Popular Baby Blankets

Baby blankets are usually a labour of love, but always worth the effort. New parents always appreciate the effort and the end result. There are so many designs to choose from and, for the more experienced knitter, you can adapt some of them to make them more personal. Most blankets come in cot and pram sizes and are knitted in a range of beautiful, soft yarns. 

These are the top 10 best selling baby blanket patterns in my store:

Number One

Image of cover of crochet pattern to make baby blankets and comforters

This popular crochet pattern includes a matching comforter toy. There are two designs - bear and bunny rabbit. The blanket is crocheted in squares with different designs, which I find more interesting and it comes together quicker than a lot of other designs. Buy

Number Two

Image of knitting pattern showing two baby blankets with a bunny rabbit theme

A beautiful blanket with fun details. Choose from a sleeping bunny rabbit or a cute row of their backs with fluffy tails. There is also a matching bunny rabbit toy which is simple to knit. The darker pink option is perfect of you are looking to personalise your blanket. I knitted it without the bunnies and added the initial of the baby I was gifting it to (I used the alphabet chart in pattern 3702). Buy

Number Three

Image of knitting pattern cover featuring a baby blanket, bunting and toy blocks

I love this pattern. The blanket is simple but cute and I love the matching bunting and blocks. There are so many ways to personalise this pattern and bunting is a popular choice for decorating nurseries. The colours in the pattern are very neutral but it works well in brighter combos too. This pattern is also a useful one to have in your collection because the letters and numbers chart can be adapted to personalise other patterns. Buy

Number Four

Image of cover of Sirdar Baby Blanket knitting pattern book

The ultimate collection of blankets. Most baby knitting books include a selection of blanket designs, but this book only features blankets. There are 17 to choose from and include some classic, traditional patterns with options for beginners and experienced knitters. Buy

Number Five

Image of cover of baby blanket knitting pattern with matching teddy bear toy

A teddy bear themed duo of blankets with matching toy. Teddy bear is asleep in the stripey design and the back is a simple design with an added teddy embellishment. This is another easily adaptable pattern if you are looking for something more personalised. Buy

Number Six

Cover image of knitting pattern with two blankets featuring a love heart in the centre

James C Brett Flutterby yarn is impossibly soft to tough and makes the perfect baby blanket. You might be tempted to scale the pattern up and knit one for yourself for cold winter nights. Flutterby yarn is a chunky or bulky weight yarn, which means your blanket will be quicker to knit. The two colour knitting is best if you have experience, but you could knit this blanket and omit the love heart. Buy

Number Seven 

Image of knitting pattern cover featuring a hooded baby blanket and baby cocoon

Perfect for bathtime, this hooded blanket is cute and knitted in supersoft King Cole Yummy yarn. A chunky, bulky weight yarn that knits up fast. The baby cocoon is a very versatile option for babies on the move, perfect for sleepovers and holidays. Both include instructions for two sizes - 0-9 and 9-18 months. An easy knit pattern means it is ideal for beginners and people learning to knit. Buy

Number Eight

Image of cover of knitting pattern with baby blanket, cardigan and matching hat and bootees

A simple, classic design. This baby blanket is stunning when finished. And you can knit a cardigan, hat and bootees to match. This set makes a great newborn baby gift and works best in neutral or pastel colours with any King Cole DK baby yarn. Buy

Number Nine

Image of cover of knitting pattern with a selection of baby blankets

James C Brett has a great range of baby blankets and this is one of my favourites. There are three styles to choose from and they vary in difficulty so can be a good choice for new and experienced knitters. The garter stitch design is a little bit different because it is knitted from corner to corner. All designs are knitted in DK yarn. Buy

Number Ten

Cover image of James C Brett knitting pattern with three designs of baby blankets

Sleeping bags and blankets, knitted in chunky, supersoft Flutterby yarn. This pattern is quick to knit and the finished blankets and sleeping bags are always popular gifts. James C Brett comes in a fantastic range of colours - pastels, neutral and bright, bold options as well as some which produce a marbled effect. Buy

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