My toads love there blankies!
I received one as a gift for my oldest.
He loved it so much I had to make one for the next toad that came along and he loves his even more.
I am now making them for other babies on the way (not mine!).
Here is how they are made.
You will need:
two pieces of fleece that coordinate in color (1-1.5 yrds. each)
Step 1: cut edge off fabric
Step 2: If your fabric has a print, put it facing the other fabric.
step 3: line up one side (the lengthwise side) of the fabric and pin it.
(note: pin the first and last needle 4 inches from end.
this will be the starting and ending points for your sewing line.)
step 4: smooth and line up the rest of the fabric the best you can. pin other side and trim any extra fabric.
Step 5: starting at 4 inches in sew a straight stitch down the lengthwise side of the blanket. Repeat with opposite side.
Step 6: turn the blanket right-side out.(for a nice finished look, on the outside of the blanket, do a zig-zag stitch down the same sides you've already stitched)
Step 7: on the width-wise side of the blanket stitch a straight stitch 4 inches from the side.repeat for other side.
(Tip: I used masking tape and marked a line 4 inches out for a guide)
Step 8: on the width-sides of the blanket cut 1 inch strips. be careful not to cut past the sewn line. repeat for opposite side.
Step 9: tie front and back strips together in single not as seen below.
There you have it! a soft blanket they can grow with.