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Baby Blanket Knitting Kits for Beginners


Klara Nilsson | Updated on October 21, 2021

If you’re a beginner looking to knit a baby blanket as a gift or to keep, baby blanket knitting kits are the perfect way to start.

We’ve hand-picked each knitting kit in this list from top knitting pattern designers all over the internet. Each kit includes everything you’ll need to complete your baby blanket knitting project including super-soft yarn, a digital pattern, and in some cases, knitting needles. Just in case they’ve missed something, we’ve also listed any accessories you might need.

These baby blanket knitting kits have all been selected based on the quality of the pattern design, suitability for babies and newborns, price, and difficulty level. They’re all super simple modern patterns that will be easy for beginners to complete in around 15 to 25 hours. What’s more, all of the digital patterns are printable, depending on your preference.

Whether you’re knitting your blanket in patchwork squares or in stitches, you’ll be much more familiar with basic knitting techniques by the end of any of these projects. You’ll be practicing how to cast on and off, shape and decrease, as well as simple stitching techniques like knit, purl, seed stitch, and garter stitch.

What Kind of Yarn Do These Kits Include?

All of the baby blanket knitting kits we’ve curated in this list use soft, super-squishy yarn with delicate fibers that are gentle to the skin and perfect for babies.

The majority of these kits come with Aran or Worsted weight yarn, though some include heavier yarn weights to create a warm, durable baby blanket. The vast majority use merino wool yarns, though we’ve included some cashmere baby blanket knit kits too.

If you’re looking for more super easy beginner projects, we suggest you also check out our list of beginner sock knitting kits.

TIP: If you’re not comfortable using circular knitting needles in any of these kits, you can also knit a baby blanket with straight needles. Baby blankets are typically smaller than traditional blankets, which means they will usually fit on standard knitting needle sizes.


16 Modern Baby Blanket Knitting Kits for Beginners

You’ll find a wide variety of colors, textures, and patterns here. We’ve listed the sizing information for each baby blanket in the description, too. All you need to do is pick your favourite kit and start knitting!

1. The “Star” Blanket Kit

Star Blanket Kit

Shown here in Eucalyptus Green, Powder Blue, and Slate Blue, the Star Baby Blanket Kit from Wool and the Gang is the perfect easy kit to get you started. It includes a modern baby blanket pattern, 6 balls of 100% merino wool Super Trouper yarn, and an optional pair of US size 8 (5mm) knitting needles.

The finished baby blanket is machine-washable and measures 50cm by 60cm in size. It’ll take most mid-level beginners around 12 hours to knit on average, and requires simple techniques including the garter stitch and slipped edge stitch.

Price$72/£52
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern 2 skeins of colour A 2 skeins of colour B 2 skeins of colour C US Size 8/5mm Needles (optional)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteStar Blanket Kit – Wool and the Gang

2. “India” Baby Blanket Kit

Beginners India Blanket Kit

This kit is a great choice if you’re an ambitious beginner looking to get more practice with circular knitting needles. It contains six balls of yarn and an easy baby blanket pattern involving basic knit stitches, increasing, decreasing, and color changes.

If you’re on your second or third knitting project and you want to find your next challenge, the India Baby Blanket kit might be for you. The final blanket comes in one size that’s suitable for strollers, prams and cribs.

Price$69.16/£49.95
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
6x50g ball of DK Knit Kit Co Merino Yarn
US Size 6/4mm Circular Needles
Tapestry Needle
20 page instruction booklet
Project Bag
Knitting Kit WebsiteIndia Baby Blanket Kit – The Knit Kit Company

3. The “Stripey” Blanket Kit

Stripey Baby Blanket Kit

You’ll be able to finish knitting the Stripey Baby Blanket Knitting Kit even if it’s your very first time casting on. The kit comes with 3 balls of 100% acrylic yarn, the easy knitting pattern, follow-along video instructions and a pair of 6mm circular bamboo knitting needles.

The final blanket measures 75cm by 65cm in size, which makes it a great fit for cribs, cots, and prams. This kit is likely to take you a few more hours to complete (around 25) if you’re a complete beginner, but it contains everything you need to get started.

Price$56.32/£40.68
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
US Size 10/6mm Circular Needles
3 balls of 100% Acrylic Yarn
Step-by-step Instruction Booklet
Tapestry needle
Instructional Videos
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteThe Stripey Baby Blanket – TheKnittingRoomHK on Etsy

4. “Dream” Knitted Baby Blanket Kit

Dream Blanket Kit

Shown here in Cameo Rose, Mellow Mauve, and Ivory White, the Dream Baby Blanket Knitting Kit from Wool and the Gang contains a short and simple knitting pattern that you’ll finish in less than 15 hours.

This beginner-friendly kit will help you master the garter stitch and get you working with Shiny Happy Cotton yarn made with Peruvian Pima cotton. The final blanket measures 50cm by 60cm in size.

Price$66.46/£48
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
1 ball of Shiny Happy Cotton in colour A
1 ball of Shiny Happy Cotton in colour B
1 ball of Shiny Happy Cotton in colour C
US Size 8/5mm Needles
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteDream Blanket Knitting Kit – Wool and the Gang

5. Appalachian “Boho” Baby Blanket Kit

Boho Baby Blanket Kit

The Appalachian Baby Blanket Kit is great for intermediate knitters or ambitious beginners. The pattern uses the chevron stitch and four balls of 100% organic cotton yarn to create a baby blanket 30 inches wide and 34 inches long.

All you’ll need to complete this kit is a set of US size 6 circular needles (4mm) with a 32 inch cable.

Price$79/£57.08
Difficulty LevelIntermediate
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
4 balls of Indigo or Blush
2 balls of of U.S. Organic Cotton
Additional RequirementsUS Size 6/4mm Circular Needles (32 inch Cable)
Knitting Kit WebsiteBoho Baby Blanket Kit – Appalachian Baby Design

6. The “Skye” Blanket Kit

Skye Baby Blanket Kit
This baby blanket knitting kit from The Knit Kit Company contains everything you need to knit the Skye Blanket – a stylish, lightweight baby blanket that comes in one size that’s perfect for prams, cots, and strollers.
Price$69.16/£49.95
Difficulty LevelBeginner/Intermediate
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
6 x 50g balls of DK Merino Yarn
US Size 6/4mm Circular Needles
Tapestry Needle
20 page Instruction Booklet
Project Bag
Knitting Kit WebsiteSkye Baby Blanket Knit Kit – The Knit Kit Company

7. We Are Knitters “Dragonfly” Blanket Kit

Dragonfly Blanket Kit

Another beginner-level kit, the Dragonfly Blanket kit from We Are Knitters is a super popular choice sold by knitting brands all over the world.

The kit includes the Dragonfly Blanket knitting pattern, 5mm wooden knitting and sewing needles, a label, and 2 skeins of delicate Pima cotton yarn. Pictured here in the color mint, the final blanket is suitable for hand washing only.

Price$83.07/£60
Difficulty LevelBeginner/Intermediate
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
2 balls of Pima Cotton Yarn
Knitting & Sewing Needles
We Are Knitters Label
Knitting Kit WebsiteDragonfly Blanket – LoveCrafts

8. “Happy” Baby Blanket Kit

Happy Blanket Kit

Pictured in Chalk Yellow, Eucalyptus Green, and Ivory White, the Happy Blanket Kit from Wool and the Gang creates a beautiful modern baby blanket that looks much more complicated than it is.

Knitted using the garter and stocking stitch, the final blanket is 50.5cm by 63cm in size and will take approximately 12 hours to complete. The kit comes with Shiny Happy Cotton made from Peruvian Pima cotton, and needles are available as an optional addition.

Price$52.61/£38
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
1 ball of Shiny Happy Cotton (Color A)
1 ball of Shiny Happy Cotton (Color B)
1 ball of Shiny Happy Cotton (Colour C)
US Size 8/5mm Needles
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteHappy Blanket Kit – Wool and the Gang

9. Rowan “Star” Cashmere Baby Blanket Kit

Rowan Star Blanket Kit

Rowan’s Star Baby Blanket Kit includes a beautiful traditional blanket pattern that already features in our list of top cashmere knitting kits.

The finished blanket is roughly 73cm by 98cm in size and is knitted using “Baby Cashsoft Merino” yarn, which is 57% wool, 33% acrylic, and 10% cashmere. You’ll need a pair of 3.75mm needles which you can include in the kit for a small additional cost.

Price$81.62/£58.95
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Pattern
Rowan Baby Cashsoft Merino Yarn
Additional Requirements3.75mm Knitting Needles
Knitting Kit WebsiteStar Blanket Kit in Cashmere – Rowan

10. “Elysia” Blanket Knitting Kit

Elysia Blanket Kit

Another easy baby blanket knitting kit from the Knit Kit Company, the Elysia Blanket Kit is super soft and the easiest kit in their entire collection. The kit comes with a digital knitting pattern, yarn, a project bag and a 20 page “how to knit” instruction booklet, which makes it perfect for absolute beginners.

The final blanket comes in one size and requires very basic knitting techniques including casting on, knit and purl stitching, and the stocking stitch.

Price$77.52/£55.99
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
4 x 100g ball of Super Chunky Merino Yarn
US Size 15/10mm Circular Needles
Tapestry Needle
20 page Instruction Booklet
Project Bag
Knitting Kit WebsiteElysia Baby Blanket Knit Kit – The Knit Kit Company

11. “Louis” Baby Blanket Knitting Kit

Louis Baby Blanket Knitting Kit

The Louis Blanket Kit measures 70cm by 70cm. It’s knit up using the seed stitch, which means you’ll be able to use basic knit and purl stitches the whole way through the pattern.

Not only is this pattern super simple, the kit also comes with an instruction manual to help out in case you get your needles in a twist. Worked up on wide 15mm needles, you’ll be able to finish this project in next to no time.

Price$55.37/£39.99
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
Tote Bag
4 x 100g balls of Chunky Merino Yarn 
Sewing Needle
“How to Knit” Manual
15mm Knitting Needles (Optional)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteLouis Baby Blanket Knitting Kit – Wool Couture Company

12. “Benny” Blanket Kit

Benny Blanket Kit

The Benny Blanket Knitting Kit will teach you the cable cast on method, garter stitch, and how to increase and decrease. It contains the knitting pattern for a stylish modern baby blanket in two different sizes: 56cm by 56cm and 75cm by 75cm.

It’s worked up in around 20 hours using Super Trouper Wool, a 100% merino wool yarn that’s all-natural, suitable for babies, and machine washable. Just pick two bold contrasting colours and get knitting!

Price$72/£52.00
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
3 – 5 balls of “Super Trouper” Wool (Color A)
3 – 5 balls of Super Trouper Wool (Color B) 
US Size 8/5mm Circular Needles (40 inch Cable)
Sewing needle
“Made-by-Me” Label
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteBenny Blanket Kit – Wool and the Gang

13. Stitch and Story Personalised Blanket Knitting Kit

Personalised Baby Blanket Knitting Kit

Stitch and Story’s Personalised Baby Blanket Knitting Kit is an excellent gift for any soon-to-be mother or new member of the family.

It contains everything a complete beginner might need including 6 balls of superfine 100% merino wool yarn, 8mm bamboo knitting needles, a sewing needle, and clear knitting instructions. It even teaches you how to embroider your own personalised messaging!

Price$72/£52.00
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsPersonalised Knitting Pattern
6 x 50g Balls of Superfine Merino Yarn
US Size 11/8mm Circular Needles (optional)
Sewing Needle
Basic Knitting & Embroidery Instructions
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsitePersonalised Baby Blanket Knitting Kit – Stitch and Story

14. Deramores Baby Boy “Waves” Blanket Kit

Baby Boy Waves Blanket

The Waves Baby Blanket Kit from Deramores is available in several different variations for baby boys and girls. The simple pattern is designed by Nicola Valiji and uses Deramores Studio Chunky yarn – a soft, chunky acrylic yarn that’s suitable for little ones but durable enough to last.

The final blanket measures 68cm in length and 55cm in width. To complete the pattern you’ll need 6mm knitting needles and the usual accessories, which aren’t included in the kit.

Price$18.86/£13.62
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
4 x Deramores Studio Chunky Yarn
2 x Stylecraft Special Chunky Yarn
Additional RequirementsUS Size 10/6mm Needles
Tapestry Needle
Tape Measure
Pom Pom Maker
Knitting Kit WebsiteBaby Boy Waves Blanket – Deramores

15. Baby Blanket “Squares” Knitting Kit

SoftKnitCloud Baby blanket Knitting kit

Patchwork baby blankets are popular amongst new knitters because they’re fast and easy to knit.

This kit will give you everything you need to knit your blanket up in squares, including a cotton/acrylic yarn blend, needles, and a super-simple blanket knitting pattern which measures roughly 31.5 inches by 31.5 inches upon completion.

Price$56.32/£40.68
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
Cotton/Acrylic Yarn
Knitting Needles
Knitting Kit WebsiteBaby Blanket Knitting Kit – SoftKnitCloud on Etsy

16. Patchwork Baby Blanket Knitting Kit

IKNITPRETTY Beginner Baby Blanket Knitting kit

Another patchwork baby blanket kit, this knitting kit from Etsy couldn’t be simpler. It includes a basic knitting pattern with easy instructions, 4 balls of pure merino wool yarn, needles, and a free project bag.

The blanket is worked up in 24 patches or squares, with one ball of yarn making 6 patches. As long as you can do the most basic knit stitch, you’ll be able to work this up in a few days and be left with a super-soft baby blanket.

The pictured blanket uses Mustard, Slate, Plum and Teal colors, but you can personalise your order and ask the seller for whichever yarn colors you’d like. If you get into difficulties, the kit also comes with photos, videos, and step-by-step knitting instructions to sort you out in no time.

Price$52.61/£38
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
Project Bag
4 x 100g Balls of Super Chunky Yarn
1 x How to Knit Instructions
15mm Knitting Needles
Sewing Needle (optional)
Tape Measure
Knitting Kit WebsiteBeginner Baby Blanket Knitting Kit – IKNITPRETTY on Etsy

What You Need to Know About Baby Blanket Knitting Kits

Baby blankets are a favourite among new knitters, and for good reason. They’re a super satisfying project thanks to their simplicity and the speed at which they knit up. However, there are a few key questions you might want to consider when knitting your baby blanket, which we’ll answer in this section.

Generally speaking, you’ll either knit your baby blanket in patchwork squares and sew them together, or knit the entire blanket in one coherent block.

What’s the Best Stitch for Knitting a Baby Blanket?

As always, we advise you to follow the knitting instructions you’ll receive in your knitting kit. In general though, most baby blankets will use a simple stitch pattern like garter stitch, ribbing stitch, or seed stitch.

Garter stitch is probably the simplest of these three stitching methods. It involves knitting every stitch in every row, and is often worked with two threads of yarn at once. This creates a super simple, soft blanket that’s relatively fast to finish.

Of course, the total number of stitches you’ll need to cast on to complete your baby blanket will depend on the pattern or kit you’ve chosen.

What Yarn Should You Use For a Baby Blanket?

The yarn used for a baby blanket needs to be made with a fiber that is suitable for sensitive baby skin. As a general rule, avoid irritating fibers like mohair and stick to well-known materials like merino wool, cotton, and cashmere.

Most established yarn manufacturers have yarn lines created specifically for babies, which is a good place to start. Luckily, baby blanket knitting kits will have suitable yarn included and chosen for you, which saves you the trouble.

Knitted Baby Blanket Types and Sizes

There are dozens of different types of baby blanket, all of which have different names depending on where in the world you are. Most of the time, these names refer to the size of the knitted blanket and the age of the baby it’s designed for.
As a general rule, the average baby blanket is 14×16 inches. However, the final size of your knitted blanket will depend on your knitting tension, yarn, needle size, and knitting style.

In order from smallest to largest, the different types of baby blankets are usually referred to as coverlets, lovey blankets, bassinet blankets, security blankets, car seat blankets, and stroller blankets.

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