There's nothing better than getting warm and cozy under a thick knit chunky blanket when it's cold and blustery outside. Besides the functional benefits of these chunky blankets, they're also on-trend. These luxurious blankets are also one of the easiest ways to update and decorate your home. They look amazing tossed over a couch, draped over a bed, or laying across your favorite rocking chair.
Unfortunately, these trendy blankets tend to cost a fortune to buy so why not get a little crafty and make your own knit blanket. These hand-knit blankets are really quite easy to knit and can often be made in as little as a day or two. They also make an amazing housewarming, birthday, or Christmas gift.
Knit blankets are also a great opportunity to practice your knitting skills. If knitting is still a new skill for you or you'd like to become a more confident knitter, check out my Learn to Knit class that will take your knitting skills to the next level. You will get access to step by step video classes FREE for 2 days. Just register here.
Back to the list of chunky knit blankets. We've hunted down some of the most beautiful chunky knit blanket patterns that you'll definitely want to start knitting this weekend.
Chunky Merino Wool Blanket
This chunky wool knit blanket pattern is super easy. It’s straight, good old-fashioned knitting and purling, with a wee border around it. Once you learn how to do two knit stitches, it’s easy sailing from there. Want to learn even more knit stitches. I have bundled 50 amazing and fun Knit Stitches here. And I am letting you access it FREE for 2 days!
Extreme Knitted Blanket
Working with jumbo knitting needles and extreme bulky merino yarn is not as hard as you may think and the blanket only takes a few hours to complete since the stitches are so large.
Via All About Ami
Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket
There's nothing better than curling up with a big chunky knit blanket. Make an Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket and keep it close by all winter long.
Via Fave Crafts
Pixie Dust Lap Blanket
This is a where-did-you-get-this?! kind of blanket. Big, loopy stitches; hand-dyed, extraordinary color; and smatterings of sparkly “pixie dust” all conspire to make this no ordinary blanket.
Via Purl Soho
Cozy Chunky Knit Blanket
If you’re looking for an excuse to binge-watch Netflix all day, why not have an excuse like making this luscious cozy chunky knit blanket.
Learn how to knit this thick and plush blanket that’s a perfect addition to any home. Made with Premier Yarns Mega Tweed yarn, this decadent-looking blanket will help take your home decor to the next level.
Via Simply Maggie
Endless Cables Knit Blanket
If you’ve never done knit cable stitches, but have wanted to try them, this could be a winner. You will see there are a lot of repeat rows and you make the same simple cable row every 9 rows. It isn’t overwhelming, and with the big yarn and knitting needles it’s easy to see mistakes and it knits up quickly.
Via Mama in a Stitch
The Boulevard Blanket
The Boulevard Blanket is quick, easy, chunky, warm, and reversible! At first glance, you might think this knitting pattern is just a simple garter stitch. Look again! An easy K3, P3 repeat pattern creates a subtle striping effect.
Dutch-Style Knit Throw
This DIY knit throw blanket can be knit up over a weekend if you're determined or in a few weeks if you work at a leisurely pace.
Roving Wool Knit Blanket
It isn’t difficult at all to knit a giant blanket like this one and it’s perfect for keeping warm and cozy on cool nights.
Snug Knit Seed Stitch Blanket Throw
The Snug knit blanket is a super simple, quick, and rewarding pattern knitted completely in the beautifully textured seed stitch.
Via Short Rounds
Have you fallen in love with one of these luscious knit blankets yet? Knit blankets are a wonderful opportunity to try out new knit stitches as well. If you love trying new stitches, I highly recommend the 50 Knit Stitches class which will give you endless creative options and combinations for your knitting patterns.
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