How to make a chunky knit blanket

Discover how to make a chunky knit blanket with Sophie Jordan's soft and snuggly quick-to-knit pattern

how to make a quick to knit chunky blanket

There is something special about the idea of curling up in chair under a blanket that you have knitted yourself. But what if you have never knitted before? Is a large project like a blanket really within your reach? With our How to make a chunky knit blanket tutorial from Sophie Jordan, it sure is, my friend!

We’re using a big and chunky yarn in our design along with big chunky knitting needles which, as well as making it much easier for a beginner to get to grips with, means it knits up really quickly. So perhaps we should have called this article How to make a quick to knit chunky blanket instead! You’ll be amazed at how quickly this chunky blanket knits up, from start to finish, giving it a mesh like appearance that, combined with the heavy and chunky yarn, still has a lovely warm and cosy finish and weight to it. The chunky knit blanket is an ideal lap blanket – or hang it off a clothes ladder, tapestry style!

how to make a quick to knit chunky blanket

The blanket uses seven balls of Paintbox Wool Mix Super Chunky yarn, which is a 50% wool, 50% acrylic blend. So once you’ve learned how to make a chunky knit blanket and completed the design, it has the warmth of wool combined with the strength of acrylic, making it much harder wearing and easier to wash and care for too. If you want to try a different yarn for this project, or if you are looking to understand how USA yarn weights covert to British ones, visit our yarn weight conversion chart.

For more help on getting started with knitting if this is your first project, take a look at our knitting for beginners guide. You should also check out our knitting kits round up, to see if there are any easy makes there that catch your eye, that can be purchased as a complete package to help get your knitting knowhow up and running!

To make a chunky knit blanket, you will need:

  • Paintbox Wool Mix Super Chunky (50% wool, 50% acrylic, 100g/55m): 7 balls in Vanilla Cream Buy from Lovecrafts
  • 10mm circular needle, 100mm long Buy from Amazon
  • Large-holed tapestry needle
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Sewing needle
how to make a quick to knit chunky blanket

TENSION

6 st and 7 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pattern using 10mm needles. Find out more in our article on knitting tension squares

ABBREVIATIONS

See our guide to knitting abbreviations

MEASUREMENTS

The finished blanket knitted using this How to make a chunky knitted blanket tutorial will measure 100x80cm

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You Will Need

  • Paintbox Wool Mix Super Chunky (7 balls in Vanilla Cream )
  • 10mm circular needle (100mm long)
  • Large-holed tapestry needle
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Sewing needle

Step 1

how to make a quick to knit chunky blanket

Cast on 66 stitches leaving enough tail for weaving in. See our how to cast on knitting post for instructions on how to do this.

Step 2

how to make a quick to knit chunky blanket

Row 1 (RS) K1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * to last st, K1.

See our How to read knitting patterns article for more details.

Repeat Row 1 until 80cms of pattern has been completed.

Step 3

how to make a quick to knit chunky blanket

Cast off. See our how to cast off knitting post for instructions on how to do this.

Step 4

Making up your chunky knitted blanket

Weave in ends. See our how to weave in ends in knitting article for guidance. Block gently to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band – see our how to block knitted garments article for guidance.

Chunky yarns, like the one used here, are tricky to weave in. Use a large-eyed tapestry needle to weave the ends back into the fabric. Trim the end and add a few sewing stitches to prevent the yarn ends from fraying and slipping out of place.

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Download your chunky knit blanket knitting pattern

If you would prefer an A4 PDF of the knitting pattern featured in this How to make a chunky knit blanket tutorial, you can download a PDF of the knitting pattern. Click the link to download the How to make a chunky knit blanket knitting pattern.

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