Our little guy will be turning 2 in under a month, so I was trying to figure out what would be a good gift for him. I found a few youtube videos on how to make a knotted fleece blanket, and I thought that I should try it. Fabricville also had their fleece on sale in September, so that helped. I bought it and it turned out to be really easy! And it’s going to be so warm on his bed, which is good, because his room can be a little chilly in the winter time. Here’s what you need:
- two coordinating pieces of fleece
Simple, simple! For Davey’s blanket, I used 2m of each colour because I wanted it to cover his entire bed. If I was making him a blanket for cuddling up while watching TV, I’d only use 1.5m. If you are making it for a bed, make sure to add an extra 8″, because you’ll lose that for the ties.
The first thing you’ll want to do is cut off the rough edge of the fleece, about an inch on each side. Match the two pieces together, and cut a 4″ square from each corner:
And then you’ll want to cut a fringe into the blanket. Four inches long, and no bigger than an inch wide, but it is forgiving if you do. The thinner the strips are, the better it looks.
The next thing you do is tie knots. And lots of them. Double knot each pair of strips.
And here’s close up of the finished knotted fringe:
And here’s how it turned out on his bed:
And now it’s packed away to be wrapped for November. Hopefully he likes it and will be very cuddly underneath!