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Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket

This super chunky knit blanket pattern is too cozy to pass up.

Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket

There's nothing better than curling up with a big chunky blanket. Make an Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket and keep it close by all winter long. Knit afghan patterns are a fun and challenging way to show off your skills. Using Mega Bulky yarn, you can construct your own version of this warm and toasty blanket. The thick texture makes this super chunky knit blanket pattern perfect for the coldest winter months. If you have some knitting experience and want to try your hand at a bigger and better project, give this knit blanket pattern a try.

Super chunky free knitting patterns are entirely on-trend and can be expensive in the store. Quick to create and much cheaper to DIY, you will not regret learning how to knit this big and beautiful idea. 

Beginner

Knitting Needle Size35 or 19 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(7) Jumbo

Gauge5 sts and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Finished SizeApprox. 45" x 57" [114.5 x 144.5 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat Mega Bulky (10.5 oz/300 g; 64 yds/58 m) Light Grey Heather (88046), 15 balls
  • Size U.S. 35 (19 mm) circular knitting needle 36" [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

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How to Knit the Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket

Instructions

  1. Cast on 55 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:

  2. Knit 3 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.

  3. Proceed in pat as follows:
    1st row: (RS). Knit.

  4. 2nd row: K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.

  5. 3rd row: K5. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.

  6. 4th row: K2. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P3. K2.

  7. 5th and 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.

  8. 7th row: K2. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 5 sts. P3. K2.

  9. 8th row: K5. *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.

  10. Rep last 8 rows for Woven Pat until Blanket measures approx 56" [142 cm], ending on a 2nd row of pat.

  11. Knit 3 rows (garter st).

  12. Cast off knitwise (WS).

More Chunky Blanket Knitting Patterns

If you love big and bulky knitting patterns for blankets, the patters below are going to be your new faves. Bulky and chunk yarn projects work up quickly and offer some extra cuddly options for your home.

Abbreviations

Approx
Approximately
K
Knit
P
Purl
Pat
Pattern
Rep
Repeat
RS
Right Side
St(s)
Stitch(es)
WS
Wrong Side

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I'd like to know the name of the pattern / stitch, I'm part of a forum for knit and crochet doers and I've no doubt they will ask what is it. Also if you could tell what multiple of sts it is it would be helpful. This blanket is simply gorgeous.

Hi there! I'm not sure the name of the stitch but it looks like a sort of variation on the basketweave! Unfortunately the original pattern doesn't seem to have information about number of stitches, but you can take a look here to see if it's helpful: https://s3.amazonaws.com/spinrite/pdf/WEB-BERNAT-MEGABULKY-WovenLookBlanket.pdf Good luck!

It doesn't say the name, but no matter I have 8 balls of chunky acrylic that I plan on making a throw / shawl for this winter. I love how the pattern looks and will attempt doing it. Thank you for the reply.

This looks super cozy. I'm wondering how long it would take, though, because 15 skeins of yarn is a commitment... especially with my track record of finishing nothing.

This does look awesome. It would be nice to have something quick. The one I have been working on is very intricate. Curious how much time this took for a normal knitter?

This looks so warm and cozy! I was planning to make something like this for my grandma for Christmas, but I just might keep it for myself! HAHA

Love the chunky blankets! This one is such a beautiful color. It really shows off the stitches.

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