PROJECTS 7 Classic Bulky Baby Blankets

I’ve been receiving a lot of requests for baby blanket projects for less experienced knitters. All the projects below are make with one yarn, in one colour, and feature a texture created with knit and purl stitches. They are all made with 6mm/US10 needles, to get things moving along at a brisk pace! I also recommend using Berroco Vintage Chunky, an affordable, soft, machine washable blend of wool & synthetic that comes in a bunch of pretty colours. You’ll be able to find all of these projects on our website under PROJECTS, SKILLS & HACKS – Baby.

Resources for New-ish Knitters

Before we launch into the projects, I wanted to make sure you know about some great resources to help you along:

photo: Knit Picks

Sunshine Chevron

The simple chevron texture in this blanket makes me happy and reminds me of simple graphic prints and classic Charles Schultz characters.

Size

  • approx 29″ wide
  • to make blanket wider add stitches in increments of 8 (8 sts = 2.25″)

Materials

Photo: jenschuetz on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/jenschuetz/concentric-squares-baby-blanket

Concentric Squares Baby Blanket 

Simple, graphic shapes are always in style.

Size: appox 32″ x 32″

Materials

Photo: Fifty Four Ten Studio

All These Places

This pattern actually comes in a series of sizes, up to a XXL afghan, but what can be scaled up can also be scaled down.

Size

  • Baby Blanket: 27.75” wide x 35” long: 5 skeins
  • Small Blanket: 31” wide x 39.5” long: 6 skeins
  • Medium Throw: 34.5” wide x 44” long: 7 skeins

Materials

Photo: Fifty Four Ten Studio

Happy Endings

This pattern actually comes in a series of sizes, up to a XXL afghan, but what can be scaled up can also be scaled down.

Size

  • Baby Blanket: 26” wide x 30” long: 4 skeins
  • Small Blanket: 30” wide x 34” long: 5 skeins
  • Medium Throw: 34” wide x 42” long: 7 skeins
Photo: Sarah Keller

Cuddly Baby Blanket

A simple, repetitive pattern makes a classic blanket in a pretty colour.

Size: approx. 31 x 34″

Materials

Photo: dahlias on Ravelry

Garter Block Baby Blanket

The building blocks of life … is actually DNA, but simple blocks make for a great blanket too!

Size

  • approx. 34″ x 34″ (depending on your tension)
  • to make blanket wider add stitches in increments of 16 stitches (16 sts = approx 4.5″)

Materials

Guernsey Style Baby Blanket

This blanket is more of an intermediate level knit, but I thought I’d throw it in because it looks so nice and makes such a lovely, classic gift.

Size

  • approx. 24″ x 25″ (or larger, depending on your tension)
  • to make blanket wider add stitches in increments of 8 stitches

Materials

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