This last week one of my very favorite couples welcomed their third child into the world. We happen to be heading their way soon so I decided to make them a gift. The first thing I thought of were those awkward pieces of fleece. While originally purchased for a baby girl, the teal and gray I'd picked were very gender neutral and I knew the baby boy would love it. But what to do with them? Then, it hit me. Why not make a Taggie blanket inspired mini fleece blanket? so, I got to work.
First I measured the length of the pieces of fleece (19") then I made marks on the width (also at 19") so I'd know where to cut.
Next, I measured 4" away from each end and cut out 4 squares.
Then, I cut strips of equal length all the way around, making sure to make them long and thick enough to easily tie.
Finally, I started tying knots all the way around. I tried to vary which color showed on the outside. I loved this part and it really only took about 15 minutes all told. After I finished I made sure to tug on all the ends to straighten it out and lie it flat.
|Aren't these colors gorgeous together?|