Bulky Knitted Blankets for Cozy Evenings Spent at Home

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Bulky yarn is one of my favorites to work with – it works up fast, creates a nice and soft structure, and it’s very warm and comfy. I’ve seen many amazing designs for this particular kind of material, but bulky knitted blankets are definitely first on my list. There is something soothing about making a squishy big blanket, no matter if you are working with a crochet hook or knitting needles.

Such a blanket can be a lovely baby shower gift or an accessory that will change your living room. Wavy patterns are easy to make, even for beginners, and work well with two or more colors of yarn. Try it! Take a look at the examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

You may also like these projects:

1. Waves Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

This simple zig-zag pattern looks great in blue and white. Such color combo works well both in girls’ and boys’ rooms.

  • DESIGNED by  Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Waves Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Photos by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

2. Garter Ripple Stripes Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Delicate and big ripples look super sweet when made irregular – alternate light blue with cream however you want, and create your own wave!

  • DESIGNED by  Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Garter Ripple Stripes Baby Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Photos by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

3. Stew’s Cozy Ribbed Throw

Embrace the coziness of bulky knit blankets with this project! The ribbed design combined with the rich red color in this piece will make you feel comfortable when you are feeling a little down as winter approaches. Designed for beginners, this is a quick project to complete once you understand the stitches. Follow the knitted blanket free pattern to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Barbara Quintiliani
  • PROJECT TYPE blankets
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A bulky red knitted blanket on a couch.

Photos by Barbara Quintiliani / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Waffle Rib Knit Blanket

The waffle-rib texture of this knitted blanket is designed to keep you warm after a long day of hard work. Made with a special yarn, it’s warm to the touch and makes a great holiday gift idea for your loved ones. The beginner-friendly knitting pattern will help you go through the process smoothly and without any hassle. Follow the free knit blanket pattern and see what happens.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations
  • PROJECT TYPE blankets
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A man is sitting on a couch with a bulky knitted blanket.

Photos by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

5. Irish Moss Stitch Blanket

If you’re looking for a project to unwind with, this Irish moss stitch blanket will do the trick. This cozy piece combines the rhythmic joy of knitting with the luxurious, chunky texture of yarn. This tactile journey into creativity invites you to create your own cozy sanctuary. Enhance your space with the allure of this handmade blanket that weaves warmth and charm into every stitch. The step-by-step pattern awaits you on the original website!

  • DESIGNED by  Louise Bollanos
  • PROJECT TYPE blankets
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
How to make a bulky knitted blanket.

Photos by  Louise Bollanos / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on handylittleme.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Rattan Blanket

Made with simple knit and purl stitches, this chunky blanket offers a timeless reversible design for multiple uses. Perfect for beginners and experienced knitters alike, this versatile pattern has something for every crafter. Available in sizes from baby to king, this pattern features easy-to-follow row-by-row instructions for a seamless knitting experience. Follow the directions and enjoy creating this classic piece with the free pattern!

  • DESIGNED by Knitting with Chopsticks
  • PROJECT TYPE blankets
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of bulky knitted blankets on a couch.

Photos by Knitting with Chopsticks / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knittingwithchopsticks.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. The Oscar Knit Throw

Feel all the coziness of the season with this knit throw pattern! Easy to make, it features a stunning chunky texture that will make you feel cozy even on the grumpiest of days. The simple two-tone design is sure to complement any interior, so don’t think twice. Plus, it’s warm enough to keep you toasty when the heat isn’t helping. With this step-by-step and free chunky blanket knitting pattern, it takes no effort to complete this piece.

  • DESIGNED by Exshaw Knits
  • PROJECT TYPE throws
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
        Description: Two pictures of bulky knitted blankets on top of a dresser.

Photos by Exshaw Knits / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on exshawknits.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Low Tide Knit Throw

Discover the art of creating a cozy throw with an exquisite cable stitch. This knitting technique, with its intriguing texture and simplicity, beckons as a cozy blanket for chilly nights. The piece is worked with large needles with an 8 row repeat using super chunky yarn. The blanket’s substantial weight offers a comforting embrace, perfect for those seeking warmth and style in their home decor. Follow the free pattern and get started.

  • DESIGNED by Stacy Wilkinson
  • PROJECT TYPE throws
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of bulky knitted blankets on a couch.

Photos by Stacy Wilkinson / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on handmadebystacyj.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Fisherman’s Throw

This beautiful hand-knit piece has an intriguing texture achieved with simple knitting techniques. It’s easy to make and is worked flat in one piece from end to end. The result, however, exceeds all expectations. You will get a cozy garment and practice and master techniques such as knit and purl stitches, increases, decreases and more. Follow the free knitting pattern and get started.

  • DESIGNED by Premier Yarns Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE throws
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of bulky green knitted blankets on a bed.

Photos by Premier Yarns Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Hillside Baby Blanket

The special combination of simple knitting techniques gives this relatively easy knit a lot of texture. Despite the intricate look, it’s suitable for beginners and will get you up to speed quickly. You can use the chunky yarn to enhance the texture and, of course, experiment with color to achieve perfection. Follow the free step-by-step knitting instructions and make it today!

  • DESIGNED by Diana Poirier
  • PROJECT TYPE throws
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of bulky yellow knitted blankets on a couch.

Photos by Diana Poirier / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on peartreeknitting.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Billowy Quilted Throw Blanket

A beautifully textured blanket for your cozy bedroom. This pattern is sure to bring a bit of hygge to your home, and it’s great no matter what season it is. Whether you want to cuddle up by the fireplace or just wrap up when it’s raining outside, this blanket will make you feel safe. The pattern is clear and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Jessica Reeves Potasz
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
Two pictures of bulky knitted blankets with a cup of coffee.

Photos by Jessica Reeves Potasz / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on mamainastitch.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Braided Cables Knit Throw

This cable knit blanket is a good thing to have during spring and summer. Although it may look a bit heavy, when made with the right yarn, it will allow your skin to breathe and still comfort you. The cables will bring a bit of winter coziness into your home when it’s boiling outside, so don’t miss the chance to make something so beautiful.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner to intermediate
A white wicker chair with a bulky knitted blanket on it.

Photos by Yarnspirations / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Cozy Cable Throw

A good cozy knitted blanket is a thing you need all year long. Even in summer there are chilly nights and bonfire parties, so it will be a wise decision to start making one right away. This pattern will help you to make a nice cable blanket with a hygge vibe. Follow the steps and you’ll finish it in no time.

  • DESIGNED by Knit On Designs by Deb Buckingham
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
a cream knitted throw with a cabled design

Photos by Knit On Designs by Deb Buckingham / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

14. Horseshoe Cable Blanket (in Softee Chunky)

A good blanket project for those who want to improve their knitting skills. It’s an intermediate level knitted blanket that will warm you up when you feel a bit blue. The stunning cable motif makes it a must for a cozy interior. This knit blanket pattern is free, so grab your hook and off you go!

  • DESIGNED by Bernat Design Studio
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
a grey cabled knitted blanket

Photos by Yarnspirations / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

15. Catnip Blanket

If you’re that person who can’t sleep without a blanket even during the summer, this knitting pattern is for you. Originally designed for a cat, the blanket will do for a child and even for an adult if you adapt the size. The piece is extremely cozy exactly because of this “cat” design, so be sure to try it out!

  • DESIGNED by Alex – Butchcrafts
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a cat covered by a green knitted blanket

Photos by Alex – Butchcrafts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

16. Texture Mix Throw

A great textured knitted blanket for those who love to stay hygge even in the warm season. The bright colors combine here with a soft texture achieved by using a specific kind of yarn. If you want your blanket to look like in the photo, choose the recommended yarn, but if not, feel free to experiment.

  • DESIGNED by Sandy L. Harris
  • PROJECT TYPE blanket
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a chunky knit blanket with a colorful striped design

Photos by Sandy L. Harris / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on premieryarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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