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Easy chunky knit blanket pattern

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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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

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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.

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. 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.

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.

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

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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 :)

Paulette C Pahnke

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

This is SO nice! I am definitely making this one. Where did you get your tags? I have some for my things, I like yours much better. They are elegantly simple. I am also going to try some of your other patterns!


Saturday 11th of September 2021

I love my tags, too! They are from @jslasercraft on Instagram, They are based in England and their work is excellent.

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