Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DIY: no-sew fringe blanket

I found a super cute new project that I thought y'all might enjoy! 

The no-sew fleece fringed blanket. 

I've been wanting to make this for quite some time for our little furrbaby. Our little munchkin is having a big surgery tomorrow so I wanted to have it done before he got home so he has something extra special and soft to cuddle in. {Okay so it's not a big surgery, he is getting neutered. But I am surprisingly spastic about this whole thing that I couldn't bare to take him. I've requested that hubs take him and pick him up. I will be at home waiting to take care of him)

 My boofriend, Anna got me a gift card to one of my favorite places for my birthday, Hobby Lobby! So the hubs and I went there this weekend to pick out the fabric and the rest of the supplies. 

Here's what you will need (for a furrbaby blanket):
-2 complimentary fleece fabrics, 1 yard each (I chose camo and paw print. I really wanted turquoise but they didn't have it) Also your best bet is to buy these on sale or else you will be spending $25+ on a dog blanket.
-extra sharp scissors and/or a scissor sharpener
-tape measure or ruler
-a furry little helper ;-)

Lay out both of your fabrics one on top of the other. Cut out 4"x4" squares at each corner.

 Lay the ruler or tape measure across one side and mark every 1". It doesn't have to be perfect but it needs to be consistent. Then cut your fringe on the side you just marked. Repeat these steps on every side.

When you have completed cutting the 1" strips all the way around. Pick a corner to start in and tie in a regular over-hand knot EVERY OTHER section of fringe. {*side note; yes that is a recliner. It's the hubs recliner. If I had it my way it would be a lovely animal print vintage winged back chair. I'm such a great wife ;-)}

Once you are done with every other one. Flip the blanket over and do the same thing with the remaining untied sections of fringe. (I double knotted this side.) 

For a little extra flair ;-) (shocking it's not rhinestones, i know) I added these pre-embroidered iron on patches to officially make it his. 

He wouldn't sit still he kept nestling trying to rumple it all up. So he's making the "Mom quit straightening it out, I'm trying to get comfortable" face. 

All in all it took about 2 hours to do. But I was multi-tasking, Gunnar was wanting to play and The Real Houswives of Beverly Hills Reunion Part 1 and It's a Brad Brad World was on...what. ;-)

These blankets are super soft, adorable and can be fantastic gifts for a babyshower, for girls going to summer camp, teenagers or pretty much anyone who likes cuddly throw blankets.  I'm looking forward to making more of these. 

Have you made one of these, would you make one of these? If so, please share i'd love to see them! 



  1. Oh Gunnar looks so helpful and patient at the beginning of your project. I melt when I get to see him :) And your blanket is adorable *kn

  2. Thanks Momma! He was a good helper and he is excited to have his first sleepover with you!