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Simple Chunky Blanket


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This knit afghan pattern from Bernat Yarns is great to use for you or a friend. It's an easy pattern that you'll love knitting. Wrap yourself up with this comfy afghan.



  • Bernat® Chunky
  • (Solids: 400 g / 14 oz; 587 m/ 642 yds)
  • 1640 m/1750 yds
  • OR
  • Bernat® Softee Chunky
  • (100 g/3.5 oz; 164 m/180 yds)
  • 1640 m/1750 yds

Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.


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Cast on 176 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows:
Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 10 sts evenly across last row. 186 sts.
1st row: (RS). K5. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
2nd row: K5. *K11. P5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.
5th row: Knit.
6th row: As 4th row.
7th row: K5. P4. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 17 sts. K5. P7. K5.
8th row: K12. *P5. K11. Rep from * to last 14 sts. P5. K9.
9th row: As 7th row.
10th row: As 4th row.
11th row: Knit.
12th row: As 4th row.
13th row: K5. P8. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 13 sts. K5. P3. K5.
14th row: K8. *P5. K11. Rep from * to last 18 sts. P5. K13.
15th row: As 13th row.
16th row: As 4th row.
17th row: Knit.
18th row: As 4th row.
19th row: K6. P11. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K9.
20th row: K5. P4. *K11. P5. Rep from * to last 17 sts. K11. P1. K5.
21st row: As 19th row.
22nd row: As 4th row.
23rd row: Knit.
24th row: As 4th row.
Rep last 24 rows for Stairs pat until work from beg measures approx 52 ins [132 cm], dec 10 sts evenly across last row and ending with WS facing for next row. 176 sts.
Knit 6 rows. Cast off.

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What size (approx) does this end up being? It'd be helpful to have this listed in the intro/instructions.

I've just finished knitting this up in a lovely dark green. The pattern was easy enough to follow so much so that after the first run through, I was able to carry on without consulting it. I recommend using stitch markers to mark where the pattern repeats itself (5st, then every 16st to last 5st) as doing so certainly saved me a lot of fiddling about and counting from the beginning. I knit this up out of medium weight 4 ply yarn on a 2mm (about the same as double pointed sock sets) circular needle so my finished project is quite a bit more dense than had I followed the pattern exactly. I added extra stitches to the width and knit more rows to make up the size. It naturally took twice as long this way; for my next project I'm considering arm knitting.

Thank you for your collections they are very nice, but it will be more beneficial if I could have knitting instructions to them so that I can have the previledge of making some of them. Thank you

Hi there, the knitting instructions are listed above on this page - do you have a question that I could help you with? Please respond and I'll do my best to assist you. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

I wish there was a tutorial video or something. I'm self taught and still learning so reading the pattern is a bit difficult for me :[ A bit confused about the last part, "Rep last 24 rows for Stairs pat until work from beg measures approx 52 ins" Also how many skeins did it require to complete?

hi im in the uk and wool is sold by the 100g does anyone no how to work out how much wool i will need??i see it says 400g but i dont think thats right and 100g for the soft wool is def wrong!!!

I know this is really late. The amounts given are correct, you are not comprehending them incorrectly-they are 400g balls and they are 642 yds per ball. You need 1750yds. to make the blanket so its 1750 yds. divided by 642yds. equals 2.72, so you actually need 3-400 g balls to complete the project. In order for you to substitute because you are in another country, divide the total yardage for the project of 1750 yds) by the yardage of the ball of yarn you are going to use. Hope this helps someone.

I have made this blanket as a gift for my son and he loves it. the yarn is heavy and soft and has a very good drape

For lutche- You will need to add stitches so that you end up with a total of 186 stitches on your needles. I start by dividing the number of stitches currently on the needle by how many I need to add. Sometimes this works, sometimes it is just a base so that I can get it close to "even across". Hope that helps.

Can't buy more yarn right now. Will two strands of knitting worsted held together produce the same results?

What does "Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 10 sts evenly across last row. 186 sts" mean when it says inc 10 sts evenly across last row making 186 sts? I am confused.


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