As a knitter, the first thing I wanted to do was make a blanket but I also felt I needed to practice as many stitches as I could. The best thing I could think of was to work on a Sampler Blanket. There are so many Sampler Blanket Knitting Patterns. One of the things I decided to do was to test out new techniques and for the next few months that’s what I’ll be doing. With each new technique and stitch pattern I will be making a square to add to a sampler blanket. If you’re just looking for a few Sampler Blanket Knitting Patterns check out this great list.
Sampler Blanket Knitting Patterns: Free Patterns
- Bernat Sampler: The Bernat Sampler Blanket is stunning. This blanket combines 4 different patterns to make a sampler blanket.
- Underground Crafter: I absolutely adore the Underground Crafter’s Anthology Blanket. This is a perfect place to start and has a very detailed schedule for making your squares. With this Sampler Blanket pattern you will be making 30 different squares and then seaming them. It is a stunning way to test many different stitches out.
- Lion Brand Sampler Afghan: With the Lion Brand Sampler Afghan, you’re using some slightly heavier yarn to make a warm blanket that is perfect for snuggling in. Because of the heavier weight yarn, this is perfect for a beginner that wants to make squares a lot faster. It is worked on size 7 needles.
- Patch Sampler Throw: The Patch Sampler Throw can be easily adjusted to make it bigger or smaller by adding duplicates of blocks. You will make a total of 30 blocks with 5 blocks repeating 6 times. This has detailed instructions for each square as well as the order to place the squares.
- Red Heart Knit Sampler: The Red Heart Knit Sampler is for a more advanced knitter. Included in the 9 blocks in this sampler is lacework, cables and color work.
- Fisherman’s Sampler: Also for a more advanced knitter, the Fisherman’s Sampler is a perfect way to enhance your skills with tons of cables. This would also make a great pattern to work on if you’re trying to work your way up to a Fisherman’s Sweater.
- Norah’s Vintage Afghan: The Norah’s Vintage Afghan is perfect for decorating a room in a classic style. While the name is vintage, you can easily change it up and make it look more modern with different colorings.
Sampler Blanket Knitting: Paid Patterns
- Beginner Sampler Blanket: The Beginner Sampler Blanket from Oh La Lana is perfect for a beginner with several different stitches worked. The pattern is well written with easy to understand instructions. Cost: $9.
- Treasured Sampler Blanket: The biggest thing I love about the Treasured Sampler Blanket is that it is not blocks! This blanket is knitted in strips and on size 11 needles making it a quicker knit. Cost: $4.99
- Contexta: Laura Nelkin is one of my favorite designers. Contexta takes a sampler blanket to a different level using textured stitches, hexagons and mitered squares. Cost: $7.99
- 3 Squared: 3 Squared is a 9 square baby blanket. It includes colorwork and lace to make a beautiful baby blanket. Make a few extra squares to make it a larger size. Cost: $8
- Bright Baby Sampler: Keep the bright colors for baby or change up the Bright Baby Sampler with softer colors. Knitting on size 9 needles makes this is a fast chunky knit. Cost: $3.99
- Patchwork Sampler: Classic quilting styling combined with knitting makes the Patchwork Sampler perfect for any home. You will use 25 different stitches to make blocks. Cost $2
- 2788 Sampler Throw: The 2788 Sampler throw is super bulky and worked on size 15 needles. It’s going to work up super fast on size 15 needles. Cost $5
- River Knits Year Long: Combine multiple advanced stitches including fair isle, cables and mosaic knitting to make the River Knits Year Long blanket. Cost $9