How to Finger Knit a Chunky Blanket


You see them EVERYWHERE! Chunky knit blankets are all the rage again this winter! 

They look hard to knit, but with the right materials and a little instruction, you can work up a chunky knit blanket in just a short bit of time.

Chunky Knit Blanket by Little Monkeys Designs

I posted a few pictures of my chunky knit blankets on Instagram (@LittleMonkeysDesign) and received a flood of messages asking how I did it and for a pattern.

So, I made an instructional video showing you exactly how I finger knit my chunky blankets. I've included a written pattern below as well.

Finger Knit Chunky Blanket


Materials

Jumbo #7 yarn - I used Eternal Bliss Yarn by Yarn Bees from Hobby Lobby. How many skeins you need depends on what size blanket you are making. A personal size blanket 48" x 60" takes 8 skeins.

Measuring Tape - to measure the width and length of your blanket

Scissors - to cut your yarn when finished

Eternal Bliss Jumbo Yarn by Yarn Bee


Directions - video here and written directions below:



1. Decide how wide you want your blanket. Each chain on the foundation chain will give you about 1.8". For a 48" wide blanket, I started with 26 chains. For a 32" blanket, I started with 17 chains.

48"/26 chains = desired"/# of chains

2. Loosen your yarn and chain the number of chains you need for the desired width of your blanket. Make your chains 1.5" - 2" long, loose enough to work in on the next row, but not too loose.

Beginnings of Chunky Knit Blanket by Little Monkeys Designs


3. Work inside each chain to pull up a loop of yarn across the foundation chain. Continue across to end of row, right to left. Your loops should be 1.5"-2" tall, all about the same height.

4. Beginning with the last loop created, pull up a loop of yarn inside each loop across the row, left to right.


Progress on a Chunky Knit Blanket by Little Monkeys Designs

5. Continue working back and forth across the rows, pulling up a loop of yarn inside each loop. When you get to the end of a skein, Attach the next skein with a tight knot and weave in ends across the back of the blanket. Work until you get the length of blanket desired.

Navy Blue Chunky Knit Blanket by Little Monkeys Designs

6. To bind off, pull up a loop in the first two loops on the row. Pull second loop through first loop (End loop created). Pull up a loop in the next loop on the row and pull it through the previous End loop. Continue this across the last row of the blanket. When you reached the end of the row, cut the yarn and pull it through the end loop creating a knot. Weave yarn end across the back of the blanket.

Grey Chunky Knit Blanket by Little Monkeys Designs

I'd love to see the chunky blankets your create! Please tag me (@LittleMonkeysDesign) or #littlemonkeysdesign on Instagram. You can join our Hooks and Books Facebook group and post your chunky blankets there as well. 

Anywhere your post your photos on social media, I'd love for you to link back to this blog post!




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