No Sew Fleece Blanket Without Knots
No Sew Fleece Blanket Without Knots
A No Sew Fleece Blanket makes a great Christmas present for anyone who is always cold like I am. It is quick, easy and fairly inexpensive (the NFL fabric is a little more expensive than a regular print). This version does not have knots but instead loops the strips to make it almost look braided from the back. The fleece fabric used is always going on sale at Joann. Or if it is not on sale just download their app – they are always putting out great coupons. Walmart is where I found the backing for this blanket. It was on clearance for $2 a yard. You can’t beat that! And just an FYI – I am not a Dallas Cowboys fan. I made this blanket for another family member who happens to love the Cowboys.
2 yards printed fleece
2 yards solid color fleece
- Lay the print fabric, right side up, on top of the solid fabric. Trim around the edges to make sure they are all even. Once everything is even, cut a 4 inch square from each corner.
2. Around all 4 edges, cut 4 inch long strips about 1-2 inches in width.
3. Fold the strips up onto the blanket.
4. Where the fold is in the strip, cut a small 1/2 inch slit in each strip.
5. Grab both pieces of fabric on a strip, loop the strip under then push the edges through the slit. Or you can reverse the loop and the “braided” part will be on the front. Pull strip all the way through. Repeat for every strip all the way around.
6. It should look like this from the front.
7. It should look like this from the back.
The finished blanket!
Thanks for sharing this. I have made a lot of fleece blankets before by knotting, but am eager to try this. Saw you on Silver Pennies Sundays Link Party.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy making it this way!
Good to know, I don’t like tying those knots. I saw your post linked at the OVER THE MOON 87 party. I pinned it on Pinterest.
Oops, hit post too soon. I wonder, do you know how it holds up in the washer? Thanks!
I made a similar one for my son and he has washed it with no problem.
Now THAT is cool! Thank you for this post.
Thanks for stopping by Evelyn!
Well that is just incredibly easy and fun! What a perfect fall activity. Even though I work with encouraging people to declutter, I find that blankets tend to be handy to have around! (Visiting from the Show and Tell.. so many great ideas!)
After cleaning out my mom’s 5 bedroom house after she passed away I have vowed to declutter myself!
Very cute! And it is easy enough that my 7-year-old granddaughter and I could make one together! Thank you for sharing it a Party in Your PJs!
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What a neat idea!!
I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/
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I love how this blanket is not tied but pulled through. Thank you for sharing on Grandma’s House link party. Shared and pinned.
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Thanks for sharing Amy!
How much fleece do you buy thank you
If the blanket is for a child I do a yard and a half of each. For an adult I get 2 yards of each.
Wow! I think I could even do this! lol.
Thanks for sharing! Very clever!
It is definitely an easy gift to make! Thanks for visiting Karen!
Very cute! I made a similar blanket once using a crochet hook and a simple “stitch” around the outside. I am not a fan of the knot blankets because those knots get so hard. Pinned.
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Oh, I don’t think I’ve seen it done this way. How fun! I pinned for the future – I really do want to make a few of these for this Christmas.
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This is an awesome idea! I will be giving this a try. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle!
Soo much nicer than the knotted version. Winters in Canada are beyond miserable so this double layered blanket is a cozy idea.
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Such a quick and good looking way to make a fleece rug
I’m going to share with the girls to see if they want to try this! Thanks for sharing at last week’s Reader Tip Tuesday. I think you have already joined this week’s party. xo
Have a GREAT weekend!
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Thanks for sharing Jodie!
Thanks for sharing. I have always made my fleece blankets this way.