2 2-yard coordinating fleece (adult) OR 2 1 yard coordinating fleece (Infant)
Optional, but recommended:
2 12x24 cutting mats
There are 2 different ways that I know of on how to finish the tie blanket. There are the square knot, or more of a braided look. I like the braided look better.
1. Cut all selvage. This is the rolled part. You can use a ruler to help make it straight. But I just eye ball it since you can see where the selvage ends. This is a picture of some selvage ends. There will be some on the other side as well.
3. Cut out 3 OR 4 inch square corners. This is your preference. What ever size square you cut out, this will be the size of your fringe. If you are doing the knot, I recommend a 4 inch, if you are doing the braided version, do a 3 inch. This picture shows a 3 inch.
4. Fold the edge so that it lines up with the top of the corner. See how one fabric is longer? Cut that edge off.
6. ***If you are going for the braided look only*** Once you are done with a side, go back with your scissors and cut little holes in each of the fringes at about the half-way point. If you make a bigger hole, the fringe will be looser, if you make a smaller hole, your fringe will be tighter. Careful not to make it too small or the blanket will bunch. You'll find a size that works for you.
7. Complete the fringes at the corners to help keep the fabric in place. To do this, take the top fabric and stick it in the hole in the bottom fabric.
Then take the bottom fabric (which is now on top) and stick it through the top fabric (which is now on the bottom)
Just do it around the corners.
6. ***For the square knot only*** Once the fringes are made, take two fringes and do a square knot. Right over left, left over right. Do this on a few fringes to help keep the blanket in place. Careful not to pull too tight or the blanket will bunch. For some reason, I didn't take a picture of it.
If you look to the left in this picture, you can see the finish knot, I undid it though since I was making the braided look with this blanket.
Here's a picture of the 1st one that I made for my friend, Julie. Hers was done with the square knot.
Well, I hope these directions make sense. Ask any questions if you need to. Also, I am willing to help anyone make these. I really enjoy doing it. I don't know how many I've made or helped make in the past few weeks. Or if you just want to borrow my tools, that works too.