5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knit!

It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it's this chunky knit blanket that everyone is obsessing over.

The knit blanket trend became popular thanks to Laura Birek, the blogger behind . Luckily, because of Laura's video tutorial and others like it, you can make the blanket yourself instead of buying one on that can cost you up to $600. Most of the tutorials teach you a basic arm-knitting technique while some use giant .

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If you're stuck in the house on a snow day or are looking for a new DIY project for the season, this is the perfect winter activity that will only take one person and less than one hour—for both beginners and experienced knitters alike! Check out some of the videos below that feature several different methods to create the chunky knit blanket of your dreams.

1. You can use your arms to knit—no needles required!

Simply Maggie uses (and her own arms!) to whip up this beautiful blanket in just 45 minutes.

2. Make sure to measure the yarn before you cast on.

CraftSanity makes creating a merino wool infinity scarf seem like a cinch in this tutorial taken at the Becozi headquarters in Holland, Michigan. Tip: Work on a flat surface covered in terry cloth, which won't cling to the yarn.

3. The 4-by-5-foot blanket takes about 45 minutes and requires about eight pounds of yarn.

YouTuber Elise Berns breaks down the arm-knitting technique in a way that's super easy to understand. Her adorable dog sleeping soundly at her side is just a bonus!

4. Instead of arm knitting, you can also try using U.S. size 70 (40mm) giant circular knitting needles.

Once again, Becozi provides clear instructions on this alternative to arm-knitting.

5. You'll be an arm-knitting pro in no time after this simple-to-follow tutorial.

Visual learners will appreciate the way the steps for this unique braid blanket are shot.

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