The Madeline Throw Knitting Pattern

The Madeline Throw is the final pattern in the Madeline Collection. It all started with a cowl, then a beanie, a scarf, a wallhanging, and mini Madeline beanies. If you are interested in knitting one of my other patterns, click here to go to my Ravelry shop. I’m so excited to offer you this chunky throw blanket pattern here for FREE!

This blanket knits up quickly with super bulky yarn and large knitting needles. It would make a lovely addition to any home, and I think it would also make a special gift for a loved one! I made a throw blanket for my grandmother in her favorite color for Christmas one year, and I know it meant a lot to her.

The pattern is a simple, 4 row repeat. It’s great for mindlessly knitting while watching a movie, and will keep your legs warm at the same time!

If you knit a blanket, please tag me on Instagram @kneedlesandlife so I can see!

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What you will need:


k – knit

p – purl

sl – slip

st(s) – stitch(es)

* * – repeat what is in between as directed

Gauge & Size

6 sts x 10 rows = 4×4″ square in pattern

Pattern for gauge is the four row repeat in the blanket pattern.

This blanket is really loose and flowy. The finished size measures approx. 52″ wide x 60″ long.


  • The slip stitch at the beginning of each row is slipped knit wise with the working yarn in the back, no matter what your next stitch is.
  • I use a Magic Knot to tie on new skeins. Click here for a tutorial. The blanket is so chunky that it will hide the knots. You can join new skeins however you like, though.

Cast on 80 sts using the cast on method of your choosing.

Row 1: Sl st, k1, p2, *k2, p2* until end of row. Turn work.

Row 2: Sl st, k1, p2, *k2, p2* until end of row. Turn work.

Row 3: Sl st, p1, k2, *p2, k2* until end of row. Turn work.

Row 4: Sl st, p1, k2, *p2, k2* until end of row. Turn work.

Repeat rows 1-4 until your blanket measures 60″ tall, or your desired length. Finish after a row 2 or 4, then work a standard bind off while knitting each stitch. Cut yarn and weave in all ends.

Enjoy your new chunky throw blanket! I hope you love this easy pattern. Let me know in a comment if you make one!

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xo, kalley

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  1. 10.12.21
    Mona. said:

    Thank you so much for the beautiful throw blanket pattern! I love knitting throw blankets especially this time of year while watching tv.
    I just discovered your site and you are so talented!
    Thank you for sharing!

    • 10.12.21
      Kalley said:

      Aw thank you for the kind comment!

  2. 9.9.22
    Amber said:

    Ohhhh, I may make this next with some leftover worsted yarn. Using multiple strands.

    • 9.9.22
      Kalley said:

      That’s a great idea!

  3. 1.21.23
    Mary Smith said:

    Is this pattern reversible?

    • 1.23.23
      Kalley said:


  4. 2.2.23
    Annette Roix said:

    Love your pattern. But I’m finding I need to cast on 80 stitches in order to end up with two purl stitches on the first row. Could there be an error? Thanks. Annette. I don’t have a website

    • 2.6.23
      Kalley said:

      Yes, I think you are correct. Thank you!

    • 9.28.23
      Victoria said:

      I’m curious if you would know the math on adjusting the size- to make it a bit smaller is there a specific formula for cast on stitch amount?

      • 9.29.23
        Kalley said:

        It just needs to be in multiples of 4! Make a swatch and measure how many stitches are in an inch, then multiply that by your desired width and round to the nearest multiple of 4. 🙂