These are the easiest tutorials for that chunky knit blanket that everyone loves
Whatever the season, there’s no denying that snuggling up indoors with a warm blanket is better off going to work or running errands on any day. Add a good book, and maybe even a glass of wine, into the mix, and you are practically in vacation heaven. But there is another key ingredient in this dream scene that really take it very comfortably – a chunky mesh blanket.
You’re probably familiar with the exact style, given that hygge-holics have been obsessed with it lately – and for very good reasons. Not only does each solid throw keep wearers as comfortable as possible, but the chunky dots also give them a utterly adorable edge over the rest of your blanket collection. Plus, you can store them anywhere, from your living room comfortable chairs to the end of your bed. They also make a perfect gift for people who are always cold.
Laura Birek, the blogger behind Night knitwear, first popularized the knit blanket trend, and comfort fanatics quickly caught on. After reversing the instructions in her video tutorial, other blanket obsessed followed suit and started sharing theirs, which means you can easily catch the chunky knitting bandwagon too. Rather than buy one of Etsy which can cost over $ 600, take things right (literally!) Most tutorials teach you a basic arm knitting technique while some use the giant circular knitting needles for the same end product worthy of a hug.
If you’re in the market for your next DIY home project, this is the perfect weekend activity that requires just one person and less than an hour, for beginners and experienced knitters alike. Check out some of the videos below that showcase several different methods to create the thick knit blanket of your dreams.
1. Untangle your yarn as the first step.
As per the instructions in the Bella Coco Video Poster, this preliminary measurement means your yarn will not tear while you are working. She unrolled her own giant ball on her bed, which also provided her with plenty of room to sit down and hand crochet the blanket herself.
2. Experts in knitting or crochet, create your own in three easy steps.
No experience is required to make this big old-fashioned throw, with your hands! Yououtuber Lily Ardor quickly breaks down the braid styling process in this guided tutorial.
3. You can use your arms to knit, no needles are required!
Simply Maggie uses Yarn Jazz Premier Yarns Couture (and her own arms!) to make this beautiful blanket in just 45 minutes.
4. Add rows of colors for a more creative creation.
In another needle-free method, Do It on a Dime put their materials together on a budget (only $ 35!) She recommends counting stitches after each row to make sure you are still at the original count and for to have Iconic Christmas Movies play in the background!
5. Be sure to measure the wire before mounting.
CraftSanity makes creating an infinite merino wool scarf a snap in this tutorial taken at Becozi’s headquarters in Holland, Michigan. Tip: work on a flat surface covered with a terry cloth, which will not catch on the thread.
6. The 4 by 5 foot blanket takes about 45 minutes and requires about eight pounds of yarn.
YouTuber Elise Berns breaks down the arm knitting technique in a very easy to understand way. His adorable dog who sleeps soundly by his side is just a bonus!
7. Instead of knitting the arms, you can also try using giant circular knitting needles size US 70 (40mm).
Again, Becozi provides clear instructions on this alternative to arm knitting.
8. You’ll be an arm knitting pro in no time after this easy to follow tutorial.
Visual learners will appreciate the way the steps of this unique braided blanket are turned.
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