How To Knit A Chunky Blanket With Needles

This step by step tutorial will show you how to knit a chunky blanket with needles. You’ll be able to make your own chunky blanket in no time!

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Introduction

This simple guide will show you how to knit a chunky blanket using just a pair of needles and some chunky yarn. This project is perfect for beginners, and you can easily adjust the size of the blanket to suit your needs. With just a few hours of work, you’ll have a cozy new blanket to curl up with!

What You Will Need

For this project you will need:
-7-9 skeins of super chunky weight yarn in the colors of your choice. I used Loops & Threads Charisma in Cream, Grey and Taupe.
-Size 15 (10mm) circular knitting needles
-A ruler or measuring tape
-Scissors
-A large eye blunt needle for weaving in your ends

How To Knit A Chunky Blanket

If you’ve ever wanted to knit a chunky blanket, but were intimidated by the thought of using large needles, this tutorial is for you! You can easily knit a chunky blanket with regular needles and bulky yarn. This method is much less expensive than buying a special knitting loom or kit, and it’s great for beginners.

What You’ll Need:
-Bulky yarn (I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA in Boston Blue)
-Size 10.5 US knitting needles
-Tape measure
-Scissors
-Yarn needle

Gauge:
3 stitches = 1 inch

Cast on 30 stitches. Row 1: knit all stitches. Row 2: purl all stitches. Repeat rows 1 and 2 until your blanket measures 36 inches long. Bind off all stitches. Weave in all loose ends. Your blanket is now complete!

Fasten Off And Weave In The Ends

Secure your work by fastening off and weaving in the ends. To fasten off, cut the working yarn, leaving a tail about 6 inches long. Draw the tail through the last loop on the needle, and pull tight. Weave in the tail by threading it onto a tapestry needle and weaving it in and out of the knit stitches on the wrong side of the blanket. Trim the excess yarn.

Cast On

Before you can start knitting your blanket, you’ll need to cast on. Casting on is the process of creating your initial stitches. There are many different ways to cast on, but the long tail method is one of the most common and versatile.

To do a long tail cast on, start by making a slip knot in one of your needles. Then, hold the needle with the slip knot in your right hand and the other needle in your left hand. Market an arbitrary number of inches from the end of your yarn (this will be used later to finish casting on). Next, use your left hand to hold the yarn behind the needle in your right hand. Then, use your right hand to poke the needle through the loop of yarn on your left thumb, grab the yarn with that needle, and pull it through (leaving a loop on your thumb). Now you have two loops on that thumb. Slip the first loop off your thumb and over the second loop (the working loop). Now you have one loop remaining on your thumb. Reach behind the needle in your right hand with that same hand and grab the yarn again. Pull it through the loop on your thumb (leaving another loop on your thumb) and then slip the first loop off your thumb over this second loop. You’ve now casted on one stitch! Repeat these steps until you’ve reached desired number of stitches.

Knit Stitch

There are a few different ways that you can knit a chunky blanket with needles, but the most common is the knit stitch. This is a fairly simple stitch that results in a nice, tight fabric that will keep you warm all winter long. The key to this stitch is to make sure that you use a thicker needle than usual, as this will help to create the chunky effect.

To knit a chunky blanket with needles, you will first need to gather your supplies. You will need a pair of knitting needles, some chunky yarn, and a crochet hook or tapestry needle. Once you have these things, you are ready to begin.

The first thing that you need to do is cast on enough stitches to make the width of your blanket. For a small blanket, you will need around 30 stitches, but for a larger one, you can cast on up to 60 stitches. Once you have your desired number of stitches, it is time to start knitting.

To do the knit stitch, you will simply insert your needle into the first stitch on your left-hand needle and then yarn over and pull through. You will then want to slip the old stitch off of your needle and repeat these steps until you have reached the end of your row. When you reach the end of your row, turn your work and begin again. Continue in this manner until your blanket is as long as you would like it to be.

Once you have reached the desired length for your blanket, it is time to bind off. To do this, simply knit two stitches together and then slip the resulting stitch over the top of the next stitch on your needle. Repeat these steps until there is only one stitch left on your needle and then cut your yarn and pull it through this last stitch to secure it.

Purl Stitch

The purl stitch is one of the most basic stitches in knitting. It is made by inserting the needle into the next stitch from the front, then wrapping the yarn around the needle and drawing it through to create a new stitch on the right needle.

Increasing

To increase the number of stitches in your blanket, you will need to add additional stitches as you go. The easiest way to do this is to knit two stitches into one stitch. This will effectively double the number of stitches on your needle.

Decreasing

As you near the end of your project, you will need to start decreasing the number of stitches on your needles. To do this, simply knit two stitches together as if they were one stitch. Continue doing this until you have the desired number of stitches on your needles. Once you have decreased to the desired number of stitches, you can bind off your work by cutting the yarn andpulling it through the remaining stitches.

Finishing Your Blanket

Assuming you have finished knitting all the squares for your chunky blanket, it is now time to assemble them. Grab two squares and with their right sides facing each other, use a tapestry needle and yarn to whip stitch the squares together. *Whip stitch is just a simple in and out motion with your needle and yarn*. When you get to the end of a square, cut your yarn, leaving a 6-8” tail, and start on the next square.

Once all your squares are stitched together, it’s time to add some fringe. Again, with right sides facing each other, take two side-by-side squares and fold them in half so that the edges that will have fringe on them are touching. Make a slip knot with your yarn and put it on your tapestry needle. Starting at the fold, insert your needle through both layers of fabric and come out about ¼” away. Then make another slip knot and put it on your needle. Repeat this process until you have added as much fringe as you’d like.

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