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Baby Blanket Knitting Kits for Beginners


Klara Nilsson | Updated on October 11, 2022

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 designers. Each kit includes everything you’ll need to knit an easy baby blanket from scratch, 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 all include simple, modern patterns that will be easy for beginners to complete in around 15 to 25 hours.

Whether you’re stitching your blanket in patchwork squares or all at once, you’ll be much more familiar with basic knitting techniques by the end of these kits. 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 Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents Digital Knitting Pattern
2 skeins of colour A
2 skeins of colour B
2 skeins of colour C
US Size 8/5mm Needles (optional)
Knitting Kit Website Star 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. “Stripe” Blanket Knitting Kit

Stripe Baby Blanket Knitting Kit

You’ll be able to finish knitting the “Stripe” Baby Blanket Knitting Kit even if it’s your very first time casting on. The kit comes with three 50g balls of natural lambswool yarn, an easy-to-follow knitting pattern, and a pair of 3.5mm circular knitting needles.

The final blanket measures 58cm by 51cm in size, which makes it a great fit for cribs, cots, and prams that need brightening up.

Price$33.85/£30.84
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit Contents150g of Lambswool Yarn
US Size 4/3.5mm Circular Needles
Blanket Knitting Pattern
Storage Box
Knitting Kit WebsiteStripe Blanket Knitting Kit – ProYarn on Etsy

4. “Fuzzy Sheep” DIY Baby Blanket Kit

Fuzzy Sheep Baby Blanket Knitting Kit

This unique knitting kit allows you to choose the size and type of baby blanket you want to create: a small stroller blanket or a larger crib blanket. Both kits are available in 5 colors and include the same fun “fuzzy sheep” detailing.

Depending on the blanket size you choose, you’ll get 2 or 3 balls of yarn for the body of the blanket and 2 extra balls for the sheep details. To complete the kit, you’ll need to be familiar with simple intarsia and basic knit stitches.

Price$61.73/£45.54
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
4-6 Balls of Yarn
Additional RequirementsKnitting Needles (See Kit for Sizing)
Knitting Kit Website“Fuzzy Sheep” Baby Blanket Kit – MossyBottomFarm on Etsy

5. “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
Knitting Kit WebsiteDream Blanket Knitting Kit – Wool and the Gang

6. 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

7. 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

8. “Harlequin” Baby Blanket Knitting Kit

Harlequin Baby Blanket Knitting Kit

Another beginner-level kit, the “Harlequin” blanket kit is simple to work up in one piece using basic knit and purl stitches.

The kit includes a printed knitting pattern, tote bag, and enough extra-fine organic yarn to knit the blanket in whichever size you choose. This yarn is natural, super-soft, and ideal for delicate skin.

Price$40.64/£37.03
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsExtra-Fine Merino Wool
Printed Blanket Pattern
Tote Bag
Additional RequirementsUS Size 8/5mm Needles
Knitting Kit Website“Harlequin” Blanket Kit – BegakArtBureau on Etsy

9. “Happy” Baby Blanket Knitting 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
Knitting Kit WebsiteHappy Blanket Kit – Wool and the Gang

10. 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

11. “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

12. “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)
Knitting Kit WebsiteLouis Baby Blanket Knitting Kit – Wool Couture Company

13. “Smile” Blanket

Smile Blanket Knitting Kit

The Smile blanket knitting kit will teach you how to knit in garter stitch, stockinette stitch, and slipped edge stitch. It contains the knitting pattern for a stylish modern baby blanket that’s 50.5cm in width and 63cm in length.

It’s worked up in just over 10 hours using 4 balls of “Shiny Happy Cotton” yarn, a 100% vegan yarn that’s all-natural, suitable for babies, and machine washable. Just pick your favorite color and get knitting!

Price$64.00/£52.76
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsDigital Knitting Pattern
3 balls of “Shiny Happy Cotton” Yarn (Color A)
1 ball of “Shiny Happy Cotton” Yarn (Color B)
US Size 8/5mm Circular Needles (optional)
Knitting Kit WebsiteSmile Blanket Kit – Wool and the Gang

14. 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
Knitting Kit WebsitePersonalised Baby Blanket Knitting Kit – Stitch and Story

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. “Rainbow” Blanket Knitting Kit

Rainbow Baby Blanket Knitting Kit

This colorful baby blanket kit couldn’t be simpler. It includes a basic knitting pattern with easy instructions for different sizes, super chunky merino yarn in four different colors, and an optional pair of straight or circular knitting needles.

The blanket is worked up using bulky yarn, which means it won’t take long to complete. 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.

If you get into difficulties, the kit also comes with photos, videos, and step-by-step knitting instructions to help you out in no time.

Price $48.61/£44.29
Difficulty Level Beginner
Knitting Kit Contents 7 x 65g Balls of Super Chunky Yarn
Printed Knitting Pattern
Darning Needle
Straight & Circular Knitting Needles (optional)
Knitting Kit Website “Rainbow” Blanket Knitting Kit – BiscuitScout on Etsy

How to Knit a Baby Blanket

Most baby blankets are knit in the round on circular needles in one consistent tube. However, they can also be knit in small patchwork squares and sewn together, which tends to be easier for beginners. Take a look at our list of easy patchwork blanket knitting patterns if that’s what you’re looking for.

Baby blankets are a favourite among new knitters, and for good reason. They’re a 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 choosing a knitting kit.

If you’re having trouble with your kit at any point, take a look at our list of knitting classes for beginners.

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 stockinette stitch, garter stitch, ribbing stitch, or seed stitch.

Garter stitch is 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 to create a simple, soft blanket that is fast to finish.

Of course, the total number of stitches you’ll need to cast on to complete your baby blanket will depend on your desired width and the pattern or kit you’ve chosen. If you’re interested in knitting a bigger blanket, take a look at our list of chunky blanket knitting kits.

What Yarn Should You Use?

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.

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