Simple, easy, chunky knit blanket pattern.
I made this blanket for my newborn son and completed it just a few days after his birth. So, like the Celia baby blanket that is made and named after my daughter, this one will have his name.
When we decide on his name, of course. We have some names in mind but nothing is decided yet. So, they will both remain nameless, for the time being…
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This time I wanted a really chunky blanket and I had the perfect stitch for it. Simple, easy, and textured! My favorite combo.
I actually started to make the sample with super bulky yarn and 9.0 mm needles. But the result wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. And then I made the switch to double up the yarn and use 15.0 (!) mm needles. This chunky baby blanket is made by holding two strands of super bulky yarn together, throughout the project.
It’s such a delightful project to work with. The speed definitely changes, even if you are a fast knitter. It makes you slow down a bit and cherish the peaceful moments of knitting.
But don’t worry, it grows quite fast with such huge needles and yarn. Once again I used yarn I already had in my stash. I am sharing more on Instagram and using the #bustthatstash if you want to follow along and work through your stash, too. But let’s get into specifics.
You will need:
Super bulky yarn (I used Drops Andes in the color Light Grey Mix 9020)
15.0 mm knitting needles
570 m, 623 yds
7 st x 10 rows is 4” in pattern
30″ x 30″ (76 x 76 cm)
CO: cast on
You can use circular or straight needles but I definitely recommend circular knitting needles for projects this big. It will take all the weight of the blanket from your hands and place it in your lap.
If you aren’t used to working with circular needles, give them a try. You can easily knit projects flat with those, they don’t have to be limited to projects in the round.
Chunky knit blanket pattern
CO 50 sts
R1: k1, p1
R2: k1, p1
R3: p1, k1
R4: p1, k1
R5-76: repeat R1-4 18 times
Bind off loosely
That’s it! See how easy it is to memorize the pattern? This is a perfect project to sit back, relax, and watch your favorite show.
If you need more sizes for this knit blanket you can purchase the inexpensive pdf and support my small business along the way. The sizes that are included in the pdf are: baby, receiving, crib, toddler, lapghan, small throw, large throw, twin.
You will also find info about the yardage for each size.
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