The blanket can also be made by cutting up 5 inch squares of fabric and crocheting them together. This method takes a little bit longer as you probably will want to sew around the edges of the fabric before joining together. Plus you will have to cut up all of the squares but if you have a favorite fabric to use it well worth the extra time for the outcome.
To start the project use a mixture of 5” x 5” fabric squares such as the Kaffe Fassett Charm Pack or many other selections of fabric squares that can be viewed here. First sew about 48 charms (squares) together back to back with a blanket stitch around the edges at 1cm intervals. Next crochet using a single crochet stitch to crochet the charms (squares) together. To complete use a double crochet to make a beautiful edging around the blanket. Read this blog to learn how one of these blankets came together and made an interesting throw blanket by combining sewn fabric squares and crochet binding together to make a quilt afghan.
Get creative and make up your own crochet and fabric blankets and share them on our Facebook page with others or leave a comment below and tell us what you created with fabric and yarn. These blankets would be cool with Halloween fabrics, Christmas fabrics, floral prints and other unique fabrics and yarn colors available.