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!
Read below for the details or scroll down for the free pattern.
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.
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 with on the sofa.
It would also make a really lovely soft pet blanket, that your fur baby will enjoy getting cosy on.
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.
Cosy and snuggly, it is large enough for two or three if you include the cat or dog!
- 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 colour brown (432) 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.
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This blanket pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit.
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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 in 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
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Skill Level – Beginner
- Darning needle
- Tape measure
Super Bulky 06 (Yarn Weight Guide)
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
- CO – Cast on
- Cont – Continue
- K = Knit
- P – Purl
- Rep = Repeat
- RS – Right side
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- WS – Wrong side
With two strands held together – Cast on 65 sts (do not join in the round)
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!*
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