Blankets are one of the coziest things in the world, but we all know that some blankets are better than others.
One of the most exciting discoveries in the world of comfy blankets is currently the super chunky knit blanket, which consists of a knitted blanket made entirely out of some of the thickest yarn available.
While you could purchase one of these adorable throws for your home or as a gift from certain Etsy shops for hundreds of dollars, you could also take the less expensive route and knit your own! With some simple instructions, these knitted blankets turn out to be quite easy to create! If you’re hoping for a cozy winter, then you just might want to give it a try. (1, 2, 3, 4)
How To Make A Chunky Knit Blanket
Laura Birek, who is the blogger behind Nocturnal Knits, offers a step-by-step guide to carefully guide even the most beginner of knitters to use PVC pipes as giant-sized knitting needles to weave together a 50-inch by 84-inch chunky knitted blanket for your home.
While the speed of your knitting this chunky blanket greatly depends on your skill with knitting and ability to loop quickly, some say that those who are familiar with knitting should be able to complete this entire project in less than four hours. While that might sound like quite the task, consider a movie or TV series marathon to keep you occupied while you knit your blanket. You can even get some of your friends together and each work on your own blanket to help the time go by quicker! (1, 5, 6)
No matter how long it takes you to complete your chunky blanket project, these blankets will look absolutely gorgeous no matter what you do with it. Try draping it over the foot of your bed to add some character to your bedroom, throwing it over your couch to make the living space more comfortable, or even folding it up and placing it in a blanket box or hanging it over a rung of a ladder blanket rack to add some easy style to your home.
Not only is it warm and soft, but practically anyone would enjoy snuggling with this squishy blanket. So why not give this DIY a try? (1, 5)
Tutorial For Making Gigantic Knit Blanket
Birek suggests beginning with 1 ½ inch PVC tubing and then creating a “needle tip” out of duct tape. She then creates 28 stitches on her giant needles using slightly felted, unspun, superwash wool roving, which is the foundation of her huge blanket. Birek shows how to continue the blanket using standard, beginning stitches and admits that it is a fairly quick process. You can view her full tutorial on her website, Nocturnal Knits, or view the completion process on this viral video. (1, 6, 7)
Bottom line, if you’ve been admiring these chunky blankets on the internet, but hesitate to spend over a hundred dollars on one, then consider getting yourself some PVC pipes and wool roving to make your own cozy blanket. Not only will you have something you love, but you’ll also have the accomplishment of making it yourself. On top of that, who knows! Maybe you’ll develop a love for knitting gigantic knit blankets and you can start your own shop on Etsy.