blanket. It gives the piece a soothing feel, and your child will want to take a nap when wrapped in it.  The warm yarn will keep them comfortable even on the coldest nights. Follow the free step-by-step knitting pattern to get started today. It’s worth a try!

  • DESIGNED by Marie-Elyse Dugal
  • PROJECT TYPE baby blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL upper beginner
Two knitted baby blankets with owl design adorned with a cuddly bunny.

Photos by Marie-Elyse Dugal / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

14. Big Stripes Beginner Knit Blanket

Bright and cozy, this knit blanket will cheer up your kids and keep them warm. The simple design makes this a great project for beginning knitters. It will allow you to practice basic knitting techniques and improve your level quickly. The step-by-step knitting pattern for this piece is free and easy to follow. Don’t miss this opportunity!

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations
  • PROJECT TYPE baby blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A colorful knitted baby blanket on a wooden floor.

Photos by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

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