Cozy Santa Christmas Blanket

Snuggle up and dream of a white Christmas with this cozy fleece blanket, which starts with a premade throw and our free pattern.


What You'll Need

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  • Tracing paper
  • Scissors
  • 1/4 yard of red plaid fleece
  • Scraps of fleece: green plaid, solid green, beige, and white
  • Scrap of faux sheepskin
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Black thread
  • Solid blue fleece blanket
  • Two 1/4-inch black buttons
  • Three 1/4-inch red buttons
  • Two 1-inch green buttons
  • One 1-inch red button

Download the free pattern and placement diagram.

How to Make It

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  1. Download and print the free pattern and placement diagram. Enlarge patterns to size and trace onto tracing paper; cut out.
  2. Use the patterns to cut the shapes from fleece pieces and sheepskin:
    • Hat pom-pom, jacket: red plaid fleece
    • Hat: green plaid
    • Hat brim, jacket placket: sheepskin
    • Face, nose: beige fleece
    • Eyebrows, mustache, beard, snow: white fleece
    • Holly leaves: green fleece.

  3. Position and pin the sheepskin placket to the jacket front. Zigzag-stitch the edge of each piece.
  4. Position and pin the jacket to the corner of the blanket. Zigzag-stitch in place.
  5. Position and pin the face, beard, eyebrows, nose, pom-pom, hat, brim, and snow in place. Zigzag-stitch the pieces to secure.
  6. Zigzag-stitch down the center of each leaf to sew the holly onto the hat. Clip all threads.
  7. Sew the button eyes, berries, and coat buttons in place.
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