Snug – a seed stitch blanket knitting pattern

There is nothing better than a good seed stitch blanket. FACT.

Seed stitch blanket - Shortrounds Knitwear

After knitting several seed stitch cushions for friends and family, I ventured into the seemingly never-ending territory of a good chunky knit seed stitch blanket. So I use the term ‘knitting pattern’ in the loosest way! All you need to do is swatch up a quick seed stitch sample, multiply the stitches and rows by how big you’d like your blanket throw to be and away you go!

Seed stitch blanket - Shortrounds Knitwear

My yarn of choice was the lovely James C Brett Rustic Mega Chunky. It’s beautifully soft (even for my super sensitive skin) and knits up wonderfully, with flecks of black and white to create a natural, rustic finish. It’s one of my favourite yarns to work with.

Snug Seed Stitch Blanket knitting pattern - Shortrounds Knitwear

The Pattern

My blanket took 17 skeins of James C Brett Rustic Mega Chunky.Β I cast on 89 stitches on 12mm needles (I used 32″ circular needles to fit all of my stitches on) and just knitted in seed stitch until I ran out of wool. My final blanket ended up being just over 125cm x 150cm.

Seed stitch:
Row 1: Knit1, *purl1, knit1; rep from * to end.
Repeat row 1 until you run out of yarn!!

Seed stitch blanket - Shortrounds Knitwear

Fancy popping this in your Ravelry favourites? My knitting pattern ‘Snug‘ is on Ravelry now!

Happy knitting!


(Top image features Geometric Glass Candle Lantern from Nordic House, and Issue 16 of Kinfolk)

28 thoughts on “Snug – a seed stitch blanket knitting pattern

  1. I love this blanket! May try and make a mega-version for those winter nights when my other half and I don’t agree on the temperature in the house! Thank you xx

    1. Hi Alice, I chose to use the light cream colour coded CS1 or 01 (depending on where you buy it from)! And thanks for choosing to make my pattern πŸ™‚ x

  2. This will probably sound a bit thick… but did you use circular needles for this, or make it in pieces and join it together? just wondering how I will fit all those stitches on my needles!

    1. Hi Alice, it was knitted all in one piece. I used long circular needles (32 inches in length I believe). the stitches so bunch up a bit, but I had no problem holding all of them on this length of circulars.

  3. Was the cast on side (89) your short or long side? I have less yarn, so trying to figure out the best way to shorten it! Thanks!

    1. Hi Julie,
      My cast on was my shortest side. It’s really easy to shorten this pattern, just cast on the number of stitches you want to get the width you require, then knit until you feel it’s long enough, whether that’s longer or shorter than your cast on edge πŸ™‚ hope you enjoy the pattern! x

    1. Hi Juanita,
      Yes I used 1 from
      I’ve used the James C Brett rustic mega chunky for cushions and bootcuffs before, and they look amazing in every colour I’ve used. They create such a great texture and the ‘rustic’ black and white fibres woven between the main colour creates real interest. I just love this yarn for any chunky knit piece. x

  4. Hi I love this pattern, not very good on the yarn though! I have got 10 x 200 grams of marble chunky wool can I use this yarn please? I am a tight knitter so would I use a bigger needle.
    Thank you

  5. I would very much like to make this blanket. I/m allergic to wool and have very sensitive skin. Are there any cotton or blends that you would recommend? I found the Lion Brand Mandela Tweed that looks nice but not sure the quantity or needle size i would need.
    Hoping you can help, Debbie

    1. Hi Debbie, I’m sorry for the late reply – I had some trouble with my website! I hope you’re still interested in making this blanket. I’m not personally aware of any super bulky cotton yarns, but most yarn sellers allow you to filter by weight (super bulky in this case) and by fibre. I myself am really allergic to certain fibres so like to stick to cottons, linens and plant-based materials like bamboo to stop them from itching. And while I’m allergic to some wools, softer wools like cashmere silks, camel and yak are ok for me but they can be quite expensive. Maybe start there? Let me know how you get on, I’m always on the hunt for new yarn recommendations! πŸ™‚ xx

      1. Thank you so much for your pattern. I just finished my seed stitch blanket and am so very happy with it. I have shared your pattern several times. Wish I could upload a picture to you but don’t see a way to do it.

  6. Hello! Thank you so much for making this post. Last year, just before covid began actually, i went into a local yarn/knitting store to purchase some yarn and knitting needles to attempt my firat ever knitting project! After looking through all the beautiful yarn available, I actually landed on the James C. Brett Cs1 colour and the saleslady told me about this ravelry website. I was convinced that i wanted to do a seed stitch large blanket, and your post literally is the same yarn and style of blanket i had already chosen! Fingers crossed mine turns out as beautiful as yours! Very excited to learn, build and create this! Thanks for all the provided tips!

    1. Hi Jessa, that’s amazing! I’m so glad you’re getting into knitting, and have chosen my pattern to start exploring. Let me know how you get on and if you need any help or advice, I’m here πŸ™‚ x

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