Watch the first video to Make a No-Sew Fleece Blanket and the
second video to craft a Crocheted Edged "Penny" Blanket ...
No-Sew Fleece Blanket Tutorial
Please make single ply fleece blankets.
Double fleece blankets tend to be too heavy and bulky for children to carry.
THE HOSPITALS WE SERVE REQUEST SINGLE LAYER BLANKETS
a) Remove selvedge edge
b) To cut even fringe, place a piece of masking
tape on the edge of the fleece about
4"-5" from the edge.
Mark off plain masking tape with desired size or purchase measured tape through Project Linus. (The measured tape is $5.00 a roll plus $1.00 shipping-sorry, only available to North & Central Chicagoland Chapter volunteers)
c) Using a sharp pair of scissors, carefully cut even fringe at about 1" intervals.
Cardboard can also be used to cut even fringe. Simply cut to the desired size and move
along the edge.
d) Knot each piece of fringe on itself.
DO NOT TIE TWO PIECES OF FRINGE TOGETHER!
Blanket should remain flat during the knotting and look like this.
If the blanket starts to bunch or "bowl up", the knots are too close to the body of the blanket or two pieces of fringe have been knotted together. Make sure that the knots are knotted neatly and that they remain flat.
If your blanket looks like this, you have knotted the fringe too tightly.
You do not have to knot the fringe!
A neat plain fringe looks very nice without knotting. In the following illustration, short fringe was cut and left unknotted.
In the second illustration, a pinking shears was used to add interest to the unknotted fringe.
Both edging methods look great!
The picket fence in this illustration was achieved by cutting a 2" fringe and adding the decorative
point cut to each piece.
This blanket looks great with fringe cut on two sides.
Other fleece ideas:
In the illustration below, a pocket was sewn into the corner of a plain fleece blanket. A small slit, about 2-1/2", was cut in the pocket and a mini beanie baby was cleverly tucked inside.
For a boy themed blanket, a package of baseball cards could also be added.
Crocheted Edged "Penny" Blanket Tutorial
In order to work the crochet edging, a skip stitch blade, in a rotary cutter handle, is used to punch holes on the edges of the fleece.
size G or H crochet hook
1 skein of acrylic or cotton yarn
rotary cutter with skip stitch blade
a) Remove selvedge edge from fleece. Optional- To add rounded edges, use a dinner plate to trace round at each corner of blanket.
b) Run rotary cutter about 3/4" from edge of fleece.
c) Begin crocheting by following a pattern below. NOTE: Do not begin to crochet in the corner. It is easier if you start a few stitches down a side.
Continue around blanket, working 3 sc in corner holes.
Turn fleece edge under as you go.This foundation pattern is a great blanket edge however there are many decorative patterns that can now be added.
To add another layer of decoration, continue with the "finishing pattern".
2) Skip a loop and work 3 dc in the next loop.
Simple One Row
With best side of fleece facing you and starting in any hole on a side, join yarn to fleece with slip stitch (sl).
To find additional patterns and ideas, please click on Patterns & Files on the navigation bar at the top of this page.
Adopt A Blanket Program
Please click above on the Adopt a Blanket tab if you would like a blanket made in your name or to honor a friend or family member.
Your generous donation of $15.00 will cover the cost of supplies so a Project Linus volunteer can create a beautiful blanket for a child. Once you adopt a blanket, your adoption will appear on the Adopt a Blanket page. When the blanket is completed, a picture of your adopted blanket will be posted along side your adoption. Please contact us by clicking on the right side of this page so we can arrange an adoption.Thank you!
Crooked Brook Donates to Project Linus--
In addition to wholesale fleece blankets, Crooked Brook offers wholesale sweatshirt blankets , wholesale fleece baby blankets and personalized fleece blankets. The method of decoration they use to customize blankets is embroidery, and when mistakes happen (or sometimes it is just a smudge that cannot be washed out), they have perfectly good blankets they can't sell and these are the blankets they donate to Project Linus Chapters. These blankets are ideal for cutting down and crocheting around the edges or making No Sew Fleece Blankets. Contact them at email@example.com.