Arm Knit Fleece Yarn Blanket

I recently fell in love with these beautiful, thick wool, arm-knitted blankets:  

 But wanted to find an affordable DIY alternative, so I decided to make my own fleece yarn then use it to arm knit a warm fuzzy blanket.

 I started with 5 yards of Ivory Anti-Pill Fleece from Joann’s.

 I laid it flat and left it folded in half long ways.

 Starting at the fold cut towards the open ends in approximately 1 inch strips. (Make sure to stop about a 3/4 inch from the open end.) 

 TOP layer only: finish cutting every other strip through the open end of the fabric. 

 BOTTOM layer only: finish cutting every other OPPOSITE strip through the end of the fabric. 

 Round out each corner to ensure a seamless look where fabric will bend.   Roll your newly created fleece yarn into one giant ball of yarn. 😄

  Now get to arm knitting. Don’t know how? Now worries! This link is AMAZING!!!

After 5 yards, I realized I wanted my blanket to be bigger so we bought another 2.5 yards and repeated the process of making the yarn. But it was worth it, because I landed up with this beauty. ❤️  

 I will admit that I spent a LOT longer than 45 minutes on my blanket but it’s also quite a bit bigger than the one in the tutorial. And after everything was said and done I landed up using the full 7.5 yards of fleece.

Full day and it’s only 4:30pm

I was fortunate enough to be off today and what a busy day it’s been…and it’s only 4:30pm. We got and got ready for the day then moved a few things then had breakfast, then while we were waiting for our banana bread to bake we made a small pack of play-doh doggies, played with our real doggies, had a snack, headed into town ran a few errands went to Pampo & Grammy’s to deliver the freshly baked banana bread, stayed and played with Lyssa’s (toy) farm animals then took in this beautiful sight…

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Can’t imagine where we are?

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Lol chillin on the hammock (Lyss totally fell in love with it…as we were laying there…she said that this was the best day ever 🙂 )

Then after lunch we decided to go for a drive and Lyssa wanted to make sure that Belle was safe…

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