How to Make Fleece Tie Blankets: Step by Step

Last Updated on December 19, 2023

Hello, craft enthusiasts! I’m Teresia from, and today, I’m thrilled to guide you through the process of creating a simple yet charming, no-sew fleece blanket.

Fleece blankets are cuddly and a fantastic project for crafters of all skill levels. The best part? The fabric doesn’t fray, making it an ideal choice for a hassle-free, tie-knot edge.

Make Fleece Tie Blankets


  • Choose two coordinating colors of fleece based on the desired blanket size – 1 yard each for a baby blanket, 1.5 yards for a child-size, and 2 yards for an adult blanket.
  • Trim selvage edges, ensure both fabric pieces are the same size, and lay the wrong sides together to achieve a polished finish.
  • Cut 5×5 inch squares from all four corners of the blanket, setting the stage for the subsequent knotting process.
  • Create a 1×5-inch fringe along all four sides by cutting into the fabric at 1-inch intervals.
  • Tie secure and tidy knots by lifting both fringe pieces, forming a loop, and pushing the fabric through, repeating the process until the entire blanket is adorned with charming knots.

How to Make Fleece Tie Blankets?

To make a fleece tie blanket, choose two coordinating fleece colors, trim edges, cut corners, create a 1×5 inch fringe on all sides, and tie secure knots. Experiment with knotting methods and enjoy a cozy, no-sew blanket perfect for chilly nights.

Now, let’s dive into fleece crafting and learn how do you make a simple tie fleece blanket, that’s as adorable as it is comfortable step by step!

How to Make Fleece Tie Blankets


To get started on this delightful project, gather the following materials:

  1. Two coordinating colors of fleece (the amount depends on the desired blanket size)
  2. Baby blanket: 1 yard of each color
  3. Child size blanket: 1.5 yards of each color
  4. Adult blanket: 2 yards of each color
  5. Ruler
  6. Sharp scissors

Note: Fleece tie blankets make great gifts and are perfect for snuggling. Wash your creation without worry, as fleece doesn’t fray, ensuring its longevity.

Step by Step Fleece Tie Blankets Tutorial:

Let’s begin with the step-by-step guide!

1. Prepare the Fabric

Prepare the Fabric
Prepare the Fabric

Trim off any selvage edges using scissors or a rotary cutter.

Ensure both fabric pieces are the same size in length and width, eliminating any halves of inches for accuracy.

2. Assemble the Blanket

Assemble the Blanket
Assemble the Blanket

Lay the two fabric pieces with the wrong sides together, showcasing the prettier sides on the outside.

3. Cut Corners

Cut Corners
Cut Corners

Measure 5 inches up from each side and cut a 5×5 inch square from all four corners of the blanket.

4. Mark Cutting Lines

Mark Cutting Lines
Mark Cutting Lines

Use a yardstick (e.g., Fiskars)or masking tape to mark a straight line from one corner to the other. This will serve as a guide for making the fringe.

5. Create Fringe

Create Fringe
Create Fringe

Cut 5 inches into the fabric every 1 inch along the marked lines, resulting in a 1×5 inch fringe along all four sides of the blanket.

6. Tie Knots

Tie Knots
Tie Knots

Starting on one side, lift both pieces of fringe, form a loop, and push the fabric through to create a knot.

Ensure the knot is tight and secure by pulling and adjusting as needed.

Continue tying knots around the entire blanket until all fringes are securely knotted.

7. Alternate Knot Tying Method

Experiment with different knot tying methods. The front of the blanket will showcase neat and tidy knots, while the back will have a contrasting appearance, adding an extra touch of charm.


What type of fleece is best for tie blankets?

The best type of fleece for tie blankets is Polar Fleece, which comes in two categories: anti-pill and non-anti-pill.

What size tie blanket for adults?

For adults, a good size for the tie blanket would be approximately 4 feet by 6 feet. You can achieve this by using the 2 pieces of fleece fabric, each 2 yards long, with a standard width of 60 to 66 inches.

Do I need a sewing machine for this blanket?

No, this is a no-sew project. You only need sharp scissors and a ruler to create the cozy fringe.

Can I make this blanket in different sizes?

Yes, Adjust your fabric’s dimensions based on the blanket’s desired size. Follow the recommended yardage for each size provided in the materials list.

What if my fabric has patterns? How do I ensure they align?

When cutting the fabric, ensure both pieces are laid out with the wrong sides. This way, the patterned sides will be on the outside, creating a coordinated look.

Can I wash the blanket after making it?

Yes, fleece is machine washable. The knots keep the edges secure, and the fabric won’t fray, making it a durable and washable blanket.

Can I use this blanket for a baby or toddler?

Yes! Adjust the size of the blanket based on the intended recipient. For a baby blanket, one yard of each color is recommended.

Can I make this blanket without a ruler?

While a ruler is recommended for precision, you can use masking tape to mark cutting lines. However, using a ruler provides accurate measurements and makes the process smoother.

Can I use scraps of fleece for this project?

Yes, you can use fleece scraps, but ensure the two colors coordinate well. Adjust the size of the blanket based on the available fabric.


You’ve successfully crafted a cozy fleece tie blanket that’s both practical and aesthetically pleasing. These blankets make wonderful gifts and are perfect for snuggling up on chilly nights.

Feel free to toss your creation in the wash, as fleece doesn’t fray, ensuring your blanket stays beautiful and snug.

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