I'm pretty sure I've made somewhere in the ballpark of 50 of these blankets over the years since I made Layla's when she was 6 months old. When I whipped up two more for baby gifts this past weekend, I thought it was about time I shared the how-to with you all here!
Without further ado, you will need:
1 yard each of two different flannel fabrics.
1 yard each of 4 coordinating ribbons--I use 1 1/4" wide ribbons from Hobby Lobby
First, cut your flannel pieces to measure 33 x 33. To make this easy, I press my fabric in half and in half the other way. Then I place a folded edge on the zero line and cut at 16.5 inches. Turn it to the other folded side and do the same thing. This will make a perfect square! But, do it however ya want :)
Then, move your ruler to the right, so the pin in the middle of your ribbon is at the edge of your ruler, like this:
After that, start pinning your ribbons every four inches, centering the pin on each 4" mark. Like this:
When you get to the end, the pin in your last ribbon will be about 3 inches from the end. After that, turn your fabric and do the next side the same way. Your corner will look like this:
Trim your corners like so:
Last step! Top stitch around the edges, about 1/8" from the edge.
Done and done!
FYI: The company, Taggies, has a patent on anything with two or more looped ribbons. Because of this, we can make these for ourselves or for gifts, but we are not allowed to sell them. If you try selling them on Etsy, you will be discovered and they will remove your listings and you will be bummed out. I know this from experience :)