8 Super Cute Knit Baby Blanket Patterns

 These knit baby blankets are perfect for gifts or to work on in preparation for the arrival of your own little blessing.

If you’re looking for other baby gift ideas, you can check out these amazing diaper cakes and also my favorite crochet baby booties patterns.

1. Basketweave Baby Blanket

The texture of the blanket looks so soft and cuddly. I love the checkerboard look!

These soft and cuddly knit baby blanket patterns are perfect for the next sweet bundle of joy in your life.

There are a lot of awesome baby blanket patterns out there for both knitting and crochet. I’d love to see your favorite knit baby blanket patterns in the comments!

2. Malt Blanket

This simple blanket looks so soft and easy to make! Maybe you’re not a knitter? That’s okay, check out my favorite crochet baby blanket patterns!

3. Soft-as-a-Cloud Baby Afghan

This blanket almost has a pinwheel look and I love the uniqueness of the triangles.

The super soft yarn makes for a cuddly baby blanket!

4. Cozy Corners Crib Blanket

The two different stitches and textures of this blanket really set it off. Paired with a super soft yarn, this would make for a lovely baby gift!

5. Marching Elephants Baby Blanket

It’s no secret that chevron is one of my favorite patterns for baby blankets. This cute knit baby blanket pairs chevrons with marching elephants.

What a unique idea!

6. Baby Blanket

I absolutely love the cable knit style of this baby blanket. It’s super cute and cuddly.

7. Cot Blanket

This blanket looks so soft and pretty with this different style of stitch. I love it!

8. Sheep Baby Blanket

This knit baby blanket is so unique with the little sheep! Great for a sheep-themed nursery and would also look great with blue for a boy.

The Best Yarn for Knit Baby Blankets

Before getting to the patterns, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about the best types of yarn for your knit baby blankets.

Here is a beginner’s guide to the different yarns that are perfect for knitting baby blanket patterns. We’ll start with some of the softest and most expensive and go to the cheapest (but still soft enough for babies).

You can even experiment with different textures and colors for your knit baby blankets.

Each of these recommended yarns has its own characteristics that will make for a gentle blanket but still have different textures.

I’d love to hear about your favorite baby yarn too! Feel free to leave a comment below and share!

Capra DK Yarn 

This yarn is the perfect weight for garments intended to be worn next to the skin plus, it’s super soft!

  • Where to buy: KnitPicks
  • Contents: 85% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere
  • Approximate cost: $.08 per yard

Simply Alpaca Aran

Alpaca yarn is so soft against the skin and this particular yarn is all natural colors, not bleach or dyes which is a plus for babies.

  • Where to buy: KnitPicks
  • Contents: 100% Superfine Alpaca
  • Approximate cost: $0.05 per yard

Caron Simply Soft

This is actually my favorite and most recommended yarn for baby items! It’s so soft and a middle-of-the-road price!

  • Where to buy: Amazon
  • Contents: 100% Acrylic
  • Approximate cost: $0.04 per yard

Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop

Bamboo yarn is so soft, and when combined with cotton it makes for a really gentle fiber. Additionally, bamboo is hypoallergenic!

  • Where to buy: Annie’s Catalog
  • Contents: 50% Cotton, 50% Bamboo
  • Approximate cost: $0.03 per yard

Comfy Cotton Blend

Cotton is a very soft fiber and this blend of cotton and polyester makes a very nice yarn for baby blankets!

  • Where to buy: Amazon
  • Contents: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
  • Approximate cost: $0.02 per yard