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!
Scroll down to view the free pattern or purchase the ad-free PDF pattern in my shop here.
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 cozy on.
Fair Isle Explained
The blanket is knit using two colors which are known as fair Isle knitting, which is also known more accurately as stranded knitting.
This is a technique for working two (or more) colors of yarn in the same row.
The color 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.
The Terms You Need To Know
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.
This Is A 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.
- You will knit back and forth on the needles – you are not knitting in the round.
- They are huge needles and easy to work with.
- Fantastic for making throw blankets and scarves.
- I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in the colors red (434) and cream (433) for the blanket.
- This yarn is an alpaca/wool/acrylic blend and is very soft to the touch.
- This yarn is super bulky/super chunky/14 ply and I knit with two strands together for the blanket.
- If you use jumbo-weight yarn then you should knit with a single strand only.
You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is super bulky/super chunky/14-ply.
Here are some examples:
- Lion Brand – Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.
- Novita – Folk
- Stylecraft – Swift Knit
- Grundl – Alaska
- Big Twist Yarns – Natural Blend
- Buttercream – Luxe Craft Alpaca Solid
- Mary Maxim – Starlette Chunky
- Yarn Bee – Effortless Super Bulky
- Lion Brand – Hometown USA
- Patons (Australia) – Super Quick
- Bergere De France – Recyclaine
More Blanket Patterns
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
Skill Level – Easy
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 4 sts and 6 rows
Length = 70 inches / 178 cm
Width = 66 inches / 168 cm
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
- If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
The Supplies You Need
Super Bulky/Super Chunky/14 Ply (Yarn Weight Guide)
Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca (150g/5,28oz/120m/131,23 yds) in the following colors:
- Red 434 x 10 skeins
- Cream 433 x 2 skeins
Substitute yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
For more yarn substitutes please see the info further up in this post.
If you use jumbo-weight yarn then you should knit with a single strand only.
- 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 will have to work with two balls of Yarn A at each end of the work – this will make it easier when you are knitting that color across each row.
Alternatively, 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.*
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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