In this post, you will see a Christmas blanket knitting pattern.
The blanket is really huge and squishy, perfect for snuggling over Christmas.
Knit with a soft alpaca wool blend, this really is a blanket that you will want to make!
Read below for the details or scroll down for the free pattern.
Christmas Throw Blanket
This super chunky knit blanket is really cuddly and squishy, perfect for cuddling up on those cold afternoons.
The throw is large enough to lounge around with on the sofa, watching Christmas movies.
It would also make a really lovely soft pet blanket, that your fur baby will enjoy getting cosy on.
The blanket is knit using two colours which are known as fair Isle knitting, which also known more accurately as stranded knitting.
This is a technique for working two (or more) colours of yarn in the same row.
The colour changes in Fair Isle are close together, as this allows you to simply carry the yarn you aren’t knitting with across the back of the piece as you go.
You will pick up each strand as you need it and this leaves a strand of yarn on the inside of the work.
Fair Isle knitting is pretty easy to do and in this case, makes a nice warm knitted blanket because all those strands of yarn add extra bulk and warmth.
Stranded knitting is often worked in the round, but of course, you can do this easily knit flat.
Quick Knit Blanket
The Christmas blanket is easy to make, with advanced beginner knitters in mind.
Using knit and purl stitches, you will create the stockinette stitch.
It uses big needles and super bulky yarn to create a blanket that’s quicker than most.
- I used 25 mm (US 50) circular knitting needles for this pattern.
- They are huge needles and easy to work with.
- Fantastic for making throw blankets and scarves.
- I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in the colours red (434) and cream (433) for the blanket.
- This yarn is an alpaca/wool/acrylic blend and very soft to touch.
- This yarn is super bulky and I knit with two strands together for the blanket.
- You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is super bulky weight.
- For example, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.
This is a fairly quick knit with easy pattern instructions to follow further down in this post.
This blanket pattern is great for any advanced beginners who are learning how to knit fair isle.
For more free blanket patterns please take a look at these posts:
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to purl – as this is a commonly used stitch.
- You should be comfortable knitting with two strands of yarn together.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Christmas Blanket Pattern
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Skill Level – Advanced Beginner
Super Bulky 06 (Yarn Weight Guide)
Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca (150g/5,28oz/120m/131,23 yds) in the following colours:
- Red 434 x 10 skeins
- Cream 433 x 2 skeins
Substitute yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 4 sts and 6 rows
Length = 70 inches / 178 cm
Width = 66 inches / 168 cm
- CC – Coordinating Colour
- CO – Cast on
- Cont – Continue
- K = Knit
- MC – Main Colour
- P – Purl
- Rep = Repeat
- RS – Right side
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- WS – Wrong side
Yarn A (MC) – Red
Yarn B (CC) – White
With two strands held together – In Yarn A Cast on 62 sts (do not join in the round)
Rows 1-3: Knit to the end of the row.
Row 4: K2, Purl to the last 2 sts, K2.
Row 5: (RS) *K2 Yarn A, (join in Yarn B) K1 Yarn B* rep from * to * to the end of the row.
*Please note – you may have to cut Yarn A after row 5 and then re-join every time it is needed. This creates lots of ends to sew in when finished.
Alternatively, you could work with two separate balls at each end of Yarn A.*
Row 6: (WS) In Yarn A – K2, P to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 7: (RS) In Yarn A – Knit all stitches to the end of the row.
Row 8: (WS) In Yarn A – K2, P to last 2 sts, K2.
Rows 5 to 8 form the pattern, cont to work those 4 rows until your blanket measures = 64 inches
Or as long as you want it to be.
When you have your blanket to your required length, K3 rows in Yarn A.
Cast off in Yarn A.
Weave in all loose ends.
*You may want to add pom poms to the corners or tassels to give your blanket extra flair!*
I added one large pom-pom in Yarn B to each corner of the blanket.
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