I’ve seen this project around for a long time now. I always thought the idea was cute but, until recently I didn’t have a baby to make one for. Well, my daughter-in-law Crissy, was due the 27th and the little man still hasn’t made his appearance. While I’m impatiently waiting, I seen pictures of his bedroom and decided to make a blanket for him.
So last Friday my friend Trish (pictured) and I went hog wild loony and made this baby blanket. Yes, we’re wild and crazy like that If anyone told us we’d be doing that on a Friday night 20 years ago, we would have laughed our bee-hinds off! But a Grandma has to be a Grandma and make blankies and such right? Right on.
The blog I followed to do this blanket was probably the most informative and detailed I have seen out there, so I will post the link at the end of this blog. I’m basically just showing you pictures of the blanket as it came along. It really was an easy-to-do project, that could surely be done in a couple hours. I just like to take 29 breaks, as Trish can attest too (Really, I think I have adult ADHD, as with any project I need lots of breaks…lol!).
If you want a small extra project that involves a little sewing, when cutting out the corners, save the corner pieces to make a little pillow. If you have enough extra material cut four more squares out of the extra fleece. You should have 12 squares. Using six squares per side, pin the squares together and sew them together. Do the same with the other six squares. Place the two pieces (good side together) and pin the edges. Sewing around the pillow, leave a gap (3-4 inches) to fill the pillow with stuffing and then hand sew the gap. Voila! A matching cute little pillow. We didn’t get to the pillow on Friday…soon though!
The only thing I didn’t see in the blog that I followed was about tying the knots in the blanket. To be exact, how many ties/loops. We did two loops, so one knot, and it turned out perfect. Just in case you were wondering and like to dissect things like I do. Ha!After we cut our salvage off we then pinned the edges and cut our 5 inch corners out.Close up of the corners.Next we cut our 5 inch long by 1 inch wide fringe.Trish, cutting and pinning Cute little fringies! Do every other one and flip…it really does work great like this.The finished product!!Tutorial blog here.