I have a confession: I get tired of staring at the usual crocheted baby blankets. They just look OLD to me! Well, I found this idea of a reversible blanket that has fleece on the side. With the right print, I knew I could update my favorite blanket pattern!
Here's the end result!
I used this pattern from Lion brand as a starting off point. After finishing that, I picked out a fun fleece fabric, measured to the beginning of the first border round, cut to size, then hand stitched it to the blanket. I then pinned the fleece to the fabric in alternating spots with straight pins and threaded my blue yarn through a tapestry needle. Starting on one side of each straight pin, I put my needle through the fleece and crocheted side, then back through the crochet side and fleece on the other side of the pin. I removed the pin and tied the two yarn ends in a knot. I cut them to an inch in length.
Now I have a modern keepsake that is just so cuddly warm. Unfortunately, it's not quite big enough for an adult to cuddle under - I tried!