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Knifty Knitter Blanket and Afghan Patterns

Updated on August 6, 2016

Blanket and Afghan Patterns for the Knifty Knitter Looms

One of my favorite things to knit is a blanket because nothing beats a homemade blanket. I used to be rather addicted to making scarves, but then my granddaughter was born and I began looming blankets instead. I hope you enjoy these patterns. Some of them are my original creations, some are from the manufacturers website, and others are from blogs.

If you've never made a loomed blanket before, you may find it interesting that they are often made by stitching together several panels of flat knit. You can make blankets on either the long or round looms. If you want double panel knit, which is thicker, you'll need a long loom. But, if you are happy with a lighter single panel knit the round looms work well. Enjoy browsing the collection of blanket and afghan patterns specifically for the Knifty Knitter brand looms.

Top 10 Reasons to Knit Blankets

Do you have a reason that isn't listed here? If so leave a note at the bottom of this page.

  1. I just love it!
  2. I am expecting or I know someone who is expecting a baby.
  3. I like to keep my hands busy while I'm waiting or watching television.
  4. I want to make something handmade for a very special person.
  5. I am making it as a charitable donation.
  6. I am cold and I want a new afghan.
  7. I make them to relax.
  8. I like to show off my talents by making something big.
  9. I am putting off doing the housework. Procrastination can be fun.
  10. My mother and grandmother made them also. I learned as a child. It's a craft that I enjoy and I can't imagine being without. It's in my blood. What else is there? It's my life.

Infant Receiving Blanket
Infant Receiving Blanket

Baby Blanket Pattern

This baby blanket is knitted using the Knifty Knitter brand blue long loom. It is knitted as a single flat panel. To knit a single flat panel, you reverse the direction that you are wrapping as you reach each end of the loom. The blanket calls for 100 knitted rows. The finished blanket will measure 27 x 27 inches. Crochet skills are required to add the shell edging to the outside of the blanket. This shell stitched edging is important, as it prevents the single panel flat knit used to make this blanket from rolling.

Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:

  • Knifty Knitter hook
  • 2 skeins of medium baby weight yarn
  • Blue Long Loom (22 inches)
  • Size H Crochet Hook

Free Baby Blanket Pattern

Supplies for the Pattern Above

This is the blue long Knifty Knitter brand loom by Provo Craft.

Knifty Knitter 22 Inch Long Loom
Knifty Knitter 22 Inch Long Loom

This is the longest Knifty Knitter loom. It measures 22 inches and it was used to create the baby blanket in the pattern above.

 

Baby Afghan — Made with the Red Round Loom

This blanket pattern uses the red round loom. It's knitted by making several long panels that are pink, blue, yellow and green with a white border between each color. When you have several panels knitted, sew them together with the mattress stitch. A thin ribbon is sewn in over each seam. Whip stitch the ribbon going one direction, then reverse and whip stitch the other direction to create the crisscross appearance.

Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:


  • Knifty Knitter Red Round Loom
  • Knifty Knitter yarn needle
  • Yarn: Jamie Classic worsted weight by Lion Brand
  • 4 skeins yellow
  • 4 skeins blue
  • 4 skeins pink
  • 3 skeins white
  • Ribbon: white polyester 1/4" or 1/2" ribbon


Knifty Knitter Baby Afghan Pattern

Supplies for the Pattern Above

If you want to make the baby blanket pattern above, the loom used is the red round loom by Provo Craft.

Provo Craft Knifty Knitter Looms - Medium/Red
Provo Craft Knifty Knitter Looms - Medium/Red

The red round loom is sometimes called the "medium" size loom and it's used for the baby blanket above.

 

Baby Blanket Pattern — For The Blue Long Loom

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This is my own pattern for a baby blanket. I made it as a receiving blanket for my granddaughter when she was born. I used the "fashion stitch" on the blue long loom. The ribbon is weaved through the edge of the blanket when you are finished. I chose pink and green for a girl, but you can personalize it with any color you wish. Blue and yellow would make a cute blanket for a baby boy. After tying the bow, I recommend discretely sewing the knot into place, so it won't come undone when washing.

Skill Level: Basic

You will need:


  • Knifty Knitter Blue Long Loom
  • Yarn needle
  • Knifty Knitter hook
  • 2 skeins white yarn
  • 2 spools of 1/4 inch ribbon in your choice of color
  • Crochet hook


Baby Blanket Pattern

Baby or Toddler Blanket - for the Blue Long Loom

This baby blanket is also suitable for a toddler, or small child. It is done on the long blue loom. Two panels are created and sewn together to make a larger 3 feet x 3 feet baby blanket. The "fashion stitch" was used to create this blanket. After sewing the panels together, a ribbon was whipped around the edges. Snugly and soft this makes a great gift for your favorite baby, or for yourself.

Skill Level: Basic

You will need:


  • Knifty Knitter Blue Long Loom
  • Yarn needle
  • Knifty Knitter hook
  • 4 skeins green yarn
  • 4 skeins of pink yarn
  • 20 feet of ribbon
  • Crochet hook


Large Baby Blanket

Yarn for the Pattern Above

This is the yarn I used to create the baby blanket above.

Premier Yarns 3-Pack Solid Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted, Baby Green
Premier Yarns 3-Pack Solid Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted, Baby Green

The super soft green baby yarn seen in the baby blanket pattern above.

 
Premier Yarns Solid Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted, Baby Pink
Premier Yarns Solid Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted, Baby Pink

The super soft pink baby yarn I used to knit the baby blanket above.

 

Flag Afghan Pattern from Provo Craft — Afghan with the Blue Round Loom

It's hard to believe this large flag afghan was knitted on the smallest round loom in the set. The blue round loom was used, which is only 5 inches wide. Each of the red and white stripes is a single panel of knit and they are sewn together using the mattress stitch when finished.

Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:


  • Knifty Knitter Blue Round Loom
  • Yarn needle
  • Knifty Knitter hook
  • 2 skeins blue yarn
  • 4 skeins red yarn
  • 3 skeins white yarn


Flag Afghan Pattern

Supplies for the Flag Afghan Pattern Above - Make a Flag Afghan with the Blue Round Loom

Provo Craft Knifty Knitter Looms - Small Round/Blue
Provo Craft Knifty Knitter Looms - Small Round/Blue

The 5 1/2 inch round loom is used to make the flag blanket seen above. Who would have thought such a small loom could create such a large blanket.

 

Baby Gran Squares — From The Loom Lore Blog

Granny squares on a loom? Yes, it's possible. Brenda's blog has instructions to make these "baby gran squares," or afghan squares on the Knifty Knitter looms. Use the flower loom (12 pegs) for smaller squares, or the blue loom (24 pegs) for larger squares. The "granny square afghan" in the photo has a crocheted border around the edge, so crochet skills will be necessary for this project.


Skill Level: Intermediate

You Will Need:


  • Knifty Knitter Flower Loom or Small Round Loom (Blue)
  • Worsted or bulky weight yarn in assorted colors
  • Knifty Knitter hook
  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch (or Peg) Markers for the Loom


Granny Square Afghan

KU Blanket

The big monster blanket: I made this big monster blanket last winter for my son. It is knitted using the fashion stitch on the blue long loom. It is 3 long panels of 400 rows each. The panels are sewn together using the mattress stitch. This will keep your favorite sports fan warm for years.

KU Blanket Pattern

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Knifty Knitter Long Loom Set(1 set of 4 looms)
Knifty Knitter Long Loom Set(1 set of 4 looms)

The long loom set contains all 4 of the long looms available from Provo Craft. including the blue one used in many of the patterns above.

 
Genuine Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set with 4 Looms, Hook & Bag
Genuine Knifty Knitter Round Loom Set with 4 Looms, Hook & Bag

The round loom set contains all of the round looms available from Provo Craft, with the exception of the hat and flower looms. Those are specialty looms and aren't included in any set.

 

The Fashion Stitch

I added this video because this is the quickest and easiest stitch for making a blanket. It's my favorite and I've used it to make many blankets on the blue loom.

Fashion Stitch for Loom Knitting

Knitting Afghans with the Knifty Knitter
Knitting Afghans with the Knifty Knitter

This is a 14 page booklet from Provo Craft explaining how to make afghans on the looms. You'll also find instructions for some unique stitches that work very well for blankets.

 

If you have questions or comments about making a blanket on the Knifty Knitter looms, leave them here! — I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.

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      mrs lovelace 12 months ago

      I have found a rebel flag that can be done in squares on knit loom but the squares that are part one color an part other color i cant figure out. It also has no pattern juat picture. Do u have any ideas of how to loom knit a rebel flag blanket

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      Novi 2 years ago

      Mark Bahner, while it is true that computing will retnulviooize the coming decades, your numbers are overly optimistic. There are fundamental physical limits to how small we can make transistors, which we're now reaching. Atoms are measured in tenths of nanometers and if you look at , you see that we're now making them at 15 nm feature sizes, so we're getting close to that limit. Extrapolating further scaling at the current rate, which is not a given considering , means we'll hit the atomic barrier by the end of this decade. So you cannot simply extrapolate Moore's law out for decades, because it's very likely to end in a decade. Of course, we could always just go quad-core or octo-core and so on, building bigger rather than smaller, but that will reach a limit also: I don't think most will want to have refrigerator-sized computers in their homes. ;) So just as the predictions in your charts explode, those physical limits kick in and dampen your unrealistic estimates.But the bigger issue that you're missing is that our software is nowhere close to reaching artificial intelligence, even with all that hardware at our disposal. The best we can do currently is domain-specific "intelligence," such as a computer that beats Kasparov at chess or dominates the Jeopardy champs. Try to get that same computer to do customer service with random customers at a bank desk and it fails regularly. Even with our vast success with mechanization you see the same problem: we can build machines that do very specific actions, like welding new cars, but those same machines cannot ever do a fraction of the general physical routines that you can put a person on, like preparing food or sewing clothes, leaving aside the mental training aspect. Robotics, where we create equivalents for the human hand and walking, is the next big step, before we could ever approach AI, . We will be able to do great things with the augmentation of robotics and domain-specific computing, but that growth rate will not hit the heights that you are predicting.Ron, haha, that's some funny shit in that video. :)

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      Brynell 2 years ago

      Now I'm like, well duh! Truly thfaunkl for your help.

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      hsschulte 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Gail, Eight wrap the first row. Then use the fashion stitch for the rest. Happy looming!

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      hsschulte 3 years ago

      @nikki-wilsonpiggott: The link has been fixed. thanks!

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      hsschulte 3 years ago

      @hsschulte: Copy and paste the link into your browser.

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      nancy-otto-359 3 years ago

      I have steps made for an afghan. I can not get a neat stitch to put them together. I need help.

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      nikki-wilsonpiggott 4 years ago

      I also am trying to get the pattern for the flag pattern and am also being redirected to the circuit homepage

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      hsschulte 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Gail. You 8 wrap to cast on. You can cast on by simply wrapping the way that you do as you knit, but it makes a loose end that you will probably want to crochet to finish if you do this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How to cast on for the fashion stitch

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      hsschulte 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Linda, you click the link to the pattern. It is at the bottom. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How do I get directions for the baby gran squares afghan

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      hsschulte 5 years ago

      It should link to a pattern on the Provo Craft website. Their website seems to be down right now. I will try to get it fixed tomorrow. Thanks for letting me know.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      So nicely done.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      The Baby Gran Squares afghan is my favorite! Very nice lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love the flag, how beautiful!

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      AJ 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Great lens! I was thinking of asking you about the variety of items that can be made with these looms -- I was thinking it'd be very limited. Before I got around to asking you, I found your Pinterest pins, and then arrived here. Beautiful. Is it hard to learn? Faster & easier than normal knitting?

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Terrific Lens!