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

  • 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

  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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