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10 Simple and Sophisticated Baby Blankets

Having a winter baby has put me on the hunt for beautiful handmade blankets to keep my baby warm in his first few months of life.

It’s become apparent to me that if I’m going to have any chance of leaving the house with a newborn in the dead of winter (living in Indiana), I’m going to need a good stash of simple go-to everyday baby blankets.

Searching for the perfect blanket accessory has proven to be way more difficult that it would first appear, as most of my choices seem to be kitschy or only offered in the light blue and pastel pink variety.

A few characteristics I search for when shopping for baby anything: Classic patterns, simple styles, and functional. Really, is that too much to ask?

I’ve been on the hunt, and I’ve found a small handful that have fit the bill.

10 Simple and Sophisticated Baby Blankets:


  • Gray, Yellow, and White (oh my)! $65 1 of 10
    Gray, Yellow, and White (oh my)! $65
    The colors, the pattern, the soft bamboo wool, everything is perfect.
    Purchase: bklyn baby
  • Gingko leaves in Marimekko sateen cotton, $72 2 of 10
    Gingko leaves in Marimekko sateen cotton, $72
    A beautiful print in minimalist black and white.
    Purchase: Sewn Natural
  • Cabbage Rose and White Minky Dot, $24 3 of 10
    Cabbage Rose and White Minky Dot, $24
    A fun print on the outside, soft minky dot on the inside.
    Purchase: Vanna Banana Baby
  • Crocheted Granny Square, $48 4 of 10
    Crocheted Granny Square, $48
    A beautiful gender neutral choice with colors of brown, terra cotta, blue and gold.
    Purchase: All Things Granny
  • Organic Retro Cars, $40 5 of 10
    Organic Retro Cars, $40
    Retro cars print in bright red, teal and lime. Backed with soft natural 100% organic cotton sherpa.
    Purchase: Weepereas
  • Chevron Zigzag Afghan, $66 6 of 10
    Chevron Zigzag Afghan, $66
    A super fun pattern, with customizable colors upon request.
    Purchase: All things bright and beautiful
  • Black and White Chevron, $25 7 of 10
    Black and White Chevron, $25
    Cotton on one side, soft fleece on the other. Fun chevron print.
    Purchase: Handmade by Paisley
  • Applique Lollipop Flower Cotton Flannel, $46 8 of 10
    Applique Lollipop Flower Cotton Flannel, $46
    Super sweet with a simple modern flare.
    Purchase: Anna Joyce
  • A Fox in the Forest, $35 9 of 10
    A Fox in the Forest, $35
    A modern brown woodgrain print with an organic sherpa fox applique.
    Purchase: Weepereas
  • Modern Woven Stripes, $37 10 of 10
    Modern Woven Stripes, $37
    A super hip baby blanket with quilt top.
    Purchase: Twiggy and Opal

Vintage quilts more your thing? Check out these beautiful baby quilt ETSY finds.

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