In this post, you will see an easy squishy knit throw blanket pattern.
The blanket is really huge and squishy, perfect for those cold autumn/winter days.
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 you can grab your printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.
A Beginner Throw Blanket Pattern
This is a basic pattern for those of you who are beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, the knit stitch, and purl stitches.
If you are a new knitter and want to knit a blanket, this project may seem huge, but it is really easy and knits up pretty fast.
The stitch pattern used in the blanket is called the broken rib stitch.
You may also like the baby blanket version of this throw – Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern.
How To Knit The Broken Rib Stitch
This pattern is perfect if you’re looking for an easy quick pattern to work on while watching Netflix or listening to an audiobook.
You’ll use knit and purl stitches to create the broken rib stitch.
This stitch pattern is perfect for any beginners:
- For symmetry work on a multiple of 2 + 1 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.
- Row 1: (RS) Knit all stitches to the end of the row.
- Row 2: (WS) K1 (edge), P2, *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to last st, K1 (edge)to the end of row.
- These last 2 rows form the pattern.
Make Your Own Throw Blanket
This super chunky throw blanket is really cuddly and squishy, perfect for cuddling up on those cold afternoons.
The throw is large enough to spread out over your bed or to lounge around on the sofa, whatever your preference is, this is a cozy size blanket.
It would also make a really lovely soft pet blanket, that your fur baby will enjoy getting cozy on.
Chunky Blankets Are Fast To Knit And Great To Gift!
Chunky knit blankets are just everywhere right now and make great gifts.
You can make this blanket fairly fast, which makes it great for giving away to friends and family.
Cozy and snuggly, it is large enough for two or three if you include the cat or dog!
The Needles You Need For The Pattern
- I used 25 mm (US 50) 40″ circular knitting needles for this pattern.
- You will knit back and forth on these needles, you will not knit in the round.
- They are huge needles and easy to work with.
- Fantastic for making throw blankets and scarves.
The Yarn You Need For The Pattern
- I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in the color brown (432) 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/18-20-ply and I knit with two strands together for the blanket.
- If you use Jumbo yarn 07 you can knit with one strand.
You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is super bulky weight.
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
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.
- Knitting cast-on methods.
- 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.
Chunky Knit Throw Blanket Pattern
Notes – How to knit a blanket
The instructions below, explain how to knit this large blanket.
You will need circular needles to accommodate the number of stitches and weight of the blanket as you knit.
This is knit flat (back and forth) not in the round.
You can cast on using the long-tail method.
The chunky yarn you need for this blanket can be any fiber of your choice, from acrylic to blends to wool yarn.
The first rows of the blanket are knit in garter stitch, then you will move into the broken rib stitch.
- 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.
- In all product listings please credit Handy Little Me (Louise Bollanos) as the designer.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
The Supplies You Need
- 12 skeins of Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca (150g/5,28oz/120m/131.23 yds) in the color brown 432
- Substitute yarn suggestion: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
- Substitute yarn suggestion: Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky 10 Value Pack
- Substitute yarn suggestion: Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky 10 Ball Value Pack
- Total yardage needed for the blanket= 1,575yds.
- For more yarn substitutes please see the info further up in this post.
- Super Bulky/Super Chunky/18-20 Ply.
- Yarn Weight Guide
- Please note if you use the super bulky/super chunky/18-20-ply yarn you will knit with two strands together.
- If you use Jumbo yarn 07 you will knit with one strand.
Skill Level – Basic/Beginner
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 4 sts and 6 rows measured in pattern.
- Length = 70 inches / 178 cm
- Width = 66 inches / 168 cm
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- CO – Cast on
- Cont – Continue
- K – Knit
- P – Purl
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right side
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- WS – Wrong side
Chunky Knit Blanket Pattern
With super bulky yarn and two strands held together – Cast on 65 sts (do not join in the round).
*Please note if you are using Jumbo yarn – you knit with one strand of yarn.
Rows 1-4: Knit to the end of the row.
Next start the broken rib stitch pattern:
Row 1: (RS) Knit all sts to the end of the row.
Row 2: (WS) K4 (edge), P1, *K1, P1*, rep from * to * last 4 sts, K4 (edge).
The 2 rows above form the pattern.
Rep rows 1-2 until you have completed around 68 inches in length.
Knit 4 rows in garter stitch.
Weave in all loose ends.
*You may want to add pom poms to the corners or tassels to give your blanket extra flair!*