Easy Squishy Knit Throw Blanket Pattern
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In this post, you will see an easy squishy knit throw blanket pattern.
The blanket is really huge and squishy, perfect for those cold autumn/winter days.
Knit with a soft alpaca wool blend, this really is a blanket that you will want to make!
Read below for the details or scroll down for the free pattern.
A Basic Level Knitting Pattern
This is a basic pattern for those of you who are beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on, casting off, knit and purl stitches.
If you are new to knitting and want to knit a blanket, this project may seem huge, but it is really easy and knits up pretty fast.
The stitch pattern used in the blanket is called the broken rib stitch.
You may also like the baby blanket version of this throw – Easy Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern.
*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*
How To Knit The Broken Rib Stitch
This pattern is perfect if you’re looking for an easy quick pattern to work on while watching Netflix or listening to an audiobook.
You’ll use knit and purl stitches to create the broken rib stitch.
This stitch pattern is perfect for any beginners:
For symmetry work on a multiple of 2 + 1 sts, + 1 edge st on each side.
Row 1: (RS) Knit all stitches to the end of the row.
Row 2: (WS) K1 (edge), P2, *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to last st, K1 (edge)to the end of row.
These last 2 rows form the pattern.
Make Your Own Throw Blanket
This super chunky throw blanket is really cuddly and squishy, perfect for cuddling up on those cold afternoons.
The throw is large enough to spread out over your bed or to lounge around with on the sofa.
It would also make a really lovely soft pet blanket, that your fur baby will enjoy getting cosy on.
Chunky Blankets Are Fast To Knit And Great To Gift!
Chunky knit blankets are just everywhere right now and make great gifts.
You can make this blanket fairly fast, which makes it great for giving away to friends and family.
Cosy and snuggly, it is large enough for two or three if you include the cat or dog!
The Needles You Need For The Pattern
I used 25 mm (US 50) 40″ circular knitting needles for this pattern.
You will knit back and forth on these needles, you will not knit in the round.
They are huge needles and easy to work with.
Fantastic for making throw blankets and scarves.
The Yarn You Need For The Pattern
I used Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca in the colour brown (432) for the blanket.
This yarn is an alpaca/wool/acrylic blend and very soft to touch.
This yarn is super bulky and I knit with two strands together for the blanket.
for the blanket. If you use Jumbo yarn 07 you can knit with one strand.
You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is the super bulky weight.
You can find a full list of yarn substitutes here.
Here are some examples:
Lion Brand – Wool-Ease Thick and Quick.
Novita – Folk
Stylecraft – Swift Knit
Grundl – Alaska
Big Twist Yarns – Natural Blend
Buttercream – Luxe Craft Alpaca Solid
Mary Maxim – Starlette Chunky
Yarn Bee – Effortless Super Bulky
Lion Brand – Hometown USA
Patons (Australia) – Super Quick
Bergere De France – Recyclaine
More Knitted Blanket Patterns
For more blanket patterns please take a look at these posts:
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
Chunky Knit Throw Blanket Pattern
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Skill Level – Basic/Beginner
The Supplies You Need
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 4 sts and 6 rows
Length = 70 inches / 178 cm
Width = 66 inches / 168 cm
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
CO – Cast on
Cont – Continue
K = Knit
P – Purl
Rep = Repeat
RS – Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong side
With super bulky yarn and two strands held together – Cast on 65 sts (do not join in the round).
*Please note if you are using Jumbo yarn – you knit with one strand of yarn.
Rows 1-4: Knit to the end of the row.
Next start the broken rib stitch pattern:
Row 1: (RS) Knit all sts to the end of the row.
Row 2: (WS) K4 (edge), P1, *K1, P1*, rep from * to * last 4 sts, K4 (edge).
The 2 rows above form the pattern.
Rep rows 1-2 until you have completed around 68 inches in length.
Knit 4 rows in garter stitch.
Weave in all loose ends.
*You may want to add pom poms to the corners or tassels to give your blanket extra flair!*
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Easy squishy knit throw blanket pattern – great for any beginner knitters this will introduce you to the broken rib stitch.