I think a bag of popcorn is all you'll need when you snuggle on the couch under one of these fleece throws and turn on a movie. They're so soft and warm, and really easy to make. I know many crafters make blankets similar to these. I have seen them made with a few minor variations, but this version works well for me.
2 pieces of fleece, maybe a print and a solid, the suggested size is 1 1/2 yards for each piece of fabric.
You'll also need sharp scissors and a yardstick or ruler.
Spread the two pieces of fabric out together flat without stretching, with the wrong sides together.
Trim off the curled up selvedge edges and cut the two pieces of fabric the same size. Also trim off any uneven ends.
This next part is very important, but looks odd when you do it. On each of the four corners, cut out a 6-inch square.
Then on all four sides, cut strips 1-inch wide and six inches long. Use a yardstick to keep everything straight.
The next part is the easiest. Holding both of the fabric strips together, form a loop and a knot. Don't just tie the ends together, make a loop and knot.
Continue to loop and knot all the way around the blanket.
And that's all there is to it. You'll end up with a soft throw, completely lined, with fringe all the way around. I'm going to be mailing this one off for a couple of sock monkey enthusiasts to enjoy.
I also made another one for my grandson Landon in a different pattern.
I know these throws have been around a while, but they are still a great craft project. These cuddly blankets were a lot of fun for me to make. Kids love to help with them, too. I hope these directions will be helpful to someone.