How to Knit a Chunky Blanket with Needles

If you’re looking for a cozy blanket to keep you warm this winter, look no further! This how-to guide will show you everything you need to know to knit a chunky blanket with needles.

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Chunky blankets have been all the rage for the past few years. They are cozy, comfortable, and make great gifts for friends and family. But if you don’t know how to knit, they can seem daunting.

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to knit a chunky blanket with needles, from choosing the right yarn and needles to casting on and binding off. By the time you finish this guide, you will be able to knit a chunky blanket that is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.


-1 skein of chunky yarn in the color of your choice (I used arm knitting yarn from We Crochet in the color Flannel)
-a pair of 40mm circular needles (I love these Furls Odyssey needles)*
-tape measure
-a large space to knit (more on that later!)


To knit a chunky blanket, you will need:
– circular needles
– a tapestry needle
– scissors
– yarn (super bulky weight, 6)


1. Choose bulky yarn and large needles. You can use any type of bulky yarn, but acrylic will be less expensive than wool. You will also need a pair of size 13 knitting needles.

2. Cast on 30 stitches using the long tail cast on method.

3. Knit every stitch for 30 rows. This will create a garter stitch blanket that is 30 stitches wide and 30 rows long.

4. Bind off all stitches loosely using the knit method.

5. Weave in all ends using a tapestry needle.


You’ve almost finished your beautiful chunky blanket! Here’s how to finish it off:

Cast off:

To finish, you will need to “cast off” your knitting. This simply means that you will remove your stitches from the needle, so that they are no longer live. You can do this by cutting your yarn, and then threading the end through the remaining stitches on the needle. Pull tight and secure with a knot.

Weave in ends:

Next, you will need to weave in any loose ends of yarn. You can do this by threading the end of the yarn through a tapestry needle, and then weaving it in and out of the stitches on the blanket. Trim any excess yarn and secure with a knot.

Knitting Tips

tips for how to knit a chunky blanket with needles.

-Choose a chunky yarn in a color you love. You’ll need about 8 skeins for a small blanket, or 12 skeins for a large blanket.
-Pick a size 17 or 18 needle. If you’re using circular needles, make sure they’re at least 29” long so you can comfortable knit across the width of the blanket.
-Cast on 60 stitches for a small blanket, or 90 stitches for a large blanket.
-Knit every stitch in every row until your blanket is the desired length. To make a fringed blanket, leave about 6” of yarn at the beginning and end of each row so you have enough to work with when you add the fringe later.
-Bind off your knitting and weave in any loose ends.
-To add fringe, cut 60 or 90 pieces of yarn, each about 18” long. Fold each piece of yarn in half and use a crochet hook to pull the folded end through the edge of the blanket. Then pull the ends of the yarn through the loop to secure it in place. Repeat all around the edge of the blanket. Trim the fringe to even it out, if desired.

Blanket Tips

Are you interested in learning how to knit a chunky blanket with needles? This guide will provide you with some tips to help you get started.

First, you will need to gather some supplies. You will need a pair of knitting needles, a skein of chunky yarn, and a tapestry needle. You may also want to use a pair of scissors and a ruler or measuring tape.

Once you have your supplies, you will need to calculate the number of stitches you will need to cast on. To do this, you will need to measure the width of your desired blanket. For example, if you want your blanket to be 40 inches wide, you will need to cast on 80 stitches (40 inches x 2 = 80 stitches).

Next, you will need to start knitting your blanket. To do this, simply knit two stitches, purl two stitches until you reach the end of your row. Then turn your work and repeat this process until your blanket is the desired length.

When you are finished knitting your blanket, you will need to bind off your stitches. To do this, knit two stitches, then knit the first stitch again and slip it over the second stitch (this will bind off one stitch). Repeat this process until all of your stitches are bound off.

Finally, use your tapestry needle to weave in any loose ends. Once all of your ends are woven in, congrats! You have now completed your very own chunky knit blanket!


-How many skeins of yarn do I need?
-What size needles should I use?
-How do I bind off?

For a typical sized chunky blanket, you will need between 5 and 7 skeins of yarn. The type of needles you use will depend on the size of the yarn. For chunky yarn, you will need to use larger needles, such as size 11 or 13. When binding off, make sure to knit two stitches together before slipping the stitch over the needle.


I hope you enjoyed this guide on how to knit a chunky blanket with needles! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Happy knitting!

Further Reading

There are a few things you’ll need to know before you start knitting your blanket. First, you’ll need to determine the gauge, or how many stitches per inch you’ll be knitting. You can do this by knitting a small square and then measuring it. Once you know the gauge, you’ll be able to figure out how many stitches to cast on for your blanket.

Next, you’ll need to choose the right needles for your project. You’ll want to use needles that are appropriate for the thickness of yarn you’re using. For chunky yarn, you’ll want to use larger needles, such as size 11 or 13.

Once you have your materials and supplies ready, you’re ready to start knitting! For a chunky blanket, you’ll want to use a basic knit stitch. To do this, simply insert the needle into the first stitch on the left needle and then knitwise (from left to right) through the stitch. Take the stitch off the left needle and repeat this process until all stitches are worked.

For more information on knitting a chunky blanket, check out this helpful video tutorial:

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