FREE chunky knit blanket pattern. Knit a blanket in a weekend! Easy beginner pattern!

 How to Knit A Chunky Wool Blanket

Knit. It will keep you from unravelling.

Something huge happened. Can’t tell you what, but it rhymes with schmunky knit schmanket schmattern and blanket kits!!!

Get ready to happy dance. Gangnam Style. People are still doing that, no? Is that over ?  My latest chunky knit patterns are so pretty!  Let’s celebrate *drinks vodka from flask in desk drawer.  People are still doing that, no? Is that over?

knit happens

Would you luuuurve to knit a chunky wool blanket?  Good.  Me too.  I knew I liked you.

I like to party. and by party, I mean knit

Knitting is cool  

It’s called knitting because unwind in knitty paradise was taken.

For a limited time only, this new CLARA chunky knit blanket pattern is fahhhhhreeee !!!!


Why does knitting save your sanity, one stitch at a time?  To tell you the truth, I used to think that knitting was something s.t.o.o.p.i.d that old ladies did.   I was wrong.  No surprise there. I’m wrong  a lot sometimes.  Knitting is a sexy indoor sport.   Stamped it.   Want proof of how knitting rocks out loud?   Have you ever knit something for a man?

MEN adore it.  I did it.
I knit Michael a sweater and bam he married me. Just like that.

It’s like I drugged him with my knitting prowess.

How to make a chunky knit blanket ! Everything you need to make a gorgeous chunky wool blanket. Wool, circular knitting needles and a gorgy gorgeous pattern!

Lately, I needed a knitting intervention, of sorts.  I didn’t know what to do.  I had some rough days.  I considered other ways to procrastinate ideas to take my mind off of things.   Like face planting a cupcake.  That usually solves problems.  Not this time.

It was going to take a while to Feng Shui the sadness outta me.  I’ve cried a lot of sad rivers.  You know its bad when you bawl in the shower.   We have been swinging at cancer like a Southern church lady swings her purse ever since I wrote this blog post about Michaels terminal cancer.

I made you cry too with that blog post too, didn’t I? Sorry ’bout that.  Me too.

I feel better. You ?

How do I get outta my funks?

FREE chunky knit blanket pattern. Knit a blanket in a weekend! Easy beginner pattern!

I watch six straight hours of Netflix and top it off with a movie, popcorn and liquid fermented grapes. I knit my way through it all. You know what they say when you are going through hell ?  Just keep going.  So I did.  I just happened to be holding knitting needles.

Q U I C K   &   E A S Y 

You need to know how to do two kinds of stitches to make this chunky knit blanket kit.  This chunky knit blanket kit is supahhhh easy to make too!

Yup.  Two.  Totally manageable, right?

  • KNIT
  • PURL

Lather, rinse, repeat. Told ya. EASY, breezy beautiful you.

W H A T   K I N D  O F   Y A R N TO USE ??
Hint : WOOL !

I recently went for this soft-feely-kinda-wool.  You can see photos of it in the kit photos at the bottom of the blog post.  It’s gorgy gorgeous !!

There are so many options to shop for …..with wool, acrylic, cotton, blends. Gah.  In the past, I knit some blankets with acrylic yarn (and they looked good for about 15 minutes.) I have come to love wool wayyyy more than acrylic blends. An acrylic blanket will not wear as long, or be as warm or durable.

I love love love love this wool because it makes the prettiest blankets of all time.

FREE chunky knit blanket pattern. Knit a blanket in a weekend! Easy beginner pattern!

H O W    T O    C A L C U L A T E    Y A R N 

These yarn calculations are only an estimate.  The finished look of your blanket will be determined by your knitting gauge and type of yarn you use. I used this wool for all my calculations.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses their stitch count

Depending on the yarn that you use, you could go with one strand, double or triple. If you are looking for a chunky look, doubling the yarn is your best bet.  I doubled mine when I used the this wool.  I make all my chunky wool blankets in the same brand of wool, using the same knitting needles and knit in a double strand method for an extra warm chunky blanket.  That way, I can reuse the knitting needles all the time.

The 100% Peruvian wool is so soft and creamy. LURVE it. <— I SCREAMED THAT!

S U P P L I E S :

W O O L :   You’ll need approx 16 balls for the blanket patterns in my kits.

N E E D L E S :   I absolutely love these circular knitting needles and use them for all my chunky wool blanket patterns.

F I N I S H E D   S I Z E :  45 ” x  65 ”

This is the pattern I used to create the blanket… here’s a wee sampling of the ahhhhmazing pattern.  For a limited time, you can have this pattern for free by signing up to my newsletter. Easy peasy.

C I R C U L A R   N E E D L E S   A R E   T H E   B O M B   D I G G I T Y :

Do  you  know  how  to  knit ?   My Mom taught me how to knit when I was a kid, last week.  I’m a 12 year old hiding inside a 102 year old.  Really though, it’s no biggie.  This chunky knit blanket pattern is basic.  Really super duper basic / beginner level knitting.  Don’t sweat bullets worrying that this might be rocket science.  It’s not.

You can use these circular knitting needles for anything from scarves to big throws, blankets or rugs.  They are a fantastic compact alternative to straight knitting needles.   The big needles make everything knit so much faster!  It also means that the weight of the blanket is resting on your lap in the circular section of the needles rather than you having to hold the weight in your hands with straight needles.  Easy. Breezy.  Awesome.

i knit. what’s your superpower?

FREE chunky knit blanket pattern. Knit a blanket in a weekend! Easy beginner pattern!

Guess whaaaa? The knitting needles are bundled up by me, and sent to you with lurve.   I take a whole lotta care in wrapping up the knitting needles. Probably too much. Ha! I love gift wrapping them for you!

Y O U R ‘ E   W E L C O M E.   Y O U   S H O U L D   K I S S   M E   N O W.

The only difference with making a blanket with circular needles is that you are NOT connecting the ends.  Normally, circular needles are made for making things like hats etc.   With a blanket, of course, you don’t need it to be a King Kong hat, you want a flat blanket.  No need to connect anything.  The excess cord is simply holding the blanket for you. Got it? Got it. xx

Click the photo for a free chunky wool blanket pattern and to read the benefits of using circular knitting needles instead of straight knitting needles. It will WOW you!!

How to knit a chunky wool blanket | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | Lynne Knowlton

Being a good knitter is 3% talent and 97% not being distracted by the internet

Knitters gonna knit.  You’re so special.  🙂 Now, invite me over.   Let’s celebrate with some liquid fermented grapes antioxidants aka WINE!

This whole thaaaang is a fast knit.  

I didn’t calculate how long it took me, because that would have added stress to my stress free knitting.

Want to put tassels on your blanket? Here’s a free tassel DIY tutorial.  You got this!

PS.  Let’s get this knitty party started.  Talk to me.  Tell me about your knitting prowess…

Guessssss whaaaaaa? !!   There’s a new knit collection in my blog shop !!   You’ll find the wool, pattern, knitting needles ..the whole enchilada.  So good. So so so good.  Check it out here.

Make your own chunky knit blanket with this kit. Everything you need is in one spot.  The wool, knitting needles, beautiful instantly downloadable pattern and awesome swag.  Gift wrapped. Delivered to your door.  Gorgy gorgeous.


Knitting forever. housework whenever.

Big love and happy knitting !!

PS. There’s a new chunky blanket kit in town too LOL… here’s my newest blog post about it and here it is in the blog shop !

How to make a chunky knit blanket ! Everything you need to make a gorgeous chunky wool blanket. Wool, circular knitting needles and a gorgy gorgeous pattern!
EVERYTHING you need to make a chunky knit blanket via @lynneknowlton


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Catherine Bais

Would love to receive this pattern!
Catherine Bais

Catherine Bais

Would love to receive this pattern!
Catherine Bais
British Columbia, Canada


Hello,I live in New Zealand…. I would love the free chunky knit throw pattern if possible.


How do I get the free pattern?

Janelle P.

Love the afghan. Can I have the pattern? Thank you. J.P.


I love your interior designs and the photo layouts!

Shelley Jarvis

The tag and headline says Free pattern. Then inside it says you have to pay?

Shelley Jarvis

Never mind. I got it! Thanks!

Kathryn Bandfield-Keough

I am not sure who to ask but I purchased the pattern and then fell in love with the kit. Any chance I can get a refund on the pattern?

I never received the free pattern. I have checked email and spam. Not there. Thank you.

Linda Burkhardt

I have tried several times to download the pattern. I have also checked spam and it isn’t there. What next?? I love this pattern!!

Linda Burkhardt

The blanket looks awesome. I cant wait to try it


How many yards of the wool makes the knit & pearl blanket?

Pamela Brownlee-Manning

Wowsers, looks like a fun knit!

I have had the link to this website saved for many many years now. I started this blanket in high school. Now, as a sophomore in college, I finally finished the blanket! The last stitch was finished last night and now I am left with a very warm blanket! My first ever project. thanks for the free pattern! I’ll post the blanket on my blog in the months to come, but I would encourage you to check it out and leave some comments/blogging advise.. maybe even subsribe

Nancy A Cameron

I just received my new knitting needles to knit the chunky blanket for my sister! I loved how they came in the sweet bag, wrapped so special in the tissue paper. Thank you so much and I cannot wait to start the blanket


How many stitches to I have to cast on for each size you mentioned in your post? Thanks for your help!

Carmen Ulliel

Hi Lynne,

I stumbled this blog post, drunk, in February 2018. I watched your original Youtube video for this pattern and thought you were hilarious. I thought “Hey I can definitely do that!”. I bought some knitting needles and yarn and got started. I finished my first sweater 2 days ago in time for Christmas.

Honestly haven’t attempted your blanket yet but it’s on my list! Thanks for your pattern and your blog!


Theresa Mondelli

Hi Lynne, I have read the pattern and don’t see how many tassels you made for the blanket or spacing. Can you let me know?
Thanks in ad advance!!

Susan Lally

I’ve just discovered your site and I love it! Thanks, Sue xxx

Jamie Sudyko

You are freaking hilarious and I laughed out loud reading this! Thank you!!!

adriana r hill

I can not dowload the pattern.


I too can not download patter.


Not able to download free pattern?

Ann Vipond

Not able to download free knit pattern.


Where can I get the yarn for this blanket..because you are sold out!!


Not able to download the free blanket pattern

Shawnie Tarczali

Good Afternoon Lynne,
I have two gal-pals who want to learn to knit a chunky blanket. I was wondering if you could suggest a yarn that could get the same chunky size with a single strand. If you don’t have a suggestion, where can we find the yarn you used, as the kits are sold out on your site. I will direct them to you to purchase their needles.
Thanks in advance!


Love your knit blankets, waiting for the pattern for the one with no cables. It is my favorite! Thank you.

Elizabeth Yates

Just thought I’d let you know knitted this last year I love it but wish I’d made it a bit wider I might get more wool unravel n redo as didn’t take long might even make another one but bigger I did on straight but going to do on circular next time and I love the new stainless steel needles they are lovely to work with and not expensive decisions decisions


Hi from down under. Rank amateur does not describe me or my ability as a knitter. Suffice to say I suck at this only knit cat blankets cos they don’t know any different and don’t judge the finished result. Started to do chunky cream blanket med. size, but am going round in circles literally on these cricket stump sized needles. What am I doing wrong, I will end up with a giant sized woopy cushion if I carry on like this ? Am I not turning or something at the end of a row……… also need to know how to… Read more »


Lynne, I want to make the medium sized blanket with tassels, how many single balls will I need to order?

Karen Clemons

My wool arrived a few days ago. It is just as advertised. The color is warm and is perfect for a chunky blanket. The quality of the wool is lovely and I am looking forward to using it.

I am very impressed with the customer service from this site. They were prompt to respond to a concern I expressed. I would have no hesitation to order knit materials again.
Thank you!

Lynne –
Most embarrassing moment … there are too many to count — however, one stands out. Picture wine tasting in Napa Valley – beautiful little bistro bar. Lovely looking vase sitting on the bar so I turn it over to see what the price might be. Oops – it’s a spittoon – quite full actually. We didn’t stay long after my unfortunate little incident. It’s one of those memorable moments with your bestie that is fondly reminisced after a bottle (or two) of bordeaux. Thanks for always putting a smile on my face! Hugs – C

Sue Thomson

Hello Lynne. I love your blog – it is so funny, refreshing and a treat to read. Can’t help laughing (sorry) at your predicament – hope you are on the mend. Leaving the lid off the blender while making bread crumbs is nothing compared to leaving it off when making tomato soup. It was only on for a few second …… my how far it traveled…….the kitchen walls and ceiling looked like a bloodbath! I have downloaded the seed stitch pattern, which I think will be moss stitch here in the UK. Is there an equivalent wool I can get… Read more »

Do you have a blanket pattern for the light blue knitted piece the birch circular
needles are displayed? I love the chunkiness of that stitch. is there a name I can look up?

Your blog is wonderful and I love to knit.

Can’t wait to hear from you.!

Aviva Harris

Much love, light and blessings to you and your husband and many prayers for healing.

You are hysterical! My 2 year old inside wants to give you a hug and be besties.
I have always wanted to knit but was too chicken. I think this blog post mighta done it though????


Just wanted to confirm that the 8 skeins of yarn on Etsy allows for a double strand of yarn. The 1500 yards allows for a double strand using a bulky yarn? Love the look – excited to give it a try!


Hi! Thanks so much for this great pattern. This will be my first full-size blanket. I’m going to use the Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn you recommend. Just to make sure I understand… do I knit with two strands together with this yarn?

pat Holmes

i love your blog

Anne Bradshaw

Hi Lynne, Haven’t read every post here – could take some time and it’s already 1 in the morning here in the UK on Friday October 13th (gulp) … Q: do you ever use basket weave on your blankets? Just done one in Chunky for a baby buggy and it’s very effective – and simple if you make sure you count as you do it. I could’ve done 3 blankets with all the undoing because I failed to concentrate, but that’s me. It was well worth the effort, and only knit/purl, so easy (in principle, anyhoo). Great handy tips on… Read more »

Kim Smith

Hi, Lynne! Are the sides of the blanket supposed to curl over, rather than lay flat for this pattern? Also, do the tassels go on BOTH ends of the blanket. Or just one (because if you pull it all the way up cozy around your neck, wouldn’t the tassels on that end be annoying? LOL! ???? Or not?). Help!

Thank you!

Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Also…could you also use a chunky 100% cotton yarn for this pattern?

Rose Wrick

Hello Lynne

Is it possible for me to get the knitting pattern of that grey blanket shown on the circular needles? Or is that grey blanket shown just the same pattern as the cream colored blankets? Maybe the grey shown is just the border that I’m loving? Thanks very much. I’ve downloaded maybe 6 patterns………none show that pretty grey blanket though. Rose


How much wool would I need and how many stitches would I need to start with if I wanted a 50″*100″ blanket?

Kaitie Hensal

Hi Lynne!

Quick question…have you or do you know anyone who used the merino wool from etsy and made this blanket with only one strand? I’m trying to picture what it would look like. I’m trying to price out options for a friend. I will be making the blanket, but she will be purchasing the supplies. Thank you so much!


Jan Fugman

Hi Lynne, I am making your stunning wool blanket for a charity auction. I don’t know who is more excited, me or the charity! However, I did find an error in this pattern. When working a rib stitch in multiples of eight Stitches for the pattern (4 knit, 4 purl) and casting on 40 stitches, in order for the rib pattern to come out correct, each row has to start with knit four. If you cast on 36 stitches (or any multiple of stitches that 8 cannot be divided into evenly) , then you would start each row with the… Read more »


Has anyone used Drops Eskimo wool and would this be suitable for this blanket?


Hi there, I am a complete and utter knitting beginner. I can crochet a square (sort of) but lots of the terminology is completely alien to me. I’ve read the comments and people have put things like drop a stitch to stop it curling (no idea what that means). I want to make a smaller version of the blanket for my daughters birthday in six weeks. I want to purchase the merino wool but I am scared to in case I just can’t do it. I don’t really know what I’m asking ha ha. I’m just hoping if j get… Read more »

Louzaan Loedolff

I love the blanket and would like to order three pair of knitting needles for blanket from you,pse contact me a.s.a.p. with the amount owed to you,as well as how to get the money to you!Louzaan


Hi, where can I find your pattern for the chunky blanket without tassles. I came across the pattern on your blog a few months ago but now I can’t find it! It was knitted in Colorways BabySMOOSH chunky yarn. The yarn has been out of stock for a few months now but I have managed to order similar yarn from the UK so thought I’d best download the pattern! Thanks for your help and I LOVE reading your blog.

sandie johnson

I love your vido it really helped me

Claire Claringbold

Hi I’m completely new to knitting (ok not quite true my mam knitted lots and so did my nana, I even helped on a market stall when I was younger that sold all knitted items my mam’s knitting club made)! Anyway whenever I have tried in the past its always looked more like crochet! I love your blog posts and you have inspired me to try again in 2017 my aim is to eventually knit a big cosy blanket or even just a scarf ?


This is a great post, I found it while trying to find a tutorial on knitting one of those mega huge chunky blankets. You know the ones I mean? Etsy is full of them, but like, I don’t have a money tree to get one. Would you ever consider knitting one and posting about it? 🙂


Hello! I am so excited about this blanket, its beautiful! I’m using Lion Brand thick and quick yarn with the triple strand technique. My balls of yarn are about run out and I’m wondering how to join new rolls with this triple strand knit? Do i join the new yarn at the beginning of a row or mid row? Should I join all 3 strands at once or join them individually as they run out? I can’t seem to find anything on youtube showing how to join new yarn with a multiple strand knits. Any help (and possibly a video)… Read more »


Sorry for my repeat post! My computer froze and I wasn’t sure the post went through!

Sarah King

Hello! I am so excited about this blanket, its beautiful! I’m using Lion Brand thick and quick yarn with the triple strand technique. My balls of yarn are about run out and I’m wondering how to join new rolls with this triple strand knit? Do i join the new yarn at the beginning of a row or mid row? Should I join all 3 strands at once or join them individually as they run out? I can’t seem to find anything on youtube showing how to join new yarn with a multiple strand knits. Any help (and possibly a video)… Read more »


I have re-watch your video because I was too busy laughing! You are HILARIOUS!

Carolyn Freedman

I am a beginning knitter….i mean rank amateur…..and I made your blanket as a gift for my daughter who just started college. (so yeah, maybe I have taken up knitting to fluff my empty nest) I even bought the yarn from the etsy shop you recommended. It took me a bit longer than a weekend. Dont be judgey now, I already told you I was a beginner. But it did go very quickly. And it turned out great. Well except for the one stitch that I apparently screwed up and my husband couldn’t help himself but point it out to… Read more »

Val Baker

Hi there, just stumbled across your website/blog! Happy days! have only just discovered this giant wool and fabulous blankets and my fingers are itching to get started, so…….. I start looking for wool and patterns etc., and get dizzy going to all the links! Then by pure chance on the way back from a very boring work meeting, I blocked out the chit chat by starting some more research and there it was! Your website! Deep joy………. it was fun to look at, very well thought out and I love how easy you made to spend a fortune on the… Read more »

Heather Bantz

Hi there, just wanted you to know I love your website/blog. Just makes me smile to read it and it’s so visually appealing. Love the colors and pictures (I know I sound like I’m in kindergarten). I have a question for you, I recently bought a TON of Bernat Big (Jumbo) polyester yarn to arm knit a blanket. Unfortunately the holes are way too big. Ugh. My husband and kiddos dubbed it “the cargo net”. Do you have any suggestions for a knitting pattern for this type of yarn? Other than the arm knitting I’ve never knitted so a beginner… Read more »

Zara austin

Hi lynne.. love your pattern as I’m new to knitting I followed your pattern in a very cheap wool. So I now know I can knit. I am going to start again with this etsy find http://bit.ly/2fzns3Y as I’m in the uk. I would like my blanket a lot larger say 65″ x 65″. Would you recommend casting on 60 64 stitches & I’ll use double strand but not sure how many skeins I will need. Could you please advise I reckon maybe 10.
Many thanks


Hello, my fellow quirky 50-something friend! Just found you and simply love you. Truly. Quick question: do you suggest knitting Continental or . . . I forgot. Or English style (I googled it). Is one faster than the other?? Forget I asked – it doesn’t matter! But, do remember that I am thoroughly enjoying your blog and your beautiful family. Simply lovely!


Bought my needles today and am going to knit BOTH of your blankets, Lynne – can’t wait! Would love a chunky cable knit pattern next to fuel my obsession…!!


Ok, I tried commenting earlier, and it wouldn’t let me. so hopefully it doesn’t duplicate! But my friend wants me to make this for a baby blanket. I haven’t knitted since I was a little girl (I crochet mainly) so I was curious how you would change this for a baby? Such as, how many would you cast on? And would you only use 2 strands of bulky yarn? Or still use 3? And would you shrink down your needles any?


I just found your blog and man your video cracked me up! A friend of mine wants me to make her a baby blanket and she sent me to you. She LOVES this blanket. But I haven’t knitted since I was a little girl so I am re-learning this. I crochet all the time though so i’m not a newbie to yarn. What would you do different if you wanted to turn this into a baby blanket? Would you use 2 skeins of super bulky yarn? And how many would you cast on?? Thank you in advance!!

I love love love this!! I want to learn how to knit blankets so so badly! One question for you: is the blanket washable or dry clean only? I have 4 small children and so I need a super soft super washable blanket. What yarn would you recommend for washing?? thank you so much!!!?


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