Easy Chunky Knit Baby Blanket

Easy Chunky Knit Baby Blanket // The Merrythought
Easy Chunky Knit Baby Blanket // The Merrythought
Easy Chunky Knit Baby Blanket // The Merrythought
Easy Chunky Knit Baby Blanket // The Merrythought
Easy Chunky Knit Baby Blanket // The Merrythought
What’s better than chunky baby legs…how about chunky baby legs wrapped in a cozy knit blanket! This blanket is great because it’s a very quick knit with the super chunky yarn and big needles. I knit this blanket in a few evenings during my last days of pregnancy, so looking forward to the sweet baby boy that would soon by wrapped in it. This yarn is so soft and cozy.

Yarn.. Sirdar big softie in Meringue, 196 yards
Needles.. US 36 20mm circular knitting needles
Measurements.. Approximately 36″ x 36″

Cast on 45 stitches. Knit in seed stitch k1,p1 until you have just enough yarn for binding off. That’s it!

  • Kaylan Reynolds ButeynTuesday, April 2, 2013 - 2:42 pm

    Oh my, so lovely, warm and squishy! The photos are darling. I’m a beginning knitter so am going to bookmark this one as it looks like it might be a project I could do soon 🙂 xoReplyCancel

    • marlaFriday, April 5, 2013 - 10:27 am

      I’d love to see it if you do make one!ReplyCancel

  • pamelaTuesday, April 2, 2013 - 3:11 pm

    Marla, you win all the points for doing a whole blanket in seed stitch. Sirdar Big Softie is so wonderful.ReplyCancel

    • marlaFriday, April 5, 2013 - 10:27 am

      Thank you for all the points! Seed stitch was good for my prego brain. 😉ReplyCancel

  • athena peltonTuesday, April 2, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    omg. Marla! You knit! We’re destined to be besties, I just know it! xxReplyCancel

    • marlaFriday, April 5, 2013 - 10:28 am

      I do knit, but I’m pretty certain you have more skills than me! 😉ReplyCancel

  • LauraMonday, May 13, 2013 - 9:25 pm

    That blanket looks so cuddly and the blanket plus the baby looks even more cuddly!!ReplyCancel

    • marlaWednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:40 am

      thank you laura! you are right, both the blanket and the baby are very cuddly! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alyson WinterThursday, June 13, 2013 - 9:34 pm

    I love this blanket! I just finished it, however it turned out to be rectangular and not square. Do you know the reason for this? I triple checked that I got the right supplies, and it still didnt measure up. Any thoughts? If I redo it should i cast on 40 stitches instead of 45?


    • marlaThursday, June 13, 2013 - 11:44 pm

      I am a rather ‘tight’ knitter so it may work better for you to cast on less stitches. Or maybe you could block it? I think it would work perfectly fine to leave it rectangular also. Glad you love the blanket!ReplyCancel

  • Mary WeiblingWednesday, June 19, 2013 - 11:17 pm

    Love the blanket. I am new to knitting and think I could do this. Can’t find the Sirdar yarn here in Eastern Washington state. Wondering what would be an equivalent.ReplyCancel

    • marlaMonday, June 24, 2013 - 11:13 am

      Check with your local yarn store and ask for a similar super chunky yarn. The Sirdar Big Softie is 51% Wool 49% Acrylic. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • SarabethThursday, July 25, 2013 - 9:53 am

    This is an awesome blanket. I think I have to make one myself.

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  • BeckySunday, November 17, 2013 - 8:37 am

    Such a lovely blanket, I’ve just finished making one for my pregnant friend – she loved it!ReplyCancel

  • BevTuesday, November 26, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    How many balls of wool does this blanket take. I am not sure what 196 yards means.

    • marlaWednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:35 pm

      Perhaps you can google yards to meters or whatever measurement you generally use? I’m not sure what balls are.ReplyCancel

  • TinaSunday, January 5, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    what is a seed stitch
    i am just trying to learn and really confusedReplyCancel

    • marlaSunday, January 5, 2014 - 8:26 pm

      k1, p1 means knit one stitch, purl one stitch. This pattern is called the seed stitch. Try watching a YouTube video, I find that to be very helpful when I’m learning a new stitch!ReplyCancel

  • iletait1mailleMonday, March 23, 2015 - 11:25 pm

    That’s so so cute ! You are right, a chubby baby in a lovely blanket is the most exquisite vision ever 🙂
    No baby yet for me, so I guess i’ll have to do it for myself 😉ReplyCancel

  • ErinSaturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:30 pm

    Hi! I found this post through Pinterest and I’ve just made this blanket for a friend who is expecting. It took me 7 balls to get to 36×36, but I think it looks great. I am new to knitting (this is actually my first finished piece), and I was wondering if you had any suggestions for weaving in the tails? The yarn is so thick it won’t fit on a needle and I’m not sure how to so it with seed stitch either. Thankful for any help!!ReplyCancel

  • RaynaWednesday, September 23, 2015 - 4:23 pm

    Can I knit this with normal needles. I don’t know about using circular needles.ReplyCancel

  • Jesse in TexasMonday, October 19, 2015 - 9:20 pm

    Love the pictures of this blanket…so lovely. I am a soon-to-be new mother and am wanting to make a blanket for my baby. I am pretty set on this one, but when I read reviews on the yarn, they weren’t so good. Do you still recommend this yarn? Most of the complaints were that it breaks apart or splits. The alternative I’ve been eyeing is Beehive Baby Chunky. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks.ReplyCancel

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