Fall Cuddler Chunky Blanket Knitting Pattern – Mama In A Stitch

Today’s knitting pattern is a warm knitted fall blanket with a beautiful texture! This fall’s cuddly pattern looks intricate thanks to the variety of stitches. Fortunately, it is very easy to make and is ideal for beginners. You can find the free pattern below or get a file Several of the Lion Brand Yarn are here! 🙂

I’m excited to share this new blanket I made with you – just in time for fall!

One feature I love about this blanket is that it looks great on both sides. It is even reversible! You can work quickly because they use extra bulky yarn and larger knitting needles, which means they can be done in time for fall!

This pattern is one blanket every knitter should make because it will look beautiful, keep you toasty on cool evenings, and make a great DIY gift idea.

If you tend to get bored when knitting, then this bulky blanket is for you. Fall throw blankets like these are trendy right now but don’t worry. You’ll be able to use it for years to come!

The same chunky blanket but different

Last winter, I shared a textured sponge blanket and wanted to make a similar pattern for this fall. Enter Val Cuddler! Inspired by the warm fall vibe, this blanket is designed to wrap around on cool fall evenings.

The pattern uses a variety of knitted stitches which makes it look more complex than it actually is because every type of stitch is easy! Check out the free pattern below to learn how to make it, or you can purchase the ad-free, printable version.

When I shared a picture of this huge blanket on social media, some of you mentioned that it reminded you of my heirloom blanket. I can see a resemblance!

The basic stitches you’ll need to be comfortable with are knitting, purging, doing the trailing yarn, and basic tapers. They are all very simple, believe me!

How to Knit & Purl Video Tutorial

Here’s a quick video I made showing how to knit (click here), and below, how to purl. If you need to learn the other basic stitches I mentioned above, head over to YouTube and find the stitches you need!

Yarn on tutorial

Here’s a great video I found showing you how to do the spinning.

Do we begin?

Look at the free pattern below, or you can choose to purchase an ad-free, printable PDF from my Etsy store. 🙂

How to Knit a Chunky Autumn Blanket

When choosing a color for this fall-inspired blanket, I wanted to use natural, neutral yarns. Felt right, so I went with it! It’s been a long time since I’ve used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Oatmeal, and it seemed to be the perfect fall color choice.

Keep in mind that you can choose any color you want for this fall! Lion Brand offers this yarn in a lot of colors, so you should be able to find the one you love. But if you have a different brand that you like, you can use whatever bulky yarn you like.

Wool Ease Lion Yarns by Wool Ease brand in oatmeal

Description of the autumn throw blanket pattern

Wrap yourself in a warm autumnal hug, also known as a chunky blanket. A beautiful variety of stitches, textures, and noble yarns make this blanket fun to knit and super comfortable to wrap around. This blanket is easy enough for advanced beginners and basic enough for any level. Enjoy!

Materials You’ll Need for a Huge Blanket Project This Fall


Lapghan 45 x 45 inches


Approximately 7 cutters and 11 rows in 4 inches of small stock

Abbreviations (US) and Skills

  • k-knit
  • R – purl
  • U – spinning over
  • k2tog – connect two together (lower)
  • u – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • RS – right side
  • WS – The wrong side
Folded hand-stitched throw over fireplace stove

Style Notes

This blanket uses several different stitches, including stockette stitch, double moss stitch, reverse stitch, and eyelets on the garter stitch. You can find tutorials for many of these stitch patterns by doing a basic YouTube or Google search.

If you want to adjust the width of the blanket, keep in mind that the center pattern Must It is a multiple of 4 stitches (excluding garter stitch edges for border, 7 seconds, on each side).

To adjust the length, simply knit more or fewer rows following the stitch pattern. For best results, simply repeat rows 19 through 78 to create a longer throw blanket. The blanket is knit from bottom to top.


Close-up of sewing a chunky blanket

Easy Chunky Cuddler Blanket Fall Knitting Pattern

  • cast on 82 sts
  • The blanket features a 7-stitch border on each side. Mark stitch if it helps!
  • Beginning of the edge of the lace
  • Grades 1 to 14 K in each row

Stockinette section

  • row 15 (RS) knit across the row
  • row 16 (WS) K7, purl to the last 7 contactors, k7
  • Grades 17-18 Repeat rows 15-16

double moss stitch section

  • class 19 (RS) K7, *k2, p2; Repeat from * through to last 7 incisors, k7
  • row 20 (WS) K7, *p2, k2; Repeat from * through to last 7 incisors, k7
  • Grades 21 – 42 Repeat Rows 19 and 20 in this order

Reverse stock division (starts at RS)

  • Row 43 K7, p across the row to the last 7 sts, k7
  • Row 44 K7, k across the last 7 sts, k7 (in other words, knit across the entire row)
  • Rows 45-62 Repeat Rows 43-44

Lace eyelets section (starts at RS)

In this section, you’re still working on the 7-stitch border, plus an additional knit stitch to make the 8 knit stitches on both sides.

  • row 63 K8 * yo, k2tog, repeat from * across to last 8, k8
  • row 64 K across the row
  • row 65 K across the row
  • row 66 K across the row
  • row 67 K8 * yo, k2tog, repeat from * across to last 8, k8
  • row 68 K across the row
  • row 69 K across the row
  • row 70 K across the row
  • row 71 K8 * yo, k2tog, repeat from * across to last 8, k8
  • row 72 K across the row
  • row 73 K across the row
  • row 74 K across the row

Stockinette section

  • row 75 (RS) knit across the row
  • row 76 (WS) K7, purl to the last 7 contactors, k7
  • Grades 77 – 78 Repeat rows 75-76
  • Repeat Rows 19 – 78, 1 more time

Finished lace edge (both sizes)

  • Knit across each row For a total of 14 rows.
  • forsaken, and weave at the ends.

Optional tassels or poms

Shape and size as desired. Add pom-poms or large tassels for a fun, modern look.

Knitted oatmeal blanket on an ottoman

questions and answers

If you have any questions, check this section to see if the answer already exists. If not, feel free to leave your question in the comments!

How do I clean my woven blanket?

Refer to your yarn label for detailed information. However, I recommend spot cleaning a knit fall blanket with mild soap and warm (not hot) water. I don’t recommend tossing the large blanket in the washer (or dryer) as it may lose its shape, shrink or become damaged.

How Much Yarn Do I Need for a Chunky Knit Blanket?

This is a fairly large blanket so you will need 7 skeins of yarn to complete it. You can adjust this amount based on the size you want. If you make your blanket bigger, be sure to pick up more surfaces.

Hope you enjoy your new knitted blanket! It would look great whether it’s on the couch or on your lap!

And that’s it, my friends! Who else is ready for fall and winter? Mei! 🙋‍♀️

If you make a Fall Cuddler, I’d love to see it! Feel free to tag me on Instagram @mamainastitch #mamainastitch.

Enjoy knitting!



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