Rain Chain Knit Blanket [FREE Knitting Pattern]

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Treat yourself to this cozy Rain Chain Knit Blanket. This unique blanket is perfect for snuggling up with while you read, watch TV, or just relax. The knit fabric is soft and comfortable, and the fantastic design and texture of the blanket make it a great conversation piece.

You can get the pattern for this comfy blanket from the KnitPicks website.

Rain Chain Knit Blanket – A Super Comfy Blanket

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This free knitting pattern is ideal for Level 4 - Intermediate Level Knitters

From the talented designers of the KnitPicks design team, this piece is perfect for intermediately-skilled knitters to work on.

Moreover, this pattern is available in one size only. It measures about 45.25 × 45.5 inches. That’s about 114.94 x 115.57 cm if you prefer to use the metric system.

To make this pattern you will need the Wool of the Andes Yarn. It is a lovely and remarkably soft bulky weight yarn made from100% Superwash Wool fibers. It’s the perfect yarn for garments, accessories, and home projects.

Furthermore, you will need a US size 11 circular knitting needle. That’s about 8mm if you prefer to use the metric system.


You will be using the YO or open yarnover increase when you make this project. The open yarnover increase is an increase technique commonly used on lace patterns. It is a standalone, vertical increase, meaning it neither leans to the left nor to the right.

If you’re not familiar with the open yarnover increase and would like to learn how to do it, we have a fully illustrated, step-by-step tutorial for it that you’ll surely find helpful. You can find this tutorial here: Learn the Open Yarnover Increase (YO).

You can also use the simpler long-tail cast-on method instead of the provisional cast-on. The long-tail cast-on is probably the most popular of all the cast-on methods. It is suitable for many types of knitting projects.

We have an illustrated tutorial for the long-tail cast-on if you want to learn it. You can find this tutorial here: Learn How to Do A Long-Tail Cast on.

Download Pattern

You can download the FREE knitting pattern for this piece here: Rain chain Knit Blanket Pattern

In addition, you can purchase the recommended yarn through this link here: Wool of the Andes Yarn

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