Simple Chunky Blanket


Simple Chunky Blanket

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.


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Materials List

  • 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.

How to Knit the Simple Chunky Blanket


Cast on 176 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows:

  1. Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 10 sts evenly across last row. 186 sts.

  2. 1st row: (RS). K5. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.

  3. 2nd row: K5. *K11. P5. Rep from * to last 5 sts. K5.

  4. 3rd row: As 1st row.

  5. 4th row: K5. Purl to last 5 sts. K5.

  6. 5th row: Knit.

  7. 6th row: As 4th row.

  8. 7th row: K5. P4. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 17 sts. K5. P7. K5.

  9. 8th row: K12. *P5. K11. Rep from * to last 14 sts. P5. K9.

  10. 9th row: As 7th row.

  11. 10th row: As 4th row.

  12. 11th row: Knit.

  13. 12th row: As 4th row.

  14. 13th row: K5. P8. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 13 sts. K5. P3. K5.

  15. 14th row: K8. *P5. K11. Rep from * to last 18 sts. P5. K13.

  16. 15th row: As 13th row.

  17. 16th row: As 4th row.

  18. 17th row: Knit.

  19. 18th row: As 4th row.

  20. 19th row: K6. P11. *K5. P11. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K9.

  21. 20th row: K5. P4. *K11. P5. Rep from * to last 17 sts. K11. P1. K5.

  22. 21st row: As 19th row.

  23. 22nd row: As 4th row.

  24. 23rd row: Knit.

  25. 24th row: As 4th row.

  26. 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.

  27. Knit 6 rows. Cast off.

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What is finished size and how much yarn do I need?

I love this blanket! I have just started knitting again... its been about 40 years! Quick question... when adding the 10 sts at the beginning and removing at the end... can it be done anywhere in the row or does it have to be at the end of the row for both? Thanks!

What an awesome blanket to knit. I loved every minute of knitting this and it was super EASY !!!!

Oh my gosh, how wonderful! Thank you for sharing your photos, I love them!

This is very pretty. And it certainly lives up to the word easy. I read thru the directions and they are written very well and are very easy to follow. There are tips and pictures to help you along the way. It is one of the prettiest and easiest afghan to make.

I am new to knitting but have been crocheting for a while so more or less understand the pattern, but I am confused by the increase and decrease in the instructions - if I am reading it correctly it says to increase at the 7th row and decrease at the 7th row from the end. Wont this make it wonky and narrower on the ends? Also why does it say to knit 7 rows at the beginning, abut then start with Row #1? Wouldnt that be row 8?

Hi sayyadhina! Yes, the increases and decreases will make the ends a little bit smaller, but I believe this is to account for the five stitches of garter stitch on either side of the blanket. As for the row numbering, row #1 is the first row of the pattern for the stitch that's used in this blanket, excluding the garter stitch border, even though it's technically the 8th row of the overall blanket. Hope this helps! -Editors of FaveCrafts

This is absolutely gorgeous but I would like to crochet it. Is there a crochet pattern for this. Great job

This patten looks beautiful, and very easy to follow. I am currently working on an afghan that is made on circular needles, and I have found it very easy to do. I need to get some longer ones before I attempt this pattern, but I definitely am adding this to my list of knitting patterns to make! I like brighter colors, though, so I will be changing that.

This is beautiful! I love how easy stitches create such an interesting pattern. It would be a lovely gift, particularly in the neutral cream color. I always use stitch markers to help me remember/see where to repeat a pattern or switch stitches. They have saved me from making lots of mistakes.

How wide is this blanket? Can it be made longer by adding another 24 row of pattern? Thanks.

Check out this handy guide on how to resize a knitting pattern for more info on making knitting and crochet patterns bigger: Thanks! - Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

Hi how many stitches would I need for a baby size blanket

Hi lesleylansdell 284 8118! I am not entirely sure what size would make this most appropriate for a baby blanket. Maybe check out one of our other baby blanket patterns and make this one in a similar size: Hope that helps! -Kaylee, Editor of

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

Hi ringstar615, The final size of this pattern is 47x53 inches. Hope that helps! -Kaylee, Editor of

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?

You will work the 24 rows of pattern in order from row 1 to row 24, when you get to row 24 you simply go back to the beginning and start at row1 again, keep working the pattern rows 1-24 until the piece you are knitting reaches 52 inches, at that point you will follow the additional pattern instructions about the decreasing of stitches and knitting the border in order to finish. I know this is late, hope it helps someone.

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.

I was also a bit confused about this. Why not just cast on 186? Why the increase? Doesn't that make it suddenly bump out on the sides?

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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