Comfort for Critters

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How to Make Easy Tied-Fleece Blankets for Pets

Making a comfort blanket for a pet living in an animal shelter, does not need to be expensive, difficult, or require a lot of time. There’s also no need to take up knitting or crocheting. Tied-fleece blankets are loved by the shelters and pets alike. They are soft & thick, bright & colorful and easy to keep clean. Try one yourself and you just may pick up a new hobby!

Here’s how….

1 - Start with two pieces of fleece, cut to be the same size. Any size will do, as long as it’s square or rectangular. Put one piece of fleece on top of the other, lining up the edges so that they are even. It doesn’t need to be exact, just close.

2 - Now you are ready to cut your fringes. Make 3-4 inch “cuts” into both pieces, along all four sides (check out the diagram). The cuts should be spaced about 1 inch apart. You’ll end up with a 3-4 inch square cut out of each corner (see red arrow on diagram).

3 - Starting on one side, tie the two pieces of fleece fringes into a knot (you’ll be using one fringe from each piece of fleece). Once you get all four sides “tied”, just stretch each side a bit to reinforce the square shape.

That’s it – you’ve made a tied-fleece blanket, which a homeless pet will love for a lifetime!

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