When I first started knitting, I was at a point in my life where seemingly everyone in my life was getting married and having babies. There were always gift-giving events to attend, and I liked making something handmade whenever possible. I would knit anything from baby hats and sweaters to blankets to give as gifts. When I decided to knit a blanket for a gift, there was always a question looming in the back of my mind: What size do I make the blanket? Crib size? Car Seat? Full Afghan? And what are the dimensions of those blankets?
Fortunately, I’ve made you a handy little guide for blanket sizes, so you don’t have to ponder these questions the next time you go to knit a blanket. You’ll find a range of sizes for each of these online, but here are the sizes I like to follow:
Really, you can’t go wrong making a blanket of any size as a gift, but if you’re looking for a specific size, that’s a great guide to follow.
Now that we’ve looked at blanket sizes, let’s look at a couple of beautiful patterns we have on here for you. First up, we have the Easy Knit Baby Blanket, which is a free pattern by Mary Beth Temple. It features a stunning textured stitch pattern that looks great on both the Right Side and Wrong Side.
Next up, is another freebie – it’s the Slipped Stitch Baby Blanket. I designed this blanket for two sizes – receiving and throw. It’s worked in four colors and was an absolute blast to knit.
The Slipped Stitch Blanket is part of our Knitting for a Cause Challenge. Sign up here and receive this pattern (along with three other patterns) for free!