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How To Finger Knit a Blanket: DIY Simple Chunky Knit Blanket Project

I love a good DIY project and this finger knit chunky knit blanket is one of my favorite projects to do. These blankets are super trendy and make perfect gifts. One of the major perks of these blankets is how quickly they come together. This project took me about an hour and a half to complete.

Keep reading to see how to make a chunky knit blanket for yourself or as a stunning gift!

Finished Chunky Knit Blanket with a bow wrapped around it.

Finger Knitting A Chunky Knit Blanket – Step By Step

  • Firstly, we need our yarn! For this blanket, I am using 6 skeins of yarn, which gave me a perfect 4.5 feet by 3.5 foot lap blanket or throw.
Chunky Knit Yarn with scissors on a wooden worktop.
  • To start the process, you need to tie a slip knot to start your first chain, then, you need to pinch through the center of your slip knot to grab your working yarn and make another loop, you will repeat this process until you have 30 loops.
  • Once you have your first chain finished, start your first row. Pro Tip: Point your working yarn in the direction you are working in, it keeps things more tidy and easy to work with.
Creating the first chain of the chunky knit blanket on a wooden worktop.
  • Starting with your first loop, just pull another loop through facing upwards, then just go into the top of every single chain and pull a loop through, keeping all of your sizes consistant.
Starting the second row of a chunky knit blanket.
Threading through the working yarn to make a new row.
  • This first chain and loops can be a bit fiddily, just keep flattening it out with your hands to prevent more twisting and turning.
  • Make sure you have the same amount of loops of chains, for example, since I have 30 chains I will have 30 loops.
  • Now it is time to start our second chain! Make sure to point the working yarn in the direction that you are working in, start in the very first loop, then pinch your fingers through the loop and pull the working yarn through making another loop.
  • This is pretty much your entire process! These blankets take me about 2 hours to complete so make sure your in a comfortable position and not to hurt your back by leaning over to much.
  • Once you run out of working yarn it is super simple to attach another skein of yarn, all you need to do is tie your working yarn to a new skein, then cut off the tail and keep on going!
How to tie on another skein of yarn once your working yarn starts to run out.
  • Keep making your loops, trying to keep the size as uniform as possible, the bigger the loop the more “loose” the blanket will be and the smaller the loops the more “tight” the knit formation will be.
Knitting a chunky knit blanket on a wooden worktop.
  • Once you come to the end of your yarn you will need to finish your blanket.
  • You’re going to make these final loops (your final row) about an inch bigger than the ones you were making previously, this is because we are going to feed them into one another.
  • Make sure there is a small tail left once you do your final loop row to feed through the blanket.
  • Taking the first of the final loops you created pinch your finger through and grab the loop next to it, and continue the process all the way along, this gives you a super pretty chain effect.
  • Once you have finished take the final tail and just weave it through the edge of your blanket.
  • And that’s it! You have made your first chunky knit blanket!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Finger Knitting?

Finger knitting is knitting or crocheting using just your fingers instead of needles or hooks. It’s a versatile and easy-to-learn technique for all ages, perfect for creating various items. If you’re new to finger knitting, I recommend reading this article. It covers the basics, necessary materials, and starting your first stitch. This will prepare you for projects like a chunky knit blanket!

What materials do you need for a Chunky Knit Blanket

All you need is a pair of scissors, the yarn, and your hands!

Chunky yarn varies in size, with some up to 2 inches thick, and the cost can influence your choice depending on the look you want. I found a holy grail of chunky yarn that I love at Hobby Lobby. I will leave the link here if you would like to check it out. It works wonderfully with little to no shedding, it’s soft and washable!

Enjoy Knitting Your Own Chunky Knit Blanket!

You now have all of the tools and tips to make these beautiful, warm, and trendy chunky knit blankets. Go ahead and get started on your very own chunky knit blanket today!

And be sure to check out our post on the Best Knitting Needles for Beginners!