Wednesday, February 24, 2010

No Sew Fleece Blanket

When I was in the hospital my daughter brought me a nice fleece blanket that she had made. It was cozy and warm and just what I needed to keep me comfy and comforted. I asked how she had made it and it sounded so easy I decided to try and make one myself.

I've mentioned before that I am not a sewer by any stretch of the imagination. Making this blanket does not involve sewing of any kind so that is right up my alley.

You start off with two yards of fleece in two different patterns. I like one side patterned and the other side a complimentary solid. Of course you could use whatever design you like.

Spread the solid fleece on the table, good side down.
Then take the other two yards of patterned fleece, put it on top of the solid, good side up (so the two good sides are facing out). Try to keep the sheets as together as possible.
You may need to do a little trimming.
Cut out a 4" X 4" square out of each of the four corners.
Then start cutting the fringe on the ends. I made mine about 1" wide and about 4" long. Using a rotary cutter made this part go very fast.
Now for the knotting. Tie every other fringe (top and bottom) into a simple knot.
After you've gone all around, flip the blanket over and start tying the other knots.
Before you know it you have a finished fleece blanket!
I got my fleece on sale for less than $25. It took me less than an hour to finish the whole thing. You can make it bigger or smaller according to your needs. This two yard size is perfect for curling up on the couch. It doesn't get much easier than this!


Anonymous said...

Cute! I love that you are being so creative while still recovering.

You're right...those double fleece blankets are very comfy. Good job!


~M~ said...

My mom has made some like this for my younger brother and sister. I was curious how to do it and had guessed how to possibly do them, but I never knew exactly how to do it.

Thanks for sharing and GREAT simple directions with photos to boot! I'll have to try this too. I will keep my eye out for some decently priced fleece this spring! I can't wait to get into our new house so that I will have the room to do all these nifty crafts!


Anonymous said...

Very cool, even I could follow along, yes I did have to scroll up and down a couple of times to 'get it' but I did!! Hey, how about those little fuzzy baby blankets! I see myself hitting the store soon, and I too am NOT a sew'er! (sewer?)
How ya doing??