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Yarn is the perfect way to embellish just about anything. Trim a yard of micro-fiber fleece with yarn fringe for an easy and ultra soft no-sew blanket. The technique is so fast that you can spend extra time getting creative with color combinations. Try the fringe with many strands of thin yarn, a few strands of thick yarn, short fringe, or long. Use a skein of your favorite yarn, or mix it up and use your scraps. When your project is done, you can literally cozy up with yarn!


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Materials

1 yard of fleece
Yarn of any kind
Scissors with a sharp point
Crochet hook

Directiions

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Step 1: With the scissors closed, punch holes in the fleece 1″ from the edge of the fabric, and 1″ apart. Punch them all around the perimeter of the blanket.
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Step 2: Measure and cut your yarn, and group it into bundles. I used yarn 7″ long, and gathered 6 strands into every bundle of fringe.
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Step 3: Push the crochet hook into the first hole. Push it up from the underside of the blanket. Fold the fringe in half, and hook it in the center.
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Step 4: Pull the hooked yarn through the hole, so that just the loop of the yarn is on the underside of the fleece. Use your fingers to reach through the loop, and grab the ends of the fringe. Tug the fringe through the loop into a snug knot.
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Step 5: Pull fringe through each hole, repeating Steps 3 and 4. As you work, the knotted fringe will roll the cut end of the fleece into a nice edge that has a good finished look.


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Comments

  1. Edelweiss says:

    I like this idea. It would be fun to make a pattern by using different arrangements of yarn in each fringe. Thanks for the great gift idea.

  2. Jenny says:

    I have been a fan of now sew projects for a long time. Mainly because I don’t have a sewing machine…but, also because of the hassle. My best friend and I have decided to make each other gifts for this holiday season. I’m excited to make her something and I think this project is it!!! Thanks :)

  3. Chelsea says:

    Have you ever had any problems with the slip knot coming undone?

  4. ginah. says:

    Hi,
    I am making a blanket for my oma for Christmas. I was wondering if it would work to get two fabrics the same size and make this blanket double thick? i know that it would take more time. but the material i have now is a little thin. Thank you and plz respond. Merry Christmas

  5. Nicki Heckenlively says:

    Very nice idea! Can’t wait to try. I have a one yard piece of really cute fleece that I didn’t know what to do with and a plastic bin full of yarn. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    : )

  6. Nicki Heckenlively says:

    Very nice idea! Can’t wait to try. I have a one yard piece of really cute fleece that I didn’t know what to do with and a plastic bin full of yarn. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    : )

  7. Cheryl says:

    I love this….I’m always on the look out for new ways to finish my blanket edges. Such a great idea. Can’t wait to make some for my grand-daughters!! Thanx so much..

  8. I am needing to make one of these now and wanted something different. Thanks!