No Sew Fleece Blankets
The amount of fleece you will need per blanket will depend on how big you
want it to be. For an infant, one yard of fleece will make a nice sized blanket.
For an older child, one and a half to one and three quarter yards will be
plenty. For an adult, 2 yards is a good length. If you are making a double layer
blanket you will need twice the yardage.
Other items needed: Scissors, yardstick and/or ruler.
For a simple fringed single
Using a single layer of fleece sized to meet your needs, trim the blanket
until all 4 edges are even, removing the rough machine finished edges in the
process. Determine how long you would like your fringe to be. For an infant
blanket, 1-2 inch fringe is nice; you can make it longer for larger blankets or
keep it short. It’s up to you. When you decide how long your fringe will be, cut
a corresponding length square out of each corner of the blanket. For example, if
you want your fringe to be 2 inches long, cut a 2x2 inch square out of each
corner of the blanket. This will make the corners nice and neat. Then simply cut
fringe all around the blanket to the depth and width you like. The width of your
fringe can range from ½ and inch and up. Any smaller than that and the fringe
becomes weak and prone to tearing off.
For a simple knotted fringed
two layer blanket:
You will need two coordinating pieces of fleece that are the same size. A print and
a solid together look very nice, but you can also use two solids or two prints!
Lay the two pieces wrong sides together and pin to keep the layers from shifting.
Trim both layers even using the same method as the Simple Fringed Blanket to
cut through both layers. For this blanket, the fringe needs to be at least 3
inches deep in order to knot it; however, you can make it much longer if you wish.
The fringe should be about an inch wide; however you can play with the width for
different effects. Cut the fringe, and the corners of the blanket using the
same method as described for the Simple Fringed Blanket. Once again be sure to
cut through both layers as you cut the fringe. To finish the blanket, keeping the
two strands together, raise them up and then bring them back down through
the circle back to the front (shown below). The knots will securely hold
the two layers of the blanket together, even during washing.
Square shown here is 6x6 on a 54 inch double layered
The looping knot described above.
Example of the finished border.
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A special note of thanks to Barb in Colorado. I found Barb's website on
blogspot, and she graciously allowed us to utilize her pictures on our
website. To read Barb's instructions (and her blogs!) go to: