words and images: Catherine Frederick
The weather outside is frightful, but it’s so delightful under this warm, cozy blanket, big enough for two. Make one for yourself, or someone you love. It’s super simple to create and can be customized based on the fleece you choose. From movie characters to favorite sports teams and plaids to stripes, you’ll find several options at the local fabric store and even more options online.
- Fleece (I ordered from Fleecequeen.com)
- Scissors (make sure they are good and sharp)
Cut fabric to desired length. Your fleece should be 54” wide. Two yards of fleece will make a 6’ long throw, and 3 yards will make a 9’ long throw. I opted for somewhere in the middle so two people can snuggle underneath without their toes getting cold!
On the short ends, cut fabric 9 inches up from edge, 1/2-inch wide (you can use the fabric’s pattern as a guide). I tried my best to have the total number of strips divisible evenly by 3.
This is the laborious part, but you can do it! Keep cutting those strips until you reach the other end of your fabric.
About 1/3 of the way down from the uncut portion of the strips, tie 3 strips together using a simple knot (think of how you would tie a balloon).
Don’t stop now! Keep tying the strips together until you reach the end.