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Easy Knit Blanket Pattern | Bella Vita Blanket Beginner Knitting Pattern

The Bella Vita is an easy knit blanket pattern with a beautiful result. Knit with a wool blend super bulky yarn this beginner friendly throw pattern makes a gorgeous wedding blanket for that special couple.

If you’re looking for a handmade housewarming gift this super bulky blanket knitting pattern works up quickly and you can customize the colors to suit the home.

The Bella Vita Blanket is free knitting pattern that is knit with simple stitches. Any level knitter can feel confident knitting this easy blanket. The texture of the main section is a combination knits and purls.

Bella vita easy knit blanket pattern for beginner knitters in cream yarn on blue chair.
The Bella Vita is one of my favorite cozy knit blanket patterns.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!

This easy knit blanket quickly became a family favorite in our home. Everyone loves snuggling up under this knit throw blanket when we read or watch tv.

Then our friends got engaged and I knew something special was in order. A gorgeous, knit heirloom blanket would make a wonderful wedding gift.

What better way to bless the happily wedded couple than with a cozy throw blanket full of handmade love.

If you prefer another size, like a knit baby blanket then I include some alternatives sizes below.

The Yarn

Knitting with Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick and Quick* is a joy. This #6 superbulky yarn knits up so fast. The blend of wool and acrylic creates my favorite yarn to squish.

The range of colors in this yarn makes it a great choice for giftable blankets. Customize your color scheme or choose neutrals. Everything looks amazing and luxurious in Wool Ease Thick & Quick.

Yarn Substitutions

You can definitely substitute another yarn. Some other #6 super bulky yarns I can recommend are Paintbox Simply Super Chunky like I use in the Nocca, an easy four row repeat blanket knitting pattern and Lion Brand Hometown.*

Both of these yarns are 100% acrylic. Which means they’re easy to care for-machine washable and dryer friendly. They also come in a variety of colors, and the cost is affordable. These are good yarn options for baby blanket patterns.

More Free Knitting Patterns

I love this Mama+Mini Ear Warmer by Shanice at Crochetastic Boutique. It features this squishy WET&Q yarn. Plus I’m a sucker for mama and baby matching sets.

Looking for more easy knits? The Lana is a total beginner summer cardigan knitting pattern that’s worked flat. It’s an easy 4 row repeat.

This chunky knit ear warmer is a great starter knitting pattern and makes a quick gift too!

Construction

The Bella Vita Blanket begins with a simple seed stitch border. Once the border is wide enough the main section is a simple 4 row repeat.

Each row will start and end with the seed stitch border. When the blanket is knitted to length, finish with the final seed stitch border.

Folded cream Bella vita easy knit blanket pattern with simple seed stitch border.
The seed stitch border really creates a nice finish on this chunky knit blanket.

Knitting Needles

If you are looking for a good set of interchangeable circular knitting needles I love my Knitter’s Pride Ginger Set.* They come with cables, end caps and 13 sets of needles. This deluxe set comes with a gorgeous case that includes a pen and magnets to hold your pattern/notes.

One of my favorite things about this set of knitting needles is that it comes with the large sizes. The Knitter’s Pride Ginger Set* comes with needle sizes 3.25mm through 12mm. Not all sets include those larger needles, so this one is perfect for all the chunky knits.

More Blanket Knitting Patterns

I you’re looking for a simple worsted weight yarn blanket pattern this one comes in many size and makes a sweet baby blanket knitting pattern.

The Sophia’s Blanket, total beginner knit blanket pattern is also in super bulky yarn and combines the garter stitch and stockinette stitch for some snuggly goodness!

The Nocca is an easy baby blanket knitting pattern, but also comes in multiple sizes. This simple 4 row repeat is easy and relaxing to knit!


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Materials

Cream Bella vita easy knit blanket pattern on circular kitting needles.
The texture in this throw blanket pattern is lovely!

Notes

  1. As written border edges are 3” around
  2. Main pattern is a stitch multiple of 4 + 3

Stitches/Abbreviations

CO-cast on, the crochet cast on is my favorite, especially for blankets.

K-Knit

P-Purl

PM-place marker

SM-slip marker

BO-bind off

Helpful Knitting Tutorials

Cast On With A Crochet Hook As a crocheter, this is my favorite and go-to cast on method.

The Long Tail Cast On is another easy and popular cast on method.

Eventually you will need to know how to join a new ball of yarn, the magic knot is one way.

Gauge

4″/10cm x 4″/10cm = 7 sts x 12 rows in main pattern 

Level

beginner

Finished Dimensions

54”/ 137cm x 50”/ 127cm

Sizing

You can easily knit a baby blanket size, or large throw blanket. Below I include some common sizes and the cast on for them.

Size

Baby

Toddler

Throw

Lg Throw

Blanket Width

36″/ 91cm

45″/ 114 cm

54″/ 137 cm

66″/ 168 cm

Cast On Stitches

63

79

99

115

Est. Yarn yd / m

424 yd/ 388m

530 yd/ 485m

636 yd/ 582m

742 yd/ 678m

*If you are also knitting a longer blanket then more yarn will be required.

Adjustment

To cast on a different size blanket than those provided, you’ll want to use a stitch multiple of four. For example 24, 28, 32… 100, 104, etc. Then you’ll add 3 more stitches. So 24+3=27, or 100+3=103, and so forth. 

Using the gauge provided. If I wanted to start with a small baby blanket size of 36,” then I would cast on 63 sts (63-3=60, which divides evenly by 4). If I wanted a larger 66” blanket then I would cast on 115 sts (115-3=112; 112/4=28). 

Border Adjustment

If you are changing the size of your blanket and the number of border stitches, first calculate your blanket width using the stitch multiple. Then adjust your border stitch count. 

To adjust the number of border edge stitches, keep them in twos. So you can easily have 8 border sts on either end or 10, etc. The pattern is written with the specific border stitch counts included, so you’ll have to make/remember to adjust for that. Using the stitch markers to define your border will help you there. Also keep in mind to adjust the number of border rows you start and finish with to match your border edge width.

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Bella vita blanket easy knit blanket pattern great for beginning knitters.

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Bella vita easy knit blanket beginner knitting pattern in cream yarn on blue chair.

Easy Knit Blanket Pattern | Bella Vita Blanket Beginner Knitting Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 6 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $36-$84

The Bella Vita Blanket is an easy knitting pattern with a beautiful result. Knit with a wool blend superbulky yarn this quick throw makes a gorgeous wedding blanket for that special couple.

Materials

  • 6 balls (636 yds) Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick + Quick, a #6 superbulky yarn

Tools

  • 9mm circular 36” knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • 2 stitch markers (optional) these are helpful for the border edges.

Instructions

CO 99 for the blanket pictured 54″ x 50″ size, see chart for other sizes.

    Beginning Border Edge

    1. Row 1. K1, *{P1, K1} rep from * across the row. (99 sts)
    2. Rows 2-9. Rep Row 1 for 3”

    Main Section

    1. Row 10. (RS) *{K1, P1} rep from * 2x more, pm, K1, **{P1, K3} rep from ** to last 8 sts, P1, K1, pm, *{P1, K1} rep from * 2x more. (6 edge sts, 87 main sts, 6 edge sts=99 sts)
    2. Row 11. (WS) *{K1, P1} rep from * 2x more, sm, P to last 6 sts, sm, *{P1, K1} rep from * 2x. (99 sts)
    3. Row 12. *{K1, P1} rep * 2x more, sm, *{k3, P1} rep * to 3 sts before marker, K3, sm, *{P1, K1} rep 2x more.
    4. Row 13. *{K1, P1} rep * 2x more, P to marker, sm, *{P1, K1} rep * 2x more.

    Cream Bella vita knit blanket on circular kitting needles.

    Repeat

    1. Rows 14-141. Rep Rows 10-13. If lengthening your blanket, end after a Row 13 repeat.



    Final Border Edge

    1. (last 9 rows) Remove markers as you come to them.
    2. Rows 142. K1 *{P1, K1} rep from * across row.
    3. Row 143-150. Rep last row til you have 9 rows total or edge =3”
    4. BO in pattern, will be on WS.



    Finishing

    1. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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