So like many that craft, I love Craftstylish.com. I get so many great ideas from them, including this one; taking a simple fleece blanket and crocheting around the edge, you can find the tutorial here.
I am really having fun looking for ways to reuse and restyle items. I would have never thought to do this before, but it took a very plain blanket and gave it a new feel...or an old feel, doesn't it look like something your Grandma would have had? Love it!