FREE Basketweave Chunky Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern - Beginner


Experience the delight of knitting with our Free Easy Chunky Basketweave Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern. This Easy Knitting project is ideal for beginners, using only knit and purl techniques to produce a textured cosy and plush baby blanket reminiscent of woven baskets. With its softness and bulkiness, it's one of our most sought-after blanket knitting patterns, making it an excellent handcrafted present that will keep your little ones snug on winter walks. Go and make yourself a lovely cup of tea, grab your knitting needles and get knitting!


Free Chunky Basketweave Knitting Baby Blanket Pattern


Materials needed: (Click on the item to purchase materials through a reliable UK yarn store I use)
8mm Knitting Needles (UK0) (US11)
● 5 x 100g Balls of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn - Vanilla #03008 (415g used) (304 yards)
(This yarn is also available in 300g Balls)


If you are in the US, you can purchase the Bernat Baby Blanket yarn from this US Yarn store

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Stitch Directory: (Click on the stitch for a video) 
k - knit
p - purl
st (s) - stitch(es)


Pattern Notes:
● Tension Gauge - 8sts x 13 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10 cm)
- change needle size if needed to obtain this gauge.
● Finished Size of blanket - 33 x 33 inches (84cm x 84cm)
● Pattern is more suited to a plain yarn not variegated etc.
● You can increase/decrease the size of your blanket by
multiples of 8 sts and 6 rows.


Basketweave knitting pattern Free

Main Pattern: 

Cast on 64 sts with Super Chunky yarn (Weight 6 yarn)
(See below for different yarn weight cast ons)
Rows 1 to 6 - *k4, p4 - repeat from * to end of row
Rows 7 to 12 - *p4, k4 - repeat from * to end of row

● Rows 1 to 12 are the pattern, repeat the pattern 9 more times or until desired length.

Cast off knitwise.

Well done, hope you enjoyed making it up your blanket 


Did you want to use a different weight yarn? 

For a 33 x 33 inches (approx.) blanket use the following:  

232 stitches cast on for 4-ply yarn (weight 2 yarn) using a 3mm needles 

184 stitches cast on for DK / LIght worsted yarn (weight 3 yarn) using 4mm needles 

152 stitches cast on for Aran / WW yarn (weight 4 yarn) using 5nmm needles 

112 stitches cast on for Chunky yarn (Weight 5 yarn) using 6mm needles


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  • Love this pattern will be ordering yarn very soon

  • Would like this pattern please

    Marie Leith
  • Lovely blanket im knitting it forms 1st grandchild

  • Thank you for the nice pattern. I love knitting blankets for babies and love the look of chunky yarn in a blanket. I will try your blanket next time I do a baby project. 😊

    Roberta Rhodes
  • Thank you so much

    susan irvine

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