How to Knit a Chunky Blanket

Looking for the perfect DIY gift?  Here’s how to knit a chunky blanket.

About a month ago, I made a chunky knit blanket for Matt and shared it on my Instagram Stories.

I don’t believe that in the history of Hello Gorgeous that I’ve received so many tutorial requests for one thing.

DIY Hand Crochet Chunky Blanket | Budget Christmas Gift angela lanter hello gorgeous

I finally filmed how to knit a chunky blanket, but with a twist.

I needed a skirt for my Christmas tree at my Ohio townhouse.

My mother-in-laws sent me a text with a photo of a chunky knit blanket used as a tree skirt and I was like, I GOT THIS!

That’s how my chunky knit Christmas tree skirt idea was born.

DIY Hand Crochet Chunky Blanket | Budget Christmas Gift angela lanter hello gorgeous

No crochet needles/hooks are needed for this DIY.

You only need two things: chunky yarn and your hands.  That’s it!

Talk about a super personal Christmas gift idea. 🤗

I used the Bernat Blanket Big Stitch Yarn in “Soft White.”

Three skeins of the chunky yarn were just the right amount for my tree skirt.

For a lap throw blanket, I’d recommend at the very least, four skeins.  My favorite yarn is currently ON SALEUse coupon code: SALE25W to buy four skeins of yarn for only $19.48!  Such an awesome deal.

You can make a gorgeous throw blanket for under $20!!

Watch my full tutorial on how to knit a chunky blanket below.

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As you can see, my Christmas tree is already up.

I managed to decorate the tree for under $150; read the full blog post here.  I included lots of detailed photos and links to the decor I used, most of which was around the $10 or $20 price point, which is awesome.

Here’s the link to my Christmas tree.  It’s SO gorgeous in person and such a reasonable price for a flocked tree.  I’ve found that Walmart is the best place to grab a high quality Christmas tree on a budget these past few years.

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21 Comments

  1. Renae
    / 6:05 AM

    You make this look so easy! I’m excited to give it a try – thanks so much for the tutorial!

  2. Tamra
    / 4:21 PM

    I’m so excited to try making a blanket like yours. It truly does look easy so hopefully mine looks as nice as yours. Thank you so much for sharing!

      • / 7:22 AM

        I would love to learn how to make a blanket. Your is so wonderful 💖

  3. Bliss
    / 7:42 AM

    I’m a bit intimidated by this, but still going to try! Would love to see a blog about your Christmas décor!

    • / 7:21 AM

      No reason to be intimidated! It’s so easy, you can definitely do it!

  4. Stephanie
    / 8:19 AM

    Is it hard on your hands? I have rheumatoid arthritis but would love to make one for my parents.

  5. Ashley
    / 10:53 AM

    Now would you say this is easier than crocheting with crochet hooks?! I’ve tried crocheting before and got so discouraged and just gave up 😔. I love blankets and homemade gifts and this just looks so nice and simple

  6. Kayla Blanco
    / 11:17 AM

    I LOVE this! Definitely gonna give it a try! Thank you for sharing! And how many loops across would you do for a standard throw blanket?

  7. Kelsie
    / 9:13 PM

    I have all the material so instead of going to the brick and mortar stores on Friday. I will be black Friday shopping online, watching Hallmark movies and attempting this blanket ❤️ thanks to your code and another coupon, I ended up getting 6 rolls of yarn for $30!!

  8. Brittany Blackburn
    / 8:49 PM

    I finally was able to watch this tutorial, and I’m doing it! I’ll show you when I’m done!

  9. / 6:26 AM

    I can’t wait to try making a blanket! Can you give me the dimensions of your king size one?
    Thank you so much for this tutorial!

    • / 1:43 PM

      I left it in Ohio, so unfortunately I don’t have any way of measuring it. Sorry!

  10. Carlotta Rodgerson
    / 3:43 PM

    I want to make one for my great grand baby that will be here in July and I would like to see how you make a throw blanket as well please and thank you.

  11. Mikaela Campbell
    / 6:25 AM

    So you do your first row with going in and out almost braiding them. then row 2 you make single loops only, so do you repeat the same technique and go in and out the loops from row 2 to make row 3 or continue making new loops for row 3-how ever many rows before the last row… I wish it showed how to do row 3 cause I’m confused.

  12. Sharon
    / 6:18 PM

    Just wondering, how many skeins did you use to make the king size blanket and how many stitches did you put in the first row? If you don’t know exactly, maybe you could tell me approximately? It looks great! Thanks 🙂

  13. Ana
    / 6:25 PM

    Hi, I would like to point out that you mislabeled your blog. The blanket you are showing is a knit blanket and not a crocheted one. Crochet and knitting are two different things. Even the video you provided called it a knit pattern. Please fix this.

  14. Yvonne
    / 8:58 PM

    I would like the details of Christmas decors.
    Your tree is gorgeous and elegant. Picture perfect.

  15. / 6:17 AM

    Awesome throw Angela I will absolutely give this a try. I love the look of it and the softness of the yarn 🧶. You make it look so easy. So I’m gonna try. Thanks for all your beautiful ideas.

    • Angela Lanter
      / 4:34 AM

      YAY! Have fun making it, Laura!

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