Grandma stole my blog today!!!!!!! Disco
If you can believe this - I am NOT a crafty person although I would LOVE to be. My friend Jean talked me into
I did have a couple of nutty friends who said they would like to make one - would I do a tutorial on making one. Now after laughing my head off I said - shoot - why not????
My girlfriend Jean had sent me step by step directions and photos and I asked if I could share them with you!
The one with Mickey Mouse - I bought as a kit from Joanne's - for 5 and under it was one yard long. The UGA (University of GA) - for a larger child - I bought two yards of two different patterns of fleece.
STEP 1 - Gather tools together. You need a 1 x 3 inch pattern and a 3 by 3 inch pattern.
STEP 2 - put the 2 pieces back to back - the sides you want to show should be on the outside.
STEP 3: THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART TO MAKE THE WHOLE THING WORK.
Use the 3x3 inch on each corner. Cut the material 3x3 by using the pattern. This will enable you to tie the whole blanket around with no problems.
Then use the 1x3 pattern to cut each strip - the whole entire blanket.
The knot is called a square knot. You put the left side of it over the right side and then the right side over the left side. To myself I say "left over right and right over left."
STEP 5: The beautiful finished blanket.
HINTS FROM JEAN:
"The only tips I can think of is to use your sharpest scissors, line both fabrics on top of one another, wrong sides together (I usually liked both sides so there was no wrong one for me....learned that one side might be brighter....so depends how bright or soft you want it).
My cuts weren't exactly 1 inch apart....sometimes a little more and it makes NO difference.:) Don't worry!
I did pin my fabric together before I cut to avoid shifting.... I cut all sides first. Then when I had time I settled in my easy chair and started knotting..... :)
Alrighty now I know most of you have made blankets before - so if you have any more hints and suggestions please leave them. Oh if you have any questions feel free to ask me.
Disco I am sorry I took over the blog today - do you have anything to say?
"I'm glad I'm a dog. See you next week."