Fleece yarn is great for fluffy, chunky knitting and crochet projects. [via Kerri Horsley on Pinterest] Related: Trim fleece so it is 5″ bigger all the way around. Lay the squares out in an arrangement that looks nice. Read more about how it came together over on her blog. To make rounded corners, place a rounded object (like a plate) on top of one corner so the sides of the object touch the edges of the fabric. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you may have seen several projects where I crochet around fleece fabric. Luckily I found the perfect quick/reasonable price/still nice gift in this crochet edged fleece blanket! It’s kind of like what I imagine what would happen if a quilt and an afghan had a baby together. Heidi of Sewing Daisies created this really cool and interesting throw blanket by combining sewn fabric squares and crochet binding. I mostly use this technique in my Lovey Blanket series (LIKE THIS ONE) but crocheting around fleece is also a quick way to put a little flair and personalization into a piece of fabric and quickly transforming it into finished blanket! I have GIANT piles of leftover fleece. For now, on our husband-is-in-school-and-I-am-a-stay-at-home-mom budget, I need to combine our gift giving budget with my crafty stuffs budget. A favorite when it comes to joining crocheted granny squares or crocheted clothing. How to Sew the Mattress Stitch. If you want your blanket to have square corners, you can skip this step. This makes a blanket that would be a good size for a baby or toddler. Just cut more if you want it to be bigger. I have used this method, and also used double crochet (Australian term) to join squares with a fluffy texture and contrast colour to make a beautiful babies cot blanket. When joining crochet pieces you can either slip stitch them together, single crochet them together, whip stitch them together or mattress stitch them together. Technically, it would be possible to join the squares from the right side of the work, but the asymmetry won't be noticeable from the wrong side, whereas it would be on the front. If you aren’t familiar, crochet edging is a finishing technique, often in the form of a crochet border that gives your design a polished, complete look. Cut the fleece into 1-1.5″ strips. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner. It's Friday and you have a baby shower Saturday. It is so much easier than threading a needle and sewing together items. Pin them in place. And you forgot until that moment. Cut the fleece into 16 10 x 10 inch squares. Cut all the way around the blanket. The following technique turns any big squares of cloth into fabric yarn balls, but this yarn tutorial is specifically geared for fleece. Round the Corners. No crochet project is complete without crochet edging. Insert the Crochet Hook . 2. Cut a square out of each corner of the fabric. Crochet edging can elevate a design or affect the entire style of your project. Making Fleece Yarn Find the Stretch. It happens to all of us (at least I hope its not just me!). Stack the fleece and quilting fabric on top of one another, right sides together. Stop at edge of crocheted blanket. Use a crochet hook to pull every other strand through the edge of the crocheted blanket. Be careful not to cut the crocheted blanket. https://www.missouriquiltco.com/couch-to-quilt - Couch to Quilt Series Grab a kit and join us in making your first quilt ever! You can make them any size you want, you’ll just end up with a different size blanket or need to cut more or less squares. 15 Easy Crochet Edging Ideas. Because the slip stitch join is asymmetrical, you should work from the "wrong" side. 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