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Chunky knit blanket (arm knit or finger knit)

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Are you interested in learning how to arm-knit or finger-knit chunky blanket that is so cozy that it will fill up your home with a really warm hygge feeling?

In fact, this ultimate DIY project doesn’t require any special skills and may take as little as 40 minutes! Just imagine learning in a few minutes how to make a chunky knit blanket for $17.

You don’t even need any tools (aka knitting needles or crochet hooks) for this simple DIY craft. Arm-knitting and finger knitting are becoming extremely popular crafts with new lines of finger knit blanket yarn.

Are you wondering which yarn craft is best for you? Check out our post on KNITTING vs. CROCHET for a side-by-side comparison.

Finally, some DIY chunky finger knit blanket yarn now comes even with pre-made loops!

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If you are starting on a finger-knit blanket, you must decide on the size first. As you would see from our collection of best super-chunky blankets, they come in different sizes.

What is the best size for a finger knit blanket?

  • a small lap blanket is approximately 24″ x 48″,
  • a medium-size throw – 30″ x 50″,
  • a large blanket is as big as 50″ x 60″.

Though keep in mind that a bigger blanket will require more giant yarn for arm knitting.

If you are a knitting or crochet aficionado and already have big needles or super-sized crochet hooks, there are projects you can easily craft in one evening. So, give that chunky knit yarn a try.

How can you create a chunky blanket?

  • use merino wool or any chunky (giant) yarn;
  • a flat-knitting technique requires only your hands and a flat surface (watch a video tutorial below);
  • you can use super-sized knitting needles (or even poles) to knit your blanket;
  • crochet a blanket using a large crochet hook;
  • take advantage of new lines of chunky yarn with pre-made loops – super easy!
  • big size 50 (25 mm) circular knitting needles are very handy for chunky creations.

So, browse through our collection of 10 best chunky knit blankets on the web to decide on your next DIY home decor project that will make your house feel so warm and cozy.

1. How to Make a Chunky Blanket for $17 | Tutorial for Beginners

DIY Chunky Arm-Knit Blanket

Are you looking for a thrifty arm knit blanket project?

This very detailed video tutorial shows how to make a chunky knit blanket for $17 on your dining table, without any tools! If you already shopped for chunky yarn for arm knitting, you have probably noticed that it can be pretty pricey, especially super chunky merino arm knitting wool.

Furthermore, if you are a beginner and just want to give this trendy craft a quick try, there is no reason to spend a fortune on your first project.

In fact, you can buy chunky knit yarn at Michaels using their 50% off (or 40% or 60%) coupon and create a chunky knit blanket for under $20! This excellent video by Kristen At Home teaches you how to do it in less than an hour!

Pretty amazing – a chunky blanket for $17! Moreover, white and off-white colors will go perfectly with modern farmhouse decor.

2. How to Make a Giant Yarn Blanket from Start to Finish

Arm-Knit Blanket Made with Merino Wool

Source DeBrosse Extreme Hand Knit Throw

Love this video below by Peony and Thyme on how to make this gorgeous hand-knit chunky blanket with real merino wool. Note to crafters: don’t forget to remove all rings and jewelry before starting your arm knitting as it is easy to snag this chunky goodness.

Where to buy arm knit blanket yarn?

If you are wondering where to buy the real chunky merino wool yarn that was used in this video, this handy kit from gives you everything you need to create a small throw  – and a choice of 70+ colors.

Though it is not cheap, this luxurious extreme hand-knitted blanket is pure luxury. Worth trying if you are looking for something special to make your home extra cozy for cold months.

How much yarn would you need for an arm-knit or finger-knit chunky blanket or throw?

In addition, the handy chart from professionals gives you the exact amount of wool you would need for your DIY chunky knit blanket if you want to buy the yarn separately (not as a kit):

  • 4 lb of chunky merino wool yarn: 28″ x 32″ throw
  • 6 lb of chunky merino wool yarn: 35″ x 48″ throw
  • 8 lb of chunky merino wool yarn: 40″ x 60″ blanket
  • 12 lb of chunky merino wool yarn: 56″ x 80″ blanket

As a matter of fact, you definitely want to use every inch and millimeter of this luxurious giant chunky wool yarn to make your blanket as big as possible and not have any leftovers.

3. Warm and Cozy Chunky Throw Knitted with Merino Wool Yarn

Warm and Cozy Chunky Throw Knitted with Merino Wool Yarn


The Nantucket Throw is one of the original Loopy Mango products and is one of the most popular chunky blankets on Pinterest. This DIY kit comes with one skein of Loopy Mango Big Loop Yarn, 40 oz (1134 g), approx. 125 yards (115m) – of pure 100% Merino Wool goodness – and Size 100 (35mm) Circular 40” (100 cm) Birch Wood Knitting Needles.

Furthermore, the FREE pattern for this DIY chunky knit blanket is available for download on the website under free patterns. In fact, it is listed for ‘beginners’ and indicates that you can complete this easy DIY project in just a couple of hours.

4. How to Knit a Super Chunky Blanket with Stockinette Stitch

If you’re looking for a gorgeous chunky finger knit blanket tutorial, check out this awesome video by Broadwick Fibers that explains every detail of the flat-knitting technique. It’s truly the easiest way to make a super-chunky giant knit blanket!

You’ll also learn what is the best type of merino knitting wool to use for your blanket and some felting techniques. All you would need for your project is super chunky merino wool yarn, a flat surface, and your hands. So cool!

5. Loops and Threads Free Spirit Yarn Finger Crochet Lap Blanket

Loops and Threads Free Spirit Yarn Finger Knit Lap Blanket


This lap blanket by Michaels is made using a total of 2 skeins of Loops and Threads Free Spirit Yarn in Charcoal. Instead of using a hook, you will single crochet with your hands and fingers.

Free pattern instructions are available on the website and you can even order your yarn online. Furthermore, pick it up at the store, thus avoiding shipping charges. The finished measurements are 40″ x 28″. Not only it is an easy DIY yarn project but also it can be accomplished in an hour. Awesome!

6. Arm Knit Blanket with Pom Poms by Place of My Taste

Arm Knit Blanket with Pom Poms by Place of My Taste


Would you believe you can make this gorgeous Arm Knit Blanket in just 1 hour?!!! Watch the easy-to-follow video tutorial on the website and read the instructions to be ready to knit your own super-chunky trendy blanket.

Most importantly, it makes your arm knit blanket project super-easy with free patterns and suggestions on where to buy the chunky yarn used in the video. Pom poms give it more character and are so fun and easy to make! Love it!

7. How to Hand Knit a Blanket (Cheap!) with Simply Maggie

How to Hand Knit a Chunky Blanket


In this tutorial by Simply Maggie, you’ll learn how to make a blanket measuring 55″ by 36″ using 9 skeins of one of the favorite yarns of arm knitters everywhere, Couture Jazz by Premier Yarns. It is a soft and fluffy knitted tube of fine, brushed acrylic yarn. In fact, you can use it to make a blanket in under an hour or a trendy cowl in 15 minutes!

Even more, it is chunky enough for an arm-knitted blanket and had great customer reviews, last time we checked.  Watch this video tutorial for very clear and easy-to-follow instructions!

However, still not convinced which arm knitting project is for you? You may check this 45-minute arm-knit blanket tutorial – another giant arm-knit masterpiece.

8. Learn how to knit a textured blanket using Bernat Alize yarn

Noteworthy, this yarn features unique preformed loops. You can complete faster blankets (and other chunky-knitted projects, such as cowls, hats, etc) without any needles or hooks. Therefore, all your DIY yarn projects will be easier to complete with finger knitting rather than using traditional knitting techniques. Watch this video tutorial to decide if this technique is for you and grab some yarn to try out at your local craft store or online.

Likewise, you can even do panels for a trendy gingham blanket and easily join them without sewing. There are a few blanket patterns with this soft chenille yarn on Yarnspirations. So, get inspired and create this Textured Blanket.

Therefore, this yarn may be a first step in teaching your kids to knit – even a 4-year-old kid will have no problem trying it out.

9. A step-by-step guide: how to make a giant arm knitted blanket

How to make a giant arm knitted blanket


Most importantly, this great step-by-step tutorial doesn’t require any written instructions for you to learn this arm knit blanket technique. You can create this chunky blanket using Gentle Giant yarn.

Furthermore, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how quick and easy this DIY chunky arm knit blanket project really is.

10. How to Make a Chunky Blanket using size 50 (25 mm) circular knitting needles

'Under Cover' Chunky Blanket

Source: Hobby Lobby

As a matter of fact, this cozy Under Cover project by Hobby Lobby looks as inviting as it feels! If heaven for you means soft yarn, a cup of coffee, and a snow (or rainy) day (when staying home is an excuse to knit), then grab this soft chenille-style bulky yarn to create a hygge-style soft blanket.

While giving you a pure luxury feel, this easy DIY chunky knit blanket fits perfectly with your modern farmhouse decor.

We hope that you enjoyed our collection of trendy super-chunky blankets tutorials. An amazing “How to make a chunky knit blanket for $17” demo is inspirational to make you try some of them out yourself. 
As a matter of fact, a simple DIY arm-knit blanket is a quick and easy way to add cozy handmade decor to your home.