Saturday, December 11, 2010

Homemade Fleece Tie Blanket

"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door." - Irish Blessing

In certain areas of the country, we've had an unusual amount of snow for this early in December, and the nights (not to mention days) have been cold!

One of my favorite blanket projects is this simple, cozy fleece tie blanket.

a small version, for my dogs

one of my dogs on their new fleece blanket

You will need:
  • No less than 2 1/2 yards each of two different patterns of fleece (for a regular adult-sized blanket) - one solid, one pattern (adjust number of yards according to preferred length of blanket)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
Wash the fleeces before using them. After they have dried, lay the two panels together exactly, with no overlap (trim if needed). Using measuring tape and scissors, cut out a 4" by 4" square from one of the corners. Cut 4" long strips that are at least 2" wide along the edges, tying as you go, and cutting a 4" square from each corner, until finished.

Be sure to stay warm this winter!

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