Thus, the tie blanket. You tie it together. I KNOW.
So, here is my first attempt at a pictorial lesson. Indulge me.
You will need:
- 2 same size pieces of fleece - I vary the size of the blanket on the size of the person. Also, I like to use a pattern on one side and a solid on the other
- Very sharp scissors
- A large area to spread out the fleece. I've found a made bed works well, or a large piece of cardboard.
- A glass of white wine, so if you spill it on the blanket it won't stain. Red is okay if it's in a sippy cup.
Step 1: Lay the pieces of fleece on top of each other. If you're using a pattern, make sure the nice side is facing out. Smooth the fleece out and even the edges.
Step 2: Pin the fleece together at 6 inch or so intervals, whatever you need to keep everything together.
Step 3: On the edges, cut 1 inch wide, 4-6 inch long (depending on how fringe-y you want the blanket) strips. Go all the way around.
It'll look all fancy like this:
Step 4: Cut squares out at the corners, about 4"x4". You'll understand why when you tie.
Step 5: Start tying knots. Be careful not to skip pieces. Keep tying till you can't tie no more. Literally, not figuratively.
It'll look like this. A little bunchy.
Step 6: Gently pull the bunchy out. You might hear a little ripping sound. If its from the fabric, don't worry. If it's NOT from the fabric, drink more wine, you probably need it.
Step 7: Stand back and bask in the glory of your domesticity.