Making a fleece-tied blanket involves cutting strips of fringe and tying the pieces into knots. The process requires two pieces of fleece and a pair of scissors. A crib-size blanket takes about 30 minutes to assemble, while larger blankets require more time.
- Choose the fleece
Pick out two pieces of fleece, one for the front and one for the back. The pieces can be the same pattern or coordinating colors and themes. Determine the desired finished size of the blanket, and add 10 inches to the length and width to accommodate the fringe.
- Trim the fleece
On a flat surface, such as a large table or floor, lay the bottom piece of fleece with the right side facing down. Smooth out any wrinkles by hand. Lay the top piece of fleece over the bottom piece with the right side facing up.
- Cut the fringe
Holding the fabrics together, cut a 4-inch square out of each corner to make room for the fringe. To make the fringe, cut vertical lines that are 4 inches long and up to 2 inches apart from each other. Cut the fringe on all four sides of the blanket. Leave the blanket flat on the surface where it was cut.
- Tie the knots
Starting at one corner of the blanket, use an overhand knot to tie a front fringe piece to a back fringe piece. Continue around the blanket until all the fringe pieces are knotted.