How much does it cost to make your own chunky knit blanket?

How much yarn do you need to make a chunky knit blanket?

Crunch those numbers, and know that you’ll have about 340 feet of chunky yarn in a single ball to yield a 30” x 50” blanket. The calculations will vary slightly based on whether you are purchasing a “super bulky” (6) or “jumbo” (7) yarn.

What materials do you need to make a chunky knit blanket?

The only supplies you need for this are yarn and a pair of scissors. I told you it couldn’t be easier! Here are a few of my favorite yarns for chunky knit blankets. I have used this yarn multiple times and really like the results for chunky knit blankets.

How many yards is a chunky blanket?

But if you want a quick estimate, you can use up to 12 skeins of chunky yarn to arm knit a blanket measuring 3.5 by 5 feet. This is because a skein of chunky yarn can be around 16.5 yards.

How long does it take to make a chunky knit blanket?

The average size blanket is made with 15-25 loops, I made mine using 20 total. More loops will yield a wider blanket. You can also make it longer by adding MORE skeins of yarn. Mine took me about 1.5-2 hours total to make from start to finish (with no breaks).

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Why is chunky yarn so expensive?

The bulkier your yarn the more expensive they get. If you use chunky yarns, you may need more skeins. This is because most chunky and bulky yarns have short yardage per skein. But if you knit projects like blankets and scarves, you may use more affordable yarns.

What is considered chunky yarn?

Chunky Yarns These yarns are thicker than worsted and knit to a gauge of 3-3.75 stitches per inch on a size U.S. 9-11 needle. Bulky Yarns These yarns are larger yet than aran or chunky. They are worked on large needles with a US size of 11 or greater.