I like to use a pattern & a plain color fleece. I am making an adult size, but here are numbers for smaller size blankets: 2 yds = adult size blanket, 1 1/2 yd = toddler, 1 yd = baby.
Layout your fleece on top of each other. Smooth out wrinkles and match up edges as best you can. Don't pull too much as fleece has a bit of stretch to it.
Using your template, place on corner and cut out. Do this on all four corners.
Start cutting a four inch strip along the edge. These are 1 1/4 inch strips.
After you cut the four inch strips, fold them up.
Carefully make a small slit on the fold. This is your hole for 'tying', so the smaller the better.
Turn the strip up & pull down inside, through the slit.
Tug gently to make it taut.
Continue down the row with each strip.
This knotting gives the blanket a nice look to the plain color side of the blanket. Also no bulky knots to poke you in the back when you are wrapped up in it!
With the holidays coming up, this will make a great gift!