Grey fleece (2 yards. Cost: $8.98)
Velcro (6 inches. Cost: $1)
Black ribbon (2 yards. Cost: 1.98)
I trimmed the edges and then cut 1 foot off of one side - keeping the length at 2 yards.
Using the extra material that I cut off of one side, I cut two 9 by 8 inch pieces for the pockets.
Some close up shots of the finished blanket.
I put the pockets on the inside of the blanket. This way I can put anything small (A phone, keys, etc) into the pockets and not have to worry about anyone taking them. Not that that will be a problem...sometimes I can be paranoid. :-/ Since I will be using this blanket when I stay at hostels it will be nice to have the pockets to keep anything secure and with me.
I'll definitely get a ton of use out of this blanket and as a bonus it was cheap and quick to make.
I didn't get a picture of it rolled up with the ribbon tied around it but it rolls up pretty small and I don't think I'll have any problem fitting it into my carry-on bag.