The weather is cooling down and the leaves start falling. Make a gorgeous cozy knit blanket by combining these 20 free blanket squares knitting patterns.
If you’re a crocheter, check out this post with 20 Free Fall Crochet Blanket Squares.
20 Free Crochet Blanket Square Patterns
No time right now? Pin these cozy 8×8 knitted square patterns free for later!
Charity Cozy Fall MAL
These 20 free blanket square knitting patterns were originally published as part of the Charity Cozy Fall MAL I hosted with Noorain from Noor’s Knits as a fun way to make a cozy blanket together and give back to charities at the same time.
How to Give Back
With this event, we didn’t just want to help you create the coziest fall blankets but we wanted to give back.
Both Noorain and I have had loved ones affected by childhood cancer so we decided to organize this event as a means to give back where it’s most needed. A portion of proceeds from this event was donated to Cure Childhood Cancer.
About Cure Childhood Cancer
Cure Childhood Cancer’s mission is to help fund research for childhood cancer and support the kids and their families going through these tough times. From meals and counseling to financial assistance, CURE is committed to walking alongside families throughout their cancer journey. You can find more information over on their website here.
50% of every bundle purchase will be donated to the charity.
Gift your Knitted Blankets
We all love to knit more items than we can use. If you don’t have a particular person in mind for your blanket we want to encourage you to donate it to people in need.
Here is a list of charities accepting blankets and/or blanket squares you can send your items to:
- Crochet for Cancer: find the list of chapters here and their FAQ for more info here.
- Project Linus: https://www.projectlinus.org/chapters/index.php?state=ME#tgt
- Knit for Kids : https://www.knitforkids.org/take-action/mailing-info.html
When sending your items, please do not tags, labels or pinning of sizes of any of the items as they will need to be removed prior to shipping.
Please send them to:
Knit for Kids
c/o World Vision
210 Overlook Drive,
Sewickley PA 15143
- Binky patrol: https://www.binkypatrol.org/
Find your local chapter from the drop down on the upper right hand corner
- Share-a-Square Texas:
14 Box Leaf Court
Greer, SC 29650
What you’ll need
All knit blanket square patterns are designed using worsted weight yarn.
Depending on the design and stitch used different needle sizes are recommended but yarn is always worsted so you can go through your stash and pick out your favorite worsted weight yarn and make a gorgeous knit squares blanket!
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Charity Cozy Fall 8×8 Knitted Square Patterns Free
The simple X on garter stitch background of the X Marks the Spot Square will complement any afghan. Easy cables are used to form the X (step by step photos and video included!). It’s the perfect opportunity to practice your cables without complications.
Fall brings the return of sweater weather and this gorgeous Arcadia cable knit blanket square by Banana Moon Studio is inspired by the coziness of traditional cable knit sweaters!
The Crema Square by Christaco Design features a textured triangle pattern that knits up easily in a simple 8 row repeat. The triangular texture creates a diamond lattice pattern throughout the square that’s mesmerizing to the eye. This simple knit square design pairs well with others so it’s perfect to use with a wide variety of blanket squares.
The Woodfire Squares textured stitches, combined with the subtle color changes of the yarn, give this square a sense of the movement of a campfire. Stay toasty warm in a blanket of squares, even when that fire is not available to you!
The Plaid Spooky square is a great introduction to color knitting! Make two and stitch them together for a treat bag or use them as is! The center space can be personalized with your own message or left blank – it’s totally up to you!
The Of Cables and Bobbles square was inspired by Irish Aran sweaters with traditional diamonds and the oh so Aran Bobbles. This stitch pattern screams Irish and the fuzzy wooly fisherman sweaters are the epitome of cozy!
Pumpkin spice and everything nice – the hue of this fall cable square is perfect for a cozy throw!
This 8″ square knits up quick and easy in worsted weight yarn. Perfect for beginners and set amongst other squares to complete an afghan made with love.
Whenever I make a blanket, I always look for a pattern or technique that spares me from calculating the number of stitches I need to cast on to get the right width. When I got to know the Herringbone stitch I knew I had to find a way to work this elegant (yet very simple) stitch without casting!
This square is super textured and fun, the perfect marriage of the moss stitch and stockinette stitch!
The Bianca Square is a beginner-friendly blanket square knitting pattern that features a cozy garter stitch edge with a textured center. This 8″ square knits up quick and easy in worsted weight yarn.
The Swallowtail Square by Clair de Lune Fiberarts features a gorgeous stylized butterfly motif against a backdrop of seed stitch. Just a few simple cables combine to create this stunning butterfly!
The Vines & Bobbles square by Handmade by Stacy features a centered cable with vines framing the sides. On the vines are bobbles that add a lovely dimension. The block also has a video tutorial, as well as a chart and checklist to help the maker along.
This particular square is inspired by the Murphy sweater. Jojobadom’s sister married an Irish Scott. The cables found in this square are those found in his family’s sweater, and therefore it is near and dear to her heart. And if you have never seen the Murphy tartan, it is just as lovely as this square, her sister was married in it.
Inspired by bright fall leaves, the Talimena Knit Blanket Square shows you how you can make beautiful texture with easy stitches! Get the written pattern and chart!
The Creel Square features a gently-textured interrupted garter stitch square with patterning reminiscent of a fishing creel.
Check out the free blanket square knitting pattern designed by Ruth Brasch here.
This mesh square works up quickly and only uses a 2 row repeat.
The pumpkin knit blanket square is a great addition to any fall-themed afghan! Made by combining simple knits and purls it’s great for beginners and more experienced crafters alike.