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Have you ever wanted to knit yourself a HUGE cosy, comfy blanket that you can just hide in for days when the weather outside is bitter cold? Yeh me too!
Then this post is just perfect for you with plenty of cosy blanket knitting patterns to choose from.
It’s been so cold these past few days that all I have wanted to do is knit on the sofa, wrapped up in a fluffy blanket with my dog Jason watching my shows on Netflix – I’m currently watching Mad Men and I am really enjoying it.
My favourite chunky knit blanket to get cosy with is white and grey made from a soft chunky yarn that is so perfect for this time of the year.
More and more people are making their own chunky knitted blankets, with bulky weight yarns, knit on big needles.
They are easy to make too, with only a basic knowledge of knitting needed to get started.
If you want to learn how to knit and want an easy project to begin with, learning how to knit a blanket is probably a great idea.
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Free Blanket Knitting Patterns
In this roundup of blanket patterns, there are many for you to choose from, including a cable knit blanket, knit baby blanket, patchwork, waffle throw and more.
When deciding on which pattern to choose, think about the yarns that you would like to use – do you want to use bulky weight yarn or something a little lighter?
If you are a beginner – perhaps have a look in your local yarn store for some ideas before you start – see which yarn speaks to you and you know that you have to have!
One of my favourite yarns to use is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, the texture and quality are really good and for a chunky yarn it knits up really well.
I use 9mm (US 13) needles with this yarn and it knits up quite fast.
If you like to crochet you might also be interested in this pattern roundup of crochet baby blankets.
Take a look at the free blanket patterns below and see which one you want to make >
Double Seed Stitch Blanket Pattern
This double seed stitch blanket by Purl Soho is a great free pattern knit in a super soft merino yarn.
Lace Chunky Throw Knitting Pattern
This lacy chunky throw is a big knit that will keep you warm this winter.
A wonderful pattern from Classic Elite Yarns.
Super Chunky Knitted Blanket Pattern
A wonderful super chunky blanket with tassels found on the blog ‘design the life you want to live‘.
Patchwork Knitted Blanket Pattern
This knit throw blanket by schachenmayr is a wonderful patchwork creation with different stitches and techniques being used.
Waffle Blanket Knitting Pattern
This waffle blanket looks like a fast project if you choose to make it with chunky yarn and big needles.
A free pattern that is available in both English and Spanish from the blog ‘debajo-un-boton‘.
Chunky Cable Knit Throw Pattern
A huge cable knit blanket from ‘ilovedecoration‘.
This is a gorgeous blanket that makes me think of Christmas!
Textured Blanket Knitting Pattern
A warm and cosy knit from Purl Soho, the ‘Beautyberry Blanket’ looks like a gorgeous textured knitted blanket made with chunky yarns.
Knitted Baby Blanket
Make a soft cotton baby blanket designed by Handylittleme.
The blanket is worked up in a series of squares and then stitched together, with a garter stitch edge add to each side.
Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
This Caron steps baby blanket is a free pattern available for download.
The coloured squares are joined together to make a snuggly cuddly patchwork baby blanket.
Textured Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern
Designed by Laura Polley, this textured baby blanket is a reversible afghan.
A free knitting pattern that your little one will love!
Are you going to knit a blanket this winter?
Let me know in the comments which one you are going to make! xoxo