Some days ago, I had an idea of making a cheap, nice and high quality blanket without the need for sewing. I thought of making a fleece braided end one.
I know it will be nice if I share you how I went about it. Let's get started.
Step 1: Gathering the Materials
For this project you will need:
A ruler or tape rule.
Any readily available fleece material.
The materials can be purchased in any nearby fabric store.
Step 2: Sizing the Blanket
I used a measurement of 75″ x 80″, but feel free use any measurements you like, you will still achieve the same thing.
But if you are not sure how big to make your blanket, to avoid using the wrong dimension, consider using one of the standard sizes listed below:
Crib Blanket – 45″ x 60″
Twin Bed Size – 66″ x 90″
Full/Double Bed Size – 80″-85″ x 90″
Queen Bed Size – 90″ x 90″
King Bed Size – 90-100″ x 108″
Step 3: Cutting Out the Blanket
To start with, get the fleece material, measure 75 inches x 80 inches or any other measurement you choose to use.
Cut out two pieces of the measured area.
Lay both pieces that you are using on top of each other, wrong sides together, make sure they line up.
Step 4: Cuttings at the Edges
Next is to measure and cut a 2″ x 2″ square out at each corner.
Then cut the slits 2 inches long and 1 inch apart as shown in the image above. This will be done round the blanket pieces.
Then fold each of the fringe pieces in half, and cut a small slit in the middle. You can make your slit closer to the end of the tab if you want your blanket to lay flatter and have a little bit tidier edge. But be careful so that the slit is not too close or it might rip through.
Step 5: Crocheting
The braiding (or crocheting) is simple once you get the methodology.
Simply take the fringe piece to the left and put it through the hole on the fringe piece to the right. Then pull it though, and it becomes the next hole that you use. Ensure that you grab both layers of the blanket and treat them as one.
Repeat the same procedure until you get to a corner.
When you get to the end, separate the two layers of the last piece of fringe. Put one of the layers through the starting hole.
Then use the two layers of fringe to tie a double knot and then tuck it into the inside of the blanket.
Do the same thing for the other edges of the blanket.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Finally you get your nice fleece blanket without sewing.
Enjoy! Keep yourself warm.
Don't forget to make the blanket for other family members, including the baby.