10+ Soft, Cuddly, and Fun Loom Knitting Blanket Patterns!

Loom knitting is different than traditional knitting! From the name itself, you know you’ll be working with a loom rather than a pair of knitting needles. You might think there’s not much you can do with looms but that’s where you’re wrong.

There are many things that you can create with looms including cozy blankets!

Loom knitting blanket patterns!

So to help us all keep warm this winter season, we’re going to share some of the coziest free loom knitting blanket patterns the loom knitting community has to offer!

We’ll also share our very own loom knitting resources. There, you will learn the basic stitches, different bind-offs, and more…

Ready? Stick with me ’till the end!

A Whole New Way of Knitting Blankets!

We’ve seen people knit blankets using knitting needles of various sizes. We’ve even seen videos on how to arm knit a chunky throw. But not many talk about knitting loom blankets! You might think they’re just too big to knit easily on a knitting loom.

Today we’ll tell you how to make blankets on a knitting loom two different ways!

What You Need for Knitting Loom Blanket Patterns

Loom knitting is a quirky craft. Despite the name, you won’t be using knitting needles. Let’s go over the basic tools needed to make a basic loom knitting blanket:

  • Knitting looms – You need the right type of knitting loom in order to create your loom knit blanket. Make sure to check your loom knitting pattern’s list of materials for the suggested loom type and measurements!
  • Yarn – Loom knit blanket patterns often have their own yarn suggestions, so make sure to check those out too in the “recommended yarn” section! Pay attention to the yarn weight and suggested fiber type if you’re going to choose a different yarn than what the designer recommends.
  • Scissors – A pair of scissors is another important tool that you will use for all of your knitting projects. You’ll need them to cut yarn tails and hide loose ends.
  • Stitch markers – You might need stitch markers to keep track of which round you’re on. Using stitch markers that can open and close, also called “locking stitch markers”, are perfect to ensure that they never fall off and cause you to lose your count while you work. If you don’t have stitch markers, use a strand of scrap yarn or a thin paper clip—preferably in a bright color so it’s easy to see.
  • Yarn/darning needle – You will need a yarn needle or darning needle to sew in the loose yarn ends.
  • Free loom knitting blanket patterns – Make sure to pick out your favorite loom knitting blanket patterns!

10+ Soft, Cuddly, and Fun Loom Knitting Blanket Patterns!

And for the moment you have all been waiting for, here are the top 10 fun and unique knitting loom blanket patterns!

Many of our readers are new to the world of knitting, including loom knitting. We’re going to start off this knitting loom blanket pattern round-up with the most beginner-friendly patterns.

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Quiet Moments Blanket
© Authentic Knitting Board

1. Quiet Moments Blanket

By: Authentic Knitting Board

YARN: Bulky

SIZE: 45″ x 50″

Knitting Loom: Afghan Loom, Flexee Loom

Beginner loom knitters, this pattern is for you!

The Quiet Moments Blanket pattern is a cozy and easy project that you can make a few hours. No cables or complicated color changes, just simple knitting.

Add the fringe at the end as a cute detail using leftover yarn or a contrasting color!

Get the pattern >

Loom Knit Patchwork Garter Baby Throw
© Lion Brand Yarn

2. Loom Knit Patchwork Garter Baby Throw

By: Lion Brand Yarn

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 28″ x 28″ [71 cm x 71 cm]

Knitting Loom: Flexee Knitting Loom, Adjustable looms

Once you get the hang of using a knitting loom, you can start exploring what you can do using the basic stitches. This pattern is slightly more advanced with blocks knit individually and then attached later.

Pro tip: Loom knit baby blankets can be a fantastic way to practice your skills on a knitting loom because of their smaller size!

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Loom Knit Basketweave Throw
© Lion Brand Yarn

3. Loom Knit Basketweave Throw

By: Lion Brand Yarn

YARN: Aran

SIZE: 32″ x 32″ [81.5 cm x 81.5 cm]

Knitting Loom: Flexee Knitting Loom, Adjustable looms

Another fun knitting loom blanket pattern involves alternating the e-wrap knit stitch and purl stitch to create a basketweave stitch pattern design!

See the pattern >

Aqua Strip Blanket
© Authentic Knitting Board

4. Aqua Strip Blanket

By: Denice Johnson

YARN: Worsted

SIZE: 42″ x 50″

Knitting Loom: Afghan Loom

Want to experiment with texture? This loom knitting blanket pattern might be the one you’re looking for!

Knitting loom blankets that are unique can be achieved by combining beautiful textures and contrasting or complementary colors. The Aqua Strip Blanket is one great example of that!

Get the pattern >

Loom Knit Ripple and Ridge Afghan
© Kristen Mangus

5. Loom Knit Ripple and Ridge Afghan

By: Kristen Mangus

YARN: Super Bulky

SIZE: 55.5″ x 60″ [128.5 cm x 152.5 cm]

Knitting Loom: Flexee Knitting Loom,
CinDwood Looms, Kiss-Looms

Chevrons are a great, easy way to add some spice to a knitted project. It’s also fantastic for giving the illusion of texture without the added bumps and ridges!

Get the pattern >

Join-As-You-Go Mitered Square Blanket
© Genuine Mudpie

6. Join-As-You-Go Mitered Square Blanket

By: Genuine Mudpie

YARN: Bulky

SIZE: Unspecified

Knitting Loom: 24 peg round knitting loom

This particular loom knitting blanket pattern is a bit more advanced than the previous patterns. But the final blanket is worth all the work!

You don’t even need long knitting looms. A small, 24-peg round loom is more than enough to get you through the full pattern!

Get the pattern >

Loom Knit Big Stitch Throw
© Red Heart

7. Loom Knit Big Stitch Throw

By: Kristen Mangus

YARN: Jumbo

SIZE: 40″ x 50″ [101 cm x 127 cm]

Knitting Loom: Zippy Looms

Ready for the coziest throw blanket? This Loom Knit Big Stitch Throw pattern has just the right amount of chunkiness to keep the cold away this winter!

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Joyful Zig Zag Blanket
© Renita Harvey

8. Joyful Zig Zag Blanket

By: Renita Harvey

YARN: Super Bulky

SIZE: 40″ x 50″

Knitting Loom: Flexee Loom Links Chunky

You can create a fun, new look to your blanket simply by strategically mixing the e-wrap knit stitch and purls to create a dramatic diamond texture.

the Joyful Zig Zag Blanket pattern is certainly a must-try for any texture-loving knitter!

Get the pattern >

Loom Knit Granny Round and Hexagon
© Kristen Mangus

9. Loom Knit Granny Round and Hexagon

By: Kristen Mangus

YARN: Worsted

SIZE: 3″ – 4″ and 6″ – 7″ rounds or hexagons

Knitting Loom: Knifty Knitter Loom

Knitting looms make it easy to create a one-of-a-kind knitting loom blanket to spice up your home. There are no rules on how you put this blanket together. You can even mix and match as many of your favorite colors as you like!

This pattern also has a YouTube video tutorial that you can kit along with at your own pace!
Get the pattern >

Garter Stitch Baby Blanket
© Kristen Mangus

10. Garter Stitch Baby Blanket

By: Kristen Mangus

YARN: Chunky Chenille

SIZES: 30″ x 35″ [76 cm x 89″]

Knitting Loom: Flexee Loom, any long knitting looms with 62 pegs

Loom knitting baby blankets isn’t as complicated as it looks. Because they’re quite small, you can quickly knit up a cozy little blankie for a new baby to snuggle in.

This Garter Stitch Baby Blanket is a fun, simple loom knitting project that beginners and busy parents can create in a jiffy!

Get the pattern >

Woodlands Throw (Double Knit)
© Jacque Darragh

11. Woodlands Throw (Double Knit)

By:  Jacque Darragh

YARN: Bulky

SIZES: 34″ x 44″

Knitting Loom: Flexee Knitting Loom

This pattern for the flexee loom uses both texture and a color-shifting yarn to create a blanket with a bold statement!

This is truly the perfect cuddly blanket to keep yourself warm and comfy during chilly afternoons!

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New Earth Afghan (double knit)
© Authentic Knitting Board

12. New Earth Afghan (double knit)

By: Authentic Knitting Board

YARN: Worsted

SIZES: 30″ x 50″

Knitting Loom: Flexee Knitting Loom, 38″ Loom

Mixing textures when making a loom knitting blanket definitely results in a truly unique piece that you can treasure for years to come.

Posing a bit of a challenge for crafters new to loom knitting, the New Earth Afghan is certainly a sight to behold. A must-have for every winter night!

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Learn More About Knitting Looms

Let’s talk about a few basic ways to knit blankets using a knitting loom to get you started!

  1. Modular Afghans. You can make modular blankets that are made up of a bunch of smaller pieces sewn together. The Join-As-You-Go Mitered Square Blanket Pattern above is a great example of modular loom knit blankets.

    Any type of knitting loom can make fabric for a blanket. The most common shape: round looms, are a great choice because they’re nice and open with plenty of pegs for a range of yarn weights.

2. Knit in one piece! You can use a large loom to make a small to medium-sized blanket in one piece. No seams needed!

The big infinity or Afghan Looms like the one shown above, or the Flexee looms make it possible to cast on and knit an entire blanket. Afghan Knitting Looms are nice and compact which makes it easier to take a project with you on trips. The Flexee looms are adjustable which means you can add as many pegs as you’d like (though they are more awkward to work with for big projects.

Learn about all the knitting loom styles here!

Loom Knitting Patterns & Guides

Didn’t expect that did you? To be honest, when I first heard about loom knitting, I was surprised to see so many amazing patterns and projects that one could create!

It looks complicated at first. Heck, the thought of loom knitting blankets used to look intimidating. But all you really need is the right type of loom, a well-written pattern, and some guidance!

Need help getting started? Check out our free loom knitting tutorials for beginners:

Looking for more loom knitting patterns?

The Holidays are right around the corner! If you’re thinking about handing out handmade gifts this season, then it’s time to get stitching. Here are awesome patterns that you can work on as you wait for the bells to start jingling!

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