Tuesday, September 21, 2010

No Sew Knotted Fleece How-To

I have been in a crafty kind of mood and since at some point this Florida heat will make way for the chilly winter (or at least I think it will) I have been wanting to make blankets.

Since so many of my friends kids have birthdays coming up I figured a cute little blanker would be the perfect thing to make for their gift. Plus what kid doesn't love a snuggly blanket?

Biggest problem tough is... D! As I was buying the fleece she was so excited. She just kept saying "Oh my new manket!", "Thank you momma", "I got a manket". (By the way manket is what D calls blankets). I explained that these were gifts but either she decided to act like she didn't understand or maybe she honestly didn't because she just kept squealing with delight over her new mankets.

So to keep the peace of my home and avoid a meltdown I got fleece for her own blanket too. Sine I haven't made one of these since last winter I figured a test run on D's wouldn't be the worst idea either so I made her a Curious George blanket.

I tried to get her away from the blanket long enough for me to take a picture of it but that wasn't happening so she is in all the shots.

Here is D and her manket oh, and her Curious George doll:

 Tucking George in:

 Tucking herself in with George:

So if you were wondering how to make this blanket it is super easy.

How to make a No Sew Knotted Fleece Blanket:

You will need:
-2 Panels of Fleece (I like one printed and one solid but you can get creative). Fleece is usually sold on 48inch wide bolts of fabric so I get 48x60 inches. Since you have to cut and tie your finished blanket will be about 6-8 inches less then the original measurements.
-Scissors (Be sure to get a long bladed good pair)

  1. Take both pieces of fleece and lay them stacked on a large flat surface. I usually use my living room floor. (Be sure to vacuum first since fleece can be kinda grabby if you have pet hair.)
  2. Take the scissors and cute as straight as you can around the edge of the fleece pieces so that both layers are even.
  3. Take the scissors and starting in one corner make a straight cut about 4 inches into the blanket.
  4. Move over about an inch and make another 4 inch cut. Repeat around the entire blanket. You can make your cuts longer or wider depending on how you want your blanket to look.
  5. Once the blanket is cut all the way around (the corners will look like squares were cut out) you can begin to tie.
  6. Move around  your blanket and tie the cuts on the top layer and the bottom layer together with a double-knot. (See picture below.)
  7. That's it. You blanket it done. This entire project usually takes me about an hour and since it takes up a lot of space I have to squeeze it in while the baby is napping but it is really fast and very snuggly and cute.

If you want more information on this project just let me know.


  1. awesome i love it :) im going to make my sons one thanks a lot!!

  2. Where did you get that Curious George fabric? My daughter loves him too and most of the ones I see look more like they're for boys. Thank you!

  3. I got it at Joann's Fabric & Craft stores. If you make one send me pics! I love checking out other peoples crafts!

  4. I love this I see your post is older and I cannot find any curious george fabric anywhere anymore and my son is obsessed

  5. I love this I see your post is older and I cannot find any curious george fabric anywhere anymore and my son is obsessed