If you’ve been on Pinterest, even just once, you’ve probably seen the impossibly cozy-looking, chunky knit blankets. These are the knit blankets made with giant yarn. Chunky blankets are wonderfully warm and bring softness to any room. Throw them over the end of your bed, drape them over the couch, or wear them like a fluffy cloak as you eat ice cream and avoid getting any colder. They also make great gifts for anyone on your shopping list this holiday season!

If you shop at Etsy, Pier One, or Target, these blankets can cost as much at $200. There are chunky blankets as low as $30, but these frey and unravel pretty easily. Luckily, it’s easy to make your own blanket by knitting it yourself! All you need is the large strand yarn and some time and patience. You don’t need any knitting needles as the yarn is too big for them. The blankets are made by looping the yarn in interwoven rows with your hands. Once you get the hang of making the loops, it’s effortless to create a huge blanket.

Find this yarn here!

Take a look at this video to see exactly how to make it!

You can find the yarn at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or online at Amazon!