Many people make fleece blankets but I have started making fleece blankets that can be rolled up and have a handle. These are nice to keep in the car or take in your carry on bag on a plane. I choose a fleece pattern that is personalized for the recipient and embroider the handle piece with either their name or a cute saying. The one shown here was for a prize for a golf outing. So here are my own instructions that I developed after I made a couple.
1 1/2 yard fleece
1/4 yard broadcloth - solid to coordinate with fleece
handle webbing 1/3 yard
9 inches sew on Velcro
Make a template for handle panel – a rectangle 8 inches by 12 1/2 inches with bottom edges rounded - Using panel template, Cut two of broadcloth.
Finish all edges of the 1 1/2 piece of fleece with a zig zag stitch; turn under edge 1/2 inch. I used zig zag setting width of 6 and stitch length of 2.
Lay blanket right side up. Place handle panel with selvages even with top, centered. Stitch with 1/2 inch seam. Now turn the panel over on itself and topstitch with a zigzag stitch.