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Want something to bring a little extra coziness to your decor this season? Cozy up with one of these easy to find chunky knit blankets.
Easy decorating is my favorite. Of course, I love seasonal decor like pumpkins and Christmas trees. But I really love any “hard-working” decor that can be kept out for even longer than each individual holiday lasts. Which is partly why I love all the chunky knit blankets that are popping up everywhere these days.
Along with cozy neutral winter pillows, big knit blankets transition all the way from Thanksgiving, through the Holidays and right into January, February and March!
They’re perfectly Hygge and cozy and all the things you want your indoor space to feel like during the colder months.
Chunky Knit Blankets Add Loads of Texture to Your Space
Most of the blankets out now are available in several colors. But the neutral ones are my favorite. Go figure. 😉
Awhile ago, I wrote a whole blog post about how to decorate with neutrals without being boring. The gist of that post was that you need to use at least a few textures when decorating with neutrals. And chunky knit blankets add the best kind of visual and physical texture with their enormous plush designs. Especially, when they’re in my favorite creamy neutrals.
Make Your Own Blanket or Buy One?
Initially, the chunky knit blanket thing was solely a DIY adventure. You had to buy the chunky yarn and huge knitting needles (or use your arms as needles) online at specialty shops. Then local craft stores got on board with the trend and started carrying heavier and heavier weights of yarn and the thick knitting needles needed to make the blankets. And of course, all kinds of places, like etsy, began to carry finished blankets online too.
When I first started to look for a blanket of my own a few years ago, the prices were still very prohibitive. To the tune of several hundred dollars for full-size, handmade versions. Now, more and more blankets are being made, and manufacturers are figuring out how to make them for less. Or at the very least, to make them in throw blanket sizes to reduce the cost, since most people wanted that size anyway.
The first chunky knit blanket I had, was one that I made. I ordered a kit online and used my arms to make it, rather than knitting needles. It took an afternoon on the floor watching holiday movies and got fuzz everywhere. But I loved it anyway!
The other two that I have, were ready-made ones from stores. And I adore them too.
Really the choice of whether to make one or buy one comes down to personal preference.
Most chunky knit blankets won’t hold up well in the washing machine and dryer. So, if yours needs cleaning, try the dry cleaner instead.
Where to Find Chunky Knit Blankets
To make this even easier – I love easy, remember? – below are several of my favorite chunky knit blankets. I have a couple of these (plus the one I made myself) and the others look like they’d be so lovely. I hope you find one or two you love too!
I’ve done my best to include a variety of sizes and price points. Please check sizing, etc. should you decide to order your own blanket from one of the links below!