Here's a pretty simple crochet baby blanket that I made for our then-soon-to-be-born nephew in September. This was the first crochet project I've done in quite a while. Since starting to spin, I've been inspired to try knitting again. Although I love the process of crocheting, and I'm much better at fixing my mistakes, I do prefer the look of knitted things and how home-spun yarn seems to go further in a knitted project. Nevertheless, for a large project like a blanket, crocheting is such a better, faster choice for me. It was nice to learn a new stitch (the harlequin stitch) too!
I knew our nephew's bedroom would be nautical themed, so I chose a striped-ish pattern in nautical blue and white, with the gray to soften it a little. The blue stripe is off-set from the middle just a bit, which makes it a bit more interesting and modern. The pattern can be found here (you have to be a member of Bernat to see it).