Since I am running a bit late, let me add a link for January's handmade gift from 2crochethooks: No Sew Fleece Blankets.
The ladies of 2crochethooks have a complete, easy to follow tutorial so please stop by and check it out.
I didn't have a chance to make a new fleece blanket yet but here are two fleece blankets my daughter's and I made several years ago for a project. The blankets were donated to the Children's Justice Center for Abused Children in Utah. The blankets were then given to each child in need.
We do hope you will follow along each month--hopefully you will find some handmade gifts to make along with us and be prepared for Christmas!