We purchased this hand made fleece blanket at the thrift store. Now it is really cute as a blanket but my kids already have plenty of handmade fleece blankets – so they definitely didn’t need another one. But my daughter and I love ponchos and capes and this blanket was just asking to be transformed into a poncho.
This is the blanket…
Because of the size – I took one entire row of squares off. But that did not get discarded – we simply turned that into a scarf.
(That is not a photo mistake on her arm – she decided to draw on herself)
Then I removed the middle square (which wasn’t entirely in the middle but close enough) and tied up the resulting hole a little bit (the original hole was way to large) and voila – a quick, colorful poncho.