Many of my Christmases growing up included a "Mom present." Since you, unless you're Big Little Brother, didn't grow up in my house, you have no idea what a "Mom present" is. I'll explain. A one-of-a-kind present from Momma is a gift bag filled with material and pins.
Whenever I got one of these presents Christmas morning I'd ooh and aaaah over the fabric and then Momma would have to explain what she was making.
I got used to receiving these presents and often came to expect them. There's something about a little something homemade that makes Christmas that much more special, if you ask me. It doesn't matter if it's pajama pants, a scarf or a new nightgown. If it's homemade, I'm a fan.
So with hopes of spreading this homemade cheer a bit further this Christmas, I decided to make one little girl in our life a fleece blanket. It was super simple, and I like to think this present will mean a little more to her knowing it came to her with love - and at least one solid hour of me not thinking of anything but her.
How to Make a Double-Sided Fleece Knot Blanket
2 pieces of fleece, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 yards each (if you want it larger, by all means, go bigger!)
Cut the fabric pieces so they are the same size. Spread out one of the pieces wrong-side up. Lay the second piece of material on top of the first, right-side up. (You want both "right" sides facing out.) Make sure the pieces match up nicely and pin in place.
Cut a 4-inch square from each corner of the blanket, then cut 4-inch slits into the material, 1 inch apart. Knot the corners with double knots.
Cut slits around the entire blanket. Starting in one corner, tie every other piece of fringe. Tie double knots - not extremely tight, but just tight enough.
I tied each long side first and then worked on the ends. And, yes, I tied my blanket on our bed, as that was the largest flat surface I could find that the dogs could not reach.