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Easy Blanket


Updated April 21, 2016
(17 Votes)


Free afghan knitting patterns like this one are classic and too pretty not to knit. This Easy Blanket is so fluffy, it is reminiscent of a warm funnel cake at the fair. Using the simple moss stitch, you'll be able to whip up this blanket in hardly any time at all. This classic pattern will never go out of style and will look great in any room of the house. Try draping it over an easy chair or folding it on the edge of your bed. This blanket is so easy, you will want to knit one for every room in the house!

Easy Blanket
Easy Blanket
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Knitting Needle Size: 35 or 19 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight: (6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)


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Now this is the way to knit blankets - does not take as long to reach the end. Brilliantly devised for impatient people such as I.Even better, it looks so soft and welcoming for someone small and needing to cuddle in for a rest - perfect for a baby I know. Thank you to designer and to afk

Someone please help! I've gone over and over this pattern and I don't understand how 45 sts of Super Bulky size 6 yarn will make a 150 cm-wide blanket. Do they double up strands? Or triple?

The yarn is used single strand with large needles. The yarn is huge so are the needles. this blanket uses the biggest yarn with very big needles, the needles are like knitting with broom sticks. The gauge for this project is 4.5 stitches per 4 inches, so slightly bigger than 1 stitch per inch. You could double or triple strands of smaller yarns to to do it, but the basic pattern does not required it. Hope this helps.

I just cast on 45 stitches with US size 36 needles and size 6 super bulky yarn, and it's not even 2 feet long. There's no way this is going to make the size blanket that the pattern says it will. Help!

Your gauge must be way off, pickles fat and happy is a gauge of 7 stitches to 4 inches. I have made 6 of these this last month for christmas gifts, I used 4 balls of Loops Thread ginormous yarn from Michael's at $9.99 a ball the price is much more reasonable, I also went up to a 25 mm needle because the yarn is so big, not all yarn is created equal, I suspect the 6 super bulky you are using is just not as bulky as other yarns. Hope this helps.

Love this blanket, can you clarify the weight of you Fat and Happy yarn? Is it indeed a 6 weight or is it chunkier?

It is a 6, super bulky, but its is entirely out of my budget to pay $90 a ball and there are only 164 yds. on the ball, so I made mine with Bernat bulky and it is fabulous for around $20.00!

what is a moss stich?

Hi annebender9 8517535, Moss stitch is just another version of seed stitch. Follow this pattern to create a moss stitch swatch: Rows 1 and 4: K1, * p1, k1; rep from * to end of row. Rows 2 and 3: P1,* k1, p1; rep from * to end of row. Repeat rows 1-4. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

What is the easiest blanket made?

This pattern was so fast and easy. It is one of those projects that looks like it took A LOT of time and effort, which is not the case at all. I crocheted a contrasting color border around the finished product just to "frame" it. I used a Lion Brand chunky yarn which was on sale at Michaels. The whole thing cost less than $30.00.

I love the looks of this afghan; but for some reason the 1st 3 rows come out fine, then after the 4th row it gets all goofed up and starts to look like knit. I'm following the directions so could there be a step missing in the directions?? I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

No, there are no steps missing. moss stitch only works if there are an uneven amount of stitches-double check your stitch count-its easy to accidently create an extra stitch on big needles.

I think I'm getting frustrated from clicking on a link that doesn't take me to the proper page. The email contained a link to "Funnel Cake Afghan", and instead I get taken to "Easy Blanket". Thanks, but I can do "easy" on my own...I'm looking for challenges.

"This Easy Blanket is so fluffy it reminds me of a warm FUNNEL CAKE at the fair." They have given the blanket two names by the looks of it. :)

What is the moss stitch. Is it knit one, purl one?

Yes, it is-on an even number of stitches it comes out ribbing-on an uneven number of stitches, it comes out "moss stitch".

I was going thru my knitting an came across a pattern anone of the direstions got water smuged,wondering ig anyone could help me with the 4th row.pattern goes like this cast on 33 sts.* K2-yo-k5 k2 tog twice-k5-yo k1-yo- k5-k2 tog twice-k5 yo-k2.3rd row purl; 4 row not sure thats where the stain is an 5th row repeat from *help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

I've had this pattern out for quite some time, but the Pickles yarn is quite expensive. Does any one have an idea of something else that could be used?

Have you tried They have a large variety of yarn.


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