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Easy chunky knit blanket pattern (Free!)

Simple, easy, chunky knit blanket pattern. A super-quick knit blanket pattern.

I made this blanket for my newborn son and completed it just a few days after his birth.

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Easy knitted baby blanket pattern. Are you in desperate need of a pattern to just sit down and enjoy while you are watching your favorite show? Look no further! This chunky knit blanket is so beginner friendly that someone could actually learn how to knit with this pattern. #easyknitpattern #knittingpattern #chunkyknitblanket

So, like the Celia baby blanket that is made and named after my daughter, this one will have his name.

Toddler knit blanket pattern

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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…

UPDATE: And we have a name! Meet the “Orfeas” knitted baby blanket pattern. One of the easiest baby blankets to knit.

How to knit a chunky blanket

This time I wanted a really chunky blanket and I had the perfect stitch for it.

Simple, easy, and textured! My favorite combo.

The easiest way to make a chunky knit blanket is to buy some jumbo yarn or super bulky yarn, and proceed with the pattern.

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. Which actually made all the difference.

This chunky baby blanket is made by holding two strands of super bulky yarn together, throughout the project.

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Easy knit blanket

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.

Also, the Orfeas blanket is featured in a roundup post with 34 other easy knits for you to discover your next make.

Chunky knitted blanket pattern

You will need:

Super bulky yarn (I used Drops Andes in the color Light Grey Mix 9020)
15.0 mm knitting needles
darning needle


570 m, 623 yds


7 st x 10 rows is 4” in pattern

Finished measurement

30″ x 30″ (76 x 76 cm)


k: knit
p: purl
CO: cast on
R: row


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.

More knitting patterns you may like:

From left to right: We have the a lacy knit blanket – Two rivers baby blanket, Wild berries knitted baby blanket, Wild berries knit cowl pattern.

Free 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

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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.

thick knitted baby blanket

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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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Beginner friendly chunky knit blanket pattern. Easy knit-and-chill project for all levels of knitters. #easyknittingpattern #chunkyblanket #chunkyknit #easyknitblanket

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Saturday 24th of February 2024

I am a beginner and have only made two little baby blankets, so please forgive me. So….you knit the entire blanket with two strands of yarn in your hands from two balls of yarn or so? And every row is just K1 P1 alternating for all 50 stitches? Repeating 76 times? Then cast off?

Thank you!!


Thursday 29th of February 2024

Hi Jennifer!

You are almost correct. Just be careful of R3 and R4. They are the opposite of the first two rows. Enjoy!


Saturday 24th of June 2023

R5 76 what does this mean


Monday 10th of July 2023

It means that from R5 until R76 you will repeat the rows 1-4 just as you already did.


Thursday 12th of January 2023

Hello! I want to make this! If you doubled the yarn, does that double the yardage that you quoted? Thanks:)


Thursday 12th of January 2023

Hi Kelly! Now the yardage is calculated with double the yarn in mind. You can use the number you see here.

Susan Rodman

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

I just started this blanket and loving it. How did you keep your strands of yarn from intertwining together? It’s so frustrating….any hints? Thanks!


Wednesday 26th of January 2022

Thank you so much, Susan. Mine didn't get tangled together, but maybe you could use two different project bags/bins/containers? One for each skein?


Monday 6th of December 2021

Thank you so much for sharing this. I can't wait to start :)

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