Free Knit Blanket Pattern for Beginners
Are you looking for a good beginner tutorial on how to make a knitted blanket pattern? The free pattern which is a beginner-friendly knit design will have anyone knitting blankets or a throw in no time at all! Read on down to find the free blanket knitting pattern to get started today!
Do you want to knit more? Try my list of the easiest striped knit patterns which all happen to be free. I hope you enjoy this knit blanket pattern!
This knit blanket is great for beginner knitters to try their hand at. And I guess it’s OK to admit that I am a new (ish), knitter. I have started, restarted and gotten frustrated with many knit projects which resulted in never actually finishing one until now!
I am proud of myself for finishing this simple striped knit blanket, and I have to type, shout, say that I love knitting as much as I do crochet!
The Yarn That’s Perfect for a Knit Blanket
To make this simple striped knit blanket, you will need 14 skeins of Vanna’s Choice yarn from Lion Brand. Yep. A lot! It is a 100% acrylic yarn and is available in quite a few color choices which means you will always have a blanket that is unique to you.
I held two yarn skeins together at once to make sure my blanket was extra cozy, and I wanted a chunky knit blanket feel! You could also try it with one skein at a time, but you would need to use smaller knitting needles to make it work.
This blanket is extremely easy to make and even though it’s simple you can see that I made a mistake with the dusty blue and navy yarn when I joined in the color. OPPS! I was going to rip the blanket back to the mistake to fix it but thought one “Hey, it gives it a little character” and two I was past the point of the mistake. So, the mistake stayed put! Oh, well. This blanket still means just as much to me!💛
If you are ready to try to make this striped knitted blanket for yourself, then scroll on down to find the full, FREE knit blanket pattern!
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How to Knit a Blanket for Beginners
Skill Level: Easy
- Circular Knitting Needles 10 mm – 36 in
- Vanna’s Choice Yarn – 7 colors – 14 skeins – 2 of each color or 2,380 yards of worsted weight (4) yarn
- I used Mustard, White, Charcoal Grey, Linen, Dusty Blue, Navy and Silver Blue Colors – Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand
- Yarn needle
- Finished size varies with starting stitches (ST)
- The entire blanket is worked while holding two skeins of yarn at the same time.
- Written in Standard US Terms
- Learn how to do the long tail cast on “here”
- Learn how to do the Knit Stitch “here”
- Learn how to change colors in Knitting “here”
- UPDATE: 12/11/2018 I didn’t measure at the time of making but I just measured again. (not sure how accurate since kids have used it and it has been washed) but it measured 37″ wide & 60″ length
Simple Striped Knit Blanket Pattern
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Foundation Row: While holding two strands together and with the first choice of the color cast on 90 ST’s
Row 1: Turn work and knit stitch in every ST across (90)
Row 2 – 140: Repeat row 1 (90) changing color strands every 20 rows.
To Finish: Cast off and weave in loose ends throughout blanket with a yarn needle.
You are done!
You Are Done With Your New Knit Blanket!
Enjoy your new knit throw blanket! If you have any questions about this simple striped knit blanket, please feel free to ask! I’ll try the best I can to help you out.
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