Tied fleece blankets have been a craft trend for the last couple of years, but I thought it'd be worth posting about anyways. My boys LOVE these "snuggle blankets", as we call them. They're so easy - anyone can make them.
All you need is two coordinating fleece fabrics in the same length and a pair of sharp scissors.
Decide what size you want the blanket to be and make sure the two fleece fabrics are squared off with straight edges.
Begin by cutting fringe 3-4" long and about 1" wide around the perimeter of the fabrics. I find it's easier to line the fabrics up on top of each other and cut them both at the same time.
Your corners will be cut out like this.
Once you finish cutting the fringe, you're ready to tie. Tie the top and bottom fringe strips together, working along the edge of the blanket. I recruited my mother-in-law to start at the opposite side and help me tie. We finished it really quickly. The whole project was less than hour's worth of time.
My son loves this thing and they're really warm. They're great as outdoor blankets, lap blankets, or small baby blankets.