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Making Baby Blankets
Homemade Snuggly Tutorials and Ideas
Baby blankets are great to make - whether you have a lot of experience sewing or not.
For a start, baby blankets are a straight forward shape and they also take a lot less time to make than a full size blanket.
On this page I've collected together ideas and links to baby blanket tutorials that I've discovered whilst wandering around the Internet, looking for blankets to make for my own child.
I sew and knit so I've focused on those skills but I've also included ideas for those of you who feel safer with just a pair of scissors and your hands!
Above: Blankets in progress!
Sewing Baby Blankets
If you want to learn to sew or experiment with a knew sewing technique then a small baby blanket gives you a great opportunity to experiment without wasting a lot of fabric or having to invest so much time into it all.
For example, I'm not experienced with making patchwork quilts but I'm much more willing to give it a go if I'm working on a smaller blnaket.
Sewn Baby Blanket Tutorials
Patched T-shirt Blanket
I made a selection of cloth nappies using old t-shirts and had a lot of bits left over.
I decided instead of throwing these bits and pieces away I'd put them together and use then to make a roughly-patched together blanket.
This blanket is so easy to make. I had a large piece of jersey fabric which I stretched out and then pinned the t-shirt pieces in place until they covered the background fabric.
I'm hand sewing each piece in place - I could have used the sewing machine but I wasn't sure I would be able to sew it all without making a mess (my machine is fairly tempermental!).
I'm then going to take another piece of jersey fabric and cover the back to hide the stitching.
This could work as a light blanket for Summer or as a cloth to cover the floor or couch.
Knit and Crochet Blankets
Links to Knitting and Crochet Patterns for Baby Blankets
- Baby Tree of Life Throw
A cute pattern with tulip border and cable trees.
- Beth's Little Star Afghan
A star-shaped crochet afghan.
- Pattern - Textured Blocks Baby Blanket
a gorgeous baby blanket with alternating blocks (both in colour and texture).
- Bunny Blanket
Cute baby blanket with a bunny head.
- Basketweave Baby Blanket
Baby blnaket made with basketweave stitch.
You can easily make a blanket without sewing a single stitch.
You'll need a snuggly fabric like fleece that isn't going to fray and a pair of scissors.
All you need to do is cut a fringe around the edge of 2 squares of fleece and knot them together.
- The Making Of Tie Fleece Baby Blankets
Tutorial for a fleece blanket that you simply tie together.