I’m obsessed with super-bulky blankets right now.
I love the way they look. I love the way they feel. I love that they have some heft (seriously, it’s like sleeping under a weighted blanket). And I love, love, love that they’re so frigging warm.
I’m always cold in this house. Everyone else complains about being hot and I’m wearing mittens in here. I get very sad when I have to go to bed first and my husband hasn’t warmed it up for me (is that TMI? Do you need to know about my marital sleeping arrangements? We can share these things, you and I, right?)
So this chunky blanket knitting pattern is for those of us who are always cold. I should probably have designed it with arms so you could wear it around the house like a Snuggie, but perhaps that is taking things a bit too far.
You could also cast on half as many stitches and knit to a length you’re happy with to make this a lap blanket if you don’t want to commit to the whole thing. It is a lot of yarn. But then, if you’re going to knit any kind of full-size blanket, you need a lot of yarn. And the best part about this one is that it goes so fast. Big, chunky yarn like this? You can be done with your blanket in a weekend. Also, it’s a simple pattern – thick blankets aren’t for intricate lacework or fancy cables.
<– Get the Chunky Blanket knitting pattern here –>
Just a couple of tips if you’re a first-time chunky blanket knitter. Sometimes it’s easier to move the yarn than to move your needles – they can get pretty heavy. Also, as we’ve discussed, it can get a bit pricey using all that yarn. I went with a pretty inexpensive Red Heart yarn because I knew I was going to use so much. You can find it online, or at craft stores like Michael’s and JoAnn’s (be sure to look for coupons to bring the cost down). Also, because this is such a ginormous, thick yarn, make sure you have room to block it and allow plenty of drying time.
<– Get the Chunky Stockinette Blanket pattern here –>
What do you think? Are you on-board with the chunky blanket trend? I’d love to hear your experiences if you’ve made one before!
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Michele Peterson says
Does it matter, Laura, if the yarn is pure acrylic, not acrylic and wool?
Wondering if the ends curl?
Hey Laura. I’m getting back into knitting with this project and want to make a baby blanket for a friend. I’ll have to resize this and want to make sure i don’t mess up the pattern. As long as I keep an odd number of stitches will it work out Ok? Or do the stitches have to be a multiple of something?
yes – as long as you keep an odd number of stitches, it will work…I hope they like it!
Chrysanthemum Hayes says
This is beautiful!! So cozy looking – no wonder you’re digging them.
they are amazingly cozy!! I have to fight the kids for it…
Chunky blanket is so impressive. I will try to crochet this parttern.
ooh – I’d love to see how it turns out if you crochet it!
VIOLET GRAHAMSLAW says
Dying to see new patterns.
I’m knitting up a storm now so I’ll keep sharing them as I finish!
Vanessa Linn says
What brand of needles did you use to fit 75 stitches?