Thursday, November 18, 2010

Makin Blankets Tutorial

I shared on Yesterday's JOY post that I have been making blankets! Alot of you asked for pictures and instructions! They are sooooo SUPER EASY! Trust me, If I can do these.... ANYONE can do them!! & YES Mom, your daughter is giving a Tutorial!! Can you even believe it ;)

For my new grandbaby that is coming in January I chose this adorable doggy pattern fleece for one side and just plain brown fleece for the other. I got 1 yd. of each for this one.

This is the FABULOUS and oh so yummy Fleece!(it's a deluxe fleece and a bit more costly than the regular fleece but boy can u FEEL the difference!!) I bought two 3 yd. sections for this one. It is HUGE.

Choose your fleece. You can choose the same pattern for both sides or 2 different ones. My Snowflake above has the same on both sides but this is the ONLY time I have ever done this.

Depending on the size you would like:
for a personal size "Throw" blanket you will need 2 yds to 2 1/2 yds. x2 (one for top and one for the bottom)
This is the soccer blanket that Jen is making and it's not complete so it's perfect to show you all the How-to :)

Lay your fleece flat on the ground 1 on top of the other making sure the edges are even with one another

Begin cutting. Cut the edges of the fabric about 3 1/2 to 4 in. into the blanket. Now go 1 in. over and do this again.

Tie those two pieces together, repeat cutting and tying all around the blanket

to tie it is as if you are tying your shoes without making the loop but you tie it twice without the bow...hope that makes sense!

Viola!!! A Warm and Cozy Blanket made by YOU ♥

Thanks guys :) If you have any questions please let me know!