Supplies needed are:
1 1/3 yard of 60” wide polar fleece ~ this will measure approximately 48” x 60” when complete
Size 10 ~ crochet thread
crochet hook ~ I used a size 9/1.40mm hook for this project
Wash and dry the fabric:
Pre-wash the polar fleece and dry in the dryer. This will not only make sure the fabric is clean, but also wash out the sizing and pre-shrink the material.
‘Square’ the fabric:
Even though 48” x 60” cannot technically be ‘squared’, that is what I call the process to straighten out all cut lines including cutting off the selvage edges. This plaid fabric was so easy to prepare as I simply followed the ‘lines’ printed in the fabric.
The edging is crocheted directly into the polar fleece so to make the process easier I ‘pre-drill’ the holes with an ice-pick distancing each hole approximately 1/2” x 1/2” all around the fabric. The fabric is very forgiving so I eyeball my measurements, but it would be simple to pre-measure and mark with a fabric marker.
My simple pattern is:
Begin anywhere on a straight edge (not in a corner) and crochet 2 single-crochets (sc) in each hole with 3 chains (ch) between. The corner holes are crocheted with 2sc, 3ch, 3sc, 3ch, 2sc all in the same corner hole. Work your way around the entire fabric finishing off by joining the crochet with a chain and finish off.
The crocheted edge gives the polar fleece a pretty finish.