Regardless of where you live, the weather gets colder as fall approaches. This is the ideal time of the year to enjoy a fire. It’s also a great time to snuggle under a warm blanket. Whether you live alone or with a significant other, you can make a cozy blanket with little effort. Not only will it keep you toasty, but it’ll also look nice.
The Chunky Finger Blanket
To make this cozy blanket, you’ll need to learn basic arm-knitting or finger-knitting. However, it’s not like conventional knitting. As a matter of fact, you can snuggle under your new blanket in as little as 40 to 45 minutes. Best of all, this doesn’t require any special skills.
What You’ll Need
To make a chunky blanket, you need either chunky or merino wool. Regarding the amount of wool required, consider the finished product.
- 4 pounds chunky wool – 28×32-inch blanket
- 6 pounds chunky wool – 35×48-inch blanket
- 8 pounds chunky wool – 40×60-inch blanket
- 12 pounds chunky wool – 56×80-inch blanket
As far as the process, you can use the following techniques:
- Hands and a flat surface
- Super-sized knitting needles
- 25 mm circular knitting needles
If you want to make a large blanket to share, purchase a large crochet hook. In addition, you can buy premade loops that allow you to create new and interesting lines.
With so many patterns available, you’ll want to find an online tutorial for the one you like the best. The various options include:
Of all the different patterns used to make chunky blankets, this is the most popular. In addition to buying the supplies individually, you can easily find a kit. Typically, that includes one skein of big loop yarn, which is roughly 125 yards. The kit comes with a 40-inch circular loop and wood knitting needles, as well.
Stockinette Stitch Blanket
This is another popular choice. For one thing, it’s gorgeous when complete. For another, instead of using knitting needles, you simply use your hands. To make this blanket, you’ll need a flat surface to work on.
Also called the free spirit method, you’ll use both yarn and a hook. In all, you’ll need two skeins of chunky wool for this DIY blanket. However, you can create a 28×40-inch cozy blanket using only your hands and fingers.
Arm Knit Blanket
In just one hour, you’ll have a completed blanket to enjoy for years. Some people refer to this as an arm-knit blanket, which is also easy to make. When finished, you’ll love the results.
If you’re on a budget but want a chunky blanket for your home or to give someone as a gift, this is an awesome technique. First, it takes less than an hour to complete. Second, you’ll end up with a soft and cozy blanket that measures 36×55 inches.
For something a little more unique, you can create a DIY blanket that’s textured. For this, you’ll need to use Bernat Alize yarn. As with the other options, you can find a host of tutorials, as well as kits, online.
Giant Arm Knit Blanket
Although this takes a little more time, it’s worth it. Using Gentle Giant yarn, the blanket will easily cover several people, making it great when watching a movie.
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Chunky Blanket with Size 50 Circular Needles
After making a finger blanket, you can quickly advance to something like this. By using bulky yarn, the blanket has a chenille look and feel.
No matter the technique used, you’ll have a beautiful blanket to snuggle up under. Best of all, you’ll feel proud that it’s your creation.
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