February 05, 2013

Fleece Blanket with Crochet Edge

Fleece Blanket with Crochet Edge - penguinAfter the holidays, all fleece fabric goes on sale at the fabric store.  I’ve been wanting to make my two kiddos coordinating blankets for a while, so I gathered my coupons and headed to the nearest sale!

I found cute, matching prints at Joann.  Not exactly what I had in mind, but it was good enough!  Then I picked up “Fashion Crochet Thread” at Walmart in black and brown.

I cut the fleece fronts and backs to match each other and then marked and poked holes (using a seam ripper, since that’s what I had on hand) about 1/2” apart.  Then I used a tiny hook (size 7) to pull the thread through the holes while doing a single crochet all around.  After that, I used an F hook (3.75mm hook) to do the shell stitch.

Fleece Blanket with Crochet Edge - penguinFleece Blanket with Crochet Edge - monkey

My daughter’s favorite animal is a penguin, so I stitched up a penguin applique and then attached to the blanket.  My son’s favorite is a monkey, so I made a monkey applique for him.  Only I put the bow on the penguin instead of the monkey!

My kids love their new blankies!

Fleece Blanket with Crochet Edge - monkey

Details:  Green dots has a green back.  Crochet edge in brown crochet thread (size 3).  Monkey made of worsted cotton yarn in cream and brown.
Pink dots has a cream back.  Crochet edge in black crochet thread (size 3).  Penguin made of worsted cotton yarn in cream, black and pink.


  1. I LOVE these blankets! They are so cute and yet they seem so simple to make. Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Thanks for letting me know! I'm glad you love them -- I know my kids do! They can hardly stand to let me wash them. :)

  2. Those are adorable! Thanks for the ideas and tips on making these.


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