How Much Chunky Wool to Knit a Blanket-(A Guide To The Perfect Chunky Wool Blanket)

How much chunky wool to knit a blanket?

If this is the question you’re asking yourself, then this guide is for you.

Knowing how much Chunky wool you need is challenging.

More yarn can take up space in your closet or storage spaces.

And too little can be a hassle to go and get more.  

This article will walk you through how much chunky wool you need for your blanket.

And show you how easy they are to make.

Table of Contents

1. How Much Yarn Do I Need To Make a Blanket?

Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer to this question. It depends on the project you are working on.

Is it going to be a baby blanket?

A lap blanket for when you’re watching TV? Or a full-size blanket for your bed?

Every project has different requirements.

In general, a standard-sized blanket requires around 7 pounds of wool.

That is about eleven to twelve skeins of yarn. But let’s look at what we would need for small, medium, and large blankets.

Baby Blanket (Small)

child in a chunky wool blanket

(child in a chunky wool blanket)

You will need less yarn for this size because it is smaller than your standard-sized blanket.

Two pounds would be fine for a blanket this size. In total, two skeins of yarn will be fine.

You will need more if you are going to make the blanket multi-colored.

Lap blanket (Medium)

A comfortable size to keep you warm when you are watching TV or working.

For this size, you will need four skeins of yarn totaling four pounds of wool.

Queen-Sized Blanket (Large)

Much larger than a lap and Baby blankets.

The Queen-sized blanket is so large that you can expect to use nine pounds of wool.

2. How To Hand Knit a Chunky Blanket?

Supplies You Will Need

  • Chunky wool yarn
  • Scissors

1. Start making a slipknot by grabbing the yarn, wrapping it around your hand, and creating a loop.

Be sure to pull the loop tight.

2. Form a chain with the wool by pulling the yarn through the loop.

Repeat this process until you reach the length you want.

3. When you reach the end of your first row, create more loops in the opposite direction (moving towards you).

Then, stick your yarn underneath the circle of the already-made loops.

Repeat this until you get to the end of the row and then back again in the other direction.

The process of knitting a blanket

(The process of knitting a blanket)

A Helpful Tip

It is easy to add another skein of yarn when making your chunky wool blanket.

All you have to do is tie the new skein of wool yarn to the remaining loop and continue the process.

4. When you have achieved your desired length, it is time to close the ends.

Grab two loops and pull the remaining yarn through the loops.

The ends are now closed. Repeat this until you reach the end of the final row. 

5. When you reach the end, take the remaining two loops, pull the yarn through, and tie off the end.

Cut any excess yarn from the ends as needed.

Turn the blanket over to the other side and cut any leftover ends.

the process of knitting a blanket

(the process of knitting a blanket)

3. FAQs

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(woman thinking)

How do I care for my yarn?

Heavy loads can damage your fabrics. Be sure to wash on a gentle cycle, and Don’t use fabric softener.

When finished, lay your blanket flat in a warm place from direct sunlight.

Do not put your blanket in the dryer.

Types Of the Yarn?

  • Medium fine yarn 
  • Chunky yarn 
  • Super chunky yarn 


There is much to consider to know how much chunky wool is needed to knit your blanket.

Getting a good idea of the size of your blanket depends on how you will use it.

Are you going to be using it for an infant? Lap warmth or for your bed?

This would be an excellent place to start.

These blankets will last long, are soft, and make a great gift.

Take your time and enjoy the process of this new project, and of course, have fun!

So, grab your scissors and chunky wool yarn. It’s time to begin!!

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